#WalkTogether and share a #SparkofHope

continue Mandela’s long walk to freedom

The Elders, with partner civil society networks, chose to honour the 100th anniversary of their founder, Nelson Mandela, by celebrating 100 Sparks of Hope. These are grassroots organisations working for the freedoms that unite societies – peace, health, justice and equality.

Launched in July 2017, the WalkTogether movement travelled across the globe in the lead up to Madiba’s 100th anniversary with The Elders shining a light on Sparks of Hope. Through their deeds and the values they demonstrate, each Spark of Hope organisation, in their own way, is continuing Mandela’s long walk to freedom.

Read their stories, and the 100 ideas for a freer, fairer world the Elders want to see.

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Hope Through Health

Distributed healthcare clinics, run by trained community health workers, even in the absence of a well ...

Tanzania’s People’s Health Movement

Coordinate civil society movements within countries and internationally, to make the case for directing resources toward ...

NEPHAK

Ensure that people living with HIV are integrally involved in the development of the services and ...

White Ribbon Alliance

Empower citizens to demand healthcare systems prioritise their most pressing needs and advocate for health budgets ...

Possible

Invest in the distribution of health tech platforms that allow patient information to be stored and ...

Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative

Build public awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues to remove social stigma, and encourage ...

The Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes

Invest in immersing aspiring health professionals in developing countries during their training years, to retain them ...

Aspen Management Partnership for Health

Build capacity by embedding international experts in developing countries' health ministries to roll out effective community ...

Partners in Health

Create networks of doctors and community health workers, integrating hospital care with home care for vulnerable ...

People's Health Foundation

Target resources at public awareness and public health policy to combat the lifestyle choices that increase ...

MamaYe-E4A

Scale the capability for crowd-sourced local evidence collection to be used to inform regional and national ...

Muso

Build proactive healthcare outreach systems to treat primary health issues, monitor health needs and offer education ...

Groundswell

Build networks of peer advocates to support vulnerable groups in urban communities to access free healthcare ...

Crisis Text Line

Provide trained psycho-social counsellors via mobile text-based platforms to increase the likelihood of younger generations seeking ...

Homes of Hope

Provide resources and capacity to care for women and children with HIV/AIDS in safe spaces, where ...

Medic Mobile

Scale up technology solutions to monitor patient care and connect patients with their healthcare providers, even ...

Remote Area Medical

Invest in the basic health needs of poor communities in all countries using the legal aid ...

Management Sciences for Health

To fight the danger of anti-microbial resistance, regulate, train and certificate sellers of essential medicines in ...

GirlTrek

Encourage and create spaces for self-organised networks to inspire poor and overlooked communities to exercise collectively ...

City Health Works

Invest in networks of paid community carers in developed countries, targeting poor and isolated chronic illness ...

Last Mile Health

Government investment in community health workers, particularly in remote communities, provides proven economic, social and primary ...

Moms Rising

Activate citizen participation platforms to lift the voices for those who are alienated from decision making ...

Mae Tao Clinic

Providing free primary healthcare for newly arrived migrants allows them a productive start to a new ...

Rachel House

Provide resources, capacity and training for poor communities to access palliative care where health systems don't ...

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Show you #WalkTogether with a #SparkofHope. Each Spark of Hope represents one of 100 Ideas for a Freer, Fairer World that the #WalkTogether campaign will present to world leaders later this year, recognising all supporters who post a video.

#WalkTogether and share a #SparkofHope