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A side of Phuket few tourists see - the Myanmar migrant community offered a vital lifeline  A side of Phuket few tourists see - the Myanmar migrant community offered a vital lifeline
Don’t believe everything you read about the great liberalization of Myanmar underway since 2011. The former hermit state is still politically unstable and the economy has fallen further behind neighboring countries.
Strengthening community and public health partnerships to reduce maternal mortality rates Strengthening community and public health partnerships to reduce maternal mortality rates
Even though South Africa has one of strongest and most developed economies on the African continent, the country still struggles with a high maternal and child mortality rate.
Thai artisans craft their way out of poverty Thai artisans craft their way out of poverty
For the past three decades, Thailand has been at or near the top of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies. The boom, however, has barely touched the rural Northeast, the North, nor the slums of the capital city, Bangkok.
Dispensary Saint-Antoine brings vital healthcare to a community in Beirut and its swelling immigrant population Dispensary Saint-Antoine brings vital healthcare to a community in Beirut and its swelling immigrant population
Access to quality primary health care is a fundamental human right. This principle is the cornerstone of the St Antoine Dispensary in northwest Beirut. The Dispensary Saint-Antoine was established by a local bishop in 1987 during the Lebanese civil war.
A clean slate in Kenya: the women of Embu are proud new stakeholders in a promising business they helped create A clean slate in Kenya: the women of Embu are proud new stakeholders in a promising business they helped create
Just over a dozen years ago a group of women from the slums of Embu, having nowhere else to turn, called on the Good Shepherd Sisters of Kenya. These women were the victims of particularly oppressive cultural practices and sexual discrimination.
A health center for a new generation of Angolans A health center for a new generation of Angolans
The Angola miracle is a description economists sometimes give to the impressive recovery the country has witnessed since 2002 when warring factions finally put down their weapons, ending a 27-year civil war.
Kenya: Euphrasia Women’s Centre, a vital lifeline for Nairobi's poorest Kenya: Euphrasia Women’s Centre, a vital lifeline for Nairobi's poorest
Mukuru is a sprawling slum in Nairobi where an estimated 200,000 people live. Poverty is everywhere you turn.
Colombia: For the young women of Barranquilla, a fresh start Colombia: For the young women of Barranquilla, a fresh start
Barranquilla is an industrial port city in Colombia with a large immigrant population. The crime rate has been stubbornly high for decades and the poverty rate is also at a troubling level.
Bolivia: Training the entrepreneurs of tomorrow Bolivia: Training the entrepreneurs of tomorrow
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The 2010 Human Development Index (HDI) report for Latin America and the Caribbean went into further detail: Bolivians suffer from chronically low rates of literacy, education, life expectancy, and quality of life levels.
Delivering essential skills and schooling to India's long-opressed castes Delivering essential skills and schooling to India's long-opressed castes
Today, nearly one in four Indians are born into one of the thousands of clans, tribes and sub-communities that make up the country’s harsh caste system, known officially as the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of India.