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UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

UK Funds Zim National Health Strategy To Support Women And Children

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID has made available $82.1 million to improve sexual, reproductive health and nutrition services for women, adolescents and children in Zimbabwe. Most of this grant will finance health interventions implemented under the Health Development Fund while US$ 2.2 million will be for strengthening Zimbabwe’s capacity to prevent, detect and […]

Organization for Women And Children Prepare Women For 2023 Elections

Organization for Women And Children Prepare Women For 2023 Elections

As part of efforts to ensure increased female participation in politics, a local nongovernmental organization (NGO) Organization for Women and Children (ORWOCH) yesterday held a roundtable discussion with women groups and representative candidates who did not win the October 10 Presidential and Legislative polls. The roundtable discussion held at the organization’s headquarters in Fiamah, Sinkor, […]

UNICEF Commends Military For Release Of 752 Children And Women

UNICEF Commends Military For Release Of 752 Children And Women

 The UNICEF has welcomed the release of 752 women, children and elderly men from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Ms. Pernille Ironside, in a statement yesterday, said the children are victims of Boko Haram terrorism instead of being held as suspects. Ironside said this is the first important […]

In This Society, Women And Children Are Vulnerable

In This Society, Women And Children Are Vulnerable

Two years ago, women’s dissent in connection with their lowly status in society did not go unnoticed — from the upper political echelons to the household level. During the year women demanded a 50-50 representation in the National Assembly and got the nod. Their request was granted but they still have a fight on their […]

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

Nigeria loses 3,000 children and women daily to preventable diseases due to poor access to basic healthcare, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said. Mr. Shuaib said some the children die before their fifth birthdays because of the country’s poor health system. Speaking at a workshop on […]

Market Attack Kills Women, Children

Market Attack Kills Women, Children

Gunmen have killed at least 17 people – mostly women and children – after invading a farming community in central Nigeria, drawing condemnation from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Armed men on motorcycles and in a car carried out the attack in Zaki Biyam in Benue state on Monday, police spokesman Moses Yamu told AFP news […]

New Hospital For Women, Children To Open In Seychelles In February

New Hospital For Women, Children To Open In Seychelles In February

A new hospital offering specialized care for women and children will open in February, the Seychelles health authorities announced on Tuesday. Construction of the new facility is already under way at Ile Perseverance, a reclaimed district where the largest social housing project is being built on the outskirt of island nation’s capital, Victoria. The Health […]

Troops Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Women, Children

Troops Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Women, Children

Following confirmed intelligence report on the convergence and massing up of dislodged Boko Haram insurgents at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, with intent of carrying out attack on some isolated communities, troops  on fighting and clearance patrol Codenamed “Operation TIGER CLAW”  on Tuesday 19th July, 2016, swooped on terrorists killing […]

Ugandan wins International award for promoting healthcare

Ugandan wins International award for promoting healthcare

35-year old Grace Nakajje is one of the women who had a reason to smile this women’s day. She scooped an International Women Achievers’ Award (IWAA) under the category ‘Humanitarian Ambassador’ for promoting healthcare for underprivileged women and children in Uganda. Nakajje, a Ugandan, is the founder of Grace Works Initiative (GWI), a Not for […]