Link Up: Positive health, positive change

link-up-uganda4247Link Up (2013-2016) was a pioneering project that improved the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of almost 940,000 young people who are most affected by HIV in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda. I was really proud to be a part of the team, as a technical advisor, pretty much from start to finish. This week, a Supplement of the Journal of Adolescent Health was published that presents some of the findings from the project and its impact, and is well worth a read for a quiet January evening!  Continue reading “Link Up: Positive health, positive change”

Volunteerism alive and well in entrepreneurial Nigeria


Today, I witnessed how the vision and commitment of an entrepreneur – in this case a doctor – opened up access to essential maternal healthcare for a whole community of people. Meet the Doctor, Founder and Medical Director at a hospital in North Western Nigeria. Continue reading “Volunteerism alive and well in entrepreneurial Nigeria”

Money makes the world go round?


In international development, money is pervasive in determining power, influence, access, wealth (of course) and social status, just as in most interactions in society. Money is more than simply a measure of livelihood or used in day-to-day transactions. Keep reading!