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INASP is leading a new area of work to help young people in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to use their skills and ideas to tackle social and economic problems. The new Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA) partnership will design curricula emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and design an open online course on teaching for problem-solving that enhances graduate employability.
The Environmental Protection Agency in Ghana will work to improve the use of knowledge in policy with support from INASP and Politics & Ideas
Changing life-style in urban areas is increasing the risk of heart diseases. Recent research done in an urban population of Nepal's capital Kathmandu to assess their risk factors to cardio vascular diseases has found that the risk factors are high. The research studied the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors - insufficient physical exercise, high waist circumference, obesity, hypertension, tobacco consumption, dyslipidaemia such as abnormal amounts of lipids (e.g. cholesterol) in the blood and diabetes - in a randomly selected sample size of 130 in densely populated urban Kathmandu.
Organisms causing urinary tract infections (UTI) are increasingly proving to be ineffective or showing resistance to drugs that are used to kill the germs. This phenomenon has been increasing worldwide, especially to commonly used antimicrobials (drugs) in children. In a recent study in Bangladesh, scientists warn that urinary tract pathogens are developing resistance to antibiotics and they highly recommend sensitivity tests before prescribing any antibiotic.
The Secretariat for Public Administration of the Prime Minister’s Office in Peru and the Economic and Social Research Consortium will work to improve the use of knowledge in policy with support from INASP and Politics & Ideas
The latest research from Bangladesh on water quality will be shared with the country’s Science Minister and scholars and students from all areas of environmental chemistry and related sciences at a symposium on Sunday 30 July. The Symposium on Environmental Chemistry for Securing Water Quality is being organized by the Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (BJSIR) and will be held at the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Head injuries can be fatal, particularly if the assailant intentionally targets the victim to cause maximum damage. A recent study published in the Birat Journal of Health Sciences in Nepal has found that over a third of all intentional head injuries - assaults intended to kill or incapacitate a person - were related to alcohol use.
Registration for the 2017 Publishers for Development conference is closing tomorrow. Click here to register for PfD 2017, which is taking place on Tuesday 11 July 2017 in Oxford.
According to research, 27% of all children born in Nepal have low birth weight and over three-quarters of the new born deaths in Nepal occur in these low birth weight babies.
INASP’s AuthorAID MOOCs has been shortlisted for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing. As part of this, INASP will present a ‘flash session’ about AuthorAID MOOCs at the ALPSP international conference in Noordwijk, The Netherlands on 13-15 September 2017, where the winner of the award will also be announced.