Samson Njolomole began as an HIV+ patient seeking treatment in his home country of Malawi, but soon became involved in service to help other patients like himself. He began as a translator for Partners in Health but has since risen to become a leader in the community as HIV Program Coordinator and subsequently Community Programs Manager for PIH Malawi. His passion and drive have inspired people around the world and mobilized communities in Malawi to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal health issues and much more.
Click on the link below to listen to Samson’s talk as he speaks to the Tufts community.
Standing for Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment, PHASE Nepal was established in 2006 by a group of professionals from different sectors of Nepal. PHASE Nepal’s approach is called Community Development Programme (CDP) and serves to empower both communities and individuals at every level. Invested in providing equal opportunity to eliminate poverty, PHASE Nepal is focused in three main districts: Sindhupalchok, Gorkha, and Humla. They are a non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to help build “self-sufficient futures” for various remote villages in the Himalayan region of Nepal that lack access to basic health services. Their main objective to “improve the livelihoods of rural people by providing immediate support” falls within seven different components – basic health services, education, agriculture and forestry, gender and social inclusion, infrastructure development, strengthening institutional capacity of groups, and conflict mitigation and social justice.
We are so excited to work with them to break the cycle of poverty in the Himalayas through community efforts to promote health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, and social justice! Learn more about PHASE Nepal at http://phasenepal.org/