Author: Athena Childs Fleisher

Healthcare Program Strategic Advisor — Athena comes to Nuru after more than a decade in the fields of international public health, disaster risk reduction, microfinance, and social business creation. During graduate school, she earned both an MBA and MPH from the University of Arizona.
Nuru Nigeria: Cultivating Resilience Through Permagardens

Mothers around the world are busy, and the Nuru Nigeria Women’s Farmer Association members are no different. They invested in two days of…

CORE Group Discussions on the Development Humanitarian Nexus

When people come together to share failures and success with the purpose of counteracting some of the biggest challenges on the planet brought…

#WorldHealthDay community stories of #HealthForAll

In celebration of World Health Day 2018, Nuru International thanks our staff who are working tirelessly in Kenya and Ethiopia to help bring…

#Mothersday moments across the ocean

#FirstTimeMothers reflect on new life and nursing I just got back from a precious week with my new niece during her third week…

Healthy moms, healthy communities! Nuru celebrates #IntlMHDay

The World Health Organization reports a shocking statistic: “Every day, approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.” If you…

Why #cleanwater costs so much more in the developing world #WorldWaterDay

Here in the US, clean drinkable water flows from the kitchen sink and even down the toilet with each flush. It’s easy to…

What #IWD2016 means to a farmer in remote Kenya

From the perspective of a Nuru farmer in Kenya, it may seem like International Women’s Day has nothing to do with her. In…

Relentlessly devoted to farmer family health in 2015

In 2015, the Nuru Healthcare team was relentlessly devoted to helping farmer families prevent illness and move toward better health through positive behavior…

Promoting community health in Ethiopia through servant leadership

The heart of the Thanksgiving holiday and living out servant leadership walk hand in hand in my mind: both are a posture of…

Creating a healthy start for mothers and babies

Have you ever thought about where your mother give birth to you? Was it a hospital or birthing center? And how did she get…