Tag Archives: Empowerment

Are women empowered by volunteer community health work? The story of Eleni

By: Svea Closser (Johns Hopkins University), Kenneth Maes (Oregon State University), and Sarah Fossett (Middlebury College) Women’s Development Army This Wednesday, as usual in this small town in rural Amhara, Eleni was running a weekly meeting with 30 women. The … Continue reading

Beyond Birth Weight: How Dr Hannah Blencowe is Making Every Baby Count

  Dr Hannah Blencowe joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) fresh out of working in Malawi as a pediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre where she helped to run the neonatal unit. Having trained in UK … Continue reading

Violence against women and girls – a human rights and public health problem

The 25th of November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of an annual campaign: The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The international movement, which had its origins at the Women’s … Continue reading

100&Change: countdown to final pitch to win $100 million grant

By Ninha Silva (MSc in Public Health Candidate) The countdown to 100&Change final has started.  In exactly seven days, 11th of December 2017, the four finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s competition will be presenting their final pitch to the judging … Continue reading

Climate change: Looking beyond the environmental impact

By Victoria Ponce, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Public Health candidate) We have all heard of climate change and its effects on the environment. But what do you really know about the health effects of climate change? How does climate … Continue reading