Abbie Heffelfinger

Former program specialist, IntraHealth International

Abbie Heffelfinger was a program specialist at IntraHealth International. 


Mothers Can Make All the Difference in the Health of Their Children—and of Their Communities

A Tanzanian woman named Teereza teaches her son to take ownership of his health, just like my mother did with me.

In Tanzania, Health Workers Stand Up for Victims of Violence

After a traumatic injury during childbirth went untreated, Akinyi suffered months of spousal abuse. Then she met a nurse named Neema.

Circumcision Services Help Break the Sex Ed Silence

Young people in Tanzania have a lot more opportunities and resources for learning about sex today than they did when Paul Mwakipesile was growing up, he says.

Note to Self on World AIDS Day: Preventive Care Takes Work

Getting men and boys to line up for circumcision is no easy feat. But in Tanzania, mobile phone reminders help.