On World AIDS Day Breda Gahan – Concern’s Global Health and HIV Team Lead – reflects on the risks of complacency and the importance of ensuring that no-one is left behind in terms of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment.
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Saturday 19 November is World Toilet Day. It’s time to stop being embarrassed about poo and start to talk dirty, says Franck Flachenberg, Concern’s Environmental Health Technical Advisor.
Living in a country that wastes over one million tonnes of food each year, it’s difficult to conceive of a situation where you could go hungry. And with food so readily available it’s hard to imagine not being able to find food when you need it. But as difficult as it is to conceive, hunger exists and it’s a daily reality for almost 795 million people. Currently one in nine people around the world are continuously hungry and on a recent trip to Niger I witnessed the real extent of hunger and its cruel consequences.
In isolated villages in rural Niger, Concern is using donkey and camel drawn carts to transport rural dwellers to nearby health posts. This inventive solution is breaking down barriers to accessing medical services.
Kieran McConville discovers how strong commitment from village communities in Liberia is powering projects to improve their health, well-being and prosperity.
By 2030, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to have ended the epidemic of AIDS. Concern’s Global Health & HIV Adviser, Breda Gahan, reflects on progress made in the last 15 years in relation to this goal – and on the massive task that still remains ahead.
Kieran McConville visits a diamond town deep in the forests of Liberia to find how one Ebola treatment centre has undergone a dramatic change of purpose.
Many Malawians live on less than a dollar a day, with some health centres being as far as 16km away, this poses a serious issue in an emergency situation. Here, Christina tells us her story.