World leaders are meeting in New York later this week to close the door on the Millennium Development Goals and open another on the Sustainable Development Goals. What lessons do we take with us as we launch these global goals? And, where do we need to accelerate action?
"The pattern of disease arising from malaria is still very high" despite measures such as insecticidal bed nets and clearing brush, which is why a vaccine is welcome, explains Dr. Githinji Gitahi, chief executive officer of Amref Health Africa, a humanitarian organization providing training and health services in more than 30 countries, including those most affected by malaria.
Dr. Mandela was the keynote speaker at MAMATOTO, the African marketplace gala, a fundraiser for mother and child health in Africa organized by Amref Health Africa in Canada at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto on May 26.
As governments fail to make good on healthcare funding promises, women in sub-Saharan Africa have a one in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth.
Jordan Jarvis has returned from spending six months in Kenya as part of an internship through the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF).