Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are preventable infectious diseases that kill 534,000 people annually. Worldwide, over 1 billion people, including 500 million children, remain at risk. Impoverished communities are disproportionally targeted; perpetuating a cycle of marginalization and stunted economic growth. The most rampant NTDs are Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis. However, these five diseases can be treated easily with Preventative Chemotherapy (PC). The treatment only costs $1 per person, and the implementation of mass drug administration (MDA) has cured millions. The African Region alone contains 40% of the population suffering from NTDs, as 37 countries are endemic for at least three and 36 are endemic for all five.
Every Breath Counts
A global campaign to raise awareness around the global burden of pneumonia and to catalyze action against this preventable and treatable disease of the poor and marginalized children of the world.
Africa United is a global team of football stars, celebrities, international health organizations and corporations committed to stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Africa United provides critical education, resources and solidarity to those affected by Ebola in West Africa. Its mission is to help stop the spread of Ebola and ensure access to healthcare by: driving adherence to positive behavior change messages, dispelling rumors and misconceptions, and instilling confidence in and acknowledging the vital role of community health workers.
African Leaders Forum on Intellectual Disabilities
Hosted by President Joyce Banda of Malawi, the 2014 African Leaders Forum on Intellectual Disability will call upon Heads of State, First Ladies, and Ministers from African governments to join Malawi in turning the tide for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Child Health in Nigeria: A Closer Look at Pneumonia
Speak Up Africa conducted a landscape analysis in Nigeria. Through a series of interviews and literature review, the research summarized the child health policy environment and identified the advocacy gaps and opportunities in the country.
Child Health in Ethiopia: A Closer Look at Pneumonia
Speak Up Africa conducted a landscape analysis in Ethiopia. Through a series of interviews and literature review, the research summarized the child health policy environment and identified the advocacy gaps and opportunities in the country.
Africa Leads the Way: Global Advocacy Around Midwifery
Speak Up Africa has partnered with the Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF), to create a bottom up demand in Tanzania, particularly by the rural poor, for midwives in local health facilities.