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All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

10 More Safari Surprises: Ngorongoro Edition

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Each day, safari jeeps make the climb up along the rim and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater to observe this unique collection of Mother Nature's wonders. This is what we found on just one day's safari from The Manor at Ngorongoro.

Childhood Stunting Stags Public Health Progress in Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Chika Oduah

Chronic malnutrition, a prime factor for stunted growth, has been a problem in Tanzania for at least the past four decades, roughly coinciding with the sharp decline of the country's GDP.

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
minube

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Farming While Pregnant in Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Chika Oduah

With more than 75 percent of the population living in rural areas, farming comprises up to 75 percent of Tanzania's workforce and farming while heavily pregnant has lead to considerable cause for alarm in the realm of maternal health.

To Be A Man, He Must Take A Stand Against Violence

Pamela Barnes | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

As we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is important to shine a light on the tremendous progress we are making toward ending violence for good.

10 Safari Surprises: Animal Behaviors You Never Expect You'll See

Kevin Richberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

An African safari needs no hype nor hyperbole; it's easily one of the most incredible experiences of a traveler's life.

To the Roof of Africa: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Considering that this is the world's tallest freestanding mountain, at 5,985 meters, Kili can be fairly daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

African Nation Suspends Anti-Poaching Campaign

Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

The government of one African country has reportedly suspended its campaign to crack down on elephant poaching. According to the Agence France Pre...

Love in a Time of Fear: Albino Women's Stories From Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Chika Oduah

"It will be unto you if you give birth to a child like you," she says he told her. The "like you" was a reference to Grace's skin. She has albinism, a genetically inherited condition characterized by a deficit in melanin production that leaves albinos with pale skin, usually light, sometimes reddish eyes and blond hair.

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

The Great Elephant Census Has Begun!

Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

The great wildlife census has begun. The Tanzanian and Keyan governments are in the middle of a week-long effort to document large mammals in their...

The Karimu Kids: Building Bridges of Wood and Culture

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Meet an American professor and students from California State University Long Beach, who've learned far more from Bacho villagers in Tanzania than they ever hoped to impart.

Should Poachers Be 'Shot On The Spot'?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Elephant poaching has become such a widespread problem in Tanzania that one official suggested an extreme approach to reduce the number of incidents: ...

The Karimu Kids: School Is Not Enough -- We Want Healthcare and Jobs for Our Families

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The curriculum taught at Ayalagaya are the same as for all public secondary schools throughout Tanzania. The school motto is "Education for Creativity." Meet the teachers of Ayalagaya Secondary and two students: Florentina and Jackson.

Natural Beauty in East Africa

Michael Hodson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel
Michael Hodson

East Africa is a land of amazement, and the combination of stunning scenery and several of the most majestic and fascinating animals on earth makes this area a mecca for nature lovers.

The Karimu Kids: New School Launches a Whole Village Revitalization

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

So, there sat Ufani School, atop a grassy knoll with its bright blue walls shining and glass windows glinting in the East African sun. The teachers could work in a solid building, and the students could prepare to pass their secondary school entrance exams at extraordinarily high rates for rural Tanzania. Yet, that wasn't enough.

Tanzania: Get Kids Out of Gold Mines and Into Schools

Human Rights Watch | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

Children as young as eight years old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives.

USAID Invests in Open-Source Mobile Tech for Water Sanitation Monitoring

Amanda Sperber | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Amanda Sperber

USAID just announced its investment in mWater, a non-profit tech startup, whose phone app can instantly test and analyze water quality from local sources and share this information on their global, open-source water monitoring database.

Reading Hemingway on Kilimanjaro

Harry Cockburn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Harry Cockburn

For three nights in a row, after dinner and our nightly blood-oxygen level tests, I read aloud for about 15-20 minutes, while we huddled in the dining tent, wearing warm hats and drinking hot chocolate.

Thank You Secretary General Ban Ki-moon For Keeping Gender Equality On Top Of The Agenda

Cherie Blair | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Cherie Blair

Eliminating discrimination against women is a strategy that will move global development progress forward. We will fail to achieve lasting positive change if women are excluded.

Hope from a Tanzanian Secondary School

Sam Reiss | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Sam Reiss

A great teacher can be transcendent. But if forced to transcend a shattered and wholly dysfunctional system, a catastrophic dearth of funds and resources, and a culture that often fails to see the value of education, connecting with students can be, well, a little difficult.

2 Teens Hurt In Zanzibar Acid Attack Return Home

Posted 08.12.2013 | World

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, British charity workers who were victims of an acid attack in Tanzania on Wednesday, have returned to the United Kingdom a...

Is Obama's "Power Africa" Simply Enabling More Climate Change?

D.A. Barber | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
D.A. Barber

Like lipstick, you can't just slap "clean" or "renewable" on the face of policy statements that include coal, natural gas, and diesel and hope nobody notices the ugly underneath.

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.