Rwanda’s privatized polis and the people in the path of progress
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Rwanda’s privatized polis and the people in the path of progress

April 18, 2023

Interview with Faculty Fellow Samuel Shearer “When most non-Rwandans hear ‘Kigali’ or ‘Rwanda,’ they often think one word: ‘genocide,’” says Samuel Shearer, assistant professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Humanities. Shearer’s book-in-progress, “The Kigali After: A New City for the End of the […]

ICHAD Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
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ICHAD Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

April 10, 2023

​​​​​​​The Lives it Has Changed in Sub-Saharan Africa When Scovia Nassaazi was 12 years old, her family agreed to participate in a pilot research program led by a U.S. scholar to open savings accounts for children in the small Ugandan towns where they lived.  The account was used to help pay her school fees and encourage […]

Enhanced therapeutic foods improve cognition in malnourished children
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Enhanced therapeutic foods improve cognition in malnourished children

February 16, 2023

WashU research spurs changes to global guidelines for feeding malnourished kids Globally, more than 16 million children under age 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The condition is a form of starvation that primarily affects kids from impoverished areas of Africa and Asia and causes excessive thinness or swelling of the body while also compromising organ […]

Study reports first evidence of social relationships between chimpanzees, gorillas
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Study reports first evidence of social relationships between chimpanzees, gorillas

October 1, 2022

A long-term study led by primatologist Crickette Sanz at Washington University in St. Louis reveals the first evidence of lasting social relationships between chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild. Drawn from more than 20 years of observations at Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo, researchers documented social ties between individual chimpanzees and gorillas that persisted […]

Improving access to high-quality cancer care in Uganda
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Improving access to high-quality cancer care in Uganda

Professors of radiation oncology at Washington University in St. Louis are teaming up with the Uganda Cancer Institute and Makerere University School of Medicine in Africa to modernize radiation therapy for cancer patients. WashU’s collaboration with the Uganda Cancer Institute is supported by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grant initiative. Makerere […]

From the Congo to the carpool
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From the Congo to the carpool

February 28, 2022

Anthropologist Crickette Sanz has made an international reputation studying primate societies, relying on her own social networks to help her achieve work/life balance Every day, anthropologist Crickette Sanz gets a text message or two from a 100-square mile forest preserve National Geographic once called, “The Last Place on Earth.” The daily contact with the Goualougo Triangle […]

CSD and Partners Launch New Multinational Collaboration in Africa
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CSD and Partners Launch New Multinational Collaboration in Africa

On July 15, a multinational group of partners gathered virtually to mark the launch of Financial Capability and Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa), a new collaboration aimed at meeting these needs. It will enlist financial-service providers and human-service professionals to improve the financial knowledge of disadvantaged populations as well as their access to sound financial […]

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