Entries by Rachel Conway

A significant moment for global action

On 27 September 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development summit concluded by passing 17 new global goals for sustainable development. Building upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expired this year, the new goals will commit all countries to improving the lives of people everywhere.

MPs vote for 0.7% of national income to be spent on overseas aid

On 5 December 2014, MPs turned out in force and voted overwhelmingly for a British commitment to overseas aid. The International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill will next be taken to the House of Lords where it will hopefully be voted upon and passed before the general election in May 2015

Afghanistan election landmark

Cyan International is encouraged by the commitments to Afghanistan’s future development that have emerged from the recent power sharing agreements between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

Christmas babies in Chad

Three years ago, Guinebor II community hospital opened, off the beaten track on the edge of N’Djamena in Chad. Celebrating this anniversary, the hospital staff look back over the last three years and reflect on similarities to the Christmas story. The hospital has seen the birth of 1,830 babies and treated 35,000 outpatients. So far […]

New fund launched for pre-project work

Cyan International has launched a new fund for pre-project work.   The fund has been created in recognition that good projects arise from good pre-project planning, including baseline information gathering, resource mapping and community consultation.

Improving maternal health in 2013

Throughout history, more women have died in childbirth than men have died in battle. Furthermore, for every woman who dies due to a pregnancy or childbirth complication, approximately 20 others suffer injuries, infection and disabilities.

Advocating for improved maternal health with a white ribbon

Cyan International has joined the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. The Alliance, founded in 1999, adopted the white ribbon as its emblem, a symbol of mourning in some places and yet a symbol of hope and life in other places, in dedication to the memory of all girls and women who have died needlessly […]