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...

Elizabeth Wala

Ending Obstetric fistula via a human rights approach – Amref Health Africa in Kenya Experience

Elizabeth Wala 07/11/2017

Obstetric fistula is a severe maternal morbidity which can affect any woman or girl who suffers from prolonged or obstructed labour without timely access to an emergency Caesarean section. It is one of the most devastating consequences of neglected childbirth and a stark example of health inequity in the...

Sean Power

I’m Back from UNLEASH. Here’s What Happened.

Sean Power 20/09/2017

(This blog entry follows an earlier post in which I shared the good news that I was among 1,000 delegates selected to attend UNLEASH, a global innovation lab focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You can read the first post here.) Credit: Joachim Adrian Amref Health Africa s...

Sean Power

Achieving the SDGs Will Depend on Adopting Breakthrough Technologies. Here’s Why.

Sean Power 11/08/2017

Google s Project Loon could bring down the cost of connectivity by an order of magnitude or two using hot-air balloons, according to Googler Mike Cassidy. The idea exemplifies the kind of technological breakthrough we need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Image Courtesy: iLighter, Licensed under the Creative...

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