UN allocates $15m to food insecurity, malnutrition in northeast Nigeria

The CERF allocation will enable humanitarian agencies to improve and strengthen timely and coordinated access to appropriate food and cash aid to the most vulnerable in crisis-affected areas.

Ghanaian President, ministers slash salaries by 30% to reduce govt spending

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and his ministers have cut their salaries by 30 percent under measures to reduce spending as the country struggles with...

Preventing gender based violence getting traction but needs more

A new report has found countries in Africa are making progress in addressing and preventing gender-based violence (GBV), including female genital mutilation (FGM), thanks...

Parents, pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing

New report details exploitative practices employed by $55 billion formula industry, compromising child nutrition and violating international commitments

3 in 10 adult Nigerians bullied in secondary school

A new public opinion poll conducted by NOIPolls has revealed that 34 percent of adult Nigerians have disclosed that they experienced some form of...

Obesity rising in Africa, WHO analysis finds

One in five adults and one in 10 children and teenagers are projected to be obese by December 2023 in 10 high-burden African countries...

UN humanitarian chief pledges support for Nigeria

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, concluded a four-day visit to Nigeria. The UN humanitarian chief travelled to the...

UNDP’s Climate Smart Agriculture project spurs food production and resilience to climate shocks

Humanity is waging war on nature. Nature always strikes back – and it is already doing so with growing force and anger. This is evident...

A visionary C-arm for a visionary hospital

The Sidilega Private Hospital has a vision – to create a world-class, fully digitized radiology department that will empower more radiologists to grow their skill set while enabling Botswana to become a leading center of excellence in Southern Africa

UNAIDS meeting closes with bold decision on HIV

The 49th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), which commenced on 7 December 2021, closed on 10 December. In her opening remarks to...

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