Partners In Health

Partners In Health

January 21, 2014
Ophelia Dahl: Progress in Rural Rwanda
Ophelia Dahl, co-founder and executive director of Partners In Health, reflects on progress PIH has made bringing high-quality health care to rural Rwanda in collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Health. To learn more about our work in Rwanda, click here.

Jan 21, 2014
Finding Work and a Second Chance at University Hospital
Barnaby Riche got a second chance, with the help of Partners In Health. Read More ▸

Partners In Health ‏@PIH Jan 22
Paul Farmer joins @BillGates, @MelindaGates, and others to discuss misconceptions about the US and the world: 
8:51 AM – 22 Jan 2014

SOS-Kinderdorf International

SOS-Kinderdorf International

South Sudan: Providing safe haven
22.01.2014 – The month-long conflict has displaced half a million people across South Sudan. SOS Children’s Villages is there in the turbulent town of Malakal, doing everything possible to assist affected families and children who are in desperate need of food, water, shelter…and a place to call home. More…

Making Damascus child-friendly
20.01.2014 – Fear and trauma is preventing many children in Syria from attending school. As the conflict enters its fourth year, what can be done now to ensure that they will not become a lost generation? It is a race against time – led by SOS Children’s Villages More…

Children’s Villages ‏@sos4children Jan 21
Update from CAR: Despite continued violence, SOS Villages remain safe … #CentralAfricanRepublic
12:35 PM – 21 Jan 2014

St. Christopher’s Hospice

St. Christopher’s Hospice

St Christopher’s announces New Joint Chief Executives
St Christopher’s is delighted to announce the appointment of Heather Richardson and Shaun O’Leary as new Joint Chief Executives
Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Heather has a background in nursing and has held a variety of senior positions, including most recently Strategy Adviser and Clinical Director at St Joseph’s Hospice and National Clinical Lead for Help the Hospices.  In the latter role she provided executive leadership for the Commission on the Future of Hospice Care in which she observed and reported on innovation and developments in hospices across the UK, gaining significant strategic understanding and capacity.  She has a PhD and a rich history in education, training and research.  In the past she has served as Project Director responsible for setting up Richard House Children’s Hospice and prior to that worked as a general manager and clinical nurse specialist in the NHS.

Shaun has been Chief Executive of St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley, for the last eight years, responsible for major growth and change management, increasing income, diversifying services and expanding the area of operation, all the while enhancing the profile and reputation of the hospice.  Prior to this he worked as Director of Operations for the Prostate Cancer Charity and earlier for HIV organisations including Terrence Higgins Trust and The Landmark.  Shaun was a Trustee of Help the Hospices for four years working closely with Heather both during and since that time.

Heather and Shaun have been appointed as Joint Chief Executives as a job share, each working three days a week.  They have a clear model of how they will work together.  Each will have some discrete areas of responsibility however both will be able to respond across the full range of St Christopher’s activities.  They will commence their roles in the summer, but will attend some significant meetings before then.  Dame Barbara Monroe will to continue as CEO until Heather and Shaun start.

The recruitment process was provided by Saxton Bampfylde alongside a committee made up of St Christopher’s trustees, led by Richard Saunders.

Read the full press release



January 20, 2014
New study examines whether legislation is an effective tool to end the practice of female genital cutting
A newly published article Legislating Change? Responses to Criminalizing Female Genital Cutting in Senegal by Bettina Shell-Duncan, Katherine Wander, Ylva Hernlund and Amadou …

Skoll World Forum ‏@SkollWorldForum Jan 24
VIDEO: #wef14 voices of entrepreneurship: Molly Melching of @tostan talks social transformation and human rights. 
Retweeted by Tostan
2:17 PM – 24 Jan 2014

Tostan ‏@Tostan Jan 23
This weekend, 74 communities in #Guinea will publicly abandon female genital cutting & #childmarriage. Stay tuned!
6:27 AM – 23 Jan 2014 ·

