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Today’s water needs outweigh tomorrow’s risks in Kenya
September 13, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

young-left-and-byersPULLMAN, Wash. – A three-year study at Washington State University has found that Kenyan farmers prefer a rent-to-own option when buying treadle irrigation pumps if they can’t afford outright cash purchase and can’t wait for layaway.

Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health
May 11, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – If a farmer’s goats, cattle or sheep are sick in Kenya, how’s the health of the farmer? Though researchers have long suspected a link between the health of farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and the health of their livestock, a team of veterinary and economic scientists has quantified the relationship for the first time in a study.

Tiny parasite, big disease: 22 years since fatal outbreak
March 16, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

crypto-from-CDC-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Twenty-two years ago this month, residents of Milwaukee started falling ill with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. At first, a highly contagious intestinal virus was blamed. But as symptoms struck tens of thousands of people – closing schools and businesses and nearly bringing the city to a standstill – health officials discovered the culprit: a tiny, pink-colored parasite.

Student engineers head to Kenya for pipeline project
May 14, 2007

A group of Washington State University engineering students will head to Kenya this month, where they hope to start work to design and build a needed water pipeline for residents there.The students, members of the WSU student chapter of Engineers Without Borders, hope to build a nine-mile long pipeline to bring fresh water to residents of Kayafungo, Kenya. Currently, in the area of Kayafungo, women have to travel an average of six miles per day to acquire fresh water, and waterborne diseases are a continual threat to residents. The students will travel to Kayafungo with their faculty advisor, Professor Dan Dolan, to survey and conduct … » More …