Browsing All Posts filed under »maternal and child health«

GUEST POST: A day in life of Health Professional in Nepal

May 22, 2012


Ever complained about the traffic on your way to work? How would you like to trek to work instead?! Nepal is full of amazing and dedicated health workers! *********** Namaste! I am a public health professional and I work for an NGO coordinating Maternal and Child Health Programs in one of Nepal’s 75 districts. For […]

Solar Suitcases: Light to Save Lives

March 6, 2012


In conjunction with International Women’s Day each year, Women Deliver celebrates the progress made on behalf of women worldwide.  This year the ‘Women Deliver 50’ list will promote 50 organizations with the most inspiring ideas and solutions that deliver for girls and women.  Among 25 nominated projects in the Health Interventions category is WE CARE […]

FACT #4: Children Orphaned by AIDS

December 1, 2011


One of the biggest effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is on a country’s social fabric due to the number of children that have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. To date, 16.6 million children around the world have lost their parents due to HIV. Around 14.8 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In […]

How the world gets married…

November 14, 2011


One of our fellow PhD students is getting hitched this weekend (best wishes to Luke and Renya)! Our friend’s wedding is of course a traditionally ‘western marriage’, whereby they have fallen deeply in love and have decided to bite the bullet (after almost a 10 year courtship. Good on you Luke!) Although most people that […]

Cooking shouldn’t kill

November 12, 2011


As the lovely Miss A pointed out in her blog “World Pneumonia Day: Where is Australia”, Today is World Pneumonia Day (12th November). Pneumonia is a respiratory illness and the chances of contracting it are increased with exposure to ‘indoor pollutants’. These ‘indoor pollutants’ are released every day in households across the developing world that […]

World Pneumonia Day- Where is Australia?

November 8, 2011


This Saturday, 12 November 2011 marks the third annual World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood mortality worldwide, accounting for an estimated 2 million deaths each year in children under 5 years of age.[1] In fact, pneumonia claims more lives than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news is that pneumonia […]