Tag — Global Health

Innovative Hybrid Sanitary Pads Keep Girls in School

Field Note — Published .

50 girls in Mayange A school in Rwanda have been selected to participate in a new initiative called Be-Girl Pads, aimed at reducing the number of girls dropping out of school by addressing the challenge of menstrual management.

Social and Emotional Learning in Ruhiira, Uganda

Field Note — Published .

The practice of cross-generational sex (CGS), has extremely negative impacts on school-age girls in Uganda, increasing their risk of HIV infection and reducing their self-esteem. The service and emotional learning (SEL) initiative in the Ruhiira Millennium Village aims to provide support and education for vulnerable adolescent girls. Above is a photo of girls participating in Eminyeeto, a young women’s empowerment program in Ruhiira.

Improved Eyesight Gives Patients a New Lease on Life in Ruhiira

Field Note — Published .

Thanks to an annual eye care initiative launched in 2011 in Ruhiira by the Millennium Villages Project in partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation, villagers like Mzee Rwebituzi are able to regain their sight and their lives.

With 1,000 Days Left to Reach MDGs, A Look Back and Forward

Field Note — Published .

With the 1,000-day milestone to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in mind, the Earth Institute’s Sustainable Development Seminar gathered professors Jeffrey Sachs, Prabhjot Singh, and Vijay Modi reflect on the progress of the Millennium Villages Project.

A Vital Link to Health Services in Sauri, Kenya

Field Note — Published .

Community Health Workers take advantage of low and high-tech tools to provide a critical link between village residents and the local healthcare clinic.

Falanes: Beating AIDS Against All Odds

Field Note — Published .

Five years ago, Falanes Josephat hit rock bottom: she suspected her husband of being HIV positive, got tested and found out she was too. In poor, rural Malawi, this meant one thing: death. Five years on, not only is she still alive, she has a job and even a future.

Community Health Worker Training in Dertu, Kenya

Field Note — Published .

The Community Based Management for Health program, currently being implemented across the Millennium Villages in East and Southern Africa, stopped recently in the pastoralist village of Dertu, Kenya which has 850 households (350 sedentary and 500 migratory).

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