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The “Hb Meter” bloodlessly detects hemoglobin levels using a mobile phone’s camera flash and uploads the test data to a central database. The standard invasive anemia test secures a small blood sample (pricking the end of a finger) and uses a hemo-control machine to analyze the blood.

Right now, Africare/Tanzania is using USAID funding to compare “Hb Meter” test results with standard method results to see if the methods are equally accurate. How interesting!?
Do you remember your reaction when you learned a phone could access the internet or take pictures? Well, Africare/Tanzania is now researching if mobile phones can perform instant blood tests.
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Building a local #business  empire. How women in southern #Chad  do it.

Are you taking notes?! We are! #Entrepreneur
As the years of success continued, the women of Mbailassem became well-known in the region, attracting other women’s groups, almost doubling in size and growing their company’s value over 550%.
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Love Angelique Kidjo?! We do too! But maybe not for the same reason.

Join us in celebrating the launch of a WASH project in Benin, in partnership with the +African Well Fund and +The Batonga Foundation  #WorldToiletDay  
Today is World Toilet Day. It may not be considered a polite dinner conversation topic, but ensuring access to clean water and sanitation facilities like latrines is one of the most important global public health issues.
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Today, Dr. Mans spoke to the House subcommittee, emphasizing the importance of African-led behavior change in the affected nations at the community level. He recommended that Congress support community-focused initiatives and described how Africare/Liberia’s staff – who are 100% Liberian – would benefit from more resources to reach and educate more of their fellow countrymen and women. #UnitedAgainstEbola #StopEbola #AfricaResponds
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As global leaders discuss insecurity, Africare is implementing the kind of solutions they seek. After decades of supporting community resilience in partnership with numerous government ministries in Chad, Africare was the sole NGO invited to help design Chad's national food security program. BOFSI's model served as the blueprint. Africare's resilience programs address insecurity at its root. http://huff.to/1CUcw90
All told, the project reached approximately 180,000 people across two regions of the country. With this rising tide, and with new knowledge and skills to keep growing, communities can start distancing themselves from severe poverty and scarcity....
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Africare/South Africa prioritizes community-led solutions to fighting #HIV  & #AIDS ! #WorldAIDSday  
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Charles Allen, CEO of Bitcoin Shop, commented, “As part of the digital currency ecosystem we are happy to help support Africare and its efforts on the ground, working with communities affected by the disease in its fight against the spread of Ebola.”

Thank you Bitcoin!
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Why is Africare/Tanzania awesome? Because they're spending their holiday season shopping for a cause. #TheyKnowItsChristmas   #AfricaResponds  #UnitedAgainstEbola
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A personal account from Africare/Liberia's Country Director, Ernest Gaie, on what it's like to live with an Ebola travel ban in your country.
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Introduction

Africare works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa.

Africare’s community-engagement approach empowers project participants with the knowledge and tools to become leaders through capacity-building, locally-driven behavior change and innovative public-private partnerships. 

By applying this core expertise to our technical specialties of Agriculture and Health, Africare’s integrated projects leverage local resources for underserved communities to address their needs, always prioritizing the cross-cutting themes of Economic Development; Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Women’s Empowerment; and Youth Engagement. In the United States, Africare’s public outreach promotes understanding and dialogue about African history, culture and development issues.

Africare is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Since our founding in 1970, Africare has benefited tens of millions of men, women and children through thousands of projects in 36 African countries.

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440 R Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001