One of the greatest inventions for public health? Sprinkles.. but not the kind showed here. “Sprinkles” refers to micronutrient powders, which are cheap and easy to use, and help fight malnutrition. Of the 300 million kids with anemia worldwide, only a few have gotten the micronutrient powders. Pulitzer Center grantee Samuel Loewenberg investigates why. http://bit.ly/NQAL0n
Article excerpt: “Most of the diseases that kill the world’s children are not a result of a mysterious virus or an unknown parasite, but of poverty: no sanitation, dirty drinking water, poor transportation and a monotonous diet devoid of nutrients.”
An aerial view of the largest refugee camp in the world.
“With the stream of news reports and images showing the Somali refugee crisis in Kenya and Ethiopia getting worse by the day, as thousands of people flee the famine in their war-torn country, it is easy to forget that the refugee situation is not new.” -Samuel Loewenberg reporting from Kenya.