Mary Mwanyika-Sando

Mary Mwanyika-Sando, MD,  spearheaded improvements in maternal and child health programs in Dar es Salaam, rolling out anti-retroviral treatment in dozens of clinics as part of a campaign that became a model for many other sub-Saharan African countries. One key to a healthy future for Africa, Mwanyika-Sando says, is involving the women patients themselves in …

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Jane Otai

When Jane Otai walks through the Nairobi slums, she is no stranger. No stranger to the women living in corrugated-metal shacks or worse, no stranger to the poverty, overcrowded conditions and health problems devastating families. Most of all, she is no stranger to the huge boost that family planning services can provide for the urban …

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Health Chat

Health Chat is a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa. The show puts listeners directly in touch with guest medical professionals. It includes a weekly feature spot, health news and comments from listeners on health issues. The program is hosted by veteran health reporter Linord Moudou. Read Full Article >

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Finishing the Unfinished Revolution

WHY EXPERTS SAY CULTURAL BIASES ARE THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH. Gains in women’s health in the past few decades have been extraordinary: maternal and child mortality rates have plummeted; access to family planning has increased; and clinical research includes women–and their special health concerns–in larger and larger numbers. But there’s …

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