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Questioning the evidence on hookworm eradication in the American South

Added: 07.12.2017 14:40 | 3 views | 0 comments

  • Four of GiveWell's support deworming---the mass distribution of medicines to children in poor countries to rid their bodies of schistosomiasis, hookworm, and parasites.
  • GiveWell's recommendation on research from western Kenya finding that deworming in childhood boosted income in adulthood. GiveWell has also placed weight on a study by Hoyt Bleakley of the hookworm eradication effort in the American South 100 years ago.
  • I reviewed the Bleakley study and reach a different conclusion than he did: the deworming campaign in the American South did not coincide with breaks in long-term trends that would invite eradication as the explanation.
  • GiveWell research staff took the conclusions of this post into account when . GiveWell continues to recommend deworming charities.
  • I also reviewed a of the impacts of malaria eradication in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. My reading there is more supporting. I'm finalizing the write-ups now and will share them soon.

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Chapecoense qualifies for playoffs just over a year since deadly plane crash

Added: 04.12.2017 11:37 | 3 views | 0 comments

Just over a year since the plane crash that killed most of Chapecoense's players and staff, the Brazilian club's remarkable recovery continues.


Brazilian side lift South America's 'Champions League' after 22-year wait

Added: 30.11.2017 12:10 | 3 views | 0 comments

The taste of victory is made all the sweeter if you've had to wait more than two decades to savor it.


Soccer team in plane crash tragedy celebrate first division

Added: 17.11.2017 15:01 | 5 views | 0 comments

Less than a year after most of their players and staff were killed in a plane crash, Brazilian football club Chapecoense has secured its place in the country's first division.


Ayrton Senna: How F1 legend's legacy helps educate youth

Added: 16.11.2017 14:49 | 4 views | 0 comments

Just weeks before his death in May 1994, Ayrton Senna spoke to his sister about his plans to give back to Brazil.

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Brazilian GP: Sebastian Vettel cruises to victory

Added: 12.11.2017 17:52 | 5 views | 0 comments

Sebastian Vettel has cruised to a comfortable win at the Brazilian Grand Prix to strengthen his grip on second place in the Formula One drivers' championship.


Lewis Hamilton says Formula One teammates robbed in Brazil

Added: 11.11.2017 20:14 | 6 views | 0 comments

Formula One racing star Lewis Hamilton says some members of his team were robbed at gunpoint Friday night while leaving the circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Clinton robbed Sanders of nomination, ex-DNC chair says

Added: 02.11.2017 21:10 | 5 views | 0 comments

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile, in newly released excerpts of her forthcoming book, alleges that an unethical agreement was signed between Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the DNC to keep the party financially afloat.


Zika's forgotten mothers and babies

Added: 02.11.2017 21:10 | 6 views | 0 comments

Young Brazilian women are fighting poverty and prejudice to raise their Zika-scarred babies in one tiny state.


The forgotten mothers and babies of Zika

Added: 01.11.2017 21:50 | 6 views | 0 comments

Barely more than children themselves when they give birth, many of the forgotten mothers of Zika-striken babies in the Brazilian state of Alagoas are shiny-new teenagers, just learning to navigate their developing bodies.


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