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Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone image 1
2/17/15

Don’t Touch: Life in Ebola Stricken Sierra Leone

Don’t touch.” I hear this slogan over and over again here in Sierra Leone.  I am on a visit with my colleagues from CARE Sierra Leone and our regional office for Western Africa to meet Read More

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters image 1
11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’ image 1
11/3/14

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’

After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination Read More

Cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone image 1
8/23/12

Cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

CARE began work in Sierra Leone in 1961, initially focusing on school food programs to improve children”s nutrition. More recently, CARE Serra Leone”s priorities have become Read More
7/26/12

Helene Gayle, Laura Bush and Aung San Suu Kyi speak at AIDS Conference today

Today at 1pm at the XIX International AIDS Conference in D.C, CARE CEO & President Helene Gayle is co-chairing a session titled "Leadership in the AIDS Response for Women".

This high- Read More

5/7/09

Something Exciting This Year

Real quick – I forgot to tell you something exciting about Day 1 of the CARE Conference. My first year, 2007, I noticed that there weren”t many Black women here and I really, really was concerned Read More

5/5/09

Afternoon 1 Coming to a Close

Real quick – I forgot to tell you something exciting about Day 1 of the CARE Conference. My first year, 2007, I noticed that there weren”t many Black women here and I really, really was concerned Read More

10/15/08

Death from Delivery - It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Healthy women and babies are dying from something natural and manageable – giving birth. In the poorest parts of the world, a woman's lifetime risk of death from complications during pregnancy and Read More