Friday, February 6 was International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation. Individuals, corporations, NGOs, the media, and foundations rallied together to raise awareness about FGM. Over 140 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM and it is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15.
In sub-Saharan Africa, 49 million women use traditional methods of family of no family planning methods at all. In Ethiopia, 39.1 percent of women use modern contraceptives up from 15 percent in 2005. The current low rate of contraceptive use in Ethiopia is a result of a combination of factors: cultural biases as well as a … Continue reading Ethiopian Health Workers Receive Influx of Family Planning Training
By Ashley Judd, PSI Global Ambassador Virgila is more charismatic and animated than most actors I know. She’s a PSI-trained health worker on the outskirts of Port Au Prince, Haiti. And she’s passionate about her work. She goes door-to-door educating women about the benefits of reversible contraception like the IUD. Giving birth is dangerous business … Continue reading Join Ashley Judd In Supporting Health Workers in Haiti
I walked quickly beside Dismus Mwalukwanda on a sandy path bordered by overgrown shrubbery leading through the bush to rural homes outside of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. Mwalukwanda, 43, is a frontline health worker for the Njovo Village and took me to visit a family whose young children he has treated often for malaria. Mwalukwand is … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Frontline Health Workers Count #Zambia
Gates (Impatient Optimists) My First Day in Ethiopia: An Army of Women Fight to Save Lives Day 2: Food by Prescription Photo of the Day: Atsede Lives With HIV, Her Son Doesn’t Saving Newborns in Ethiopia US Nurses See Ethiopian Health Care Up Close Babble (Babble Voices, Babble Cares) Why I am In Ethiopia This Week Two Model Ethiopian Families Delivery Rooms in Ethiopian Health … Continue reading In the Field: Frontline Health Workers in Ethiopia