Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with Sajha Sawal, BBC Media Action’s debate programme in Nepal.
This blog is cross-posted from the WASH website, linked below, May 4 2015 - In times of disaster, particularly when infrastructure has been compromised and people find themselves together in close quarters, there is an increased risk of infection. As such, great need after natural disasters is to ensure access to basic water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Author: Ranjani.K.Murthy, May 4 - The Natural Calamity Relief Act 2039 B.S (of 1982) is the legal instrument in Nepal which provides a framework for relief and rescue efforts to be carried out in the event of a disaster. This Act was modified in 1989 and 1992. The amendments pertain to strengthening institutional mechanism. There is no reference to gender issues within the legislation, perhaps because, in 1982, the issue was still new.
Author: Nokholo Mhluzani, April 30 2015 - Towards the end of the year 2014 Action IEHDC [Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication] produced a television talk show under the Wize Up, your decision your life campaign. The television show that aired on Zimbabwe’s local television station, ZBCTV, was primarily targeted at young people in the 15 to 24 years age group. An audience reception research that was conducted after the show aired proved that Wize Up was a resounding success.
From the CHW Reference Guide, authors Donna Bjerregaard, Initiatives Inc., and Henry Perry, Johns Hopkins University, April 28 2015 - The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Global Health’s flagship maternal, neonatal and child health project. More information about CHWs can be obtained from CHW
Author: Dorothy Peprah, April 21 2015 - As we tentatively celebrate the recovery of Beatrice Yardolo, the last known Ebola patient to be discharged from a treatment centre in Liberia, BBC Media Action continues working on programmes and training across the region to ensure Ebola is minimised.
Author: Alexandra Tyers, April 21 2015 - I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an Innovation Fund grant from GSMA Connected Women to develop Tigo Biashara, a mobile educational service, which offers business skills training aimed at low-income female entrepreneurs in Tanzania, delivered through voice and SMS platforms.
Author: Mae Londono Rubio, April 20 2015 - [Google translation of the Spanish below] Amid the imposing central mountain range, specifically in the town of Chinavita, Boyacá, [Colombia,] the peasant collective Native Seed Corn held the First Workshop: Food and Territory.
Author: Angela Githitho Muriithi, April 13 2015 - In a crowded, dusty camp for displaced people in Somalia, Ibrahim and Raho are doing their best to raise two children. When their baby falls ill with diarrhoea, traditional birth attendant Raho treats her with the cures handed down over generations, refusing modern oral rehydration solution (ORS) and zinc treatments.
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