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Blood:Water Convenes 2023 Partner Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

We are overjoyed to convene our 2023 Blood:Water Partner Summit in Nairobi, Kenya September 25-29, 2023! As one of our Leader Collective offerings, the Partner Summit is our biennial, all-partner in-person gathering that aims to convene and cultivate our partnerships community. This week-long engagement aims to deepen peer learning, develop leaders, expand networks, and create…

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It’s Time to Stop Playing Around – 20 Years and Where Are We?

Written by Dan Haseltine Since 2000, 1.8 billion people have gained access to basic drinking water services, however more than two billion continue to lack safely managed services. Our work partnering with community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa is key to finally solving the WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) crisis. As we near World Water Day…

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Human Rights are at the Core of Our Work

  Our work of partnering with grassroots African organizations to address the water and HIV/AIDS crises changes lives forever. We do it because we believe that everyone deserves access to basic human rights, no matter what circumstances they were born into. In this article, we will be exploring the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, how…

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Organizational Strengthening: The IDF

we want our partners to be strong enough financially, technically, and internally, to continue the work long after their partnership with Blood:Water concludes. So, our OS program aims to provide insight, support, and resources so that organizations can strengthen their efficacy, longevity and health based on how they report they can be best served.

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“Boring” Data Can Be More Interesting Than You Think

Tracking the work of our African partners can be a bit complicated. Amanda, one of the members of our Africa Partnerships (AP) team recently walked the rest of us through an overview of how our AP team works with our partners, and it was so interesting that we thought you would also enjoy learning more about it! Our partners do life-changing work, and we utilize best practices and international standards in order to measure not only how well we’re already doing, but how we can continue to get better.

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COVID and HIV: An Update From The Global Community

Nadia Kist, Blood:Water’s Director of Africa Programs, recently attended the global AIDS conference where she learned that HIV and COVID-19 have an even greater overlap than previously expected. For starters, the fact that so many people require immediate attention adds a large burden to health systems around the globe, many of which are not even equipped for their existing needs. Coronavirus has presented a situation none of us expected or know what to expect from, so we are still learning how it will impact greater issues that were already being faced.

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