A schoolmate carries Adamu Yusif, who is unable to walk due to polio, to the classroom on the second floor of their primary school in Kano. Buildings and sidewalks in Kano are mostly not adjusted for the physically handicapped. (Rotary International)

A schoolmate carries Adamu Yusif, who is unable to walk due to polio, to the classroom on the second floor of their primary school in Kano. Buildings and sidewalks in Kano are mostly not adjusted for the physically handicapped. (Rotary International)

 Children learn how to spell names of fruits and vegetables that are arranged on a cardboard at a Home Learning Center in Patek Bar, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

Children learn how to spell names of fruits and vegetables that are arranged on a cardboard at a Home Learning Center in Patek Bar, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

 Children and adults read during a lesson at a Home Learning Center in Adjumani, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

Children and adults read during a lesson at a Home Learning Center in Adjumani, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

 Literacy and counting class at a Home Learning Center in Adjumani, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

Literacy and counting class at a Home Learning Center in Adjumani, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

 Charles Aheebwa and his classmates raise hands to answer a question during a class at Harugongo Primary School in Kabarole, Uganda. (UNICEF)

Charles Aheebwa and his classmates raise hands to answer a question during a class at Harugongo Primary School in Kabarole, Uganda. (UNICEF)

 Ratna Khatun listens to her teacher during a lesson on a boat school in Bangladesh. She lives in Kalinagar village by the Atrai river and attends fourth grade. She wants to become a doctor and come back to her to village to work on the healthcare boat. (Global Fund for Children)

Ratna Khatun listens to her teacher during a lesson on a boat school in Bangladesh. She lives in Kalinagar village by the Atrai river and attends fourth grade. She wants to become a doctor and come back to her to village to work on the healthcare boat. (Global Fund for Children)

 A school boat arrives in the morning to pick up children who wait just below their village by the Atrai river in Bangladesh. The boat makes several such stops along the river and picks up around 30 children for each class. (Global Fund for Children)

A school boat arrives in the morning to pick up children who wait just below their village by the Atrai river in Bangladesh. The boat makes several such stops along the river and picks up around 30 children for each class. (Global Fund for Children)

 A boy studies at his home in rural Bangladesh with the help of a solar lamp while his mother stitches a katha (katha is used as a blanket or a bed sheet). Solar lamps allow poor people to work and study after dark. (Global Fund for Children)

A boy studies at his home in rural Bangladesh with the help of a solar lamp while his mother stitches a katha (katha is used as a blanket or a bed sheet). Solar lamps allow poor people to work and study after dark. (Global Fund for Children)

 Children draw during a lesson at Wakiso Islamic Primary and Nursery School, Wakiso, Uganda. (UNICEF)

Children draw during a lesson at Wakiso Islamic Primary and Nursery School, Wakiso, Uganda. (UNICEF)

 During recess, children bring tires from the Nursery classroom to the playground at Wakiso Islamic Primary and Nursery School, Wakiso, Uganda. (UNICEF)

During recess, children bring tires from the Nursery classroom to the playground at Wakiso Islamic Primary and Nursery School, Wakiso, Uganda. (UNICEF)

 Girls play netball at Kasimeri Primary School, Moroto, Uganda. (UNICEF)

Girls play netball at Kasimeri Primary School, Moroto, Uganda. (UNICEF)

 Kasimeri Primary School students run through Moroto, Uganda during their daily morning exercise. (UNICEF)

Kasimeri Primary School students run through Moroto, Uganda during their daily morning exercise. (UNICEF)

 Jamada Maviiri sweeps his compound in Katale Village, Uganda. He was born with club feet and was scheduled to be operated at CoRSU hospital in Kisubi. (CoRSU/CBM)

Jamada Maviiri sweeps his compound in Katale Village, Uganda. He was born with club feet and was scheduled to be operated at CoRSU hospital in Kisubi. (CoRSU/CBM)

