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Posted by Possible on Wednesday, September 06, 2017
by Subeskha Poudel, Partnerships Manager at Possible
Pulling the dhoti up to her ankle, Dambar scrambled inside the chaupadi. A mud house atop a cowshed, today was her third day of menstruation. In the tiny claustrophobic room, her sister-in-law and her young neighbor, also menstruating, had each chosen a corner to sleep. As the moonlight poured in and Dambar tucked her legs between the folds of the blanket, she was determined: “I am not...
Posted by Iodine Global Network on Wednesday, September 06, 2017
A new water source will disrupt Djibouti’s source of iodine. IGN is working with partners to steer a course of action toward healthy iodine nutrition through iodized salt.
In Djibouti, drastic national infrastructure changes are underway that will disrupt the country's current source of iodine: drinking water. A pipeline is currently in development to channel water from Ethiopia to Djibouti in an effort to improve water quality, and ...
Posted by Schistosomiasis Control Initiative on Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The first round of SCI-supported treatment has started in Nigeria as part of a collaboration between SCI and Sightsavers.
The programme will aim to provide 3 million treatments against schistosomiasis and close to 800,000 treatments against soil-transmitted helminth infections for school-age children, in 54 Local Governorate Authorities, across 5 states.
The implementation of the programme will be supported by the Nigerian Federal Mi...
Posted by One Acre Fund on Wednesday, August 02, 2017
One of the most important tools on Everline Wakhungu’s farm is her mobile phone.
Everline, who raises maize, beans, and livestock on a four-acre farm in western Kenya, always plants her crops on time because of text message reminders she receives from One Acre Fund. Mobile phones have become ubiquitous in Kenya, and the nonprofit, which provides smallholder farmers with inputs on credit and agricultural training, has expanded its digital p...
Posted by Fred Hollows Foundation on Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Mark Maina works for The Fred Hollows Foundation in Africa. His role gives him a first-hand view of the blindness gender disparity in Kenya. As a father of a young girl, he's particularly in tune to the issues that he sees women in Kenya facing across the board. Here, he shares with us his thoughts about gender, health, and education.
In Kenya, gender is a prickly issue. Traditional gender roles abound, although in recent times i...
Posted by Against Malaria Foundation on Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Against Malaria Foundation
AMF update, July 2017
It is a busy summer for the AMF team and partners. We are in the middle of three distributions and we are assessing another eight that require funding.
We saw strong donor support this past fiscal year (June 2016-June 2017) with 75,283 donations received (prior year 51,901) totaling more than US$42m. This allowed us to fund a number of multi-million net distributions and protect 29 mi...
Posted by Oxfam on Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Follow along as one refugee family travels from Syria to Lebanon to Italy to escape violence in their homeland.
The stories we most often hear about Syrian refugees are of those who embarked on perilous and illegal journeys to reach safe haven in Europe. This is not that kind of story. This is a story about what happens when the international community lends a hand so those who are already vulnerable can find a home without fur...
Posted by Population Services International on Wednesday, July 05, 2017
PSI and Partners Take On Social Norms in DRC
By Aubrey Weber, FHI 360
Instances of early pregnancy, gender-based and intimate partner violence, and child marriage are an unfortunate reality for millions of women. In many settings, sustained improvements in family planning and sexual and reproductive health will only be obtained by addressing the social norms—unspoken rules that govern behavior—that inhibit family planning a...
Posted by Innovations for Poverty Action on Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Child marriage is correlated with negative health and education outcomes around the world. Researchers evaluated the impacts of a conditional incentive program and an adolescent empowerment program on adolescent marriage, teenage childbearing, and education in rural Bangladesh. They found that offering incentives conditional on delayed marriage was an effective way to reduce child marriage, reduce teenage childbearing, and increase education. The...
Posted by Seva on Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Sixty-five-year-old Daw Ei Zin lost sight in her right eye over a year ago. She grew very worried as her left eye began to cloud over and lose vision too. Eventually, both of her eyes became so clouded that she could no longer see.
She lives with her unmarried son, where she used to spend her days sitting alone in the house, fighting depression and waiting for her son to return home at the end of the day. She couldn’t do anything f...