AitaHealth App Bridges the Gap Between Remote Communities and Health Supports

  The Community Health Worker (CHW) in South Africa is considered a valuable part of the nation’s healthcare system. They have been employed as a connection to health facilities, the government, non-government organizations (NGOs) and also the homes of citizens, particularly in rural locations. Many citizens of South Africa do not have access to medical care. In…

Our Plastic Oceans

An Ocean of Plastic Surrounds Various Continents  Our hydrosphere, already besieged with major issues such as climate change and overfishing, is home to tons of garbage and plastic that could further endanger various ecosystems around the world. According to an alarming study published in April by Science Advances magazine, Spanish researchers discovered a massive accumulation of…

Overcoming Obstacles to Treatment for the Hearing Impaired in Kenya

  There are approximately 30 million adults and 6.8 million children who are hearing impaired in Sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a critical lack of well-trained hearing professionals and health workers available to deliver hearing diagnoses and treatments. Sadly, most hearing loss is preventable. In Kenya, over 600.000…

Worm Wars: Is Deworming Project Helping African Children?

  Over the past few decades, the World Health Organization has conducted large-scale prophylactic deworming of  school children in developing nations in an attempt to eliminate the devastating health effects of intestinal parasites. Because it’s not considered cost effective to test for worms before treating, organizations have simply treated all school-age children in high infection…

Last Mile Health

  Last Mile Health is a charitable organization that saves lives in the most remote villages in Liberia. This organization recruits, trains, equips, supervises, and pays  community health workers to deliver quality health care directly to the doorsteps of people living in these remote regions. According to Last Mile Health’s mission, all community health workers…

United Nations Addresses Issue of Drug-Resistant Diseases

  The United Nations has entered the discussion on the issue of drug-resistant diseases, which are believed responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in fact referred to antimicrobial resistance as a “fundamental threat” to global health at a recent UN General Assembly meeting. Officials at the recent meeting…