In Destine's case, if she can continue to have access to contraceptives to limit the size of her family, she has optimism for a more successful future for her children and her community.
It’s no secret that I believe investing in global health is absolutely essential, and investments in women and girls—particularly maternal and child health—does nothing less than change a country’s trajectory.
How often do we unenthusiastically (or even begrudgingly) attend workshops, seminars, and conferences designed to deepen our knowledge and expertise or enhance our skills, instead of truly appreciating that we even have access to those types of learning opportunities to begin with and while our professional counterparts in developing nations are so hungry for new knowledge and would give anything to have access to those same opportunities?
This summer over 300,000 pastors and leaders from all forms of professions congregated either in South Barrington, IL at the main-campus of Willow Creek Community Church or at one of the more than 675 telecast locations in 135 countries from all over the world to develop their leadership skills at the annual Global Leaders Summit conference.
Malaria effects the entire community and is, by default, linked to Lwala’s Thrive Thru Five initiative and HAWI program, as pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and individuals living with HIV are at considerably higher risk of becoming infected due to suppressed, or lowered, immune systems.

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