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  • The Flow of Change: Piped Water Arrives in Ruhiira, Uganda

    The Flow of Change: Piped Water Arrives in Ruhiira, Uganda

    By Molly Powers When the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) was first launched in Ruhiira, Uganda, in 2006, community members identified their most pressing problem as lack of access to water. Nearly all 6,500 residents of the mountainous parish of Ruhiira live on hilltops, and most water sources

  • In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    By Cheryl Palm As the state of the environment directly affects human health and economic wellbeing, the attainment of Millennium Development Goal 7: Ensuring environmental sustainability is critical to the success of all the MDGs.

  • Useless Condoms and the Trap of HIV-sensitization

    Useless Condoms and the Trap of HIV-sensitization

    In Ruhiira, Uganda, one of 14 clusters of Millennium Villages across sub-Saharan Africa, combating HIV, including Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT), through sensitization campaigns, condoms, and antiretrovirals (ARVs) is only half the battle. Addressing the other half—a deeply ingrained culture of female disempowerment— is an unavoidable challenge, which is dangerously neglected. The victimization of females…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • The Flow of Change: Piped Water Arrives in Ruhiira, Uganda

    The Flow of Change: Piped Water Arrives in Ruhiira, Uganda

    By Molly Powers When the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) was first launched in Ruhiira, Uganda, in 2006, community members identified their most pressing problem as lack of access to water. Nearly all 6,500 residents of the mountainous parish of Ruhiira live on hilltops, and most water sources

  • In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    By Cheryl Palm As the state of the environment directly affects human health and economic wellbeing, the attainment of Millennium Development Goal 7: Ensuring environmental sustainability is critical to the success of all the MDGs.

  • Useless Condoms and the Trap of HIV-sensitization

    Useless Condoms and the Trap of HIV-sensitization

    In Ruhiira, Uganda, one of 14 clusters of Millennium Villages across sub-Saharan Africa, combating HIV, including Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT), through sensitization campaigns, condoms, and antiretrovirals (ARVs) is only half the battle. Addressing the other half—a deeply ingrained culture of female disempowerment— is an unavoidable challenge, which is dangerously neglected. The victimization of females…