Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Press Release – Contaminated water a grave threat to Somalis

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7183" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="More clean water and improved sanitation are urgently needed."][/caption] As “World Water Day” is marked this month with events around the world, today millions of Somalis remain in danger by simply taking a drink of water. Contaminated ...

Celebrating our “Humming birds”; Susan Akol, PHP Assistant, Mingkamen

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Displacement, Gender, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Susan Akol, a public health promotion assistant for Oxfam and one of the only women in a team delivering water, hygiene and sanitation services in Mingkamen, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam I am a public health promotion assistant and we have three ...

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

South Sudan: Signs of hope amongst the violence

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Displacement, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7069" align="alignnone" width="572" caption="Oxfam staffer Susan Akol helps to ensure water, hygiene and sanitation messages are delivered to those living in Minkaman, Awerial County. Photo: Aimee Brown/Oxfam. "][/caption] “Even if peace would come, we cannot return home. We are not ...

Abakore solar powered water pumps: An improved way of delivering water in Wajir County

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Drought, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Kenya, Water/sanitation | 1 Comment »

“Previously we used 80 litres of diesel to run the generator at this borehole and that cost us 10,000 ksh per day, but today with the solar water pumps,its virtually free!”   - Adan Q Yussuf, Chairperson Abakore Water Users Association.” For ...

Football promotes hygiene changes

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 Posted in Education, Health, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

Sports can be used as a tool for change to address social issues, including water and sanitation issues. Access to safe water is a problem in the Lower and Middle Juba regions of Somalia, where there is a dependence on ...

Press Release: Somalia Region Hit by Cyclone Urgently Needs Aid, Agencies Say

Friday, November 29th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Displacement, Food security, Health, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

People are in dire need of food, clean drinking water and shelter Over 100,000 people devastated by the recent cyclone in Somalia are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, aid agencies report. The tropical cyclone that hit the Puntland region of ...

Oxfam in Ethiopia: Working together for a future without poverty

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Drought, Education, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, ICT 4 Development, Land, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Oxfam has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, supporting communities with long-term development and responding to humanitarian crises. One of Africa’s largest nations, Ethiopia is also one of its poorest and faces frequent shocks such as drought. Working ...

Essential Nutrition Support Helps Save Lives in Somalia

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 Posted in Conflict, Drought, Gender, Health, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6520" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A HARDO nurse treating a child at the nutrition centre in Hiran"][/caption] The Integrated Management of Malnutrition (IMAM) project in Hiran Region in South Central Somalia was started in April 2012 by Oxfam and Humanitarian Action for ...

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) – Changing behaviour to reduce illness

Monday, July 8th, 2013 Posted in Health, Kenya, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

A “Knowledge, Attitude & Practice” (KAP) survey in Turkana in March 2012 showed only 17% of people have access to latrines and open defecation is common. Only 9% of people wash their hands after defecating and interestingly more people wash ...