About Jacky Habib

Jacky Habib is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. She reports on global development, social issues, and impact.

Stories

  1. Article: Women Are Championing HPV Vaccine Campaigns in Kenya

    Women Are Championing HPV Vaccine Campaigns in Kenya

    By Jacky Habib|Feb. 12, 2020

    The East African region has the highest burden of cervical cancer in the world. Read more

  2. Article: How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

    How One African Country Is Working to Eliminate a Neglected Tropical Disease

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    Trachoma, which can cause blindness, has been eliminated in 46 out of 50 regions in Uganda. Read more

  3. Article: Uganda Vaccinated More Than 19 Million Children Against Measles in 1 Month in 2019

    Uganda Vaccinated More Than 19 Million Children Against Measles in 1 Month in 2019

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    While vaccinations have reduced measles deaths,110,000 people died of the disease in 2017. Read more

  4. Article: Uganda Could Be the First African Country to Eliminate This Blinding Disease

    Uganda Could Be the First African Country to Eliminate This Blinding Disease

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 24, 2020

    Nearly 21 million people worldwide are impacted by river blindness — and 99% are in Africa. Read more

  5. Article: How the UN Is Tackling Maternal Mortality in the Country With the Highest Rates in the World

    How the UN Is Tackling Maternal Mortality in the Country With the Highest Rates in the World

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 10, 2020

    In Sierra Leone, one in 17 mothers face a lifetime risk of dying while giving birth. Read more

  6. Article: How Health Workers Are Reaching a Nomadic Tribe in Sub-Saharan Africa

    How Health Workers Are Reaching a Nomadic Tribe in Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Jacky Habib|Jan. 8, 2020

    The Ateker tribe often slips through the cracks of health systems due to their nomadic lifestyle. Read more

  7. Article: How Safe Spaces Are Helping to Prevent Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

    How Safe Spaces Are Helping to Prevent Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    In Sierra Leone, nearly 40% of girls are married before age 18. Read more

  8. Article: These Are the Women Lighting Up Clinics in Sierra Leone With Solar Power

    These Are the Women Lighting Up Clinics in Sierra Leone With Solar Power

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    In Sierra Leone, women sometimes give birth without electricity. Read more

  9. Article: How Investigating Deaths Could Help Put an End to High Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone

    How Investigating Deaths Could Help Put an End to High Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 20, 2019

    Health workers in Sierra Leone spoke to Global Citizen about the country's high maternal mortality. Read more

  10. Article: Meet the Nurse Educating People About Reproductive Health in Sierra Leone's Markets

    Meet the Nurse Educating People About Reproductive Health in Sierra Leone's Markets

    By Jacky Habib|Dec. 19, 2019

    Gladys Goba explains how community outreach events help destigmatize sexual and reproductive health. Read more