 A nurse holds Sharon Amukye's hand while she’s waiting to be operated at CoRSU hospital in Kisubi, Uganda. Sharon was born with club feet and her condition was treated for free at the hospital. (CoRSU/CBM)

A nurse holds Sharon Amukye's hand while she’s waiting to be operated at CoRSU hospital in Kisubi, Uganda. Sharon was born with club feet and her condition was treated for free at the hospital. (CoRSU/CBM)

 Jamada Maviiri, born with club feet, is admitted to CoRSU hospital in Kisubi, Uganda. (CoRSU/CBM)

Jamada Maviiri, born with club feet, is admitted to CoRSU hospital in Kisubi, Uganda. (CoRSU/CBM)

 Baraka Munissi, senior prosthetics technologist, works on a prosthetic leg in the orthopedics workshop at CoRSU hospital in Kisubi, Uganda. (CoRSU/CBM)

Baraka Munissi, senior prosthetics technologist, works on a prosthetic leg in the orthopedics workshop at CoRSU hospital in Kisubi, Uganda. (CoRSU/CBM)

 Nurse Auma Cecilia listens to a baby's heartbeat during an antenatal check-up at Tiriri Health Center IV, Uganda. (AMREF)

Nurse Auma Cecilia listens to a baby's heartbeat during an antenatal check-up at Tiriri Health Center IV, Uganda. (AMREF)

 Nurse Ladi Adamu watches as Dr. Salawuddeen explains the image on the ultrasound machine to an expecting mother Naima Isah at Sumaila General Hospital in Sumaila, Nigeria. This was the first time Naima Isah saw the ultrasound image of her baby-to-be. Rotary International donated the ultrasound machine to Sumaila General Hospital as part of its Maternal and Child Health Project. (Rotary International)

Nurse Ladi Adamu watches as Dr. Salawuddeen explains the image on the ultrasound machine to an expecting mother Naima Isah at Sumaila General Hospital in Sumaila, Nigeria. This was the first time Naima Isah saw the ultrasound image of her baby-to-be. Rotary International donated the ultrasound machine to Sumaila General Hospital as part of its Maternal and Child Health Project. (Rotary International)


 Tumuhimbise Kate rests outside the maternity ward at Kanungu Health Center IV in Kanungu Town, Uganda. (UNFPA)

Tumuhimbise Kate rests outside the maternity ward at Kanungu Health Center IV in Kanungu Town, Uganda. (UNFPA)

 Nurse Ladi Adamu weighs newborn Mohammed at Sumaila General Hospital in Sumaila, Nigeria. (Rotary International)

Nurse Ladi Adamu weighs newborn Mohammed at Sumaila General Hospital in Sumaila, Nigeria. (Rotary International)

 Jacquelyne Mugenyi, HIV positive mother, plays with her son Mutumba Alpha in the backyard of their home in Gayaza, Uganda. (UNAIDS)

Jacquelyne Mugenyi, HIV positive mother, plays with her son Mutumba Alpha in the backyard of their home in Gayaza, Uganda. (UNAIDS)

 Young girl watches as nursing assistant Robert Tamale prepares Rapid Malaria Diagnostic Test at Kisala Health Centre II, Uganda. (Malaria Consortium)

Young girl watches as nursing assistant Robert Tamale prepares Rapid Malaria Diagnostic Test at Kisala Health Centre II, Uganda. (Malaria Consortium)

 A mother feeds her child afflicted by severe malnutrition at Mwanamugimu Child Nutrition Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. (UNICEF)

A mother feeds her child afflicted by severe malnutrition at Mwanamugimu Child Nutrition Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. (UNICEF)

  A boy receives a drop of oral polio vaccine during Immunization Days in Gulu District, Uganda. (Rotary International)

A boy receives a drop of oral polio vaccine during Immunization Days in Gulu District, Uganda. (Rotary International)

 Albino and visually impaired boys read their medical files while waiting for their medical check-ups at Mwereni Intergrated School in Moshi, Tanzania. (K2 Foundation)

