From refugee to MBE: How Akuja de Garang became a champion for girls' education in South SudanDFID add
Akuja de Garang is the project leader of the UK aid-funded programme Girls' Education South Sudan.On her way to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE for her work, she came to speak to DFID about her life as a refugee and how she returned to South Sudan, where she was born, as an adult to help girls go to school.Listen to Akuja's inspirational story here, and to watch our video with her visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp9s-ZGNHiI
A Modern Health Organisation – WHO Finances and Modernisation: A Podcast with Dr David NabarroDFID add
Today, differing health conditions are changing the requirements of the global response, like shifting focus to preventing and responding to non-communicable diseases like cancer and diabetes, which are responsible for every 7 out of 10 deaths globally today.WHO’s immense responsibility in meeting modern health challenges across the world requires strong leadership focused on delivering value for money and updating the system to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.WHO Director General candidate Dr David Nabarro sat down with us to explain how the WHO would modernise under his leadership, and why this modernisation is so important for the future.
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A WHO that Works for Women and Children: A Podcast with Dr David NabarroDFID add
We sat down with Dr David Nabarro and asked him to explain why he will double down on efforts to ensure that all people, especially women and children, will get the health care they need under his leadership.
Facing Tomorrow’s Health Threats - infectious diseases & global security: A Podcast with Dr NabarroDFID add
Drawing on expertise working in over 50 countries, Dr David Nabarro discusses tackling infectious diseases like malaria, TB, HIV/AIDs and neglected tropical diseases. He also discusses facing global health security threats facing the world today, like anti-microbial resistance.
Meet Dr Nabarro – The best candidate for WHO Director General: A Podcast with Dr David NabarroDFID add
We caught up with Dr David Nabarro, candidate for WHO’s Director General, to discuss why he’s the best candidate for the job and what the WHO would look like under his leadership.
Impact on the Ground – WHO’s response to emergencies and crises: A Podcast with Dr David NabarroDFID add
Candidate for WHO Director General Dr David Nabarro draws on over 40 years of experience and expertise to explain the importance of coordinated and quick responses by the WHO in humanitarian crises and emergencies. He discusses how communities, especially children are impacted by food shortages, and what’s needed to provide a concerted global response to crises.
Escape from FGMDFID add
16-year-old twins Hope and Leah escaped FGM with minutes to spare. Listen to them tell their story and find out why they want to fight for girls' rights.Background: UK Aid works through partners to support a collective abandonment of the FGM, encouraging whole communities to say no to FGM together. We are backing the Africa-led movement to end FGM, working in 17 countries from Kenya to Ethiopia, Somalia to Uganda. Our support to The Girl Generation allows them to work with grassroots organisations like the one looking after Hope and Leah to help them effectively campaign for an end to FGM within their own communities.
Stefan Dercon DFID's Chief Economist introduces DFID's first Economic Development StrategyDFID add
Stefan Dercon DFID's Chief Economist introduces DFID's first Economic Development Strategy.DFID’s Economic Development Strategy sets out how Britain will establish new trade, investment and economic links and end global poverty.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfids-economic-development-strategy-2017
FGM: "It happens to us. It happens to people like me."DFID add
#YouthForChange campaigner Petrider explains why - and how - she's working to end female genital mutilation and child marriage in Tanzania.
"We can change so many minds" - How FGM activist Betty helps girls say "no" to FGMDFID add
Kenyan activist Betty Naisenya Lolgisoi refused to undergo female genital mutilation. Instead she joined a World Vision programme and learned about her rights. Having graduated from university, Betty now works with communities to help girls avoid the cut.Listen to her powerful account about how she said "no" to FGM and why she's driven to be a role model for other young girls.
FGM: "It stays with you and boils inside you"DFID add
Edna Adan Ismail is a nurse, midwife, politician and FGM campaigner. Listen to this truly inspirational woman talk about her own experience of FGM and a lifetime of campaigning against the practice.
Dr Stacey Mearns - On the frontline of EbolaDFID add
British medic, Stacey Mearns, tells her story of fighting the disease in Sierra Leone.Dr Mearns is part of the King's Health Partners team at Connaught Hospital in Freetown - supported by UK aid.She knows the job could cost her life, but she wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Follow Stacey and her team on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/kingssierraleonepartnershipFind out more about Britain's work to defeat the disease at:http://www.gov.uk/ebola
Ebola in Sierra Leone - Professor Chris Whitty on the progress so far and the priorities nowDFID add
DFID's Chief Scientific Adviser & health expert, Chris Whitty, reports back from his recent trip to Sierra Leone, looking at the progress made so far and the top three priorities for UK aid to help defeat Ebola over the coming months.Published 31 October 2014.
Ebola in West Africa - Professor Chris Whitty on the outbreakDFID add
DFID's Chief Scientific Adviser & health expert, Chris Whitty, gives an overview of the outbreak so far, looks at how the disease spreads, and outlines what the UK is doing to help contain the virus.Published 1 August 2014.
Doctors Jo Lusi and Martin Migombano discuss ending violence against girls and womenDFID add
Dr Kasereka 'Jo' Lusi and Dr Martin Migombano share their experiences of violence against girls and women and discuss the need for more measures for it to be stopped.
Typhoon Haiyan: an eyewitness account from the PhilippinesDFID add
On the ground in the Philippines, Sandra Bulling - a CARE International aid worker - describes how communities dealt with the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the days after it struck.Britain is supporting CARE International through the Rapid Response Facility (RRF). RRF helps the UK government commit to rapid humanitarian funding in the first 72 hours following a disaster.To find out the latest news on the UK's response to Typhoon Haiyan visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/typhoon-haiyan-latest-updates-on-uk-aid
Saleyha Ahsan on protecting girls and women in emergenciesDFID add
Doctor Saleyha Ahsan, featured on the recent BBC Panorama programme 'Saving Syria's Children', discusses her experiences on the ground protecting girls and women in emergencies and the KeepHerSafe event.
Manju Gurung: Trafficking of girls and women for domestic workDFID add
There are 21 million people who are trafficked and in forced labour worldwide – over half of these are from South Asia.A new programme, supported by the UK government, called Work in Freedom, aims to prevent 100,000 girls and women across South Asia from falling victim to the worst forms of child and labour trafficking.Find out more at http://bit.ly/workinfreedom Manju Gurung is the founder of an NGO called Purakhi working for returnee women migrant workers in Nepal.
Female Genital Mutiliation - Efua, Nimco and Halima speak outDFID add
FGM experts Efua Dorkenoo, Nimco Ali and Halima A Adan talk about their experiences with DFID's Olivia O'Sullivan