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Posted by Possible on Thursday, April 04, 2019
By Aasha Bhatta
I was twenty-two, a year out of nursing school, when a woman named Dhana came in the private hospital, barely alive. We rushed to donate blood and resuscitate her. Dhana had delivered a child at home, but the placenta had remained inside. Fearing it would slip back inside, a piece of wood was tied to her umbilical cord. After excess bleeding, Dhana had walked for a day, then took an ambulance to reach us.
The hospital ...
Posted by Zusha! on Thursday, April 04, 2019
It’s hard to believe that something as simple—and cheap—as a sticker can save lives. But Zusha! has proven that it can.
See the Zusha! team in action in Kenya.
Zusha! is a Swahili word that means “speak up, speak out”. It is now a term synonymous with a nationwide road safety campaign in Kenya.
Since 2010, Georgetown University researchers have been working to save lives on Kenya’...
Posted by Schistosomiasis Control Initiative on Thursday, April 04, 2019
Kenise Klah Keino’s story
Schistosomiasis is a type of parasitic worm infection that is carried by freshwater snails and is estimated to affect over 200 million people worldwide. It’s transmitted through contact with contaminated water during daily activities like bathing and fishing. Schistosomiasis can result in impaired child development, reduced productivity and internal organ damage.
Watch a video of teacher...
Posted by Against Malaria Foundation on Thursday, April 04, 2019
By Rob Mather, Against Malaria Foundation CEO
With World Malaria Day coming up on April 25th, AMF is pleased to report that we continue to make progress with significant distributions recently completed in Malawi (4.3 million long-lasting insecticidal nets now protecting 7.8 million people), Ghana (3.6m LLINs, 6.5 million people), distributions about to get underway in Guinea (4.8m LLINs, 8.7m people) and in the Democratic Republic of Cong...
Posted by Seva on Wednesday, March 06, 2019
With International Women’s Day coming up on March 8, this is a good time to reflect on the advances we’ve seen over the last 20 years in gender equity in the field of international eye care. We’ve made real progress and we need to stay focused on this issue to ensure that women will one day have the same access to eye care as their male counterparts.
Data from 2001 from the IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Bli...
Posted by Population Services International on Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Modupe Adegbite's grandfather had 22 children, while her father had nine. At the age of just 19, she has decided she wants no more than four.
"Why do you have so many children if you cannot feed them?" she asked.
It's a question many young Nigerians will face over the coming decades in Africa's most populous country, where a booming population combined with poverty, record unemployment and roiling ethnic...
Posted by Project Healthy Children on Wednesday, March 06, 2019
At Sanku-Project Healthy Children, we address malnutrition in rural and remote areas of East Africa. These populations subsist on staples with low nutritive value and do not normally have access to fortified foods. This "hidden hunger" is particulary dangerous for children: Micronutrient deficiency compromises the immune system of over 40% of the children in the developing world; it increases their chances of dying f...
Posted by Living Goods on Wednesday, March 06, 2019
By Jennifer Hyman, Director of Communications, Living Goods
Living Goods and Kenya’s Isiolo County government have just signed a four-year partnership that will vastly expand the access local families have to community-based primary health care services. Through this effort, co-funded by both entities, Living Goods will be responsible for managing all community health services within Isiolo county, with a focus on ameliorating the m...
Posted by Malaria Consortium on Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Malaria Consortium is the newest addition to The Life You Can Save's "recommended" list, based on GiveWell's rigorous evaluation and support of its work.
Malaria Consortium is delighted that its seasonal malaria chemoprevention program has been awarded ‘top charity’ status by GiveWell for the third year in a row and has been added to The Life You Can Save's list of "Best Charities...
Posted by Village Enterprise on Tuesday, February 05, 2019
By Lucy Valentine Wurtz, Director of Development and Communications, Village Enterprise
Founders Pledge, a charity through which company founders and investors commit to donating a percentage of their personal proceeds to a charity of their choice following a successful exit, announced today that they have endorsed Village Enterprise as a top charity for women’s empowerment. Village Enterprise was selected along with sever...