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Africare’s President and CEO, Robert L. Mallett
Africare’s President and CEO, Robert L. Mallett

Africare’s President and CEO, Robert L. Mallett Message

I am excited to share the following press release. After many months of meetings and excellent discussion, Africare and Accordia are proud to announce this merger. Please meet our four new staff members, *Alissa Oram, Susana Oguntoye, Victoria Hammond, and Samuel Lopez. *If you have questions about media, please contact Cheryl Kravitz, Media Relations and Strategic Communications, at *ckravitz@africare.org* *. *

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Significant Contribution From Longtime Partner AKA

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Robert L. Mallett, Africare’s President and CEO, was presented a check for $50,000 at a brunch of the Directorate of the 109 year old Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at its 67th Annual Boule in Atlanta. The Supreme Basileus of AKA, Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, made contributions to a number of AKA partners. Africare has a long, important partnership with AKA.

 

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AKA Continues Longtime Partnership With Africare

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Two leaders of AKA, longtime supporters of Africare programs meet with Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Chief, External Relations and Partnerships. (from l to r) AKA James Madison student Laura Guamfilx, Simmons and AKA Mid Atlantic regional Director Joyce Henderson.

AKA is a longtime supporter of Africare programs. They met with Evelyn Boyd Simmons, Chief, External Relations and Partnerships.(from l to r) AKA James Madison student Laura Guamfilx, Simmons and AKA Mid Atlantic regional Director Joyce Henderson.

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Africare Leaders Meet in Tanzania

Africare leadership meeting was held in Tanzania in Junde 2016.. From left to right (standing on the left side of the Africare banner):  Franklin Moore, Chief of Programs, Africare Herbert Mugumya, Deputy Country Director for Health, Africare Tanzania/Senior Technical Advisor for Pamoja Tuwalee Orode O. Doherty, Country Director, Africare Nigeria Peter Wirsiy, Acting Country Director, Africare Angola Isaac Sakala, OIC, Africare Zambia Robert L. Mallet, President and CEO, Africare From left to right (kneeling on the left side of the Africare banner): Noah Mwaipyana, Program Manager, Global Fund TB/HIV Project for Africare Tanzania Alfred Kalaghe, Acting Country Director, Africare Tanzania From left to right (standing on the right side of the banner, front row): Gorgui Sene Diallo, OIC, Africare Senegal Grace Kamaba, OIC Africare Malawi Alex Nalitolela, Agriculture and Food Security Specialist, Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program for Africare Tanzania Ernest Gale, Senior Country Director, Africare Liberia  James Ndirangu, Director of Finance and Administration, Africare Tanzania From left to right (standing on the right side of the banner, back row): Robert Williamson, Finance Manager, Africare South Africa James Machikicho, OIC, Africare Zimbabwe Merianne Liteman, Meeting Facilitator Photo by Aliza Hasham.

Africare leadership meeting was held in Tanzania in June 2016.
From left to right (standing on the left side of the Africare banner):
Franklin Moore, Chief of Programs, Africare
Herbert Mugumya, Deputy Country Director for Health, Africare Tanzania/Senior Technical Advisor for Pamoja Tuwalee
Orode O. Doherty, Country Director, Africare Nigeria
Peter Wirsiy, Acting Country Director, Africare Angola
Isaac Sakala, OIC, Africare Zambia
Robert L. Mallet, President and CEO, Africare
From left to right (kneeling on the left side of the Africare banner):
Noah Mwaipyana, Program Manager, Global Fund TB/HIV Project for Africare Tanzania
Alfred Kalaghe, Acting Country Director, Africare Tanzania
From left to right (standing on the right side of the banner, front row):
Gorgui Sene Diallo, OIC, Africare Senegal
Grace Kamaba, OIC Africare Malawi
Alex Nalitolela, Agriculture and Food Security Specialist, Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program for Africare Tanzania
Ernest Gale, Senior Country Director, Africare Liberia
James Ndirangu, Director of Finance and Administration, Africare Tanzania
From left to right (standing on the right side of the banner, back row):
Robert Williamson, Finance Manager, Africare South Africa
James Machikicho, OIC, Africare Zimbabwe
Merianne Liteman, Meeting Facilitator
Photo by Aliza Hasham.

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It’s internship season! Many students and organizations are preparing for a summer of new faces, places and experiences.
It’s internship season! Many students and organizations are preparing for a summer of new faces, places and experiences.

Nonprofits Spring Into Internship Season

It’s internship season! Many students and organizations are preparing for a summer of new faces, places and experiences. However, any season can be internship season. Correctly done, an internship should be a mutually-beneficial relationship, with both parties gaining from the experience, no matter what time of year.

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Africare’s President and CEO, Robert L. Mallett
Africare’s President and CEO, Robert L. Mallett

Africare’s President and CEO, Robert L. Mallett

As I complete six months as President and CEO of Africare, I am eager to focus on our future. We move forward with a strong sense of our history. Africare is one of the most experienced international development organizations with a singular focus on Africa. Since our founding, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to tens of millions of men, women and children in Africa and we continue to deliver exceptional programs.

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Health workers at Africare’s MAPS-C facilities in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom and Rivers states will receive Fio’s Deki™ Reader to help them more accurately diagnose malaria and record results.
Health workers at Africare’s MAPS-C facilities in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom and Rivers states will receive Fio’s Deki™ Reader to help them more accurately diagnose malaria and record results.

Africare and Fio mark World Malaria Day with innovative new partnership in Nigeria

UYO, AKWA IBOM, NIGERIA | APRIL 25, 2016 – Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, is joining forces with Fio Corporation, a Canadian technology company, to introduce automated malaria testing…

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Pictured: Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu, accompanied by a member from the White Ribbon Alliance, receives an informational folder about the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program by Tuzie Edwin, Senior Program Officer for SBCC (Mwanzo Bora) accompanied by Alfred Kalaghe, Deputy Country Director (Africare Tanzania). Photo Credit: White Ribbon Alliance
Pictured: Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu, accompanied by a member from the White Ribbon Alliance, receives an informational folder about the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program by Tuzie Edwin, Senior Program Officer for SBCC (Mwanzo Bora) accompanied by Alfred Kalaghe, Deputy Country Director (Africare Tanzania). Photo Credit: White Ribbon Alliance

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania

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Africare Tanzania’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program participated in “White Ribbon Day” organized by the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in Tanzania.  The day marked the launch of the “Zero Tolerance to Maternal Deaths” campaign.

The Mwanzo Bora team participated in the exhibition by providing materials on the nutrition program, its goals and objectives of reducing maternal anemia (for women of reproductive age) through the Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) kits, and how the program measures anemia via non-invasive mobile technology. The Africare Tanzania team had the pleasure of presenting to the guest of honor, The Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu, about the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program.

 

Article written by Aliza Moorji-Hasham, Communications Specialist for the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project.

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Salome Rumas is one of several mothers in the Mesera tribe practicing healthy nutrition habits.
Salome Rumas is one of several mothers in the Mesera tribe practicing healthy nutrition habits.

Manyara Masai Village Changes for Better Nutrition

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Since the inception of the Africare Tanzania’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program, the Masai residing in the Mesera Village in the Manyara region are adopting healthier nutrition practices, particularly for the well-being of their pregnant women and children in their tribe.

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