Albino and visually impaired boys read their medical files while waiting for their medical check-ups at Mwereni Intergrated School in Moshi, Tanzania. (K2 Foundation)

 Dr. Stephen Watiti listens to lungs of one of his HIV positive patients at Mildmay hospital in Lweza, Uganda. (UNAIDS)

Dr. Stephen Watiti listens to lungs of one of his HIV positive patients at Mildmay hospital in Lweza, Uganda. (UNAIDS)

 Home-made sanitary pads in Koboko, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

Home-made sanitary pads in Koboko, Uganda. (LABE Uganda)

 Caroline Ahimbisibwe fetches water from Lyantode crater lake in Kabarole District, Uganda. (UNICEF)

Caroline Ahimbisibwe fetches water from Lyantode crater lake in Kabarole District, Uganda. (UNICEF)

 Kere Jacitha, also called “Mrs. Drying Rack” by fellow members of her WASH community, washes dishes outside her home in Kangole Village, Uganda. (UNICEF)

Kere Jacitha, also called “Mrs. Drying Rack” by fellow members of her WASH community, washes dishes outside her home in Kangole Village, Uganda. (UNICEF)

 Rubangakene Stephen collects sorghum close to his home in Arut Central, Uganda. (UNICEF)

Rubangakene Stephen collects sorghum close to his home in Arut Central, Uganda. (UNICEF)

 Souaibou Toure, head of a cereal cooperative in his village, stands next to his sorghum field in Cinzana, Mali. (Syngenta Foundation)

Souaibou Toure, head of a cereal cooperative in his village, stands next to his sorghum field in Cinzana, Mali. (Syngenta Foundation)

 Fote Makoban’s cashier counts money during a group meeting. Fote Makoban is a women's micro-credit organization in Cinzana, Mali. Cash box is locked with three different padlocks; three members of the organization keep the three different keys. (Syngenta Foundation)

Fote Makoban’s cashier counts money during a group meeting. Fote Makoban is a women's micro-credit organization in Cinzana, Mali. Cash box is locked with three different padlocks; three members of the organization keep the three different keys. (Syngenta Foundation)

 A member of Olochoi Emorikikinos, a village savings and loan association in Olochoi Village, Uganda, deposits money during a meeting. (CARE)

A member of Olochoi Emorikikinos, a village savings and loan association in Olochoi Village, Uganda, deposits money during a meeting. (CARE)

 Rose Alual Meen packs baked bread buns in a plastic bag during a bread-making training in Wulu village, South Sudan. Women sell packs of eight buns in the local market. (Women for Women International)

Rose Alual Meen packs baked bread buns in a plastic bag during a bread-making training in Wulu village, South Sudan. Women sell packs of eight buns in the local market. (Women for Women International)

 Deborah Rek Ngudu weeds the garden next to the house she is building in her compound in Wulu village, South Sudan. Deborah is a divorced mother of four, farmer and owner of a tea shop. (Women for Women International)

Deborah Rek Ngudu weeds the garden next to the house she is building in her compound in Wulu village, South Sudan. Deborah is a divorced mother of four, farmer and owner of a tea shop. (Women for Women International)

 Ageo Phoebe, chairperson of Adamasiko VSLA, a village savings and loan association in Adamasiko Village, Uganda, works on a dress.  Dressmaking supplements her farming income. (CARE)

Ageo Phoebe, chairperson of Adamasiko VSLA, a village savings and loan association in Adamasiko Village, Uganda, works on a dress. Dressmaking supplements her farming income. (CARE)

 Polio survivors Naja Atu Yusif (L) and Adamu Yusif (R), pose for a portrait in the courtyard of their primary school in Kano, Nigeria. While Naja can limp, Adamu can't walk and has to use a tricycle to move around. (Rotary International)

Polio survivors Naja Atu Yusif (L) and Adamu Yusif (R), pose for a portrait in the courtyard of their primary school in Kano, Nigeria. While Naja can limp, Adamu can't walk and has to use a tricycle to move around. (Rotary International)