The locals in the Maloti mountains in the north who care for disabled and HIV-positive kids Plunging down into another valley and with the needle nicking 140, I tap the driver on the shoulder and make a ‘slow down’ gesture. He looks at me confused but he eases off. For a while. It only produces a […]
How women in Lesotho are driving the fight against HIV Out in the dusty play yard of the New Millennium Primary School in Maseru, 18-year-old coach Setsoto Ramatla holds up a card across which is printed the word ‘Healthy’. Standing opposite her, Paulina Masiu, a fellow Kick4Life volunteer (and actress, she stresses), flashes a card […]
Good news for Simon Cumbers Media Fund recipient Tim Desmond, whose radio documentary, Clearing the Killing Fields won the best ‘Consumer Broadcast Documentary’ award at last night’s GSK Irish Medical Media Awards. This category includewd both TV and radio documentary entries so a great result by Tim. Tims documentary was broadcast on RTÉ Radio One, […]
From the Standard Lesotho Bank a line of workers – constituted mainly from the textile industry — extends out and down Maseru’s main street. It’s the last Friday of the month (payday) and at the busiest intersection of Lesotho’s capital city the atmosphere is thick with the blaring of horns of 4x4s, taxi vans and […]
The second Africa Ireland Economic Forum, which was held in Dublin on Monday, 22nd October 2012. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore addressed the Forum, and spoke of the “enormous potential” for trade links between Ireland and Africa over the coming years. Read about it in today’s Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2012/1023/1224325577856.html
Thank you to everyone who applied to the Winter 2012 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The deadline has now passed, and we will be going through all the applications in the coming weeks. Details of the 2012 / 2013 Student Scheme will be announced shortly, so keep an eye out for updates here.