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Ending HIV in Children Is Way Off Target – Where to Focus Action Now

Ending HIV in Children Is Way Off Target – Where to Focus Action Now

World leaders have recently, under the auspices of the United Nations, renewed their commitment to ending AIDS. The new phase offers much-needed hope for the future, provided the commitments made are fulfilled. The adopted political declaration and its recommendations offer strategies for ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV and paediatric AIDS. They also address inequalities faced […]

Oxfarm Confronts Malnutrition In Malawi

Oxfarm Confronts Malnutrition In Malawi

An international charity organization, Oxfam, has embarked on a project aimed at confronting rising cases of malnutrition in the country. The project will pull together resources towards the nutrition sector. The Oxfam Malawi project that has been first launched in Dowa, is also set to be launched in other two districts of Dedza and Salima. […]

Yemenis Reel From Poverty, Hunger As U.N Pleads For Funds And War’s End

Yemenis Reel From Poverty, Hunger As U.N Pleads For Funds And War’s End

Unable to find work, Ahmed Farea has sold everything including his wife’s gold to feed and house two young daughters in one small room. Elsewhere in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, widow Mona Muhammad has work but struggles to buy anything more nutritious than rice for her four children amid high prices. And in a nearby hospital, […]

Sex Education In Schools

Sex Education In Schools

Growing up, the closest most of us came to learning anything that looked like sex education in school was reproductive system in biology class. It took that long, meaning we had to have been in secondary school before we fully understood anything about the human reproductive system and even then, it was all rigid, some […]

Continent Nears 3.6 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Continent Nears 3.6 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

Human traffickers worldwide are increasingly targeting children and will likely exploit school closures during the coronavirus pandemic to abuse the young, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Children make up a third of trafficking victims who are uncovered – a share that has tripled in the past 15 years, with girls mainly exploited for sex […]

3,000 Children In Nigeria Educated On COVID-19 Through Beyond the Classroom Foundation Partnership With The Mastercard Foundation

3,000 Children In Nigeria Educated On COVID-19 Through Beyond the Classroom Foundation Partnership With The Mastercard Foundation

 Today, Beyond the Classroom Foundation announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to build ongoing efforts to educate children about the COVID-19 virus. With support from the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, 3,000 children in Lagos and Abuja will receive free COVID-19 safety packs containing the educational book, “There is a new virus in town,” written […]

Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Mln. Children Against Measles

Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Mln. Children Against Measles

Nearly 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia in an effort by the health authorities to maintain essential health services, even as they battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, according to World Health Organization. The nationwide campaign which wrapped up this weekend was conducted under the leadership of the Ethiopian Ministry of […]

Push For Climate-Damage Fund Set To Fall Flat At UN Talks

Push For Climate-Damage Fund Set To Fall Flat At UN Talks

From dying coral reefs to damaged wells and crops, island nations are experiencing severe harm from extreme weather and rising seas – but U.N. climate talks in Madrid are unlikely to deliver on demands for a new fund to help them. Hussain Rasheed Hassan, environment minister of the low-lying Maldives, said that if the corals […]

Child Marriage In North Africa – Still A Lot To Be Done

Child Marriage In North Africa – Still A Lot To Be Done

This year about 12 million of the world’s children will be married before they turn 18. UNICEF figures suggest about 18% of them will be boys and about 82% of girls. Child marriage is widespread across developing countries, cultures and religions. It violates the rights of children and has widespread and long term consequences. It is driven by gender […]

‘Empower Girls To Play Leadership Roles’

‘Empower Girls To Play Leadership Roles’

The Eastern Regional Director of the Department of Children, Mr Emmanuel Kwabena Dartey, has called on traditional leaders and the general public to condemn negative acts against girls in the society to empower the girls to play leadership roles in the country. He noted that children, especially girls, were vulnerable in society due to the […]

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