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Coming of Age: Alternative Rites of Passage for Maasai Girls

(3) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 8:25 AM

The transition from girl to woman in nomadic groups in East Africa takes place in an age-old, four-day ritual in which the girls are dressed in their finest clothes and adorned with their most beautiful jewelry. They are blessed by their tribal elders with milk and water.

The girls sing...

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We Need to Stand Up for African Mothers

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Can you imagine delivering a baby in the middle of the night with no light except the glow of a mobile phone? Without any water or electricity? Without even a bed or sheets for that matter? Esther Madudu, a 32-year-old Ugandan midwife, can. She encounters challenges like these almost every...

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The Unsung Heroes of African Health Systems

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 4:42 PM

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

One of the barriers to people accessing quality health services in Kenya, and...

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