In Africa, Music, Dance and Drama (MDD) connotes courage, victory and heroism. It is also used to treat trauma and stigma. MDD is food to the ear and medicine for the soul. In African tradition, it is a perfect way to communicate and relevant to the people’s culture. Yet, the international obstetric fistula community has not utilized MDD to reach its objectives.
Posts Tagged: Stars in Global Health
Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. This means that by the time you reach the end of this blog post, four women have died giving birth. Additionally, for every woman who dies in childbirth, around 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease – approximately 10 million women each […]
World Malaria Day (April 25) is a chance to shine the spotlight on the global effort to fight malaria. Raising awareness remains critically important.
The support of Canada and Grand Challenges Canada has set an extraordinary example. It showed that a relatively small amount of funding invested in the right people can render great success for a challenging yet important project.
The lack of access to safe drinking water, together with inadequate sanitation and hygiene, poses a major health risk and is the main contributor to diarrheal deaths globally.
February 1 to February 7 marks International Development Week (IDW), celebrating Canada’s contribution to international development, especially in improving the health of women and children. The theme this year is “We are making a difference!” The entire week, Grand Challenges Canada will publish short success stories, showing how our Bold Ideas with Big impact are […]
Although Practical Action’s innovative rice duck farming is in its early days, we believe the innovation will benefit more farmers financially in the future.
Imran Manji is a Clinical Pharmacist at USAID-AMPATH and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Based in Eldoret, Kenya, he graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2006 and joined the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, one of the partner institutions of AMPATH, in 2008. He oversees the pharmacy activities […]
Dr. Benson Wamalwa is a research scientist at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. He is the recipient of a Grand Challenges Canada seed grant in the Stars in Global Health program. In rural Kenyan communities, many mothers are unable to have their children fully immunized. The remoteness of their homes means that reaching the […]
Maternal health is a global responsibility and it begins with a woman’s local community. In the medical literature, maternal health has been confined to a woman’s clinical characteristics like her age, weight, ethnicity and medical conditions. While these are important for her overall health and prognosis in pregnancy, the broader context that she lives in is just as critical.