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An update on our response to COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for the continuation and progress of The Hunger Project’s work throughout Africa, India and Bangladesh. Our innovative and integrated model of community-led development means that communities are empowered with the skills and knowledge needed to adapt and shift to challenging contexts and events with continued support and capacity…

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Training midwife assistants with the Ghana Health Service

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The Hunger Project-Ghana is partnering with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to train Community Health Nurses (CHN) as midwife assistants to address the shortage of midwives at Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in three regions across the country. Supporting rural women and young children is crucial to The Hunger Project’s work, and ensuring…

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Eliminating disease in Boffel

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When we recently visited the health clinic in Boffel (a remote village in Senegal), the committee there told us that the most common complaint people came to see them with was the flu. Before The Hunger Project led community discussions about the importance of using mosquito nets, the most common complaint had been malaria and…

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Meet Alawatu

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Alawatu is a midwife in her local health clinic in the Coki village of Boffel. Before The Hunger Project health clinic was established in Boffel, Alawatu had to deliver babies in people’s homes with no medical facilities or specialty care available to help her. Many women and babies died as a result. The health clinic…

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‘HIV Animators’ reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa

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According to UNAIDS, more than 36 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that half of those people are unaware of their HIV status. In order to stop the spread of the disease, reduce the incidence of related deaths and remove stigma, it is essential that effective educational programs are…

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Health Care and Vaccination – preventing deadly disease

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Health clinics within our Epicentre communities are providing essential vaccinations to protect children against life-threatening diseases that are entirely preventable. Without vaccination, tens of thousands of children die every year from diseases like malaria, pneumonia, diphtheria, meningitis, whooping cough and more. In Benin alone, approximately 30,000 children die every year from diseases that could have…

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How Beti’s leadership is saving lives

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Beti Saket is an Elected Woman Representative in one of the most marginalised communities in India. When she was first elected to council, she found it difficult to make an impact. Every time she put forward a development proposal, a powerful lobby group pressured her to pay them a commission and regularly threatened to complain.…

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Clean water and sanitation saves lives

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Unclean water supplies and poor sanitation are still amongst the biggest threats to many peoples’ health in developing regions.  With up to 950 million people worldwide still practicing open defecation and up to 2.5 billion people living without adequate sanitation, vast improvements are yet to be made. In India, 80% of disease in rural areas…

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Fathimath and Justin save lives at their health clinic

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At Lahotan Epicentre in central Benin, The Hunger Project-Benin is working with the local community to staff and expand a small health clinic and to promote its services among community members.   Fathimath Omighessan, 28, is an epicentre midwife who has worked at the clinic for a year, alongside two assistants and a guard. At…

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