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.
Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.
Mauritania’s minister of higher education gives a glimpse of that country’s educational challenges, and how it is trying to meet them.
Mauritania is starting a television channel aimed at university students early next year.
Young people in the former French colony are flocking to learn English, hoping it will get them jobs.
Mauritania hopes to improve its health care now that it is beginning to produce its own doctors.
Textbooks in this Maghreb country have become overpriced and difficult to find.