Category Archives: Latest News

Improving Communication in the Congo

The cell phone revolution in sub-Saharan Africa is often taken for granted, yet in reality many areas still lack telecommunications infrastructure. The DRC has one of the lowest mobile phone penetration rates in the world, negatively impacting multiple sectors. We have been tackling this problem since 2012, when … Continue reading

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Reproductive Health Access in the Lake Tanganyika Basin

In the Lake Tanganyika Basin, accessing reproductive health care is a challenge. Impassable roads, poor communications infrastructure, broken supply chains to rural health centers, and extreme poverty all contribute to high birthrates, early childbearing, and exceptionally high maternal-fetal morbidity and … Continue reading

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How We’re Addressing Malaria in the Lake Tanganyika Basin

Malaria is the number one cause of death in the Lake Tanganyika Basin, and the need for appropriate solutions to combat this disease couldn’t be more pressing. Over the past two years, we have begun to shed light on the … Continue reading

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Big Plans for 2016

  After an incredibly busy 2015, the LTFHC/WAVE is poised to launch into an impactful 2016 with a series of exciting programs, from direct service provision to critical infrastructure improvements affecting communities in the Lake Tanganyika Basin, and beyond:   … Continue reading

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A review of our accomplishments in 2015

The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC)/WAVE has had an incredibly important year, both in terms of our program implementation and in elevating awareness of what is at stake in the Lake Tanganyika Basin. Your support allows us to continue … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Burundi? A view from the lakeside

Burundi is in a fragile and crucial position, not only as a sovereign state, but for stability in the region as a whole. Violence connected to electoral activities spans beyond Burundi, spilling over into neighboring countries – the consequences of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Contraceptive Outreach in Rukwa, Tanzania

In the Lake Tanganyika Basin, reproductive health care is nearly non-existent. Contraceptive and prenatal care is inaccessible, childbearing often begins in teen years, and extreme poverty is the norm. As a result, maternal-fetal death rates are extremely high (under-five childhood … Continue reading

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LTFHC and Dr. Amy Lehman highlighted in Tanzanian Press!

The Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian recently published two stories featuring the LTFHC. Check them out! A profile on LTFHC Founder and CEO Dr. Amy Lehman: “Meet the woman breaking boundaries in healthcare“* A feature on our upcoming reproductive health outreach … Continue reading

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LTFHC/WAVE visits Asia

In April, LTFHC/WAVE Founder and CEO Dr. Amy Lehman traveled to Singapore to represent our work at the Chicago Booth School of Business’s celebration of 15 years in Asia. Amy delivered the keynote address at the event, as well as … Continue reading

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Announcing WAVE’s next policy paper: Water-based Health Care, Have We Missed the Boat?

We are pleased to share with you the executive summary of our forthcoming white paper, “Water-based Health Care: Have We Missed the Boat?” Our purpose in publishing this paper is to introduce the concept of “water-based communities” and the unique interventions … Continue reading

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