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Source: TECNO Mobile |

TECNO Partners with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria to Support Digital Learning for Children

To improve the quality of education for children and adolescents, the Federal Ministry of Education and UNICEF launched the innovative Nigeria Learning Passport programme in 2022

TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com), a leading innovative technology brand, has announced a partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria to support the implementation of the Nigeria Learning Passport, a digital learning platform. In today's world, too many children remain out of school, and many more are not learning. In…

Source: Save the Children |

Child Rights Groups Vow to Further Drive Campaign on Female Genital Mutilation After The Gambia Upholds a Ban

The bill, if passed, would have overturned a 2015 ban on the harmful practice, which was one of the few legal protections for women and girls in the West African country

Child protection groups vowed on Tuesday to drive more awareness around the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) after the Gambia rejected a bill seeking to end a ban following a campaign involving Save the Children’s partner the Child Protection Alliance. The bill, if passed, would have overturned a 2015…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Tireless work, Invaluable Contributions: National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) Leads the way to Equality and Empowerment

The NUEW has continued to take on a wide range of social projects over the years to promote gender equality and support the empowerment of women and girls

During the past week, the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) branch in Anseba, one of Eritrea’s six regions (locally called ‘zobas’), conducted its annual six-month activity assessment meeting. The NUEW, local government officials, and a range of stakeholders, reviewed the progress made on outlined plans, discussed various challenges encountered,…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

The Gambia’s decision to uphold ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) critical win for girls’ and women’s rights

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Catherine Russell, UNFPA Executive Director, Natalia Kanem, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, UN Women Executive Director, Sima Bahous, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk

“Following the vote today by the National Assembly of The Gambia, we commend the country’s decision to uphold the ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), reaffirming its commitments to human rights, gender equality, and protecting the health and well-being of girls and women.  “FGM involves cutting or removing some or…

Source: UNICEF, Middle East and North Africa |

Number of ‘zero-dose’ children increased by more than one third last year in the Middle East and North Africa

Conflicts and humanitarian crises continue to hinder immunization recovery efforts after COVID-19 in the region

Millions of children in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remain unprotected against preventable diseases due to a steady decline in vaccination coverage, according to the latest WHO and UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage (WUENIC) published today. In 2023, the number of 'zero-dose' children in the MENA region…

Source: Amnesty International |

Gambia: Continued ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) is good news but authorities must urgently address its root causes

Around 76% of girls and women between 15 and 49 years of age have undergone FGM in Gambia, according to UNICEF, and 3 out of 4 girls experience it before age 6

Reacting to the rejection of a bill to repeal the 2015 Women’s (Amendment) Act which bans female genital mutilation (FGM), by Gambia’s parliament on 15 July, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International Regional Director for West and Central Africa, said: “We welcome with great relief the rejection of the bill aimed at…

Source: World Health Organization - Uganda |

Uganda’s Efforts to Save the Life of Children with Malnutrition

The Nutrition Information System (NIS) project has significantly improved the management of malnutrition through the provision of data collection tools, and data interpretation to enhance early detection of malnutrition

Over 268,000 children in Uganda suffer from malnutrition, specifically wasting. To combat this, the country is enhancing data collection and use in its healthcare facilities and communities through the Nutrition Information System (NIS) project. This is part of the country's broader efforts to generate community-level data to inform decisions for…

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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announce Tanzanian winners of their Media Awards to break Infertility Stigma, Support Girl Education and Diabetes- Hypertension awareness

Merck Foundation is additionally rewarding the winners by providing them with one year access of an online educational training program called ‘MasterClass’

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) , the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the Winners of Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition “More Than a Mother” Awards 2023 and “Diabetes and Hypertension” Awards 2023 from Tanzania. Winners from the rest of the Africa were also announced, in partnership with African First Ladies,…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

Communique adopted at the Sudan Women’s Dialogue

Expressing regret that the warring parties have failed to date to implement the provisions of the Declaration of Commitments to Protect the Civilians of Sudan, signed in Jeddah on 10th May 2023

WE, the women of Sudan from women’s organisation, civil society, the private sector, gathered in Kampala, Uganda from 3-4 July 2024, on the occasion of the Sudan Women’s Peace Dialogue, convened by the African Union Commission through the Office of the Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, under the leadership…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Lesotho |

12,447 Children Reached With Measles-Rubella Vaccine during Africa Vaccination Week

The objectives of this vaccination campaign were; to develop district and health facility micro-plans, and mobilize all communities to vaccinate all unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children

To catch up with the unvaccinated (zero-dose), and under-vaccinated children, the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organisation, (WHO) implemented a catch-up vaccination campaign from 29 April to 4th May in all 10 districts. The catch-up vaccination campaign recorded a high turnout in many communities with 12,447…