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This detailed report covers multiple projects worldwide carried out through the Global Partners program, which was established to promote partnerships between the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) and partner institutions in developing countries. The programmes increased research capacity, built...

Geographical patterns can provide important clues about disease etiology. Infectious diseases, such as Japanese Encephalitis (JE), are driven by ecological and social processes which result in heterogeneous distribution of disease risk. Pattern indices describing the amount of irrigated land...

The main objective of the research was to generate knowledge on climate related hazards in the Indus Basin in Pakistan and their impact on marginalised communities, along with the factors that enable recovery following the floods. Prior research on hazards in Pakistan has demonstrated that...

Across Africa, men and women are increasingly entering the marketplace as small business owners, offering a range of goods and services.But these small businesses often face constraints that prevent them from growing, improving their performance, and increasing earnings. This is particularly true for women entrepreneurs.
Research shows that women face particular challenges in engaging in work outside the home because of their dual role as caregivers and breadwinners, and the lack of recognition given to their care responsibilities. 

Smoke-free laws and substantially increased tobacco taxation appear to be markedly potent population measures to avert future cardiovascular deaths in India. Despite the rise in co-morbid cardiovascular disease risk factors like hyperlipidemia and hypertension in low- and middle-income countries...

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5, 2013 at age 95, overcame daunting challenges to lead his country through the transition from apartheid to democracy.

Seeding sorghum in the bottom of the ridge has been recommended in areas of low rainfall Eastern Sudan to mitigate water stress. One major constraint that rendered its adoption was the lack of a suitable machine. Providing a planter to achieve such operation can improve sorghum productivity. The...