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31 Dec 2013 description

Executive Summary

In 2009, an estimated 400 000 children were newly infected with HIV, with 90% of infections occurring in children in sub-Saharan Africa through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Without any intervention, the risk of MTCT ranges from 20% to 45%; without any treatment, half of the babies will die before their second birthday. About 42 000 to 60 000 of pregnant women die from HIV. In contrast, in high-income countries, the number of new infections among children as well as the number of maternal and child deaths due to HIV are virtually zero.

03 Dec 2013 description

The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, the research initiative of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), launches the new report: Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor key findings and observations.

08 Nov 2013 description

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

23 Oct 2013 description
report Save the Children

(Makati, Philippines - October 23, 2013) Dramatic gains in child health in the Philippines now risks progress stalling unless inequality is tackled with urgency, Save the Children says. In its new report released today, 'Lives on the Line', the Philippines was ranked 31 out of 34 on the EVERY ONE Index, which ranks countries based on reduction in child deaths, equity and sustainability.

17 Oct 2013 description

Le Comité spécialisé du Conseil d’Administration de l’AFD pour l’appui aux initiatives des ONG s’est réuni le 15 octobre 2013. Il a approuvé l’attribution des subventions suivantes :

Plan international France – Améliorer la santé maternelle et infantile au Togo

16 Oct 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

“Society and families must accept and facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities”

Maputo, 15 October 2013 - Without a change in attitudes, little improvement will occur in the lives of Mozambican children with disabilities. Ignorance about the nature and causes of disability, denial of the existence of children with disabilities, the negative attitude that underestimates their potential and their capabilities, and other barriers to equal opportunity and treatment conspire to silence and marginalize children with disabilities.

13 Oct 2013 description

Statement by the UNFPA Executive Director on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2013

More girls are in school today than ever before. However, too many girls, especially the most marginalized, have never seen the inside of a classroom, or they go to school only sporadically, never getting the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to reach their full potential. For those in school, challenges like teacher shortages abound, making learning difficult even for the most motivated student.

09 Oct 2013 description

FAO, PAM, Brésil, Royaume-Uni et cinq gouvernements africains à l’œuvre pour donner aux petits agriculteurs et à l’Afrique les moyens de se nourrir

9 octobre 2013, Rome - Un partenariat novateur mis en place dans cinq pays d'Afrique ouvre de nouveaux horizons dans la lutte contre la faim et la malnutrition en achetant les aliments pour les repas scolaires aux petits agriculteurs.

04 Oct 2013 description
Campaign Briefing

UNESCO calls for strengthened sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Eastern and Southern Africa

A UNESCO report and United Nations-led campaign were launched today urging ministers from Eastern and Southern Africa to respond to continuing high levels of HIV infection, unintended pregnancy and low HIV prevention knowledge impacting on the region’s 158m adolescents and young people.

30 Sep 2013 description

In Syria, heavy fighting continues between the Government and opposition groups as well as infighting within the opposition. Against this background, the UN Security Council endorsed the Russia-US agreement on the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile. There are now over 2.1 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. As of 27 September, heavy shelling is preventing an estimated 70,000 Syrian refugees from crossing into Jordan, leading them to face severe food insecurity as they remain stranded on the border.

28 Aug 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

MAPUTO, 27 August 2013 - UNICEF is following up with local authorities on the serious acts of abuse and neglect in the Estrela do Mar Orphanage in the province of Inhambane. We are providing full support to the Government of Mozambique in the investigation of this case and are confident that the perpetuators of the crime will be brought to justice. We are also working with authorities to ensure respect of standards of institutional care and to avoid repetition of this unfortunate event.

23 Aug 2013 description

When meningitis finnished running a brutal course through little Shany Hermínio’s body, she was left with psychological and physical developmental delays. At first, her family lived close to a hospital, and her mother could bring Shany to a rehabilitation clinic for physical therapy. But when the family moved to Malhangalene, one of Maputo, Mozambique’s poorer, rundown neighborhoods, trips to the hospital proved too costly. Shany’s rehabilitation stopped.

02 Aug 2013 description

The UN agency will support programmes in eight countries on the African continent over the next three years to give marginalized youth access to family planning

UNITED NATIONS, Johannesburg—UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund, will support eight African countries’ efforts to improve the reproductive health of adolescent girls.

26 Jul 2013 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$178 million IDA* credit to help the Government of Mozambique increase access to clean water for people living in Mozambique’s largest urban area – the Greater Maputo Area. The project will equally benefit women and girls who spend considerable time each day fetching water for their family.

23 Jul 2013 description

Albertina Naftal (9) lives with her parents, two brothers and two sisters in a hut made of sticks and grass in the village of Muchenga, in Changara, west of Mozambique.

17 Jul 2013 description
report Food for the Hungry

By Beth Allen on July 16, 2013 in Sponsor Impact, Stories, World Poverty

Her name is Ana. And praise God, she has not become a prostitute. She found a better way to make money.

Ana lives in Mozambique, where she was once a young married woman. But the years went on, and there was no baby.

Her husband divorced her as a result. Under the dual shame of barrenness and a failed marriage, she moved back in with her elderly parents. She needed a way to bring income into her household.

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