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Newsletter March 2014

Latest News

Blended-learning in HIV/AIDS care continues in Rwanda

Between February 26th and March 1st, the closing workshop of the latest HIV e-education course took place in Kigali, Rwanda. In the course of 2013-2014 Health[e]Foundation has trained 200 healthcare workers in Rwanda in the field of HIV/AIDS care and treatment. Read more»

New HeF Ambassadors
We are proud to announce our new ambassadors Floris ter Haar (winner of the Health[e]Challenge 2013), Loran von Liebenstein en Marie Claire van Hessen! Read more»

A new Client Management Program
The spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic cannot be successfully contained with therapies alone: modes of infection are rooted in social mores and environmental factors closely related to the complex ways in which the disease manifests itself - prevention is of utmost importance. Read more»

Coming Soon: H[e]F 2.0
An app to dedicated to health[e]learning is coming soon for Android devices Read more»

Goodbye/ Hello
We are sorry to announce the departure of project manager Carmen Franse, but happy to introduce the new addition to our team: Jacqueline McAuley. Read more»

South Africa Partner Collaboration visit
Nadine Pakker and Fransje van der Waals visited South Africa in February 2014 in order to discuss new collaborations. Together with Cees Boonen and Bas van Wersch, board members of the former MKI foundation, they first visited the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) in Cape Town. Read more»

Health[e]Body - Cardiovascular
Filmmaker Maarten Koopman finished his sixth movie for Health[e]Foundation. The latest healthy body movie discusses the heart and the cardiovascular system. Read more»

Interesting Links

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation promote better breastfeeding: “Promoting better breastfeeding practices, expanding access to nutritious foods for children from 6 to 24 months of age and ensuring that women and children get sufficient amounts of key vitamins and minerals are proven strategies that can substantially reduce child mortality and nutrition related problems.”
    Health[e]Foundation’s Breastfeeding education course and Health[e]Families, through Merck for Mothers, support the awareness on breastfeeding and antenatal care, indirectly contributing to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation campaign.
  • Talk about Sex on Facebook once and a while”: Young people/adolescents should not only talk about music and fashion but should also dare to openly talk about issues such as birth control and abortion says Kenyan doctor Joachim Osur, highlighting the necessity of courses such as the Community[e]Education course by Health[e]Foundation.
  • HIV protection gel for women comes a step closer”: A gel that can be used by women after sex to protect against HIV is a step closer, according to researchers. 
  • Nigerian soap-opera tackles HIV”: “Writer and film director Biyi Bandele talks to CNN about his Nigerian soap-opera series ‘Shuga’ that tackles the problem of HIV.”
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