A plague outbreak in Madagascar that’s killed 124 people since August has health officials concerned about famadihana, a sacred ritual where families disinter the bodies of their loved ones.   In the famadihana, or “turning of the bones” ritual—practiced every 5, 7 and 9…

Much of Madagascar’s Ifanadiana District is passable only by foot, electricity is nearly nonexistent, and basic health and human services are almost entirely absent—posing a variety of complex and persistent health challenges. In low-resource settings like this, a data-…

Students and faculty from Duke University traveled to Mandena, Madagascar, to explore the impact of open-fire cooking on human health and the environment—and to work with villagers to come up with “sustainable data-driven solutions.”   The research team collected health and…