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Why Transparency Matters Part 4: Does it really make a difference?

“Why Transparency Matters” Series Part 4: Does it really make a difference?

Moderator: Julie Montgomery, Director of Innovation and Learning, InterAction

Why Transparency Matters Part 3: How does one be transparent?

Why Transparency Matters Series Part 3: How does one be transparent? 

Moderator: Julie Montgomery, Director of Innovation and Learning, InterAction

Top 7 Ebola myths we are fighting in West Africa

1. If you go into a clinic, you’ll be given an injection to speed your death.
2. Routine blood tests and school vaccinations are a campaign to infect children with Ebola.
3. Ebola can be cured by home remedies, like a mixture of hot chocolate, coffee, milk, raw onions, and sugar.
4. Governments have fabricated the Ebola scare to deflect attention from scandals or depopulate rebellious provinces.
5. Health personnel and NGO staff are the ones spreading the disease.

Why Transparency Matters Part 2: What does it mean to be transparent?

Why Transparency Matters Series Part 2: What does it mean to be transparent?

Moderator: Julie Montgomery, Director of Innovation and Learning, InterAction

Ebola – A Fragile Healthcare System’s Ripple Effects

Four years ago I traveled over a deeply washed away and rutted dirt track to visit villages in the northern Liberian jungle, in what is now the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. I focused on a network of small health clinics, which were dealing with the scourges of war and the impact of gender-based violence. Once the emergency of war eased, foreign assistance for these clinics was cut – and now what remains of these clinics are at the heart of an Ebola outbreak. 

Migrant Workers 'Shouldn't Have to Be Tortured to Have Work'

Three times each month, dozens of women gather in dusty courtyards in rural towns in Manikganj, Dinazpur or other districts across Bangladesh to learn all they can about the only means by which they can support their families: migrating to another country for work.

Why Transparency Matters

Part 1: Why does transparency matter?

Moderator: Julie Montgomery, Director of Innovation and Learning, InterAction

Taking a stand to save lives in Malawi

“Act or accept” is a powerful adage. This is the story of a group of people who refused to accept and chose to act, and how their actions have changed a community.

Dr. Wanangwa Chisenga is one of the two doctors at Nkhotakota District Hospital in Malawi, housing up to 400 patients. The number of deaths, particularly in maternal and neo-natal cases, had become “very worrying. In one month alone last year, we had seven deaths – mostly pregnant women.”

A Call for Change

In October 2013, at a high-level event tucked away in a London-based location, heads of state, ministers, and senior leaders from around the world met to collectively commit to ending violence against women and girls in emergencies.  Through a Call to Action, mobilizing various actors to make individual commitments to address this violence, the world’s leaders, international organizations like UNFPA and OCHA, and international NGOs decided to break the stalemate and start mobilizing new ways to address the problem. 

Transformations in Haiti

Michaele was 18 and pregnant with her first child when the earthquake hit. Within minutes, she was buried alive beneath concrete rubble unsure if she and her unborn child would live or die. 

That was four and a half years ago. Michaele was among the fortunate ones to survive the devastating 7.0-earthquake that shattered Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Her home destroyed, she traveled north to a small, rural town called Saut d’Eau and tried her best to eke out a modest existence. 


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