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Building a Better Future for Children with Visual Impairments in Malawi

February 10, 2022

Guest article written by Meagan Sheppard, Partnership Development Manager at Hope and Healing International In November 2021, I visited Malawi to meet with some of Hope and Healing’s partner hospitals and clinics. As soon as I stepped off the plane, I understood why Malawi is known as the ‘warm heart of Africa.’ I was immediately… Continue reading Building a Better Future for Children with Visual Impairments in Malawi

Reducing the prevalence of Harmful Traditional Practices in Ethiopia

February 2, 2022

Despite sustained global efforts and achievements over the years, Harmful Traditional Practices (HTPs) continue to be widely practiced around the world. HTPs are cultural practices against women and girls that inflict physical and psychological damage. These include child marriage, milk teeth extraction, and abdomen massages for pregnant women, but one of the most prevalent HTPs… Continue reading Reducing the prevalence of Harmful Traditional Practices in Ethiopia

How access to healthcare and medicine keeps people out of poverty

January 12, 2022

Jacob Hamwendo is a domestic labourer living in Mtendere township in Zambia. At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia, Jacob began to feel unwell and began presenting symptoms associated with COVID-19, including a blocked nose, headache and fever. He had been unwell and unable to work for 3 days before he was able… Continue reading How access to healthcare and medicine keeps people out of poverty

How access to essential medicines makes a difference in refugee and displaced communities

December 17, 2021

Many factors cause people to migrate, and while some do so voluntarily, many are forced out of their homes and countries for reasons such as natural disasters, economic challenges, conflict and extreme poverty. According to the UNHCR, in 2020, 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of conflict, persecution, human rights violations… Continue reading How access to essential medicines makes a difference in refugee and displaced communities

HMK Carrier Profile: How Nicole Kambou is serving the “Forgotten People” in Burkina Faso

December 15, 2021

In the village of Ouadaraduo (meaning “village of the forgotten people”) sits a small clinic called “The Denan Clinic.” The tiny waiting room is crammed with people, all of whom have travelled somewhere between 10-25 miles – on foot – to see the doctor on-site. The clinic operates three days a week and in that… Continue reading HMK Carrier Profile: How Nicole Kambou is serving the “Forgotten People” in Burkina Faso

Using innovative solutions to bring healthcare to patients in rural Kenya

November 12, 2021

Sixty percent of the Kenyan population lives in villages, but 80% of healthcare facilities are located in urban areas. This discrepancy means that the majority of Kenyans cannot access healthcare services, and in a country where non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases are the cause of 33% of all deaths,… Continue reading Using innovative solutions to bring healthcare to patients in rural Kenya