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Female Genital Mutilation violates human rights – UN

Female Genital Mutilation violates human rights – UN

By Becky John The United Nations (UN) on Friday declared that female genital mutilation (FGM) or circumcision was a violation of human rights and undermines the health of girls. A joint statement issued by the UNFPA, UNICEF, International Confederation of ...

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5 lessons from Gates Foundation’s latest online campaign

5 lessons from Gates Foundation’s latest online campaign

By Claire Peracchio Getting the general public to care about international development isn’t easy, even for an institution as recognizable as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Christine McNab, a global health communications consultant, approached the Gates Foundation with the idea ...

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UN Women launches HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

UN Women launches HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative

At the World Economic Forum in Davos today, UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment unveiled the HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 pilot initiative to galvanize momentum in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. The HeForShe campaign’s IMPACT 10X10X10 ...

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WHO concludes meeting with researchers on 2 Ebola vaccines

WHO concludes meeting with researchers on 2 Ebola vaccines

By Asmau Ahmad with Agency Report World Health Organisation (WHO) has concluded a meeting with researchers, regulators, vaccine developers and policy makers on two Ebola vaccines, Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, the Assistant Director-General of Health Systems and Innovation, said. Kieny made ...

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Schoolgirl gang-raped in India

Schoolgirl gang-raped in India

 By Asmau Ahmad with Agency Report A 16-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped near New Delhi, a media report said on Thursday. The report said that she was on her way back home from a class in the suburb ...

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