Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

UK funding empowering Somalis to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers

The British Embassy in Mogadishu worked with AMISOM and advisers from the Federal Government of Somalia to develop training content to prevent use of child soldiers

The UK has funded a training course on the prevention of the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, delivered by Somalis to their fellow countrymen. The three day course brought together 60 participants from the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States and Somali Security Sector. This was…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Health |

Media Advisory: World Environmental Health Day 2017

The theme for World Environmental Health Day is Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality

The Department of Health joins the World to commemorate the World Environmental Health Day on the 26-27 September 2017. The theme for World Environmental Health Day is “Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality”. The theme is focused on the effects of poor air quality, including both indoor and outdoor air pollution…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to Launch NDP School Competition

The essay competition will be targeted at grade 12 learners with the essay topic; Define your ideal SA of 2030

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) will launch the annual National Development Plan (NDP) school debate and essay competition as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of the adoption of the NDP under the theme “Define your Ideal South…

Source: State House Uganda |

Menstruation does not mean early marriage for girl child, President Museveni

President Museveni said that because of poverty, parents marry off their children so that their husbands can look after them

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called for the economic empowerment of young girls if child marriages are to end. The President who was accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni was today speaking at a high level side event on the margins of…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Crisis in school meals financing for West & Central Africa puts young generation at risk, WFP warns

Altogether, WFP’s regional programme faces an US$76 million funding gap, the agency warned as experts were meeting in Montreal for an annual forum on child nutrition

More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  Altogether, WFP’s…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Over 1,900 households affected by floods and mudslide to receive cash Support from UK Aid

The cash transfer will help all registered affected households to rebuild their lives and support their surviving families including women and children

As Sierra Leone recovers from the recent deadly floods and mudslide in Freetown that killed over 500 people with many more still unaccounted for, 1,908 affected households will be directly supported with cash through mobile money transfers to help them meet their immediate needs.   The cash transfers being funded…

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Source: Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation |

Free broadcast-quality video - South Africa: A new programme in support of vulnerable women and children launched in Botshabelo, the second largest township after Soweto

A pilot programme for the support of vulnerable women and children has been launched on Friday 15 September in Botshabelo, the second largest township after Soweto. The objective of the Thari programme is to enable schools and communities to provide a safe environment that is inclusive, free from violence, is…

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EngenderHealth, through Bloomberg Philanthropies & Fondation H&B Agerup support, saves women and children’s’ lives by constructing 24 and renovating 2 maternity buildings in Kigoma Region in Tanzania

The total cost for the support is worth USD 1,342,144

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fondation H&B Agerup through EngenderHealth (www.EngenderHealth.org) has constructed and equipped maternal buildings that include labor wards antenatal and postnatal clinics, rooms to provide service to women with post abortion complications and family planning as well as maternity wards in 24 dispensaries. Through the support, 2 dispensaries have been…

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GE partners with Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO) to improve outcomes for expectant mothers and babies at Kibera slum in Nairobi

According to WHO data for Kenya in 2015, maternal mortality rates accounted for 510 deaths per 100,000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 36 per 1,000 live births

General Electric (www.GE.com) and charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO), today announced a new maternal and infant care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants [1]. Under the $25,000…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

The Launch of the State of Midwifery Report 2017 in East and Southern Africa Region

The region reduced its Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) from 913 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 455 in 2015, representing a 50 per cent reduction, compared to 44 percent globally

“It is estimated that there were 303,000 maternal deaths in the world in 2015, and nearly all of the preventable deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries. Similarly, 2.7 million neonatal deaths and 2.6 million still births occurred across the world in 2015 mostly in low and middle-income countries. The…