As the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kampala, Uganda, comes to a close, it’s difficult to gauge what its real impact will be on the broader global health agenda in the near future. Will the re-affirmation of global commitments to family planning be enough? Will what transpired here be translated into action and commitments to further family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH)?
One of the powers of photography is its ability to capture a fraction of a second within a continuous thread of action that inspires and compels viewers, as well as transforms perceptions and knowledge. A poignant well-placed image can elicit the empathy that connects people to places and inspires action. Photography is the mirror of life, as truthful as your intentions but faster than the human eye (try blinking 60 times per second!).
Effective health and development programs are those that are driven by a keen understanding of a target audience—their characteristics, behaviors, and most importantly, their needs. The K4Health project is no different.
From conception to launch, I think it's fair to say the team here at K4Health has run the gamut of emotions when it comes to developing a truly global Web site – we cried, we laughed, we cried some more.
Welcome to the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) multi-author blog. Our aim here is to show you the various shades of the K4Health project, and begin a dialogue that we hope will promote virtual collaboration that will strengthen and expand knowledge for health in both the industrialized world, and in low- and middle-income countries that need it the most.