Patterns of Disease Are Changing in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 May 2018 / News

Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.

In Malnutrition’s Aftermath, Researchers See a Hidden Crisis—Education

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Sep 2017 / News

Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

A Peek Inside Mauritanian Higher Education

Ursula Lindsey / 16 Jun 2016 / News

Mauritania’s minister of higher education gives a glimpse of that country’s educational challenges, and how it is trying to meet them.

Mauritanian TV Hopes to Make Up for the Scarcity of Professors

Dah Yacoub / 29 Sep 2015 / News

Mauritania is starting a television channel aimed at university students early next year.

English is All the Rage in Mauritania

Dah Yacoub / 29 Aug 2015 / News

Young people in the former French colony are flocking to learn English, hoping it will get them jobs.

Mauritania’s Only Medical School Graduates Its First Class

Dah Yacoub / 18 Aug 2015 / News

Mauritania hopes to improve its health care now that it is beginning to produce its own doctors.

In Mauritania, a Black Market in Books Plagues Education

Rajel Oumar Hell Beilil / 17 Feb 2015 / News

Textbooks in this Maghreb country have become overpriced and difficult to find.