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

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...

June 28, 2017

As of June, 5th 2017 the CDC states that about 700 women in the United States die each year at delivery or soon after delivery due to complications during childbirth (https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth).  

A USAID report states that in Senegal, “almost 1,800 women w...

June 27, 2017

Malaria in Senegal

Kaolack is a town in Medina Baye, Senegal with about 170,000 people on the North Bank of the Saloum River.  It is the capital of the Kaolack Region, which borders Gambia to the south.  While the number of reported malaria cases has decreased in recent...

June 27, 2017

Food Insecurity in Senegal

Senegal has a population of 15 million people of which 46.7% live in poverty, and 50% are food insecure (World Food Programme, 2017).  Reoccurring droughts and floods have lead to severe weakening of food security in northern and central Seneg...

June 27, 2017

Whenever I speak about the Cisse Niass Project people are curious to know how we began.

In 2013 I was asked by a community leader in Senegal, Africa to help the villages of Kaolack and Kahone in Senegal build a school. As an educational leader and change maker I underst...

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