Malnutrition

Pakistani doctor wins $1M to fight child deaths

A Pakistani doctor won a $1 million grant on Tuesday to fight early child mortality in a small fishing village in southern Pakistan in a contest financed by an American entrepreneur to find innovative ways ...

Dec 11, 2013
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