Article Type: Feature

  • Better health care for mobile populations in East Africa

    Living in one country and working in another is common for many people in the region served by the East African Community, an intergovernmental organization of six partner states – Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. People in this region also cross borders to obtain health services. Health systems near the borders are…

  • What is conflict-sensitive education and why is it necessary?

    Developing, implementing and evaluating education programs in conflict settings must be done thoughtfully, after careful analysis of each context and its unique dynamics. All aspects of these programs, including monitoring and evaluation, should be examined to ensure that they do not inadvertently contribute to inequality or exacerbate existing issues. In this conversation, Joseph Sany and…

  • SCALE+ accelerates stakeholder engagement and action

    Scaling up projects requires smart, effective, long-lasting solutions that have broad stakeholder engagement and buy-in. To help meet this challenge, FHI 360, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), developed a methodology to accelerate engagement and sustain collaborative action. Called the System-wide Collaborative Action for Livelihoods and Environment (SCALE+) methodology, the tool…

  • How do technology and screen time affect early childhood development?

    It’s a common dilemma that parents face: Should we expose young children to potentially “mind-numbing” screen time, whether it is a tablet or phone? Is this harmful to brain growth and the development of cognitive skills? According to FHI 360’s Jacqueline Hess, Director of Disability Studies and Services & Early Care and Education, it is…

  • In partnership with FHI 360, Tanzania holds important national family planning conference

    Tanzania has a re-energized commitment to family planning after nearly 700 stakeholders — including Tanzania’s Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal, and Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Hussein Mwinyi — gathered for the country’s most significant national family planning conference in many years. FHI 360 supported the planning, organization and implementation of this…

  • Spiny Lobster Initiative improves the safety and management of lobster fisheries in Honduras

    The Global FISH Alliance’s (G-FISH) Spiny Lobster Initiative focuses on the plight of lobster divers in Honduras, an issue that was featured on NBC’s “Rock Center” with Brian Williams on Monday, January 2, 2012. As described in this segment, extensive demand for lobsters has led to overfishing along with unsafe and destructive fishing practices in…