September 15, 2014 /
Tom Hundley, Samuel Loewenberg
In Uganda, only 30 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation. It will take innovative solutions to help a country harmed by its own waste.
September 12, 2014 / Untold Stories
Samuel Loewenberg
Uganda suffers from a sanitation crisis, as many villagers nor the urban poor have access to toilets. An estimated 75% of the country's disease burden is linked to poor sanitation and hygiene.
September 10, 2014 / The Economist
Samuel Loewenberg
Getting water to poor communities may sound straightforward: dig a well, put in a pump and hand out water filters. But as many NGOs and aid agencies have found, it is a lot more complicated than that...
July 28, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
Ali Farka Touré and other Malian artists drew inspiration from the Niger, a sinuous waterway that has supported life for thousands of years. Now that Al Qaeda is gone, the music has returned.
July 24, 2014
Amelia Warshaw, Jennifer Koons, Kem Knapp Sawyer, Rhitu Chatterjee, Beenish Ahmed, Hanna Ingber, Mellissa Fung
A worldwide vigil for the Nigerian students abducted by Boko Haram draws attention to a major global issue: the education of girls.
July 24, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
Victims of domestic violence, mental and physical abuse, and child marriage have a sanctuary in the only shelter of its kind in Niger, a country of 17 million.
July 23, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
A journey by road, ferry, and military plane across northern Mali reveals the scars of the jihadist occupation—and signs of a still-smoldering conflict.
July 21, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
The challenges of population growth, environmental degradation, food security, and even violent extremism can be traced back to issues with girls’ health, education and human rights.
July 18, 2014 / SciDev.Net
Meera Senthilingam
South Africa faces an increasing battle against drug-resistant tuberculosis and reducing transmission is becoming a key component of disease control. This slideshow explores the problem in Cape Town.
July 18, 2014
Amelia Warshaw, Samuel Loewenberg, Tecee Boley, Diksha Bali, Kem Knapp Sawyer
Many malnourished children suffer more from poor sanitation than lack of food. Simple things like hand washing, sewage systems, and public latrines could save millions of lives each year.
July 15, 2014
Daniella Zalcman
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman talks about her work documenting Uganda's LGBT community in the wake of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
July 14, 2014 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Koons
The teacher at the Koranic school described the young woman as “calm and obedient,” ideal marriage material. Samira Abdoulaye, 19, did not return the sentiment.
Image by Jennifer Koons. Niger, 2014.
July 14, 2014
Jennifer Koons
The rate of population growth exceeds economic growth in Niger where women have an average of seven children. Government officials hope family planning will become the best way forward.

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