A genetic condition, sickle cell disease disproportionately affects those of African descent. Here in the U.S., one out of 12 African-Americans has the sickle cell trait, and one out of 400 contracts the disease.Dr.
Every Thursday on Global Activism, we hear from a local individual who works to make the world a better place.Ahabwe Michael is executive director of the ICOD Action Network, based in the Lyantonde district of southwestern Uganda.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. In 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.That speech laid the foundation for what became the Peace Corps.
Dr. Naana Agyemang-Mensah is the country director of The Hunger Project-Ghana. The organization works to end hunger and poverty around the world. Naana has been running their Ghana program for the past decade.
Each Thursday on Global Activism, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. Matt Rooney is a partner at the Chicago law firm Mayer Brown. He oversees the firm’s pro bono projects around the world.