Nuru Ngailo

Councillors in Tanzania Commit to Work with Uzazi Uzima Project to Reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate in Simiyu Region

Nuru Ngailo 09/01/2019

By Nuru Ngailo, Communications, Advocacy and Documentation Officer, Uzazi Uzima Project My desire is to see that there is access to health care services for all and to ensure that decision makers at both local and national levels are ensuring that all citizens, without any form of discrimination, are...

Jasmine Vallve

Why Gender Equality Matters for Global Development Projects

Jasmine Vallve 10/11/2018

Gender equality has been a hot topic lately with Canada s first-ever Gender Equality Week. All the talk about gender equality in Canada got us thinking about what role gender equality plays in our health-focused projects in Africa, particularly those that work to improve the health of women and...

Jasmine Vallve

How one female politician is driving gender equality in Simiyu Region, Tanzania

Jasmine Vallve 25/09/2018

Hon. Tano Mwera As Canada marks its first Gender Equality Week, we wanted to share the perspectives of women and girls in the communities we partner with in sub-Saharan Africa. After all, gender equality is central to the Government of Canada s Feminist International Assistance Policy. That extends to...

Kevin O'Neill

Communities leading the way towards eliminating Female Genital Mutilation

Kevin O'Neill 01/02/2018

In December 2017, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend an Alternative Rite of Passage ceremony in rural Kenya, where over 435 Maasai girls took part in a festive celebration that graduated them into womanhood without going through female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In doing so, I was...

Graham Atkinson

Building for Better Health in Tanzania

Graham Atkinson 30/01/2018

I ve recently returned from an exciting trip to Tanzania where I had the privilege of visiting health facilities in Geita Region that are under construction as part of the Canada-Africa Initiative to Address Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality (CAIA-MNCM) program. Overall this program is a partnership among four...

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