It’s Time to End TB!

World TB Day is observed on 24 March every year to raise public awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and to accelerate efforts to eliminate the disease. This year’s theme for World TB Day is: It’s Time.  These may seem like just two simple words, yet they carry a lot of weight and interpretation. This year, World…

We walked, we survived, we conquered! Learning about breast cancer

Marking October as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ is a global drive to raise awareness of this devastating disease across all races, age groups and socioeconomic groups. Breast cancer is said to be the most common cancer in women worldwide, impacting more than two million women a year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in…

Inside My Purse heads to Canada for Women Deliver 2019

The time is now—a global discussion around women empowerment is underway. Bridging the gender gap is now a full-force movement with a loud voice. Women Deliver is the largest international gathering on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of women and girls. The conference is being held in Vancouver, Canada this year between…

Love, sex and STIs

Disclaimer: The following are the views of the author and should not be taken as medical advice. Please speak to a health professional to seek medical advice. So often you get into a relationship, things become serious and you start being intimate with that person. The classic boy meets girl, they fall in love and…

#AIDS2018 conference reflection…..now back to reality

It has been a week since the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam ended.  Before I get back into my everyday routine or even plan for the few remaining months of the year, I would like to reflect and share my thoughts on this year’s conference. It is reported to be the biggest conference with more…

My expectations for the #AIDS 2018 Conference

I am a young African woman who strongly believes that a world where young women and girls have control over their sexual health is possible. I have quite a lot of expectations for the upcoming International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. These conferences are for me always a good time to reconnect with amazing…

Africa woman… oh how I adore thee

As #AfricaMonth2018 concluded, I find myself contemplating my identity and future as an African woman. I am glad that we have made some progress on the continent to improve the lives of women but I am also anxious to experience accelerated change in how women are protected, educated, and included equitably in business, politics and…

The day my abusive father rescued me from my abuser

Many of us have direct or indirect experiences with gender-based violence and very few of us know where to go for help Growing up, I witnessed my father beat up my mother daily. My childhood memories are filled with images of my father hitting my mother and my younger siblings and I trying to intervene….