Group seeks declaration of emergency on malnutrition

A coalition of stakeholders, under the auspices of international Society of Media in Public Health (lSMPH) and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the Kano state Government to declare a state of emergency on malnutrition to avert persistent death of children under the ages of five. Speaking to reporters in Kano on Tuesday, the Executive Director of ISMPH, Mrs. Moji Makanjuola and Executive Director CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa expressed worries on the continued neglect of prevention and treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition by northern state governments. Makunjuola…

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Zimbabwe: Here Is How You Can Stop HIV This Season

column By Takudzwa Mukiwa Takudzwa Mukiwa is the Head of Social Marketing for Britain’s leading HIV and Sexual Health charity Terrence Higgins Trust – and this summer he’s inviting you all to play your part in stopping HIV in its tracks. Recently at African Nations Cup UK, (which Team Zimbabwe UK won), I was discussing HIV prevention methods with lots of people and it was clear that not everyone is aware of the advances made in HIV prevention. If we are to stop HIV, everyone should be aware of all…

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South Sudan: Gunshot injuries remain high despite peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan, July 8, 2019/ — The number of patients admitted to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)-supported surgical units in South Sudan with injuries from violence remains high ten months after the signing of a peace agreement. There has been only a small drop-off in the number of injuries from gunshot and other weapons at two ICRC-supported facilities (comparing the same six-month period year-on-year) since the signing of the latest peace deal in September 2018. Ninety-seven percent of admitted patients over a recent six-month period suffered gunshot…

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Festival International Nuits D’Afrique

33rd  edition – July 9 to 21, 2019  A WORLDWIDE MUSICAL JOURNEY The Meeting Place of African, Caribbean and Latin American cultures From July 9 to 21, 2019, Montréal will be a place of music, dance and festivities at the 33rd Festival international Nuits d’Afrique. During 13 days, more than 700 artists from 30 countries along with hundreds of thousands of festival-goers will be coming for the pleasure of being together and enjoying an unforgettable experience at the biggest world music gathering in the Americas! International stars, along with new generations of artists from here and abroad,…

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