Here's a holiday you might not celebrate every year with your family: World Toilet Day. Well it's today! 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. The Sustainable Development Goals want to ensure everyone has access to a safely-managed household toilet by 2030. We've been trying to do our part to bring toilets to the masses.⠀ ⠀ In honor of World Toilet Day, we bring you the story of Charles Mwiinga (Link also in profile), a Community Champion in Zambia that they call The Professor for his ability to educate everyone around him on the importance of constructing and using latrines. Follow the link to read more, and happy Toilet Day to all!⠀ ⠀ http://bit.ly/the-professor
Are you a 20-something that is excited about being in the next generation of leaders in global health equity? If so, then Global Health Corps may be your next big step. Here's something to keep in mind for tomorrow: Thursday, Nov 16 at 9am Eastern - Hear current and former Akros GHC fellows share their experiences and tell you what to expect! (link in bio) Each year, GHC takes on a diverse group of young leaders with a vested interest in health equity to complete a 13-month fellowship with partner organizations in five countries: Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and the U.S. Akros has had GHC fellows since the program's inception, and the results have been fantastic! Join us tomorrow for the webinar.
Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe. These are the words chosen to represent girls in the DREAMS program from @pepfar , which supports a range of services across different partners. We're excited to be working on this program, helping establish a smart database in Zambia that is already in use at 21 DREAMS centers in Lusaka alone, giving community connectors a way to keep track of some 80,000 girls in the program, ensuring they have access to the information and services that will keep them healthy and on track for opportunity.⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/2ztZnJ3⠀ ⠀ #endAIDS #BIGDREAMS
This week marks the start of IRS season in Zambia (Indoor Residual Spraying) and the fight against malaria continues. Here is one of our field supervisors, Celestine, explaining the benefits of Akros' mSpray program to Chief Mkanya of Mwansa District. If you know IRS and you don't yet know mSpray, check out Akros.com/mSpray. We're talking significant rises in spray operation efficiency with equally-significant reductions in cost. Happy spray season!
Imagine the difference between having had to drive paper forms 80 km down questionable dirt roads and now being able to send the information in the flick of a second as one teacher put it. We're training up 74 teachers on school data submission this week in Mazabuka - a new district for the Education Management Information System (EMIS). #BetterDataBetterSchools
Excited to be out and about today following up on our Education Management Information System. Schools from some of the most rural communities can now use tablets to submit monthly reports on literacy, numeracy, school sanitation and feeding programs, and a host of other useful data. Better yet: They get feedback on these same tablets that show them where their school is improving and where it still needs work. #BetterDataBetterSchools