Tostan ‏@Tostan Jan 22
Find out how regular @Tostan #radio shows help maximize diffusion of the themes discussed in our program! 
7:27 AM – 22 Jan 2014

United Nations – Meetings Coverage and Press Releases [selected] [to 25 Janaury 2014]

United Nations – Meetings Coverage and Press Releases [selected] [to 25 Janaury 2014]

Secretary-General, at World Economic Forum in Davos, Says Addressing Climate Change, Sustainable Development ‘Mutually Supporting’ (24 January 2014)

Secretary-General Invites Participants at World Economic Forum’s World Food Programme Dinner to Join Him in Signing Zero Hunger Declaration (23 January 2014)

Secretary-General, at Global Compact Event in Switzerland, Urges Businesses to Align Sustainability Principles with Corporate Policy (23 January 2014)

Secretary-General, Awarding Girls ‘Gold Rating’ at World Economic Forum, Says Investing in Them Guarantees Results that Multiply across Society (23 January 2014)

UNICEF [to 25 January 2014]

UNICEF [to 25 January 2014]

AVOS: MDG Advocates Join UN SG Ban Ki-moon and Global Leaders on urgent need to empower adolescent girls

European Commission’s Humanitarian Office supports fight against child malnutrition in Sudan with grant of €2 million for UNICEF
KHARTOUM, Sudan/ BRUSSELS, 22 January 2014 UNICEF Sudan will receive €2 million from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Office to help in the fight against child malnutrition in Sudan.

Measles outbreak threatens children’s lives in Guinea
CONAKRY, 21 January 2014 UNICEF and its partners have begun to organize a campaign to vaccinate over 1.6 million children to stop a measles outbreak in Guinea amid growing number of cases among children especially in the capital Conakry.

UNICEF airlifts urgent supplies to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan, 21 January 2014 The first of two UNICEF charter planes, each carrying 35 tons of urgently needed supplies for children and women in South Sudan, landed this morning at Juba International Airport.

UNICEF airlift in response to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Media Advisory: UNICEF airlift in response to humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Central African Republic’s children urgently need healing, hope and funding, says UNICEF chief
BANGUI, Central African Republic/DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA/BRUSSELS, 20 January 2014 Over the past 72 hours, senseless violence has resulted in many deaths and created tension throughout the Central African Republic in the lead-up to today’s vote to select an interim president of the country.

Measles outbreak threatens children’s lives in Guinea
CONAKRY, 21 January 2014 – UNICEF and its partners have begun to organize a campaign to vaccinate over 1.6 million children to stop a measles outbreak in Guinea amid growing number of cases among children especially in the capital Conakry.

Since November last year, 37 cases have been confirmed in the capital–all children under 10 years old. Over the past few weeks, the number of cases of measles has been increasing sharply and led to the death of one child.

This recent spike has prompted the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Guinea to officially declare an outbreak in the Conakry municipalities of Matam, Matoto, and Ratoma. The disease has also been reported in other parts of the country –namely the prefectures of Boké, Coyah, Dubreka, Kissidougou, and Mandiana.

“We are very concerned about this outbreak. Measles is highly contagious and extremely dangerous—especially for young, malnourished children. As we’ve already seen, it can be fatal. In a densely populated city like Conakry, disease spreads quickly,” said UNICEF Representative in Guinea Dr. Mohamed Ayoya.

The Government of Guinea, UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are joining forces to set up coordinated mechanisms to contain the outbreak. For the initial response, UNICEF will provide vaccines, refrigerators, needles, and other medical supplies and logistical support to the Government for the vaccination of children in the Kaloum and Dixinn neighbourhoods of Conakry as well as in the affected areas outside the capital. MSF and WHO will support vaccination efforts in the outbreak-declared areas of Conakry –namely Matam, Matoto, and Ratoma.

The vaccination phase of the national campaign will begin in the coming weeks as soon as vaccines, supplies and funding to ensure a continuous rollout are available…