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Bold new order as ministry of health launches National Reproductive Health Policy

The policy seeks to address Maternal Health, Family Planning, Adolescence and young adults’ reproductive health as well as Marginalized persons and age cohorts in reproductive health

The ministry of health has launched the national reproductive health policy (2022-2032) as it moves to consolidate gains made in the health sector. The policy, which seeks to address age specific needs of the entire life spectrum of the Kenyan population, contains bold steps meant to achieve universal quality reproductive health care…

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Spotlight CSOs Knowledge Sharing Forum: Stories from Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in preventing violence against women and girls

Government counterparts, AUC members, other civil society organizations and developing partners will also be present at the Forum

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will meet from 6 to 7 July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the “Spotlight CSOs Knowledge Sharing Forum” to share stories, lessons learned and promising practices towards ending all forms of violence against women and girls in Africa.  The “Spotlight CSOs Knowledge Sharing Forum”, which runs…

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Libya: new suspected mass graves found in Tarhuna, says UN human rights probe

The report gathered testimonies and found evidence of “widespread and systematic perpetration of enforced disappearances

New suspected mass graves have been uncovered in Tarhuna, Libya, a Human Rights Council probe reported on Monday, highlighting continuing extreme rights abuses in the country that have affected children and adults alike. Speaking in Geneva, Mohamed Auajjar, chair of the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya, told journalists that a…

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New Zealand to Host First Ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Play-Off Tournament

The tournament, which will be hosted in New Zealand from 17-23 February 2023, will involve 10 teams competing for the final three qualifying spots before the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Inaugural tournament to be played in Hamilton and Auckland from 17 to 23 February 2023; 10 teams to compete for final three slots for FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Women’s World Cup 2023™; Play-Off Tournament a key test event in preparation for 2023 Waikato Stadium in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and North Harbour Stadium in Auckland/Tāmaki…

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Morobo County residents call on armed forces to unite to protect civilians

At the two meetings, participants identified challenges related to the protection of civilians and listed possible actions to resolve them

People in Morobo County, south of South Sudan’s capital Juba, have voiced concern over armed forces creating problems among local communities rather than protecting them, with women in particular having been subject to unwanted attention. In Morobo town the situation is okay, but in the villages incidents of harassment, looting…

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“Our Africa by Merck Foundation” Seventh Episode now on GH One TV Ghana, NTV Uganda and KTN, Kenya

“Our Africa by Merck Foundation” TV program broadcasting on three Prime TV Channels: KTN, Kenya; NTV, Uganda and GH One, Ghana

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany released the Seventh Episode of their TV program – “Our Africa by Merck Foundation” at 2 pm on Sunday, 26th June 2022 on GHOne, Ghana, repeated at 1:30 pm on Monday; 27th June 2022. The rest of the 15 episodes…

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Somalia: WHO and Ministry of Health build on innovation to create climate-resilient environmentally friendly health systems

WHO has installed 3 solar-powered medical oxygen systems in Dhushamareb, Baidoa and Kismayo

From 13 to 17 June 2022, the Federal Ministry of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization (WHO) country office for Somalia hosted a technical mission from WHO headquarters and Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, comprising experts from the new Innovation Hub team, as well as the…

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Eritrea: Merhawi Kudus becomes National Champion of 2022

Mergawi Kudus, member of the American EF Education Club, wins the 171.7 km men elite competition riding 43.3 km per hour and becomes national champion of 2022

Eritrea’s Road Cycling Championship 2022 that commenced with Time Trial competition in Asmara on 24 Friday concluded today, 26 June with Road Race. As a result, Mergawi Kudus, member of the American EF Education Club, wins the 171.7 km men elite competition riding 43.3 km per hour and becomes national…

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Building Resilience in Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement

The cooperative uses traditional skills, upscaling to current trends, to produce artworks such as jewelry, baskets, fashion bags, clothes, and purses, which are sold to both national and international markets

In Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement camp, 20 km from Kakuma in Turkana County, Lilo* a refugee from Congo is busy sewing bags in preparation for World Refugee Day. Lilo, a mother of six, left Congo in 2017. “I used to be a community radio presenter. One day as I was looking for…

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup™ 2022 Draw Reveals Groups for Emerging Stars of the Women’s Game

Tthe future stars of the women’s game will take to the field at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup™ in India between 11 to 30 October across three Host Cities

Draw reveals pathway to glory for 16 of the world’s best youth teams; FIFA (www.FIFA.com) U-17 Women’s World Cup™ 2022 to take place in India from 11 to 30 October; Tournament to be streamed live on FIFA+ (https://fifa.fans/3tYeQvC) in selected markets later this year; Visit FIFA.com/tickets (https://fifa.fans/3A5Qfcf) for the latest…