Supporting the hardest-to-reach married girls to choose when to become mothers

Supporting the hardest-to-reach married girls to choose when to become mothers

By Population Services International In the past three decades, global health programs aiming to improve adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) have yielded a number of notable successes. As the field of AYSRH evolves, however, questions remain about how to best design and implement youth-powered programming — demonstrably responding to the needs and experiences of youth, allowing them to equally partner in programs aimed at their health and wellbeing, and ultimately enabli... Read more >

Cote d’Ivoire: Mothers Who Are “Vitamin A Heroes” Face New Challenges In Protecting Everyone's Children

Cote d’Ivoire: Mothers Who Are “Vitamin A Heroes” Face New Challenges In Protecting Everyone's Children

By Ruth Fertig, Multimedia Content Producer, Helen Keller International  Every six months for the past three years, Moriame Sidibé has put her normal life as a mother and homemaker on hold to join a three-day vitamin A supplementation and deworming campaign implemented by the Cote d’Ivoire government with support from Helen Keller International. It’s taxing work. For hours at a time, underneath a blazing hot sun, Sidibé walks from door to door with another trained community health volunt... Read more >

Putting Farmers First During a Global Health Crisis

Putting Farmers First During a Global Health Crisis

For Africa’s smallholder farm families, COVID-19 poses risks of a dual health and food security crisis Most of our nations in East Africa rely on food produced by smallholder farmers, and we simply cannot afford to compound a health crisis with a food crisis.  Good health relies on good harvests—and 1 million farmers rely on One Acre Fund. Our mission has never been clearer: we must help farmers grow enough food to feed their families and feed their communities. We will continue to serve farme... Read more >