Welcoming Dr. B. Joseph Akinwumi

Dear Colleagues, Please join me to welcome a good friend, academic, pharmacist, medical technologist, and healthcare professional B. Joseph Akimwumi. Our friendship and professional connections started at Clark University. At Clark, Joseph completed several academic courses in computer and information technology with an emphasis in healthcare delivery, control, and management before he pursued his Doctoral in Pharmacy at the Massachusetts …

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Here’s how our actions, ideas, and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, USAID has been busy in 2017 ensuring our assistance to developing countries will have the greatest impact possible. Check out this list of …

Welcoming Mairi McConnochie

We are excited to welcome Mairi McConnochie to INDESEEM INCORPORATED. She holds a Master’s degree in Health, Population, and Society from the London School of Economics (LSE), with a focus in Epidemiology, Health Policy and Planning and Demography in low and middle-income countries. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology from the University of St. Andrews as well as …

How climate change will affect the quality of our water

Algae blooms in Lake St. Clair and in western Lake Erie in 2015. Photo: NASA by Alessandra Potenza@ale_potenza  Jul 27, 2017, 2:00pm EDT Last year, slimy green and foul-smelling algae took over Florida’s beaches, releasing toxins that killed fish and shellfish and sickened people. The algal bloom prompted the Florida governor to declare a state of emergency and likely caused widespread economic damage. If climate change goes …

Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

By Joyce Maru – Capacity Development & Communication Specialist (BNFB project – CIP) In Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is considered a major public health problem requiring appropriate nutrition interventions. The overall magnitude of VAD in Tanzania is 33 percent (Global Nutrition Report; 2014), affecting mostly children in preschool and women of reproductive age.  VAD causes morbidity, nutritional blindness, and …

Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, according to a new UNDP-IFRC report, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, contributing to widening inequalities in the region New York, 6 April 2017 – The social and economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between …