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Africa – Health: Merck Foundation brings African and Asian Countries together to Contribute towards Building Healthcare Capacity

  PRESS RELEASE Merck Foundation brings African and Asian Countries together to Contribute towards Building Healthcare Capacity in the Continent Merck Foundation, a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, to conduct the Fourth edition of their annual ‘Merck Africa Asia Luminary’ on the 24th and 25th of October 2018 KAMPALA, Uganda, September […]

How to get gender-responsive adaptation right

Why is it so difficult to integrate gender into climate change responses? Even with increased emphasis from global policies, donors and funding streams, gender-responsive adaptation is still challenging. Observers mention a number of hurdles such as limited resources, lack of information or deficient expertise —it seems that many practitioners lack an understanding of how to […]

PRESS RELEASE 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 NAIROBI, […]

Africa – Health: 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

PRESS RELEASE 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 KIGOMA, Tanzania, September 14, 2017/ — Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fondation H&B Agerup through EngenderHealth (www.EngenderHealth.org) has constructed […]

IYCF Digital Image Bank

In 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners developed an integrated nutrition social and behaviour change (SBC) package known as the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package – investing in high-quality graphic illustrations for low-literacy contexts. The IYCF Digital Image Bank aims to make the C-IYCF generic illustrations and specific […]

For first time, Saudi women step into haj emergency role

MECCA (Reuters) – Seven women sit in front of computer screens fielding distress calls from across Mecca ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage this week, in a first for Saudi Arabia as it tries to expand participation in the workforce. The seven, almost all wearing the black niqab over their faces, form the first women’s […]

Tanzania: MHD – Plea for ‘Every Schoolgirl a Pad’

Dodoma — School girls from low-income families are still skipping classes for want of sanitary products – prompting lawmakers and civil society organization (CSO) leaders to plead with the government to increase its capitation grant for education partly to retain those girls who cannot afford protection during their menstrual cycles. The chairman of the Parliamentary […]

Zimbabwe: Child Poverty and the Risks of HIV

Our Children, Our Future It goes without saying that children are at higher risk of poverty and deprivation. Girls and boys experience all forms of poverty more acutely than adults because of their vulnerability due to age and dependency. In addition, lost opportunities in childhood often cannot be regained later in life. The economic hardships […]