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Posted by Possible on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Breaking a bone is a common occurrence; most of us will have either broken a bone or cared for a loved one with a fracture. Bones have a remarkable ability to heal. Yet all too often, even highly treatable fractures result in death and disability.
At Nepal’s Charikot Hospital, a government teaching and training facility where Possible works, we treat 150 to 200 orthopedic procedures per month, divided into soft tissue injury, fractur...
Posted by One Acre Fund on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Welcome to our soil laboratory, where scientists are unlocking a wealth of knowledge hidden in farmers’ soils.
A client's soil sample is run through a mid-infrared spectrometer, an instrument that can determine the exact makeup of the soil, down to a single element.
It’s delivery day at One Acre Fund’s soil analytics laboratory in Kakamega, Kenya, and there’s a flurry of activity. A shipment of almost 3,0...
Posted by Seva on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Community health workers (CHWs), many of them women, work at the vanguard of Seva's efforts to combat blindness in many regions around the world.
Rokehatun and Madhumsri, two field workers from the Alipurduar Hospital in West Bengal, travel door-to-door by bicycle to find villagers in need of eye care and refer them to the hospital for treatment.
These workers – some paid, and some volunteer – conduct on-the-ground o...
Posted by Schistosomiasis Control Initiative on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
By Dr Mousumi Rahman, Senior Programme Advisor
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently experienced an outbreak of the Ebola Virus. First reported on 8th May 2018, there have so far been 38 confirmed cases and over 20 deaths.
The SCI continues to support a schistosomiasis treatment programme in DRC, and fortunately, the outbreak did not start until just after the last round of treatment was distributed in the country. Th...
Posted by Fistula Foundation on Thursday, June 07, 2018
HOPE Hospital, Fistula Foundation’s partner in Bangladesh, has been on the front lines of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Amidst the sprawling refugee camps, HOPE has begun to identify fistula patients. They are working tirelessly to bring aid in a dire situation.
22 year-old Setara Begum told her harrowing story as a Rohingya refugee. When her labor became complicated, she didn’t dare seek medical help at the local hospital, after he...
Posted by GiveDirectly on Thursday, June 07, 2018
Did you know about the invisible refugee crisis in Uganda?
In 2016, Uganda took in more people than any other nation in the world — and that includes all of Europe at the height of the crisis.
In 2016, the nation took in more people than any other nation in the world — and that includes all of Europe at the height of the crisis. Unfortunately, it's not making headlines.
In response, GiveDirectly has launched a service cal...
Posted by Development Media International on Thursday, June 07, 2018
DMI is excited to launch a new life-saving programme in Mozambique called INTENSAÚDE. INTENSAÚDE is a 2-year project with a big ambition – to save over 8000 under five lives.
DMI will be running a national radio campaign to promote awareness of the symptoms of the three biggest killers of young children in Mozambique: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea. During the campaign, radio stations across Mozambique will broadcast short 1 min...
Posted by Fred Hollows Foundation on Thursday, June 07, 2018
In Kenya, more than 650,000 people are blind or visually impaired due to cataract. Many of these are children who are living in poverty, for whom the problem is especially dire.
Childhood cataract must be treated urgently because it can lead to irreversible blindness - even if help becomes available later in life. Brain development is usually complete around 10 years of age. During this developmental phase, the brain learns to process visual s...
Posted by Oxfam on Thursday, June 07, 2018
By Mary Babic
No matter how the numbers are tallied, the fact is that many thousands of US citizens are still without power in Puerto Rico – more than seven months after Hurricane Maria tore into the aging and fragile power grid across the island. Recently, the US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources held a hearing to “examine the current status of Puerto Rico’s electric grid and proposals for the future operati...
Posted by Fistula Foundation on Thursday, May 03, 2018
by Kate Grant, Fistula Foundation's Chief Executive
I got the best job of my life from Oprah Winfrey. I know you think I’m just a name dropper, but I’ve never met Oprah. She has no idea I exist. I’m sure of it.
But without Oprah, Fistula Foundation, which I lead, and which has helped tens of thousands of women in Africa and Asia whose bodies have been broken by childbirth receive life-transforming surgery, likely ...