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Madagascar + 12 others
Southern Africa: Malnutrition Snapshot (as of July 2014)


Malnutrition levels, particularly stunting levels, in the southern Africa region are very high, as is reflected in child nutritional status. All the countries in the region have stunting levels that are of concern, above the 20% World Health Organization (WHO) threshold for stunting.

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Zimbabwe + 5 others
US Company Launches Early Infant HIV Diagnosis

Voice of America

Tatenda Gumbo 15.07.2014 20:19

WASHINGTON —Zimbabwe is among 15 countries in Africa that will soon be able to test infants for HIV in just 60-minutes.

The test, called Alere q HIV ½ Detect assay, which has proved effective in Maputo, Mozambique, where it was tested in five clinics, was developed by Alere, a leading provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, in the world.

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World + 18 others
Irish Aid Annual Report 2013: Delivering real changes in the lives of some of the poorest people and communities in the world

Irish Aid

Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.

Speaking at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Minister Costello said:

“2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

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Equatorial Guinea + 23 others
Four new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund projects will benefit 24 countries

Activities reflect African priorities, including youth employment and nutrition

25 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea– The FAO-managed Africa Solidarity Trust Fund today gave a green light to four new, continent-spanning projects at a ceremony during the African Union Summit, being held here this week.

The President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a key supporter of the fund, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva were in attendance.

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World + 6 others
Improved Access to Water May Hold the Solution to Ending FGM in Africa

KAMPALA, Jun 20 2014 (IPS) - Could it be possible that if women in Africa had access to water, it could save them from undergoing the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM)? It seems that according to yet-to-be released research by Ugandan Gwada Okot Tao, FGM and other forms of circumcision in Africa could be linked to water.

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World + 5 others
As General Assembly Reviews Implementation of Declaration on HIV/AIDS, Secretary-General Calls for Universal Access to Health Care


Sixty-eighth General Assembly
91st & 92nd Meetings (AM & PM)

Member States Also Adopt Text Creating Mandela Prize for Outstanding Achievement

Despite progress in the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS, the international community should not let confidence turn to complacency, the United Nations Secretary-General warned the General Assembly today.

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Somalia + 10 others
Dimensions of Crisis on Migration in Somalia

Working Paper February 2014



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Zimbabwe + 13 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 15, May 2014


  • An estimated 383,261 people were affected by floods or storms and at least 117 people lost their lives during the 2013/2014 rainfall season.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hellen, which impacted Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar in late March, was one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded in the Mozambique Channel.

  • In Zimbabwe, the more than 15,625 people evacuated remain in dire living conditions.

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Zimbabwe + 4 others
Fighting malaria from all angles

The Zimbabwean

by Thabani Dube

Southern African countries have pledged to work together to fight malaria through the Regional Network on Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

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World + 24 others
Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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World + 7 others
The Right to Learn: Community participation in improving learning

The past decade has witnessed unprecedented progress in education, with millions more children in school. But there is a growing crisis in learning. Millions of children in school are unable to read, write or calculate,

The Right to Learn showcases the work of five organisations working to support local action to improve schools – UWEZO in East Africa, Equal Education in South Africa, Ação Educativa in Brazil, ASER in India and ASER in Pakistan.

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Zimbabwe + 3 others
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01 - 30 November 2013

A severe funding shortage has affected ongoing food and cash assistance programme, prompting partners to distribute half rations in efforts to spread the limited resources.

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Ethiopia + 6 others
USAID announces seven new awards to respond to gender-based violence globally

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced seven new awards worth nearly eight million dollars to address gender-based violence. USAID Chief Scientist Dr. Alex Dehgan announced the awards at an event at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where participants discussed how innovative technology can address violence. The awards will enable USAID missions to address gender-based violence by applying country-specific strategies across a range of sectors.

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AIDS in South Africa: Grants fight 'sugar daddy' peril

11/26/2013 00:01 GMT

PARIS, November 26, 2013 (AFP) - Government grants to help poor children in South Africa also play an important role in reducing HIV risk from "sugar daddies" who prey on teenage girls, a study said on Tuesday.

In a wide-ranging probe published in The Lancet Global Health, researchers in Britain and South Africa interviewed 3,500 teenagers and followed this up with another interview a year later.

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World + 17 others
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces over USD 8 million in grants in 18 countries and territories

UN Women

(New York, 22 November) - The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 8 million in grants to 17 initiatives in 18 countries and territories. First-time grant recipients include organizations from Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritania, Myanmar and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244). These new grants are expected to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries between 2014 and 2017.

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Malawi + 13 others
Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

The study found that, contrary to perceptions that southern Africa has a homogeneous and ‘low-risk’ profile, the region is exposed to a range of environmental and social pressures.

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Women in South Africa are living in a war zone

This year has been especially horrific for the women of South Africa.

On October 15, two little girls, aged 2 and 3, were found in a public toilet in Diepsloot, a settlement in the north of Johannesburg, according to news reports. The girls, both cousins, who had been abducted in broad daylight, had been raped and strangled.

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Afghanistan + 15 others
USAID FrontLines – September/October 2013


About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

These Docs Aim to Save Moms' Lives Many Times Over

Saving Lives Profile: Stopping Post-Partum Bleeding

Saving Lives Profile: Pinpointing Preeclampsia with a Simple Red Dot

Saving Lives Profile: Que Vivan Las Madres, Long Live the Mothers

Saving Lives Profile: Senegal's Mother Mentors

Podcast: Saving Lives at Birth -- Up for the Challenge

On a Higher Mission: University “Development Labs” Accelerating to Answer World’s Toughest Challenges