South Sudan’s mothers hope for better health care

    | July 25, 2011

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    Hopes are high for newly-independent South Sudan. Now that the celebrations are over, women are expressing their need for better access to health care, particularly during pregnancy and birth.

    From Mali this week, we hear how traditional healers are joining the fight against malnutrition.

    Our third story tackles another topic – read how effective conservation strategies have increased elephant numbers in the Republic of Congo, but farmers have been forced to abandon their fields as a result.

    In the Farm Radio Action section below, we announce the winners of the draws from our two recent surveys.