May 2012

Mauritania: Bringing Health Services to Rural Communities

Maté Mint Sidi Ali says she never envisioned being a leader in health. But when Counterpart International came to her village in Mauritania’s Guidimakha region recruiting volunteers to serve as Community Health Workers, she jumped at the chance.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Malnutrition in the Crisis

It’s easy to see the fear in parents’ eyes when they talk about their children’s health during the current drought and food crisis in Mauritania.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Lowering the Casualty Toll of Drought

By Alisha Rodriquez, Senior Program Development Officer On a drive across drought-stricken regions of Mauritania, the desert is punctuated by slowly decaying animal carcasses among …

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April 2012

Taking Coffee, Talking HIV in Ethiopia

Sheikh Hammad Hadji Muhammad is treating the spread of HIV and AIDS in his Ethiopian village with coffee. And the treatment is working.

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March 2012

Saving the lives of pregnant women in Yemen

Midwife Samira Qaed recalls a woman who came to her village clinic in Yemen at the end of pregnancy. Like many Yemenis, she had gone into labor never having had a checkup.

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February 2012

Assistance reaches drought-stricken Somalia

Xaliimo Cabdilahi Mohamed considers herself to be a lucky person, even though she is a refugee living in the Hiiraan camp in Garowe, Somalia.

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February 2012

Advocating for maternal health in Yemen

Children, pregnant women and new mothers are among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to healthcare deficiencies in Yemen.

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February 2012

Starting early with those who need it most in Senegal

The word malnutrition commonly conjures up an image of a small child or infant in need of nourishment at perhaps the most critical time of their growth. However, they are just as vulnerable to malnutrition before they are even born.

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February 2012

Filling stomachs, feeding minds in Senegal

The children attending the Agnan Lidoube elementary school in northeast Senegal were considered the more fortunate ones. Although many of the students went to school hungry, at least they had an opportunity to attend school.

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January 2012

U.S. Ambassador Bisa Williams visits Counterpart projects in Niger

A women’s group in the small village of Issoufouri, Niger is bringing local food shortages under control through its efficient management of a cereal bank. The women-owned and operated facility caters to the community’s grain needs while also generating income.

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