Health for All
How one clinic in Texas explains the threat to contraception
n a small one-story clinic with peeling white paint, Community Health Services provides health care, including family planning, to low-income, mostly Latina, women in this city a 45-minute drive south of booming Austin.
How do we win the fight against NTDs? Sustain. Collaborate.
In recognition of World NTD Day, we spoke to Joy Shu'aibu of Sighstavers about the road to elimination for Trachoma and other NTDs devastating communities worldwide.
Put some Audacity into your giving season!
Give boldly by supporting the work of Audacious grantees making a big impact.
How do we heal and strengthen Latin America’s communities? The secret is in our people.
Latin America has only 8% of the world’s population but over a third of its homicides and addressing the effects of trauma on these violence-affected communities has never been more urgent. Audacious Project Lead Celina de Sola of Glasswing International calls for a community-led approach to healing.
Healing From Trauma
Glasswing International teaches Latin American communities to understand and recover from the impacts of trauma induced by chronic and acute violence.
Trachoma elimination moves closer, one year in
In the year since Caroline Harper gave a TED Talk about plans to eliminate trachoma, Sightsavers' has continued to fight preventable diseases, providing more than 113 million treatments in 2018 alone.
Now in sight: Success against an infection that blinds
Fifteen years ago, Shiva Lal Rana walked 20 miles to Geta Eye Hospital to ask doctors to pluck out all his eyelashes. Instead, doctors performed what was then a new operation: They gave him surgery to clear up the infection.
Charity has end of blinding disease in its sights
The international charity, Sightsavers, has just launched an ambitious appeal to raise money to fund the final push to eliminate the blinding eye disease, trachoma.
The story behind Sightsavers
Sir John Wilson founded The British Empire Society for the Blind — known today as Sightsavers — in 1950 after mortgaging his home. It's grown to be one of the most-respected nonprofit organizations.
Why we should all consider taking a midlife gap year
When Caroline Harper found herself jobless in her mid-40s, she decided to step off the corporate ladder and travel to all the places she’d always wanted to go, from Antarctica to Egypt. Here’s how it changed her life — and her career.
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