Hookworm Infection and Anemia.  7 million pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from anemia caused by hook worm infection.

posted September 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.


Bill Gates Foundation Starts Initiative to Improve Rural Market Integration. Report in the Washington Post.   "The Purchase for Progress program will give poor farmers, many of them women with little or no access to commercial markets, a chance to move beyond subsistence living with opportunities to sell their milk, grains, produce and other products to reliable buyers. During a five-year pilot period, it hopes to increase the incomes of 350,000 farmers in 21 countries and give them a path out of poverty." 

posted September 25, 2008 at 1:10 p.m.