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Researchers show effects of dust on infant mortality in Africa

From analyzing dust concentrations in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and millions of birth outcomes, researchers find that small increases in dust lead to large increases in infant mortality. Marshall Burke and Sam Heft-Neal from Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment consider an innovative solution using sprinklers and groundwater to reduce dust that blows from the Sahara to population centers. Read more: woods.stanford.edu

COVID-19 What Next…? | Webinar Series

As the world goes into uncharted waters in the battle against COVID-19, The HEAD Foundation has convened a panel of medical and public health experts across the globe to weigh in on the different facets of challenges the pandemic presents to the world. On 29 April 2020, Professor Tikki Pangestu, an esteemed Visiting Fellow from NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and moderator for this session, joined Dr Brent Bauer from Mayo Clinic, USA, Professor Zhinan Yin from Jinan University, China, and Associate Professor Li Yang Hsu from NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Medicine, Singapore, in our first webinar in a series titled “COVID-19 What Next…?” for an insightful and timely sharing of COVID-19 related knowledge. About The HEAD Foundation The HEAD Foundation is a Singapore-based charitable organisation devoted to the research, policy influence, and effective implementation of education for development in Asia. Established as an International Charitable Organisation in 2013, we aim to advance the study and understanding of education – particularly in the Asian context – and its implications for …

The Truth About Tilapia Revealed

Not all fish are created equal, and one of the types you’ve probably heard a lot about is tilapia. It’s definitely not one of the highly sought-after types of fish, and you’ve probably heard that it’s bad for you, for various reasons. But how much of it is true? Today, tilapia is fished, farmed, and raised all over the world, but according to Berkeley Wellness, the fish originated in the Middle East and Africa was once known for being a food fit for a pharaoh. According to the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, depictions of tilapia have been found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, suggesting they weren’t just an important part of diets around 3,000 years ago, but they were important enough to be immortalized. And if you’re familiar with the biblical story about Jesus making just a few loaves of bread a few fish into a meal for 5,000 people, The New York Times says scholars believe those fish were most likely tilapia. Watch the video for more about the truth about tilapia! …