posts tagged with Africa

Making childbirth safer for Tanzania’s women

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You might remember the 2012 blog post about how FedEx supported a maternity ward at a hospital in Tanzania. I am the coordinator of this project on behalf of the German medical charity action medeor, one of Europe’s largest such organizations.

This summer I had the opportunity to visit the ward and see for myself with my own eyes the great progress that has been made so far. I am now delighted to report back to you...

Africa’s Moment to Move Forward

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I recently returned from the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.  The city lives up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world.  But the assembled leaders were there to do much more than just take in the view.  Like the early explorers who founded Cape Town, this group of leaders came to chart a course for a new era of growth and opportunity for the continent.  Optimism was the prevailing mood of the participants, though

Making a Difference in Tanzania

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Did you know that around half a million women die every year because of pregnancy related complications and that over 90% of these maternal deaths occur in developing countries? Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. This is why FedEx supports the maintenance and improvement of a maternity waiting home in Tanzania as part of our CSR activities.

Women and the Arab World: The Promise of Morocco?

maysam-shebani-iwf-IMG_1649_med.jpg "This past spring, demonstrators took to the streets over a Court decision which upheld Clause 475 of the Criminal Code; at the time, 16 year Amina Filali killed herself as the court ordered her to marry a man who had raped her. Under Article 475 of the Moroccan Criminal Code, a "kidnapper" of a minor can marry his victim to escape prosecution. The reasoning follows that by marrying the victim, the honor of the woman’s family is preserved."

Leadership from China and Supporting Young Entrepreneurs in Africa: Diversity and Inclusion at FedEx

In this edition of the Diverse Appeal:
-Rebecca Yeung's rise from a small town in China to her leadership position at FedEx
-Entrepreneurship in Africa
-Two women bond during their fight against cancer
-Much more...