Deworming not as beneficial as previously thought

Deworming children has long been considered a key intervention in developing countries that improves school attendance and reduces malnutrition.  But according to a recent Cochrane Review, new evidence suggests that deworming may not improve school attendance after all. Soil-transmitted worms are common in tropical and subtropical areas, and particularly affect children in low-income areas with…

Invitations are out for early childhood development hackathon

  by Matshelane Mamabolo, HTXT.africa  Developers, hackers, tech creatives and designers will join “unlike minded” folks at UCT’s Graduate School of Business in three weeks for a hackathon that’s aiming to improve the lives of children. If you want to take part, simply sign up through the UCT GSB website and you join in the efforts to develop…