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It Comes Down to Helping People: Uganda’s Ministry of Health Commits to Support Health Services

May 2nd, 2021 | By
Community health worker Agnes Apid (L) with Betty Akello (R) and Caroline Akunu (center). Agnes is providing the women with counseling and family planning information. The women are member of the Income generating activities Young Mothers Group that make fried cakes and sell them in the market. They can now be more financially independent and provide for their family. The program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda, with the goal to empower the women in the group, and provide them with family planning information.

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s note:  Uganda has a rapidly growing population and people there – like all over the world – need to have services that support health and well-being.  We believe it’s important to share the view of youth in particular, who have to deal with the many issues
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Gambling on Planetary Survival

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. We humans are running a very curious experiment on how much we can take from the planet before Nature tires of our exploitation.  Whether we survive to see the end of this experiment is the big question. There is a constant stream of news, reports, videos, tweets and discussions on the problems modern society
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Celebrating International Women’s Day in the Middle of a Pandemic

Mar 9th, 2021 | By
Community health worker during a home visit, providing family planning services and options to women in the community. This proactive program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda. [Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)]

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. If COVID-19 were a baby we would be preparing for her first birthday in Uganda, as the first case was registered on 20th March 2020. But a situation that led to a standstill of essential services deserves no celebration, but rather a moment to sit down and
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Local Livelihoods for Women Lead to Thriving Communities

Mar 7th, 2021 | By
Six special Maasai ladies wearing special shukas for a special occasion: Student Celebration. These are Maasai Harmonial's two medical interpreters (left) and four craft leaders (right)

By Suzanne York. For most people, having a job is critical beyond just income and a way out of poverty.  Being employed elevates feelings of self-worth and a sense of having a purpose, of being valued and giving something back to one’s community.  Too many people don’t get a chance to do so, especially women
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Sex Ed 101: Learning lessons from Zambia

Feb 18th, 2021 | By
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By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s note:  Access to reproductive health services and sex education is a priority for all countries. And it saves lives.  Some 214 million women in the developing world have an unmet need for family planning.  Meeting this need for family planning services would prevent 76,000 maternal deaths
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The Economics of Nature: The Need for Transformative Change

Feb 11th, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. It was a blip for most news outlets, but a recent report out of the UK – led by Cambridge economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta – underscores the global biodiversity crisis and humans relationship with Nature.  The fact that it comes from an economic viewpoint has its pros and cons, but is
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Facing Our Collective Zombie-like Future: Solutions to Address Global Problems Head-on

Jan 27th, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. The threats to the planet by human actions have been studied and reported for decades.  Almost every day now sees reports of the latest research on the fraying of planetary health, for nature and for humans.  We can’t plead ignorance at destroying the Earth. One such study, released earlier this month, addresses the
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Nature is Sex Positive: That’s a Good Thing

Dec 21st, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, contributing writer. Sex has been around for two billion years. Trillions of plants and animals of countless varieties have come and gone on Earth over that time. All but the simplest, non-nucleated organisms were the progeny of a female and male of their species, who shared a moment of sexual union.  
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Why 2050 is too darned late…

Dec 2nd, 2020 | By
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By Julian Cribb, guest writer. One and a half million people are already dead, mostly because their governments did not act on sound medical advice about Covid in sufficient time. The question of our Age is how many will die if governments the world over fail to act in time on: global heating, global poisoning,
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It Comes Down to Love

Nov 22nd, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, contributing writer for Transition Earth. Women and Nature; they are inextricable.  You can’t love one if you don’t love the other. The world we live in is in very deep trouble, because we have failed to love either sufficiently. Consider how we got here. Think about the human journey the past three
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