Health

Prenatal Vitamin Distribution to Boost Newborn Outcomes in Liberia

Each year in Liberia, 14% of babies are born too small, weighing less than 5.5 pounds. Complications due to low birth weight (LBW) in newborns can cause a series of problems including increased vulnerability to infectious diseases and, in some cases, death. One of the leading causes of LBW in newborns in Liberia is poor [...]

Beating HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Each year on Dec. 1, the global community uses World AIDS Day to remember lives cut short by HIV/AIDS and to renew a sense of urgency around ending the epidemic. The occasion holds particular significance in Botswana, where more than one in five people have contracted the virus. The southern African nation has the third [...]

Meet India’s Gatekeepers

A gate stands in a small village in Uttar Pradesh, India, as a symbol of the country’s hard-fought but successful defense against a crippling disease. Construction was completed in 2014, when the World Health Organization declared India “polio-free.” Project Concern International (PCI) played an important role in this success through the CORE Group Polio Project [...]