Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Evidence to Action

Research by leading Universities show that relatively cheap treatment for parasitic worms in children reduces school absenteeism by 25%. For less than 50 cents per child Kenya is bringing deworming medicine to 3.6 million kids in 8,000 schools.

At the University of California - Berkeley campus on Thursday April 15, 2010 a 4-hour symposium will be held with keynote speakers from the Kenyan Government, the World Bank, and Harvard University.

The speakers will discuss innovative solutions to poverty that are low-cost and high-impact on development. The topics include: deworming - which is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase school attendance, chlorine dispensers minimizing childhood diarrhea, and sanitary cement floors that reduce disease and improve cognitive development in children.

So, if you're in the Berkeley, California area then this is a can't-miss opportunity. The event is open to all audiences and starts at 1 p.m.

-Nick Mohazzabfar

Source: Blum Center