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Social Service Workers Can Help End Violence against Women

The numbers of women and girls subjected to violence are staggering.

As Spirits Rise in Sierra Leone, Technology Offers More than Ebola Recovery

On Saturday, November 7, the World Health Organization declared Sierra Leone Ebola-free.

The Kindest Cut: Global Need to Increase Vasectomy Availability

This post originally appeared in The Lancet Global Health.Family planning programs in low-resource count

Once an At-Risk Youth, Thembi Becomes a Child & Youth Care Worker

After Thembi’s* parents passed away from an illness when she was in Grade 11, she and her brother, in Grade 8 at the time, moved in with their grandmother.It was not an easy transition for any of them.The grandmother did not work; in fact, s

In Kenya, One Mother's Struggle for an HIV-Free Family

Ruby cuddles her baby, ignoring our attention as we prepare for the interview. Her baby is healthy and free of the life-threatening HIV virus.

In Liberia, Ebola’s Effects on Mental Health Are Real—Even if We Don’t Yet Know Them

I’d seen the stories about Liberia in the news, always focused on the sadness and despair surrounding the Ebola outbreak.What, I wondered as I traveled there last month, would the situation on the ground really be like?

When She’s Not Ready for Another Baby Yet

Scholar’s son Joseph is just 20 months old. And she’s not ready for another baby yet.  I met Scholar at Kitui County Referral Hospital where she had come for her regular-dose injectable contraception.