Africare began partnering with Dimagi last year to help communities in Senegal save the lives of new mothers and newborns with mHealth technology. Dimagi’s Mohini Bhavasar breaks down the practical challenges and promise of “integrating an ICT system at the bottom of the health system pyramid…”
Nabulu Lomunyak is a mother of two. She lives in a Maasai Boma in Mberi Village in Tanzania. For a time, Nabulu was frequently falling ill. After going to the hospital and receiving some counseling, she built up the courage to take an HIV test. The result came back positive.
As the infection rate continues to drop in all of the three remaining affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – UN officials are no longer describing the outbreak as a single outbreak, but rather a collection of “micro-outbreaks”…
Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) need caretakers. More than that though, they need well-prepared and well-equipped caretakers.
On December 16 U.S. President Barack Obama signed an omnibus spending bill. The bill allocated $5.4 billion to fight Ebola in the United States and abroad, with $2.5 billion specifically appropriated to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.