Category Archives: 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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Video Blog from the Field: Family Planning Outreach

We have recently completed phase one of a comprehensive family planning project in Rukwa, Tanzania, funded by Hivos International. Watch our short video clip to learn more about these activities, which impacted over 90,000 people: The LTFHC/WAVE is committed to addressing … Continue reading

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HuffPo Canada interviews Dr. Amy Lehman

LTFHC Founder and CEO Dr. Amy Lehman was interviewed by the Huffington Post while at Ideacity in Toronto last month. Read more on her thoughts about “magic bullet” solutions and her general approach to international aid at HuffPo Canada.  

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Our Response to the Burundi Crisis Featured on Wilson Center Blog

Responding to insecurity and crises is built into our organizational DNA. Read more about the ‪Burundi‬ crisis and how we’re responding on the Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program’s Blog

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A Traveler’s Take on Lake Tanganyika (featuring LTFHC’s contraceptive outreach)

Writer Henry Eliot spent some time with our programmatic team during the Hivos Contraceptive Outreach in May. Read his account of the experience featured in Newsweek Europe >>

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Amy Lehman Speaks at Ideacity 2015

LTFHC Founder & CEO Dr. Amy Lehman was a featured speaker at this year’s Ideacity Conference, “Canada’s Premier Meeting of the Minds”. Watch her speak on why aid and development work is so hard, bed net misuse and unintended consequences, … Continue reading

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