Article Type: Feature

  • Mobile medical units fill gaps in health care in Ukraine

    There have been more than 1,100 attacks on the Ukrainian health care system since the Russian invasion began in 2022. Areas that were occupied in the early months of the war lost consistent access to health care services. To connect people living in previously occupied rural regions with much-needed health care, FHI 360 has mobilized…

  • Community learning hubs spark change in northern Nigeria

    It’s a Sunday afternoon in Kano, Nigeria, and Malam Aliyu Musa is walking to the mosque. He carries writing materials and posters filled with letters, syllables and words. Along the way, he is joined by children of all ages — some as young as 3 years old — excitedly running up to him with their…

  • Finding a job when unemployment is over 30%

    South Africa has one of the world’s highest unemployment rates, at 33%. That rate nearly doubles for South Africans ages 15 to 24 — and gender inequality exacerbates the issue for women. That’s where FHI 360’s Capacity Development and Support project — funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. President’s Emergency…

  • A Ugandan mother’s fight against malnutrition

    When baby Troy was 8 months old, he was so malnourished that he was on the brink of death. He weighed under 7 pounds. He was not sleeping, day or night, and his mother, Aisha, had no idea what was wrong. “We did not know why he was crying, and we did not know it…

  • The power of peers: Reaching key populations in Mozambique

    Female sex workers have a higher likelihood of exposure to HIV than the general population. At the same time, they face elevated levels of stigma and discrimination and are sometimes subjected to criminal laws and policies. In Mozambique, where HIV prevalence is among the highest in the world, a project led by FHI 360 and…

  • Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in conflict-affected areas of Ukraine

    Times of war can compound the factors that lead to gender-based violence (GBV) — while also silencing people who need help the most. “Ukrainian women have found themselves in a very hard situation,” says Alla Demycheva, gender-based violence officer at FHI 360. In the first five months of 2023, reported cases of domestic violence increased…

  • Male engagement groups help create a new cycle of positive domestic practices

    The maternal mortality rate in Mozambique in 2020 was 83% higher than the global maternal mortality rate. To help change that, FHI 360 is leading a consortium to implement the Alcançar: Achieving Quality Health Services for Women and Children project, which is funded by USAID. In the photo story below, Mozambicans Paulino Assane and his…

  • Celebrating literacy for first and second graders in Nigeria

    It’s a hot, dry morning in Jigawa state in northern Nigeria. Teachers and learners are preparing for end-of-year examinations. But before students sit down to take their exams, they will participate in a community learning festival, celebrating the accomplishments they’ve made in grades one and two. Community learning festivals are one way to address Nigeria’s…

  • Female peacebuilders protect civil rights and human dignity

    Growing up in Cambodia in the 1990s, Visal always wondered why her family’s holiday celebrations included so few relatives. It wasn’t until right before her father, a former soldier, died that she pressed him to tell her what had happened to his nine brothers. Each of them had been killed fighting on different sides during…