Entries by Kim Thelwell


Addressing Rabies in Developing Countries

Rabies is a vaccine-preventable disease that causes tens of thousands of deaths yearly. Although present in over 150 different countries, rabies is most common in developing countries, with 95% of cases occurring in Asia and Africa. Canines cause 99% of rabies infections, accounting for 40% of human rabies infections in Asia and Africa among children […]

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HIV/AIDS in Honduras

With a population of more than 10 million, Honduras is the second-largest country in Central America but it has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS cases in the region. Since its first cases in 1985, the disease has quickly become an epidemic, causing up to 1,000 deaths per year and leaving as many as 16,000 orphans […]

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Child Soldiers in South Sudan

South Sudan has one of the “youngest populations in the world, with more than 70% under the age of 30.” The U.N. included South Sudan in its shame list; a list of nations responsible for abuses against children during armed conflict. Following independence in 2011, the region has suffered “subnational violence,” which has led to […]

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HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

HIV/AIDS is a prevalent health problem in Nigeria, with 1.3% of the adult population living with the disease as of 2021. Prevention, detection and treatment have improved in recent years, but considerable progress is necessary to move closer to ending HIV/AIDS in Nigeria by the end of the decade. Key Statistics Approximately 1.9 million Nigerians […]

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Human Trafficking in the Kyrgyz Republic

The Kyrgyz Republic, a country located in the heart of the Caucasus, is home to nearly 7 million people. Recent unrest in the region has led to an increase in human trafficking in the Kyrgyz Republic and neighboring areas. Risk Factors Currently, the Kyrgyz Republic is listed in the second tier of the human trafficking […]

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5 Charities Operating in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has found itself in a dire situation with a 10-year civil war and a mass outbreak of Ebola. Despite this, some have been implementing large-scale charitable efforts. By prioritizing sanitation, gender equality and safety for children, charities operating in Sierra Leone can help dramatically improve living conditions in Sierra Leone. Here is information […]

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Eliminating Human Trafficking in Comoros

Human trafficking is an issue that plagues most of the world, but in some nations, it is more prevalent than in others. The archipelago of Comoros – located off of Africa’s east coast in the Indian Ocean – is a Tier 2 Watch List country making its citizens some of the most at-risk for human […]

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Combating Human Trafficking in Guinea

For the third year in a row, in its Trafficking in Persons Report, the U.S. Department of State ranks Guinea as a Tier 2 Watch List country in 2022 in terms of its efforts to eliminate human trafficking in Guinea. This ranking means “the Government of Guinea does not fully meet the minimum standards for […]

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A Bright Future for Agriculture in Angola

Angola is a country where 68% of the population lives below the poverty line despite being one of Africa’s biggest exporters of oil. Before its 27-year civil war, Angola used to be self-sustainable in key crops and even an exporter of a few cash crops. Angola’s civil war caused a mass exodus from rural farming […]

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EdTech Companies in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been heavily relying on coaching centers as after-school education resources. According to the Education Household Survey 2014 by BBS, around one-third of educational costs are spent on coaching centers or private tutoring. In addition to in-person tutoring, EdTech companies in Bangladesh are currently gaining popularity due to their wide range of access and […]