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Ending malaria by protecting mosquitoes

Could a tool once abandoned for Africa accelerate the end of malaria?

Doctors with boats: How a Kenyan woman is keeping her people healthy

Driven by a vision of providing medical access, Umra Omar began mobile healthcare visitations throughout the region—first by motorbike, then by boat, and even by plane.

5 Remarkable Outcomes from Gavi’s Last 5 Years

Autumn has arrived and with it crisp cool mornings, yellow and orange leaves, and the perennial reminder to …. get my flu shot! Vaccines save millions of lives each year and are among the most cost-effective health interventions ever developed. Still, 1.5 million children under the age of five lose their lives to vaccine preventable…

Who Run The World? Girls!

International Day of the Girl is a day all about promoting girls’ rights, talking about the inequalities that still exist between girls and boys, and also celebrating the incredible things girls around the world are achieving. Inspired by all of the powerful stories of girls empowerment we saw on International Day of the Girl, we decided to…

Meet Brownkey Abdullahi: Dadaab refugee camp’s first female blogger

Brownkey first started blogging to counter what she felt were negative beliefs about the Somali refugee community in Dadaab. She now spends much of her time blogging about the rights of girls and women, advocating against early marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and domestic violence.

Empowering women AND improving HIV/AIDS care: How Vuyiseka is getting it done

She attributes her determination to her children: “They are more than a motivation,” she says. “They are a firm reminder of my duty to hand over a better country to the future generation.”

The Education for All Act is on its way to the Senate!

Here's how you can help: Write a letter to your Senators urging them to cosponsor S. 3256, the Education for All Act.

This exiled journalist is helping refugees in Kenya share their stories

Drawing from his work as a journalist, Qaabata Boru started a newspaper written by refugees, for refugees.

The problem with pen pals

If you are thinking about engaging with an organization serving vulnerable students, here are a few examples of popular trends that might not be as helpful as they seem, and some suggestions for how to redirect these efforts to truly benefit communities and organizations.

When faith matters most

"The truth is we’ve all been given a responsibility to speak up for the vulnerable. The question is whether or not we’re going to rely on God’s resources to step up and do our part."

Pilgrim Africa’s Beacon of Hope in Uganda

The Beacon of Hope school opened in Soroti in 2006—the first students were all former abductees of the Lord’s Resistance Army or former LRA soldiers. The last child soldiers graduated in 2014, but the school has continued to focus on assisting the most vulnerable youth in the community.

The way we get by: Ivorian refugees in Liberia

With food rations reduced, refugees are finding creative ways to get by. Some have become entrepreneurs, opening small businesses at the camp.

Ebola made headlines, but Ebola recovery doesn’t. Here’s what it looks like. 

This week the U.S. government marks 10 years of support for the fight against neglected tropical diseases. In Ebola’s wake, the West African country of Guinea is translating this support into broader health gains.

Technology training for the workplace: Empowering Rwanda’s youth

Indego Africa’s workshop provides young college graduates in Rwanda with technology training, job application guidance, and business skills (like time management and office communication) to help them enter and succeed in the workfo...

Why world leaders MUST act on the crisis in northeast Nigeria

49,000 children in northeast Nigeria that will die of starvation by the end of the year without emergency food aid.

What a Kenyan community can teach us about menstrual hygiene and human rights

In rural Western Kenya, Lwala Community Alliance and other partners have developed community-led solutions to the challenges faced by girls in school.

Too little for too much in Nigeria’s North East

The scale of humanitarian assistance required in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad region resulting from the Boko Haram insurgency needs urgent, high-level attention.

Margaret’s story: Why investing in a girl means investing in a community

In the past three years, 72 girls in the WISER program have begun post-secondary education and become role models in their communities. And almost all of them have the same goal of raising their communities up.

6 key moments in the fight for #EducationForRefugees

THANK YOU for your commitment to making sure world leaders prioritized education when they met in New York to discuss the global refugee crisis.

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