Monthly Archives: June 2021

How Community Health Volunteers are helping bridge healthcare gaps in Kenya

Monica Anyango, a Community Health Volunteer. Photo: Elphas Ngugi for Action Against Hunger, Kenya. Monica Anyango is a Community Health Volunteer in Busia County, Kenya, several hundred kilometres from Nairobi. For residents of rural areas, accessing healthcare services and reliable health information can be a challenge, and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) like Monica play a […]

SETH project - Action Against Hunger

Building Better Health Systems in Kenya and Guatemala through the Systems Enhancement for Transformative Health project

Health workers prepare the COVID screening station outside Naitili hospital in Kenya. Photo: Elphas Ngugi for Action Against Hunger, Kenya. Every child deserves a healthy start in life, and this can happen only when women have access to quality maternal care. This means access to well-functioning health facilities and trained health professionals throughout pregnancy, childbirth […]

Why Mental Health Matters in the Fight Against Hunger

Malnutrition can damage the bond between parents and children. At a refugee camp in Ethiopia, our psychosocial experts teach massage as a method to help mother and babies reconnect. Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Ethiopia. Effective mental health support plays an important role in the fight against hunger. When an individual experiences trauma […]

How Action Against Hunger is supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is a key driver of hunger and malnutrition, and can impact the ability of mothers to care for themselves and their children. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Yemen. Six years ago, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed June 19 of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This […]

Onome Ado - CEO Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger Canada names Onome Ako as Chief Executive Officer

Action Against Hunger Canada’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Onome Ako as Chief Executive Officer effective August 23, 2021. In addition to providing leadership and direction, her mandate is to develop a new five-year strategy to accelerate and diversify Action Against Hunger Canada’s revenue streams and continue to build a […]

Flood Waters South Sudan - Action Against Hunger

“If I Go, Who Will Feed My Children?”

Gai Yor, a fisherman in South Sudan, saw his home and crops submerged when South Sudan experienced the worst flooding in decades last year. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. As his family flees flood waters in South Sudan, a father stays behind to ensure they have enough to eat. By Susan […]