Stefanie Weiland is the Executive Director of LifeNet International, a franchise health center network with over 85 centers throughout East Africa. LifeNet International provides training and access to medicines and equipment to improve primary and maternal care for low-income people.
“Our whole mission is to improve the quality of care and the sustainability of these existing healthcare facilities,” Stefanie explains in this video. “These are life-and-death things. It means the difference of a child getting a lethal or a non-lethal dose of medicine.”
Bill Gates is getting help from some fellow billionaire philanthropists as he and other health leaders work to overcome setbacks that have delayed the eradication of polio despite a recent sharp decline in the number of cases.
New research shows investing in elephant conservation is smart economic policy for many African countries
November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The current elephant poaching crisis costs African countries around USD $25 million annually in lost tourism revenue, according to a new studypublished in the journal Nature Communications.
On September 21, 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies joined with the United States Department of Commerce to host the 2nd U.S.-Africa Business Forum. The event brought together heads of state and business leaders to discuss the opportunity to grow the commercial ties between Africa and the United States.
by Donna Katzin, Executive Director, Shared Interest, a social investment fund that mobilizes the financial and human resources of South Africa’s lowest income communities of color. Since 1994, Shared Interest has helped to create more than 180,000 new small and micro-enterprises, 1.9 million jobs, and 120,000 affordable homes – benefiting 2.3 million economically marginalized South Africans – the majority of them women.
Giving Around the Globe’s latest edition is out! As in past years, the report offers insights on a myriad of issues affecting companies and their corporate societal engagement programs around the globe, including the private sector’s involvement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Read more about top issues from each region including: