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The Challenges Of Women In The East African Region

The Challenges Of Women In The East African Region

 The Aga Khan University (AKU) Medical College in collaboration with the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Muhas) yesterday organised a two-day Symposium on “Women’s Health in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda ” in the city. The symposium, which brought together the research community, policymakers, civil society, […]

Cholera Cases Rise To 191 In Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Cholera Cases Rise To 191 In Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe

Cholera cases in Mount Darwin have risen to 191 while deaths have remained at three in the artisanal mining area of Mukaradzi. Speaking to The Herald yesterday, Mashonaland Central District medical officer Dr George Mapiye said cases being reported at the clinic were no longer serious. “As of today (yesterday) cholera cases recorded are 191 […]

Gender Ministry Creates Jobs For 92 Rural People In Namibia

Gender Ministry Creates Jobs For 92 Rural People In Namibia

 In the quest to create employment and create self-reliance, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare created jobs for 92 rural people, predominantly women, in Omusati and Oshikoto regions. The ministry donated equipment towards 44 income generating activities in the two regions to a tune of over N$900 000. Twenty-five (25) projects in Omusati […]

LOUD WHISPHERS: An Evening with ‘Baba’

LOUD WHISPHERS: An Evening with ‘Baba’

I have been on the road for the past two weeks. On November 4th I left Lagos for Mauritius to attend the triennial African Philanthropy Network conference. The conference brought together over 300 philanthropy practitioners and researchers from all over Africa and the rest of the world. As one of the founding members of the […]

Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

 Nearly 27,000 pregnant women, out of 310,000 living with HIV in Angola, are HIV-positive, according to estimates by 2017 of the National Institute for the Fight against Aids (INLS). Journalists present at the launch of the HIV-AIDS vertical prevention campaign to be held in Moxico by the first lady. The Director of the Institute, Lucia […]

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

Namibia Makes Strides In Tackling Malaria

The Namibian government and its health partners seem to be at the forefront of the battle against malaria, as WHO launches a new country-driven “High burden to high impact” response plan to support countries with the most malaria cases and deaths. A report by the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services had earlier in […]

Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural Women and Girls Are Constantly Sidelined

Rural women and girls play vital roles in their families and communities. They produce food, gather water, provide care, and navigate myriad challenges from poverty to environmental disasters, due to climate change. Today marks the International Day for Rural Women. But too often, rural women and girls face extreme challenges in realizing their human rights. […]

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

We Add No Value To The Budget So We Cannot Be Catered For – Agony of Women and Girls Living With HIV

Despite the fact that HIV is no longer a death sentence if individuals living with it can take their treatments religiously, yet, women and girls living with it still pass through hell in the society. However, findings reveal that intolerance and ignorance are the major reasons behind their victimizations, Juliet Umeh writes. Not only was […]

Business Women In Zimbabwe Have Been Urged To Engage Technology

Business Women  In Zimbabwe Have Been Urged To Engage Technology

Women in business should engage the country’s trade promotion body, ZimTrade to come up with solutions which will enable them to participate in international markets, the new Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu has said. Speaking at a women in enterprise conference last week Minister Ndlovu highlighted the need for local women in business to […]

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

Announcement comes on the one year anniversary of De Beers Group’s partnership with UN Women as a HeForShe Thematic Champion to stand with women and girls around the world De Beers Group, in partnership with United Nations (UN) Women, is pleased to announce the launch of a three-year capacity-building programme to improve the livelihoods of […]