In the World

Researchers Build a School

Friedman School Professor Susan B. Roberts and Adjunct Assistant Professor Nina P. Schlossman, J75, N86, went to the village of Dandu in Guinea-Bissau to do research on nutritional foods for mothers, infants and children. What they found was a very special relationship that goes beyond scientist and subject.

Dandu’s 800 or so residents live in mud brick houses and farm the land for food, selling cashews for basic needs like clothing and soap. There are no stores, cars or electricity, apart from a single solar light in the village health center.