Watchdogs say the project, ironically called the Banking on Women initiative, is merely a savvy way for Coca-Cola to increase its own reach in the country while diverting so-called development funding from the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank, to subsidize Coca-Cola's profit-seeking activity.
But ensuring a safe delivery is not only a question about seeking care; it is also a question of delivering the right quality of care. All over sub-Saharan Africa, health workers with low levels of education are often appointed alone to health posts in hard-to-reach areas. The consequences for the women giving birth and for their newborns are often fatal.
This is a guest post by James Nardella, executive director of Lwala Community Alliance, a partner of Segal Family Fou...
It would be easy to dismiss The Good Lie as manipulative, a movie aimed at the tear ducts (and we all know you can't trust a movie about emotions).
The wealth contained within this land does not belong to those that live and work it, but to those with the might to control it.
Rob Hall was the ultimate guide. He sacrificed his life helping his client realize a life-long dream, to stand atop the highest mountain in the wor...
As the United States ramps up its 'no boots on the ground' war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the stream of threats emanating from the region appear to grow ever wider and deeper.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.
What happens when a group of accessibility specialists get together? Well, even if you never wondered, let me tell you about a conference I attended recently with a group of like-minded professionals.
TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain takes time out to talk to us about his unforgettable experience of filming in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
In accepting the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award from AAI, H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, called on AAI to launch a continental-wide effort encouraging African countries to pool together their resources and establish a fund to support the organization's work.
Most operators have to deal with a constant stream of questions from clients regarding Ebola risks. They report clients often view Africa as a single country when it comes to risk assessment.
Women must be heard. Their voices and ideas can greatly contribute to finding climate solutions that work locally and culturally.
This is a guest post by Andy Bryant, executive director of the Segal Family Foundation Fall in New York City is filled with glitzy events that occup...
Although I had seen townships in other parts of the world, there was something about the scale of this place that left me dumbfounded. I later learnt that these tiny boxes made of corrugated-iron, plastic sheeting and scraps of wood, which precariously sat on top of one another, were home to over 2 million people.