Adapting the Door-to-Door Model to Improve Health in Africa

A child in the developing world dies every three seconds because of a lack of basic access to health care and medicines. Public health systems in many developing countries are critically underfunded, understocked, and understaffed. However, one organization is taking an idea from the Avon Lady to help solve this problem.

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Getting Young Mothers Back in the Classroom after Ebola

Sierra Leone finally reopened classroom doors after a nine-month school closure during the Ebola outbreak. Unfortunately, the government also announced a ban on all visibly pregnant girls in the classroom. An initiative has since been launched in collaboration with the government to encourage new and expecting teenage mothers to return to school, in response to the spike in pregnancies observed during the Ebola crisis.

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The All-in-One Menstrual Hygiene Kit

Ninety percent of girls and women use reusable pads or rags. If improperly cleaned or left damp, they are at risk of contracting reproductive infections and illnesses. Flo is a hygiene kit that allows girls to wash, dry and carry reusable sanitary pads.

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Leaders and Innovators: The MATCH Women’s Fund Grantees

It will take a vast amount of work to elevate and support women everywhere, but “women are uniquely and bravely creating change in their communities,” and The MATCH Fund is ensuring that they are able to continue this vital work.

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The Women WASH Leaders of Ethiopia’s Biogas Café Cooperatives

When water and sanitation facilities aren’t available, women suffer the most. Unfortunately for many women in Ethiopia, proper facilities just aren’t available in their communities which leads to adverse health effects for themselves and their families.

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More Than Just a Community Garden

The Green and Gold Community Garden initiative is a creative revamping of the community garden model. It tackles issues of food sovereignty, human rights, HIV/ AIDS and trauma counseling, and gender equality through its meaningful partnership with the Tubahumurize Association in Rwanda.

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