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July 3, 2012-Cholera cripples Bududa one week after landslide

July 3, 2012-Cholera cripples Bududa one week after landslide

July 10, 2012--Fulfilling unmet contraception demands by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third! (John's Hopkins)

Meeting Contraception Needs Could Sink Maternal Death Rate

July 10, 2012--Fulfilling unmet contraception demands by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third! (John's Hopkins)

Somali Humanitarian Wins Prestigious Nansen Refugee Award-------   The U.N. refugee agency has chosen a Somali humanitarian as this year's winner of the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award.    The founder and director of the Galkayo Education Center, Hawa Aden Mohamed, has won the UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award "for her exceptional, tireless and inspiring humanitarian work for Somalia’s refugee and displaced girls and women."      The Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development in…

Somali Humanitarian Wins Prestigious Nansen Refugee Award------- The U.N. refugee agency has chosen a Somali humanitarian as this year's winner of the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award. The founder and director of the Galkayo Education Center, Hawa Aden Mohamed, has won the UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award "for her exceptional, tireless and inspiring humanitarian work for Somalia’s refugee and displaced girls and women." The Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development in…

Why Global Health?     Awamaki project: Support Women Health Workers in Peru

Why Global Health? Awamaki project: Support Women Health Workers in Peru

Does having one of these wipe out the benefits of your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle?

Are eco-friendly initiatives pointless unless we tackle overpopulation?

Does having one of these wipe out the benefits of your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle?

An outreach worker speaks with an 11-year-old girl whom she found on the streetat night in Medellín, Columbia. The outreach team includes members from the UNICEF-assisted ‘School Going to the Child’ programme. They hope to identify children who live or work on the streets or who are being abused or sexually exploited, and persuade them to go to shelters where they can receive food and social services and begin the process of returning to school. © UNICEF/Susan Markisz http://www.unicef.org

An outreach worker speaks with an 11-year-old girl whom she found on the streetat night in Medellín, Columbia. The outreach team includes members from the UNICEF-assisted ‘School Going to the Child’ programme. They hope to identify children who live or work on the streets or who are being abused or sexually exploited, and persuade them to go to shelters where they can receive food and social services and begin the process of returning to school. © UNICEF/Susan Markisz http://www.unicef.org

July 20--Teams are tackling contraception myths in Nigeria. Many women believe that family planning is a Western ploy to end female birth rights, but some are trying to set the record straight.

Team tackling contraception myths in northern Nigeria

July 20--Teams are tackling contraception myths in Nigeria. Many women believe that family planning is a Western ploy to end female birth rights, but some are trying to set the record straight.

June 15, 2012-Nigeria's new hunger fighting trees are helping fight malnutrition!

In pictures: Niger's hunger-fighting trees

June 15, 2012-Nigeria's new hunger fighting trees are helping fight malnutrition!

June 27--The gloomy global economic situation, and recent scale-backs in HIV funding around the world, have cast great doubt as to whether policymakers will take advantage of the combination of new prevention tools to fight AIDS.

June 27--The gloomy global economic situation, and recent scale-backs in HIV funding around the world, have cast great doubt as to whether policymakers will take advantage of the combination of new prevention tools to fight AIDS.

The emergency period: 11 million forcibly sterilized.

The emergency period: 11 million forcibly sterilized.

Girls outside their house, Berbera, Somaliland, Somalia

Girls outside their house, Berbera, Somaliland, Somalia

June 27--Called the “invisible killer,” chronic malnutrition isn’t necessarily a lack of food but a shortage of the right kind. Read on for more info on the state of malnutrition in Guatemala

June 27--Called the “invisible killer,” chronic malnutrition isn’t necessarily a lack of food but a shortage of the right kind. Read on for more info on the state of malnutrition in Guatemala

Invest In Ghana

Invest In Ghana

blog about the life of a Nurse in Africa.

blog about the life of a Nurse in Africa.

Penniah Wambah proudly demonstrates to neighbors how the Kickstart pumps can increase their farm’s yield. (Photo credit: Esther Havens)

Penniah Wambah proudly demonstrates to neighbors ...

Penniah Wambah proudly demonstrates to neighbors how the Kickstart pumps can increase their farm’s yield. (Photo credit: Esther Havens)