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3/3/15

Women Must be at the Center of Ebola Response

Today a major international donor conference is taking place in Brussels to plan the rebuilding of Ebola hit countries. Having just recently returned from Sierra Read More

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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

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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

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10/21/14

Orphaned by Ebola: A Life in Limbo

While assessing the effects of Ebola on the lives of children in Moyamba district, Southern Sierra Leone, I met 17-year-old Josephine Ngagba. Her story broke my heart. But it also strengthened Read More

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7/23/14

Demanding More for Girls

Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More

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12/9/13

Change and Forgiveness

by Christine Munalula


Elizabeth* is a young widow. At the age of 18, she married a man who abused her, but she misses him now. Before his death, her husband changed. By then, he Read More

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9/6/12

CARE Teams in Sierra Leone Intensify Efforts to Combat Cholera Outbreak

Receiving a cholera prevention kit. © 2012 CARE/Tim Freccia.

August 10, 2012 – Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is now struggling to contain a cholera Read More

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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
3/4/09

Make a Powerful Noise on International Women's Day

On March 5, I”ll be attending APNLive, a one-night event being held at hundreds of theaters across the U.S. in celebration of international women”s day. I”ll be at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24 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