Lack of electricity can mean no light at school, in a hospital, or at home. It can mean diseases and death, mostly affecting women and children, caused by household smoke from cooking. Imagine the number of lives lost because of lack of energy.
As more Africans move out of poverty, job creation is the necessary next step and having bright young women at the helm providing employment is a way of directly addressing and eradicating the adverse effects poverty has on women!
Despite the funny name, the goal of Husbands’ Schools is serious: to involve men in health promotion and foster a change in behavior in their communities. The need was twofold: the vast gender inequality and staggering number of maternal deaths in the country.
Ara sees it as a critical duty to recruit thousands of bone marrow donors of African descent so that blood cancer and anemia patients will have a higher probability of finding a match and a greater likelihood of recovery from these diseases!
ONE is excited to be partnering with Discovery Digital Networks to show how Africa is hacking its energy crisis. Laura Ling from Discovery traveled to the incredible country of Tanzania a few weeks back to show us how the lack of access to electricity exactly impacts daily life.
Before World AIDS Day on December 1, we want to make sure President Obama knows that we want him to continue to give the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria his full support. Why? Because it's saving lives.
We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Namala Mkopi, a pediatrician in Tanzania and the first Shot@Life Champion. As the Shot@Life Champion, he will spend time working with RESULTS on child and maternal health advocacy around the world.