Sparks of Hope
#WalkTogether is building a bright web of hope made up of stories of Sparks of Hope. These are communities building a movement for the freedoms we value - and which Mandela dedicated his life to the achievement of.
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
- South Sudan
Managing pain and providing care for children living with HIV and cancer
Palliative care is an essential part of any healthcare system. Pain and symptom management and a loving, safe environment are invaluable for people living with serious illnesses and their families, ...
Preparing the next generation of health professionals
Of the over 100 million people living in The Philippines, many still lack access to basic healthcare. The healthcare system in the country has often been described as “fragmented”, with ...
MamaYe-E4A: Ensuring mothers and babies survive pregnancy and childbirth
Every day, around 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. In Nigeria alone, 109 women die each ...
Putting those with ‘lived experience’ at the heart of HIV decision making
Kenya is one of the highest HIV burdened countries in the world, with the fourth highest number of people living with HIV (1.6 million). At the peak of Kenya’s HIV ...
Moms Rising to Protect Healthcare
Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has a chance to get better. No one should have to choose between staying in their home and paying their medical bills. No mother ...
Personal experience makes volunteers better health advocates for homeless people
Homelessness in the UK is rising. Since 2010 rough sleeping in the UK has risen by 37%. People experiencing homelessness on average experience worse health than the general population and ...
Free healthcare: A fresh start for refugees and migrants
There are more refugees and migrants today than ever before. A quarter of a billion people have left their homes for new lives and a further 65 million have been ...
Tanzania’s People’s Health Movement
Tanzania is suffering from a healthcare crisis. Only 49% of births are attended by skilled health workers, and this drops to 30% for the poorest of the population. Largely preventable ...
Mental health is for all of us: The campaign to build mental health awareness in Nigeria
Mental health remains one of the most neglected areas of health in Nigeria. It is estimated that 20% of Nigerians suffer from some form of mental illness. However, only 3.3% ...
The free mobile medical clinics filling in the gaps of the US healthcare system
An estimated 28.2 million people in the United States are not covered by health insurance. For those who are covered, many are underinsured, without vision or dental coverage, and many ...