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Cambodia has made significant gains in tackling intestinal worms, with school curriculums promoting the role of hygiene and sanitation in the fight against parasites on a national scale. Kerry Gallo, of Children Without Worms, explores the progress being made by these preventative strategies, and outlines the lessons we can learn from Cambodia’s example.
'I’m highlighting all of this because I think Fatima’s life might have been saved last week if a community health worker had been within reach... Time is of the essence if more lives are to be saved.' Emanuele Capobianco, Chief of Health & Nutrition at UNICEF Mozambique, calls for the Community Health Worker programme to remain a top priority for the country.
Georgina Waylen continues our women's empowerment blog series looking at role women play in transitions to democracy and the end of conflict, describing the formal and informal ways in which women can and do engage in negotiations and political settlements. She points out these notable successes whilst at the same time arguing that international actors have a role to play in strengthening opportunities for participation in this area.
Kishan Khoday takes a look at development finance in the Arab region in the run up to 2015. Aid from the Arab region has been expanding in recent years - combined with the social changes taking place in the region, and the fact that the region still receives significant amounts of aid as well, this makes for a complex and changing development finance landscape.