Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dreaming big is how Kenyan doctor built her own private hospital

In 2006, Dr Betty Gikonyo’s 20-year dream came true when The Karen Hospital opened its doors to the public. The 102-bed hospital offers complex treatments including kidney transplants, cardiac surgeries, neurosurgery and dialysis for patients with chronic kidney problems.

The Karen Hospital has since increased its number of staff from 50 to 450, has opened six satellite clinics in emerging towns and started a nursing school.

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Dr Betty Gikonyo, CEO of The Karen Hospital

Dreaming big is how Kenyan doctor built her own private hospital

Malaria: is a vaccine the silver bullet?

In building immunity to diseases as a preventative measure, vaccines can make for cost-effective public health interventions. After decades of intense research aimed at finding a vaccine for the complex malaria parasite, the most advanced vaccine candidate, RTS,S, is now close to being licensed.

From: The Guardian | Global Development Professionals Network

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Malaria: is a vaccine the silver bullet? | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

Saturday, April 19, 2014

African philanthropy on the rise

Sustained economic growth in Africa, accompanied by the economic downturn in the West, has contributed to the “rapid emergence of structured forms of strategic philanthropy by wealthy Africans”, notes the report. Although economic growth has seen a deepening divide between rich and poor, it has also spawned a rising middle class, which the report estimates could make a further $22 billion available in combined philanthropic giving.

IRIN Global | African philanthropy on the rise | Global | Aid Policy | Economy | Governance:

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Building the machines of children's dreams

MyMachine travels from Belgium to South Africa to build the machines of children's dreams.

MyMachine has arrived in South Africa - thanks to a partnership initiated by the Community Foundation for West Flanders in Belgium and the West Coast Community Foundation who met last November at a peer learning event on community foundations and youth civic engagement, hosted by the GFCF in Cluj, Romania


This story was picked up from the Global Fund for Community Foundations

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Friday, March 28, 2014

One Acre Fund

Farmers are the solution to poverty and hunger. They make up the majority of the population in the world’s developing countries. And they are some of the hardest-working people on the planet.

Medeatrice is one of our 180,000 bosses. She is a farmer in Nyamirimbo village in Rwanda, and in this picture, she is carrying some farm inputs back to her house.

One Acre Fund puts Farmers First in everything that we do. By listening to our boss, we created a simple new way for her to significantly increase farm income on every planted acre. We are now 2,000 staff strong, and growing fast.

Learn more about our farm revolution!   One Acre Fund

Friday, March 21, 2014

DKT International | Mozambique

DKT provides couples with affordable and safe options for family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention through dynamic social marketing.

Mozambique remains one of the ten poorest countries in the world. Modern contraceptive prevalence is a very low 12 percent, and only 60 percent of women have knowledge of any method of family planning. The average woman in Mozambique has six children, and the majority of women give birth at least once by the age of 20.

In 2013, DKT’s program provided over 2 million condoms, over 140,000 oral contraceptives, and more than 61,000 misoprostol pills for 100,245 CYPs.

DKT International | Mozambique | DKT International:

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Nest of Hope was formed in 2006 by six women with the aim to raise the standards of the poor and marginalized to help make better communities. The activities and contributions of the association is to help women who in turn help develop the quality of the life for all people, especially those in the rural communities of Cameroon.

Charity NGO improving economic & social well being of the poor & unpriviledged in Cameroon

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aspen New Voices Fellowship


Aspen New Voices Fellowship
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