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Punching Out Malaria, One Shark at a Time

by Micah Green

When we launched SharkPuncher and partnered with Plan International USA, we decided to focus on conquering the threat of malaria by bringing awareness to youth.

 

 

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World Malaria Day: Celebrating Our Achievements and Looking Towards the Future

by Thidiane Ndoye

On World Malaria Day, it is important to celebrate how far we've come in eradicating this disease, but also to recognize how far we still need to go.

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Owning the Problem and the Solution: Social Protection Groups in Bangladesh

by Tessie San Martin

Child marriage and domestic violence robs girls of their futures, and by doing so saps the country's energy and potential. Plan International USA's Protecting Human Rights (PHR) project is working to fight against these issues

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A Dangerous Clause to Legally Decrease Child Marriage in Bangladesh

by Nandini Shahla Chowdhury

In Bangladesh, a draft of the Child Marriage Restraint Act has been sent to the Cabinet stating the minimum age of marriage will remain at 18 — but it will come with a clause.

 

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For More Sustainable Development, Commit to Locally Led Solutions

by Tessie San Martin

Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin wrote a recent op-ed for Devex emphasizing the importance of locally led solutions for sustainable development.

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Supporting Education in South Sudan

by Dr. Pamela Young

Four years after independence, education in South Sudan is facing continued challenges, but this local community is motivated in its efforts to revitalize their school.

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Breaking Down the Stigma: Distributing Menstrual Pads in Uganda

by Lauren Yamagata

Plan is working to support Chegen II village’s efforts to improve community sanitation and hygiene access and practices. As part of this project, Plan is partnering with AfriPads, a local Ugandan company that has developed a reusable sanitary pad. The project prepares dealers to sell pads to the community by training them in financial management, product marketing, and other entrepreneurship skills.

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Ebola - A Year Less Ordinary

by Damien Queally

When the Ebola outbreak was declared 12 months ago, no one really knew what a change this epidemic would bring about to the lives of people not only in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but globally as people struggled to understand the disease, its transmission, the risks, the devastation, and the emotion.

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Playing Mind Games: Cyclone Pam Reminds Us Why Emotional Care is Important

by Dr. Unni Krishnan

If you want to respond to and recover from a disaster and its impact on the mind, be prepared, play hard, and plan for the future.

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Mental Floss: The Art and Science of Habit

by Caitlin Gruer

In many parts of the world such as Cambodia, hand washing and latrine use are not common behaviors due to cultural norms and lack of access to appropriate facilities. When first introduced, these behaviors are like flossing—they require conscious effort. However, if we can transform these actions into habits, they are far more likely to “stick.”

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Boulder and Bolder

by Darren Saywell

The longer I work in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), the more clearly I see how it has changed.

Here are three ways we can be bolder in our thinking.

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Plan International USA Leads Community Engagement in Education Panel

by Dr. Pamela Young

Plan colleagues from across the globe joined the Washington DC gathering of the 2015 Comparative and International Education Society Conference.

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