As a mother of five, I'd do whatever it takes to help my kids. That's how I can understand why Juliette, an impoverished young mum in rural Burundi, went to such great lengths to help her son.
A 1998 World Health Assembly resolution targets trachoma for elimination as a public health problem by the year 2020. While this is ambitious, we are making headway, and we must continue to do more to eradicate this disease all over the world.
While the reasons for young girls and women being locked out of education are varied and complex, many of us don't consider the obvious links between health and education.
There is a gender gap present in almost every aspect of women's lives. Access to education, political representation, employment opportunities, wage disparity and even physical safety are areas where women across the world are frequently at a disadvantage.