Tiyatien Health, a winner in the Rethinking Mental Health competition, is treating the effects of decades of brutal war in Liberia by training non-doctor health workers and clinicians to work directly with citizens of one of the poorest countries on Earth. The founders are survivors of Liberia's civil war and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Tiyatien Health trained the first non-physicians to administer anti-retroviral therapy in Liberia,and provided the first-ever HIV/AIDS treatments in southeastern Liberia, the poorest corner of the country. Now it is expanding beyond providing public HIV/AIDS treatment to rural communities by working to reverse decades of untreated depression and epilepsy.
Women in Nigeria do not need to die out of avoidable pregnancy and child birth complications. Maisha save a mother's life aims to create awareness to women of reproductive age 13-45 on safe motherhood and also advocacy on health system strengthening through the use of social documentary photography.
This annual survey undertaken by Yayasan Ekspresi Warna (Expression of Color), a male-to-female transgender organization based in Surabaya (Indonesia) found that there was significant positive impact in HIV prevention and treatment through the works of community-based organizations (CBOs). Waria (an Indonesian term for male-to-female transgender) is one of most at risk populations because most of them are sex workers and sexually active; and most of them are not exposed to health issue.