Year: 2018

Remembering John on World Malaria Day

Malaria causes disabilities like cerebral palsy on the coast of Kenya where Kupenda’s work is focused. Much progress has been made in reducing the number of people contracting this horrible infection, but children continue to be disabled and die from malaria every day. On World Malaria Day we mourn the loss of John Malanga who died this…

Celebrating Maudy's Progress on World Autism Day!

On World Autism Awareness Day we celebrate the amazing Kupenda kids on the autistic spectrum. Because people in countries with high poverty levels are only just starting to learn about the unique abilities and challenges connected to autism, there is no reliable data on the number of people affected world-wide. However, we know that we are encountering more…

Remembering Winnie on World TB Day

Today, tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for the death of more young people than any other communicable disease. It is estimated that 2 children die of TB every minute. It is also estimated that among every 100,00 people living in Sub-Saharan Africa, 350 have TB. The theme of this year’s World TB Day is “Wanted: Leaders for a…

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