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Gender Equality, Women’s Rights Critical To Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: Sustainable Development in Africa Will Not Be Achieved Without Women’s Full Participation Gina Din, founder and CEO of the Gina Din group “…[T]he pursuit of gender equality is not just an abstract ideal, but a prerequisite for human progress. … There is need to give women power…

Growing Food Security Crisis Raising Alarms In South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: UNICEF sounds alarm on ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in country “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Friday] that it is responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan…” (8/5).

WHO Continues Yellow Fever Outbreak Response Efforts In Angola, DRC

WHO: Gains in fight to control yellow fever outbreak: but response must continue “The yellow fever epidemic in Angola, first reported in late January 2016, appears to be declining, with no new cases confirmed in the last six weeks. However, WHO and partners continue to provide support to Angola as…

PMA2020 Project Uses Mobile Technology To Improve Access To Family Planning, Reproductive Health Data

SciDev.Net: Mobile tech enables family planning data access “…Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020), which uses … mobile technology, provides information useful for reporting, planning, operational decisions, and advocacy at the community, country, and global levels. The project is currently implemented in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa — Burkina Faso,…

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