Sparks of Hope

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% ...

Equipping the youth of Guyana for the digital age

In the Caribbean, youth unemployment rates are among the highest in the world. Guyana, the fourth smallest country on mainland South America, has some of the highest rates of youth ...

Brave Movements Need Brave Funders for Social Justice

Activists and grassroots movements are essential catalysts for social change. Their tireless efforts to stand up against injustice and demand accountability have throughout history forced those in authority to take ...

A light in the dark for social justice in Egypt’s ‘digital black hole’

Egypt is one of many countries in the world where freedom of expression, association and assembly are commonly suppressed. Those wishing to speak freely about the political situation in their ...

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 ...