Sparks of Hope

Granting healthcare to the poorest: an act of solidarity, rather than charity alone

Lesotho is still home to some of the highest prevalence of HIV/ AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) in the world. The rate of HIV infection among adults is one of the ...

Taking inspiration from Africa to bring healthcare to the people of Harlem

In sub-Saharan Africa, community health workers have long formed the backbone of health systems, filling in gaps where doctors and nurses are scarce. But they are a relatively new concept ...

Maternal Health for All: Tanzania’s Campaign for Safe Motherhood

More than 30 women and 180 newborns die every day in Tanzania due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth and lack of quality healthcare. Health centres often lack critical infrastructure, ...

People delivering healthcare deserve the best software

The technology boom means that while many rural areas around the world lack basic health coverage, they have excellent mobile phone network coverage. This is the observation that medical student ...

Hope through healthcare for HIV-positive children in Northeast India

When the Carmelite nuns arrived in Dimapur, Nagaland 15 years ago to operate a free healthcare clinic, they anticipated the traditional barriers of providing healthcare services to the poor. However, ...

Transforming​ ​Rural​ ​Healthcare​ ​Delivery​ ​Through​ ​Technology​ ​and​ ​Integrated​ ​Care

Over 400 million people worldwide lack access to basic healthcare. In rural communities, health facilities are often out of reach and the lack of affordable, quality care leads to poor ...

Your birthplace should not determine quality of healthcare available

In Togo, over 5 million people – about 70% of the population – are unable to receive medical treatment. Ineffective healthcare systems and a lack of treatment options are significant ...

AMP Health: Expediting Access to Healthcare in Rural Africa

One billion people across the globe still have no access to adequate health services. These individuals lack the basic care needed to prevent premature deaths from preventable diseases such as ...

Health cannot wait: Muso’s proactive healthcare system

The human right to health care means that hospitals, clinics, medicines, and doctors’ services must be accessible, available, acceptable, and of good quality for everyone, on an equitable basis, where ...

Dialogue is the key to conflict resolution and social cohesion

The road to a peaceful Iraq is fraught with challenges and citizens struggle to survive against a backdrop of political dysfunction, infighting and extremism. Hundreds of thousands have fled the ...