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My Health, My Right - World Health Day 2018

Breda Gahan | 06 April 2018 | 0 Comments

This World Health Day, on April 7th, Concern’s Global Health & HIV Advisor Breda Gahan discusses the right to health and Concern’s role in supporting Universal Health Coverage.

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Topics: south sudan, malawi, health, chad, World Health Day

Improving community health in Niger

Ciara Hogan | 26 March 2018 | 0 Comments

With support from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, Concern is working hand in hand with communities in rural Niger to improve health, nutrition and sanitation. Learn how community health volunteers, Mika and Abdoussalam, are helping to educate their neighbours and bring about lasting change.

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Topics: ECHO, health, Niger

Ciara's story: My first day on the ground in Niger 

Ciara Hogan | 23 January 2018 | 1 Comment

Concern’s Programme Support Officer Ciara Hogan picks up where she left off last week and takes us through her very first day working on the ground in Niger.

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Topics: health, nutrition, Livelihoods, malnutrition, Niger, development, food, career

Is HIV off topic on the global health agenda?

Breda Gahan | 01 December 2017 | 0 Comments

This World AIDS Day, Breda Gahan - Concern’s Global Health & HIV and AIDS Programme Adviser and Tsion Fikre – Concern’s Health and HIV Research Intern discuss the position of HIV on the global health agenda and how Concern Worldwide is incorporating HIV and AIDS responses into its programmes.

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Topics: HIV, AIDS, health, World AIDS Day

Access to clean water is a big deal, especially for women like Filema

Cian Purcell-Milton | 08 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The ECHO funded water scheme in Ethiopia saves Filema a two-hour round trip each time she needs water for her household and is a positive contribution to her family’s health and quality of life.

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Topics: women, water, ethiopia, ECHO, gender, health

AIDS complacency can kill

Breda Gahan | 01 December 2016 | 0 Comments

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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Topics: health, World AIDS Day, sexual health

We can’t wait: World Toilet Day 2016

Franck Flachenberg | 16 November 2016 | 13 Comments

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.

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Topics: sanitation, south sudan, health, World Toilet Day

The daily battle with hunger in Niger

Maedhbh McDonald | 28 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: health, nutrition, malnutrition, Niger

An ambulance service with a difference

Maedhbh McDonald | 09 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: health, Niger, camel ambulence, donkey ambulence

Communities powering progress in Liberia

Kieran McConville | 29 January 2016 | 0 Comments

Kieran McConville discovers how strong commitment from village communities in Liberia is powering projects to improve their health, well-being and prosperity.  

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Topics: liberia, health, Livelihoods

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