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Dynamics of Wasting and Underweight in Ethiopian Children

In Ethiopia, 9.7 percent of rural and 28.7 percent of small-town children are wasted and underweight, and under nutrition is responsible for a large percentage of childhood deaths. We use two waves of panel data, from the 2012 and 2014 Ethiopia Soci…

67th State of the Nation Platform: “Confronting the Challenge of Child Mortality in Uganda: Scale-up and Consolidation of Gains from the CODES project”

Over the years, Uganda has made significant strides in reducing child mortality. Child mortality in Uganda declined from 156 per 1000 live births in 1990s, to 137 per 1000 live in 2005, 90 per 1000 live births in 2011 to the current 69 per 1000 live…

Perceptions of Employers about HIV/AIDS in Micro and Small Enterprises Employing Women Workers A Case Study of Harare

"The study is on perceptions concerning HIV/AIDS amongst MSEs that employ women. It covers employers and employees in selected categories of the services sector. The conclusions are based on the opinions and views of respondents. The findings should…

Coronavirus and Temperature

The COVID-19 disease, caused by the novel coronavirus, is the most serious health crisis since the Spanish flu of 1918, which is estimated to have killed between 50 million and 100 million people worldwide. By the latest count (March 29), the dise…

Unpacking Falsehoods: COVID-19 and Responses in Kano State

The escalation in the situation in Kano has come as a shock. Reports of a spike in deathscoincided with the suspension of testing in the state. A Daily Trust report on 21 April suggested that around 150 people had died in Kano in the five days previ…

Crisis Control: The Use of Simulations for Policy Decision-Making

In face of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, use of evidence may be key to timely and precise decision-making. This policy brief explores the use of simulations in policy decision making in the Brazilian State of São Paulo in fighting the COVID-19 p…

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