Pilgrimage to Ghana: Counting the Cost

This past week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members have been on a study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit Episcopal Relief & Development field partners and programs. Some of...
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Travels in Ghana

This week, a group of Episcopal Church leaders and lay members are on an Episcopal Relief & Development study tour in Ghana, West Africa, to visit the agency’s field partners and programs. Some...
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How Late-night TV Changed My Life … Part 2

The integrated nature of Episcopal Relief & Development programs, and the agency’s connection to a network of churches within the Anglican and Episcopal faith, uniquely position us to be an agent of...
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How Late-night TV Changed My Life … Part 1

Growing up, I remember watching the late, late movie … “Attack of the Killer Something-or-Other” … when out of nowhere, one of those “please save this child!” commercials would come on the screen...
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Discovery, Motivation and Possibility

Last week I was in Angola, in southern Africa, visiting our field programs. Child mortality rates in Angola are among the highest in the world, with almost one child in five not surviving to age...
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Salt, Light and Health in Northern Mozambique

“Look!” said Susana* as she danced for us, feet and hips moving vigorously under the multicolored wrap around her waist, a huge smile illuminating her face. My colleague Maria and I stood mesmerized,...
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What Does the Face of Integrated Development Look Like? – Part 2

So what exactly makes the Zambia development program "integrated"?All of the community agents are also participants in the agricultural program.  As part of an incentive for their volunteer work in...
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What Does the Face of Integrated Development Look Like? – Part 1

In the relief and development field, people often refer to “integrated development.” What is it exactly?  What does it mean and how does it work? Why do it?Integrated development means approaching...
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NetsforLife®: Impacting Lives in Conflict

As Program Support and Logistics Officer for NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development's malaria prevention partnership, I work closely with Dr. Stephen Dzisi, our Technical Director, to respond to...
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Saving Lives with Malaria Nets and Education

As the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s program partnership for malaria prevention, I have a dual function. It is my duty to build capacity and...
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World Water Day 2011: A Day for Celebration and Continued Education

March 22 is International World Water Day.  Designated in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, it is a day that calls our attention to the importance of water, and to the sustainable use and...
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time…

It’s quiet in the offices of Episcopal Relief & Development these days.  Many of the staff are taking a well-deserved break during the holidays, and those of us in the office are enjoying a much less...
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The View from Donor Services

I’ve had the fortune of interacting with donors to Episcopal Relief & Development for almost a decade now.  We’re partners.  The donors and us.  I’ve always believed that.  We save lives and rebuild...
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BCC in Tanzania

BCC, OVC, GAD, PMTCT*… what do these mean?! In the field of international development we have so many acronyms that your head can spin just trying to remember them all! BCC — behavior...
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600,000 Malaria Nets Distributed in Ghana

Malaria nets have lowered infant mortality in GhanaThe Rev. Joy Daley on malaria prevention efforts in Ghana… Many of us have been supporters of Episcopal Relief & Development for years. I knew their...
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A Unique Partnership that Saves Lives

Community members in Kenya receive nets during a Malaria Day commemoration. Photo courtesy of Harvey WangMy colleague Shaun Walsh is Executive Director of the Episcopal Relief & Development...
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A Quiet Force in Battling Hunger

Mothers' Union members in Zambia help launch the Episcopal Relief & Development NetsforLife® program partnership for malaria prevention. Photo courtesy of Harvey Wang.As Mother’s Day approaches, I am...
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Reflections from Zambia

Episcopal Relief & Development recently led a study mission to Zambia, southern Africa. I’ve asked Diane Posnak, one of the participants, to share some of the experiences our group had while on the...
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A Bowl of Eggs

Last month when I was in northern Ghana, I visited about six different villages to assess our programs and to learn about some of the challenges facing the communities where Episcopal Relief &...
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