Source: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

United States Launches Program to Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zimbabwe

For more than 30 years, the American people, through USAID, have contributed over $3 billion in assistance to Zimbabwe

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the launch of Pathways, a five-year $35 million program that will offer services to 250,000 HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children, 59,500 households, and 15,000 vulnerable youth. Operating in nine districts in Zimbabwe with high HIV burden, Pathways will put communities on…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status. The National Immunization Days (NID)  will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a…

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

South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Launches National Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey Results

The survey was conducted in partnership with the Department of Health, the South African National Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Council and other stakeholders

The Human Sciences Research Council invites you to the  launch of the SABSSM V findings, the country’s fifth HIV and Health study on HIV Prevalence, Incidence and high-risk sexual behaviour. The findings give an overview of the current status of prevalence, incidence and behavior related to HIV in South Africa. …

Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

A delegation of representatives from European entities including the European Commission and European Investment Bank, as well as international organisations, such as UNIDO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, together with European private sector representatives, will accompany President Tajani

“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO, Merck Foundation and President Merck more Than a Mother; Prof. Koigi Kamau, Chairman Kenya Fertility Society; Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President of Africa Fertility Society, Nigeria; Dr. Tareq Muhammad Salahuddin, Editor of Health Section, The Daily Star, Bangladesh; Ms. Modele Sarafa- Yusuf, Senior Freelance Journalist & Media Personality, Nigeria.
    • Ms. Renee Ngamau, Radio Host/Life Coach, Capital FM; Ms. Carole Mandi, Founder/ Publisher, Carole Mandi Media; Mr. Gardy Chacha, Senior Health & Science Reporter, Standard Newspaper, Kenya (First Award Winner, Print Media category); Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO, Merck Foundation and President Merck more Than a Mother
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    • Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa
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Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

The training program was a part of ‘Merck more than a Mother’ community awareness program

Merck Foundation concludes their First Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa: •Merck Foundation provides training to more than 200 Media Journalists from 17 African Countries. •Merck Foundation starts hashtags #MenToo and #NoForInfertilityStigma to break the stigma of Infertility. •Merck Foundation launched three songs to…

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

South Africa: The Second Day of the Abortion Conference Reveals why some Women opt for Alternative Measures

The conference builds on the ongoing work under the leadership of the Inter-Ministerial Committee established by Cabinet to oversee implementation of the Population Policy

The second day of the Abortion and Reproductive Justice Conference (ARJC): The Unfinished Revolution III, is currently underway at the Rhodes University in Makhanda, Eastern Cape. Key discussions today include: Health Systems, Histories of Abortion and Abortion Politics Education, Interventions and Treatment Activism and Advocacy Social Contexts and Advocacy Theory…

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

Premier NTombela to Lead Free State Provincial Government Delegation in Support of 100 Men March for Madiba on Violence Against Women and Children

The march is expected to draw men and other sectors of society within the Free State Province, such as government, business, labour, faith-based and non-profit organisations, and the media

The Premier of the Free State, Sefora ‘Sisi’ Ntombela, accompanied by MEC for Health, Montsheng Tsiu and MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini, will tomorrow, July 13, 2018, participate in the Free State Chapter of the 100 Men March for Madiba on Violence against Women and Children, as…

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Hearing ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan, UN envoy says they yearn only for peace

Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, widespread and systematic sexual violence has been a pervasive tactic of war and terror, said a high-level United Nations envoy, after visiting the war-torn country and hearing “horrific” testimonies

Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict, told reporterss that she had been “alarmed to hear about the increasing climate of intimidation” in which civil society organisations work, “including attacks against those providing services to sexual violence survivors.” The world’s youngest country, South Sudan has been wracked…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN’s Emergency Fund releases US$15 Million for Life-Saving Assistance to Displaced People in Ethiopia

Close to one million men, women and children are currently being sheltered

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia. Historical tensions between communities in southern Ethiopia escalated in April 2018 and led to large-scale displacements, damage of properties and loss of life.  Close…

Source: United Nations Information Center in Nairobi |

Egypt on a landmark journey to put children first

Mr. Cappelaere met with the staff of the 16000 Child Helpline, and commended the crucial role of this Council in continuously engaging on Children related issues, providing leadership on child rights

During his three-day-visit, the UNICEF Regional Director met with high level government officials, private sector, national and international counterparts. Discussions focused on key issues including system building in the field of social workforce, social protection, the crucial transformative programme “Education 2.0”, the important efforts in the fields of health and…