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School’s out: how climate change is already badly affecting children’s education

The education of students in countries like Sudan is already being negatively affected by the extremes of climate change. Richard Juilliart/Shutterstock   By Caitlin M Prentice, University of Oslo; Francis Vergunst, University of Oslo; Helen Louise Berry, Macquarie University, and Kelton Minor, Columbia University   Schools across South Sudan have been ordered to close as a heat wave of 45°C sweeps across the country. In recent years, severe flooding has […]

todayMarch 22, 2024 14

Health / Medical

Thirty years of rural health research: South Africa’s Agincourt studies offer unique insights

    By Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand and Kathleen Kahn, University of the Witwatersrand   In 1992 a group of academics from the University of the Witwatersrand introduced a health and socio-demographic surveillance system in remote, rural South Africa to track and understand health and wellbeing in these environments. This initiative built on pioneering work by a Wits team to establish a health systems development unit in a […]

todayFebruary 6, 2024 17