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

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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?

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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!