Part do-it-yourself kit for pharmacists, and part in-hospital manufacturing, the Pratt Pouch allows local pharmacists to carefully dose out antiretroviral medicines into foilized pouches that can be kept in the home for up to a year!
In honor of all those that lost their lives to Ebola, we have to hold donors and implementers accountable to make sure that promised funds go where they are most needed. If that happens, it will be possible to create lasting changes that are felt for generations.
Girls often face barriers to achieving their dreams, but the supportive environment at the Peace Corps' Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp in southern Ghana helped them talk about the difficulties—and their goals!
Mathare Foundation believes that changing youth mentalities can change a country’s future. This community-based organization registered with the Kenyan government offers training and opportunities in photography, as well as soccer and performing arts, to Mathare youths between the ages of 10 and 16.
"I love to care for people, and Liberians were dying, so I had to take the risk. God was on my side to protect me. Working in the clinic was very, very sad. But we needed to help people survive. That is why I took the risk."
Michael Gerson and Raj Shah have written a new chapter for the second edition of best-seller "Moneyball for Government" that provides a bipartisan roadmap for improving and sustaining foreign assistance efforts.
The goal was to uncover the hidden heroes that embody personal responsibility, civic-mindedness, and accountability. Liberians responded in droves: More than 1,400 people nominated a civil servant who they believed should be the nation’s "Integrity Idol."
"When I first met Eunice, I was struck by her toughness. She was this tiny little thing living in an orphanage on the outskirts of Nairobi. I have vivid memories of her sitting in a small plastic chair, eating a bowl of rice and teasing a group of bigger boys."
Sunday admits that there where times when she thought the pressure of living in such dire circumstances would overcome her will to survive. But if you’ve met Sunday, you know there was no chance of that happening because she’s incredibly resilient.
"By then I already had my first daughter and found out that she too was living with HIV. She was also put on treatment. I so wish I knew my HIV status before she was born. I would have made sure that she was born HIV-free."
"I gave birth to a baby girl who is free from HIV. Keabetswe is the reason why the past year—since she was born—has been the best year of my whole life. I hope my story becomes an inspiration for many women living with HIV and for the world."
"His father and I planned to have him and I made sure that I adhered to my medication so that the virus in my blood was undetectable. This feels like a fairytale sometimes. I have the sweetest husband and my miracle is my little boy. My HIV-free son."
Mark International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women by learning about Safecity, an online platform that encourages anonymous reporting of sexual violence, both to collect data, and to give women a space to be heard.