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.
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.
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.