July 16, 2017

One sunny afternoon, I decided to go for a walk. It was a straight walk from where I stayed, I had become quite familiar with the neighborhood so unless I opened my mouth to speak, I seemingly fit in.  I smiled as I walked, admiring the different styles on various wome...

July 12, 2017


Homocysteine is a common amino acid found in our blood, and a homologue to cysteine. First discovered in 1932 by Butz and Vigneaud, and eventually identified for its role in promoting arteriosclerosis in 1969 (McCully, 2004). New studies in 2016 and 2017 ar...

July 9, 2017

Some highlights of my trips to Senegal by Shakuwra Dabre, board member, Cisse Niass Project.

An afternoon rain in Kaolack is so refreshing.  One afternoon, I took a quick little walk up to the terrace of the house where I stayed, during my visit in Senegal. It was the e...

July 9, 2017

UNICEF’s latest data on Senegalese’s early childhood education indicates that attendance in early education is at 22%, gross enrollment ration (GER) in pre-primary education is at 15%.  The net attendance ratio (NER) in primary education is 64%, and the proportion of o...

July 6, 2017

What is health security? “Health security is the awareness of being secure that health is good and if not there are ways to obtain care to return to good health. It aims to guarantee a minimum protection from diseases and unhealthy lifestyles” https://goo.gl/pWDRHK).


July 5, 2017

Climate change is not only affecting the weather but also planet earth, plants, animals, and humans’ health.  When there is an economic crisis, low-income and then middle-income people are affected first.  So also with climate change, low-income and then middle-income...

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