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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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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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Helping Children's Futures Bloom

by Israel Abebe

Life for many children around the world, especially girls, leaves a lot to be desired. You have probably already heard the obstacles. If they are registered for school, they are pulled out at an early age so they can help support their families by working in the field or caring for their siblings.

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Children Dying and Surviving Alone in Liberia

by Henry Garneo

A youth blogger from Liberia describes the devastating effects Ebola is having on his community.

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Fear and Desperation in Sierra Leone

by Kamanda K.

Kamanda is a youth advocate for Plan International, and lives in Port Loko on the north of Sierra Leone. In this blog, he describes what happened before and after the 3-day national lockdown which began on the 19th of September.

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Invest in the Future: Invest in Nutrition

by Tessie San Martin

Indonesia, Southeast Asia's most populous nation (over 240 million), is one of the world's great emerging economies. It has been growing at 4-6% per year for the last 10 years; few countries have posted better results over this very difficult decade. A recent McKinsey Global Institute Report expects that it will be the world's 7th largest economy by 2030. New roads, office buildings, hospitals are all under construction throughout the major cities. Indonesia looks and feels prosperous.

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On the Road to New Beginnings in Uganda

by Tessie San Martin

Uganda is a contradiction. This beautiful lush east African country of 35 million is rich in minerals. With abundant rainfall and rich soils, you can grow practically anything. Uganda could feed Africa, people often say.

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Will the World Answer West Africa's Call for Help?

by Dualta Roughneen
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