WORLD Insecticide-treated nets are widely considered a magic bullet against malaria—one of the cheapest and most effective ways to stop a disease that kills at least half a million Africans each year. But many recipients don’t use the nets for their intended purpose—instead, they sew together anti-malaria nets into gigantic sieves that trawl the bottom of the lakes and wetlands, culling some of Africa’s most … Continue reading Malaria Nets Keep Mosquitoes Out . . . and Fish In
WORLD Egypt is one of the biggest recipients of U.S. aid in the world. President Obama’s 2014 budget tentatively includes $1.55 billion in funding. In the wake of July’s military coup that ousted democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi, many Americans have called for a halt or reduction to that aid, which the White House is considering. So, where does all that money go? (ProPublica) Use … Continue reading U.S. Aid to Egypt: Where Does the Money Go?