Science has come a long way in determining what the human body requires to be “healthy.” While there are diverse opinions on the specifics, health experts agree that good nutrition plays a significant role in our well-being. What exactly defines “good” nutrition is where we sometimes enter into heated, though well-intentioned, debate.

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Health care in the United States is frequently highlighted as the most expensive of anywhere in the world. An important, yet often overlooked, portion of these costs comes from administrative activities such as billing and processing of medical claims. Various studies over the past few decades have estimated that these costs range from 20 to 30 percent of total US health care spending, a staggering figure considering that U.S.

RTI International will host the “Ending Gender Inequalities: Evidence to Impact” conference on October 8 – 9, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will bring together world-renowned gender experts to share the impact of innovative current research aimed at eliminating gender inequality around the world. South African journalist, radio personality, and best-selling author Redi Tlhabi will serve as the conference emcee. 

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – While infant breastfeeding is on the rise, other patterns have been identified in the diets of the nation’s infants and toddlers that raise concerns in a series of eight new articles co-authored by RTI International and Nestlé Research in the Journal of Nutrition (JN) Issue 9 Supplement. The JN Supplement provides a first look at the findings of the 2016 Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS 2016), which builds on the first two FITS data cycles in 2002 and 2008, to understand the diets of very young children from birth to 4 years of age.


If you can dramatically improve educational outcomes in a school, can you do it across the district? How about across an entire country? How about across more than the 22,000 schools in Kenya that serve more than 3.3 million Grade 1-3 students?

In recent years some educational interventions have dramatically improved learning outcomes on a small scale, and several countries are now attempting to replicate those successes at a national level. However, history is littered with the remains of pilot programs that failed when attempts were made to implement at scale.


It’s back to school time again in the U.S., which means mixed emotions for lots of students and parents. On one hand, there’s the pride of seeing children grow up and the excitement of learning and making new friends. On the other, some families and children could be facing hardships that make this time of the year a challenge. One thing that most American families don’t have to worry about—but is a major concern for millions of students and parents in poor countries around the world—is parasitic worms. 

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— RTI International has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer for creating meaningful employment opportunities for the military community.

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