Nhlanhla Nciza: Music & Fashion Sensation Comes out on Top

  It’s pretty hard to have it all, but beloved African icon Nhlanhla Nciza manages to balance family life with successful careers in two different fields. She finds inspiration in the people of Africa in her work as a musician, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. She is one-half of Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo, along with Theo Kgosinkwe.…

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…