Category: Gender

Nigeria: Lagos to Host International Conference On Fertility

The annual international conference for the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), will hold in Lagos with the theme ‘New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology’. The conference, which is the eighth in the series, will hold in September 26-28, 2018 with participants from different facets of medicine coming into Nigeria from United Kingdom, United States, […]

Climate-smart agriculture improves livelihoods of rural women in Mali

When Fatou Dembele’s plants first started dying, she thought the plot of land was ruined, and her livelihood was at risk. “We thought the land was sick,” Dembele says. “We didn’t know that there were live parasites that attacked the roots of the plants and could kill them.” The increased number of parasites, because of […]

Africa – Health: Merck Foundation signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African First Ladies Organization to build Cancer and Fertility Care Capacity in their Countries

PRESS RELEASE Merck Foundation signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African First Ladies Organization to build Cancer and Fertility Care Capacity in their Countries Marking the “World Cancer Day” at African Union Assembly, Merck Foundation pledges to continue their commitment to provide oncology fellowship program across Africa in partnership with African First Ladies ADDIS ABABA, […]

Malawi Safe Motherhood Crisis – 9 Pregnant Women Die As 65 Deliver At Home in Chitipa

Despite campaigns by different stakeholders on safe motherhood initiatives, Chitipa District Council has registered 65 home deliveries and nine deaths of pregnant women in six months. Chitipa District Hospital matron, Grace Chamdimba said hat deliveries and deaths occurred during the first half of 2017 to 2018 financial year. Chamdimba was speaking during community awareness campaign […]

‘Dangerous proposal’: campaigners in Kenya condemn sex education plan

Plans by the Kenyan government to expand coverage of sex education in primary schools have been criticised for encouraging promiscuity among young people. The ministry of education wants guidance on sex, which is currently incorporated into subjects such as civil education, to become a distinct topic in the country’s new curriculum. But campaign group CitizenGo […]

2 pregnant women, 7 others drown in boat disaster on River Oti

Two pregnant women and seven others have been confirmed dead after the canoe on which they were travelling on the Oti River on Sunday afternoon, capsized. The deceased were part of 11 passengers on-board the canoe returning from a church service in Mawuvi Kofe to Dzagbeshi Kofe; all satellite communities in the Krachi East Municipality of Volta […]

‘Stop FGM or face the law’ – Gender Minister warns

In a statement to mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, which is set for Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Gender Minister said the practice is against the law and must not be allowed to continue. She, therefore, called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to help completely eradicate this “discriminatory” practice against girls. “It is […]

Agomenya: Pack Light Family commissions home for abandoned HIV kids

The Pack Light Family, an organization started by a Ghanaian born family living in the United States, has commissioned the construction of a new home for HIV infected children at Agomenya, a suburb of the Eastern Region. The organization started by Gigi Ewusi, a Ghanaian born serial entrepreneur in partnership with her husband Kodwo Ewusi, […]

Gender Ministry inaugurates 11-member advisory committee

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP)has inaugurated an 11-member Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Department of Social Welfare. The committee, according to the sector minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, is an essential part of her outfit with the mandate of running the day-to-day affairs of the social welfare services in the country. […]