Risk of stunting in rural Rwanda lowered by enrollment in community-based health-financing program

New findings suggest that for those in rural Rwanda enrolled in the program Mutuelles, which provides health insurance and access to health care (including nutrition services), the risk of being stunted was significantly lower. Harvard Pop Center faculty members Chunling Lu, PhD, Kenneth Hill, PhD, and S.V. Subramanian, PhD, along with Pop Center Research Associate … Continue reading “Risk of stunting in rural Rwanda lowered by enrollment in community-based health-financing program”

Decline in HIV mortality due to antiretroviral treatment not same for all groups in rural South African community

Harvard Pop Center affiliated researchers Kathleen Kahn, PhD, and Stephen Tollman, PhD, and colleagues have published a study in Global Health Action that evaluates the HIV mortality rates on a rural South African community from 2007-2010, when antiretroviral treatment (ART) was rolled out. Factors such as gender, age, location (distance from health center), length of … Continue reading “Decline in HIV mortality due to antiretroviral treatment not same for all groups in rural South African community”