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A Sierra Leonean boy wearing a backpack stands in front of a road sign.

Sierra Leone’s Fight Against Lymphatic Filariasis: Progress, Challenges, and Hope

This story was originally published on USAID’s Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | West Program website. It has been

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A Cameroonian woman feeds a baby girl porridge.

Engaging Local Leaders to Fight Malnutrition in Cameroon

As a newborn, Rose Fenged’s nephew and godson, Wouffé, was malnourished and got sick frequently. Rose noticed that many other

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A group of boys and girls smile for the camera in a classroom in Cameroon.

Speaking Technically: Investing in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

We recently spoke with Dr. Angela Weaver, Vice President for Neglected Tropical Diseases. Angela leads Helen Keller Intl’s work to

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Sarah Bouchie

President and CEO Sarah Bouchie Speaks with Woman Around Town

Recently, Sarah Bouchie sat down with Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, to discuss how Sarah’s childhood, education, and

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A female healthcare worker in Sierra Leone helps a child take a drink of water. There is a large bottle of medication on the table in front of her.

Preventive Treatment Helps Build Healthy Futures for Children in Sierra Leone

Nurse Aminata Sama always dreamed of helping her community stay healthy. She thought her work would focus on helping people

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Two Nigerian women work on a small garden together as part of a food security project.

Farming Expert Helps Displaced Nigerian Women Cultivate Food Security and Livelihoods

Rebecca Clement has been cultivating nutritious fruits and vegetables since she was a child. Growing up in a family of

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A close up of a young girl in Cameroon receiving a vitamin A supplement.

Saving Sight and Lives with Micro but Mighty Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a micronutrient that is critical to children’s growing bodies and brains. A single capsule of vitamin A

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Sarah Bouchie

3 Things I’m Optimistic About in 2024

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller On January

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A young woman and an adolescent boy stand next to each other in a classroom in Cameroon. They are smiling at the camera and each giving a thumbs up.

Improving Vision Care in Cameroon

More than 26 million children and adults in Africa are living with some form of visual impairment. As many as

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