Audiopedia Foundation Blog
Audiopedia joins the Global Health Hub
The Global Health Hub Germany is a network that aims to bring together all actors interested in Global Health. The Hub wants to promote exchange, initiate new partnerships, support cooperation and innovative approaches - across sectors and stakeholder groups. The Hub was inaugurated by Minister of Health Jens Spahn in February 2019 with a kick-off event at the Federal Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health is providing funding for the set-up of the Hub and the establishment of its office.
Maternal Health Literacy for Illiterate Women
The Millennium Development Goal 5 of reducing maternal mortality worldwide by 75 % between 1990 and 2015, unfortunately, could not be reached. Although progress has been made, in 2015 about 303.000 women worldwide died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. This means 830 women died every day.
Audiopedia wins Smart Development Hack
We are very pleased to announce that we are one of 9 winners of the #SmartDevelopmentHack! With #SmartDevelopmentHack the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) called for innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries. Under the patronage of the BMZ together with the Directorate-General International Cooperation and Development from the EU Commission, other EU member states, tech-companies and civil society, the global hackathon was launched as part of the upcoming German Council Presidency.
Our Partners: Pro Mujer
Founded in 1990 in Bolivia, Pro Mujer has become one of Latin America’s leading organizations committed to the empowerment of women. Their integrated approach offers access to finance, health and educational services, thus supporting their clients by creating opportunities and helping them start and grow their own businesses. Pro Mujer is also focusing on issues like gender-based violence and teen pregnancy and migration crises and advancing health care for women by raising awareness and ensuring more women have access to preventive and treatment care.
Women’s groups - a powerful alliance in health promotion and disease prevention
When it comes to health promotion and disease prevention, developing countries face a challenging situation. Given the high level of illiteracy of their populations, the lack of infrastructure and trained manpower, interventions of all kind are hard to deliver. Even in countries where the majority of the population lives in rural areas, the available health resources are usually concentrated in the cities. Most developing countries also have difficulties with transport and communication, especially in rural and remote areas.
Why women's empowerment is crucial for sustainable development
What would you consider the most significant parts to create a healthier planet and to help reverse climate change? Recycling of plastic waste? Increasing our reliance on sustainable energies? Reducing the impact of industrial agriculture? All well and good, but don’t miss one of the most important keys to effective change: women!
Using Audiopedia to Empower Rural Women in Nicaragua
This February we kicked off our latest project in the Masaya region of Nicaragua. Our partner organization for this project is Pro Mujer, one of the largest women's organizations in Latin America. This non-profit organization offers women financial inclusion, health and education programs. Since its foundation in 1990, Pro Mujer has reached more than 2 million women in the region.
The Making of "Musele - The Diarrhea Song"
"Musele - The Diarrhea Song" was recorded by French anthropologist Romain Duda as part of a project that is lead by the Order of Malta France with the goal to improve the health status of the Aka.
Audio Guided Support Groups to Improve Mental Health in Rwanda
Mental health is the blind spot in the development cooperation. WHO studies indicate that mental and neurological disorders are the most common cause of diseases and disabilities worldwide. However, this topic is still completely neglected by the majority of aid projects in favour of other priorities.