Prizes for the Best Medical Students in Kenya

The Kenyan Pediatric Association again awarded Hillman Leadership Prizes this year to the top outstanding medical students. The cash prizes enabled them to attend  The Pediatric Association Conference and present their research

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When do Children teach their Parents About Brushing Their teeth?

If a child learns something at school  about health that will affect his or her life, then that child is likely to go home and teach what they have learned to their parents.   By focussing on health issues that are important to each community, Health Promoting Schools improve the health

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Physiotherapy In Cambodia

Physiotherapy Workshops Physiotherapy is becoming better understood and more widely used in Cambodia. A few years ago it was largely unknown. The country has a high rate of traffic, industrial and farming injuries leaving long term recovery needs that would benefit from physiotherapy. The Hillman Funds on-going assistance to the Cambodian

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Malaria Treatment in Schools.

A life at school with the terrible headaches and fever of malaria is part of every day life for many of Uganda’s school children. But this has all changed at 4 primary schools in the heart of Uganda’s malaria region. In these schools, trained teachers diagnose and treat malaria as soon as

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Auto Parts and Vegetables – Unlikely Teachers

In rural Uganda, so many children leave school with no opportunities for work and no skills to earn a living. The 4 primary schools that ran our malaria project branched out on their own to build wonderful vegetable gardens. We are using these gardens as a place to teach the students

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Rising Stars- The Hillman Scholars in East Africa

Supporting rising stars and future leaders in healthcare is a powerful way to impact long term health outcomes  around the world. The Hillman Fund provides awards and support for healthcare students and professionals who demonstrate exceptional potential leadership skills. Every year, we provide research awards for top medical students in Kenya. We support the research projects of

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Safe Motherhood Training in Guatemala

2017 marked the 15th year of the Safe Motherhood Project in Guatemala.  To recap, the Safe Motherhood Project is an educational project to train traditional Mayan Midwifes (Comadronas) in safe birthing techniques and emergency skills in caring for women who have their babies at home.  Each course is 5 days

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Family Planning and Safe Motherhood in Camps in Afghanistan

Life in the camps around Kabul is difficult. It is hard to keep the family fed, especially when there are 9 or 10 children.  The girls marry as very young teenagers and have their first babies before their bodies are fully mature. These camps have the highest maternal mortality rates

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Impact through Peers Project Update

The Impact Through Peers Project Peer Group Club in Mbarara Secondary School in one of their meetings preparing for rehearsals being addressed by the group chairperson. Impact Through Peers Project has established and operationalised Peer Group Clubs in six secondary schools. The Peer Group Club in Mbarara Secondary School has

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Yum! Master Bakers at Stand Tall

Yum! Master Bakers at Stand Tall

The baking club has acquired some pretty impressive skills. . We don’t  have a real oven yet but these beautiful loaves were baked in a pan on an open fire and they are delicious! The baking club pays for itself by selling everything they make. Margaret Mukhaye who runs the baking

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