MADAGASCAR Women Taking Action to tackle population growth …

ANTALAHA, October 2011 (IRIN) - Daniel Soadava and Samoela Razafindramboho are known as "the mean women" in Antalaha, a small town on the east coast of Madagascar. "Men complain that we are always saying bad things about them," they laugh. After forming an association with other women, called Femmes Interessee au Development de Antalaha (FIDA), Soadava, a dentist, and Razafindramboho, a teacher, soon learned that women in their region were desperately in need of more information about … [Read more...]

Tanzania – Using Mobile Phones to Tackle Fistula

Using Mobile Phones to Tackle Fistula in Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Across Africa, cell phones are rapidly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From an isolated rural village, a business owner can make a bank deposit through her phone; a farmer can access current crop prices; and an expectant mother can learn about antenatal care. And now, in Tanzania, cell phones offer a chance of treatment for women living with obstetric fistula – a painful and often ostracizing condition … [Read more...]

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