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December 11, 2017

Growing up in Malawi, I prided myself on my knowledge of African geography and at the age of 10, I could recite all the countries in Africa including their capital cities more or less in alphabetical order. I would always end with ‘Zimbabwe, Harare…!’, beaming at the achievement. It was not until a few years […]

December 1, 2017

In 2007, the British Medical Journal polled it’s members on what constitutes the greatest medical milestone of the last 150 years. From the 15 medical milestones presented for discussion, sanitation was the clear winner – seen as more important to national health and saving lives than even the development of antibiotics and anaesthesia. Getting the basics right […]

November 25, 2017

Conservative estimates put the number of children around the world who have lost one or both parents to HIV at over 17 million – 90% of whom live in sub-saharan Africa. Even worse, almost 3.4 million children in sub-saharan Africa under the age of 15 are living with HIV themselves. The pressure on older generations […]

November 16, 2017

When was the last time we heard anything good about Zimbabwe? The media have reported nothing but anguish and hardship. There seems to be an endless stream of headlines telling tales of misrule, persecution, hyperinflation, food shortages, droughts, floods, a decrepit health system, corruption and general despair. And all that is true. But there is […]

November 14, 2017

If we don’t feel very well, we may stay at home or take a day off work. ‘Sick leave’ can be a generous provision for many employees. The Office for National Statistics estimated that 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016:  equivalent to 4.3 days per […]

November 7, 2017

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is […]

November 6, 2017

In Cameroon, older people like Samuel often lack access to their basic rights making them feel invisible within society. All We Can has been supporting an innovative local organisation in northern Cameroon that is finding ways to alleviate poverty and raise awareness of the rights of older people. Samuel Nyingou is a father of six […]

October 31, 2017

What does the word ‘home’ mean to you? There might be many responses to this question depending on your experiences, from ‘warm and welcoming’ to ‘cold and callous’. But for many in the world today they have no home at all. According to the UN more than 65 million have been forcibly displaced from their […]

October 30, 2017

In 2017, communities across East and Southern Africa have felt the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods. Through the generous support given to its East Africa Famine Appeal, All We Can has been working through organisations responding to this crisis in six of the worst affected nations. Find out […]

October 24, 2017

Joint Statement from: All We Can, Methodist relief and development (Britain) United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR, USA) UnitingWorld (Australia) Irish Methodist World Development & Relief Rohingya refugee crisis: Global agencies unite to respond and raise awareness of humanitarian catastrophe We are committed to standing together in solidarity as Methodist and affiliated international development and […]

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