Tea break (9-16 November)

Categories: In The Media.

In many African countries, drinking tea affords the opportunity to take a break in the day, to relax and to connect with what is going on in the world. Here are this week’s headlines that caught our attention to pair with your morning or afternoon break in the day.

Country Highlights
Congo-Brazzaville: All Africa: In Brief – Towards earlier cancer diagnosis in Congo
14 November
NGO in the Republic of Congo launches campaign to reduce late diagnosis of cancer, which affects more than 7,000 people in the central African state.

Swaziland: IRIN: HIV stigma still a barrier
12 November
According to findings from a stigma index compiled by Swazis living with HIV, persistent stigma against HIV-positive people is counteracting national efforts to encourage testing and preventing more people from accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs).

Kenya: All Africa: New health scheme targets nine million
23 October
Kenyan government plans to launch new health plan named Indigent Fund to help nine million Kenyans living below the poverty line.

Madagascar: RTI: You heard us and came: a personal look at how RTI is improving health care in Madagascar — part 2
Volkan Cakir, Santénet, chief of party for RTI, hikes through the mountains of Madagascar to better understand what a typical Malagasy experiences in order to receive health care.


HelpAge International: Promising signs from UNAIDS to include HIV care and support
14 November
HIV care and support are just as crucial as prevention and treatment in a comprehensive response to HIV, yet have long been neglected in policy.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Are You an Armchair Advocate?
1 November
Campaigning and awareness raising is no longer just the business of organizations and governments, thanks to the rise of social media.

Research and Policy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: What Expert Sushi-Making Can Teach Us About Global Health
7 November
Building upon Practical Knowledge in Global Health can result in “marvelous results”.

The Rebecca Gordon Group: Nonprofits’ Impact on the Economy (Infographic)
15 October
After a two-year decline, charitable giving is on the rise. This infographic creatively displays the relationship between economies and non-profits.


Livestrong: Video contest: How technology can take out cancer
12 November
Calling all filmmakers! The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has just launched their latest video challenge asking participants to submit a brief video that shows how technology has helped achieve a goal related to cancer care.

Poverty reduction

ONE: LIVE WEBCAST: Bono to discuss what it takes to end poverty with the World Bank
13 November
Bono discusses solutions for ending world poverty with World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim.

The Guardian: Millennium Development Goals – The Key Datasets You Need to Know
31 October
Looking at the progress made thus far towards the Millennium Development Goals.

Human Interest

CNN: Saving Lives Through Music
14 November
American band, One Republic, partners with Save the Children to develop theme song for “Every Beat Matters” campaign.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Leadership Series: Collaborate and Trust In Yourself
13 November
Melinda Gates explains how collaboration and trusting one’s self are keys to effective leadership, and shares TED Talks by Brene Brown and Sheryl Sandberg, who share their thoughts about leadership.

Global Team of 200: Help Celebrate Health Workers with REAL Awards #therealawards
14 November
Health workers across the globe are making a profound difference in people’s lives. Nominate an outstanding health worker for the REAL Awards, sponsored by Save the Children and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition.

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