20 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
20 Dec 2011 description
report Irish Aid

Ireland’s support to women’s empowerment in the dGender equality is both a human right and fundamental to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

19 Dec 2011 description

WHO/AFRO welcome preliminary results of malaria vaccine trials

The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa has welcomed the announcement that trials of a malaria candidate vaccine show promising results by providing protection against clinical malaria in children.

The results were announced at the Global Malaria Forum hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, USA and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

02 Dec 2011 description
report Concern Worldwide

€3.7m five-year RAIN project focuses on sustainable prevention of “unacceptably high undernutrition stunting and mortality rates in children under two”

Concern Worldwide and Kerry Group today announced a pioneering initiative aimed at the improving undernutrition and mortality rates in children under two years of age in the developing world.

The partnership and funding commitment was formally announced at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin at midday by Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney, Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy and Concern CEO Tom Arnold.

24 Nov 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, United States, 23 November 2011- A radiant smile lights up Agness Chabu’s face as she cuddles Lackson, her 23-month-old son at home in Zambia. Agnes has good reason to feel joyful. She and her son have gone through many months of care to protect the little boy from mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Now, health workers have confirmed that Lackson is free of the virus.

17 Nov 2011 description

Innovative Mobile Health Initiative

Lusaka, ZAMBIA, 17 November 2011 – The Ministry of Health and partners today launched “Programme Mwana,” a Zambian mhealth (mobile health) initiative to improve early infant HIV diagnostic services, post-natal follow-up, and care. The technology will be used to send results of HIV tests from laboratories to health facilities as well as communicate with community health workers and caregivers.

15 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

  • 26 June 2011, last cases of cholera reported

  • 6930 diarrhoea cases reported nationwide

  • Decrease in Kadoma diarrhoea cases

11 Nov 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Zambia is in November 2011 supporting Zambia to provide critical health interventions to more than 2 million children in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Health. Through the bi-annual Child Health Week, scheduled for 7-14 November 2011, 2.3 million children aged between 0-5 years countrywide will receive life-saving immunizations, deworming as well as Vitamin A supplementation.

The programme will target 30 high risk districts in the country which have previously experienced outbreaks of diseases such as measles.

08 Nov 2011 description

Poverty not only restricts children’s physical and mental development, it also limits their ability to dream and imagine a better life for themselves. WFP - through the daily hot meals provided by the Home Grown School Feeding Programme - is helping almost one million school children across Zambia. This regular and nutritous meal satisfies grumbling tummies while allowing children to focus on the essentials of learning.

02 Nov 2011 description

Highlights

  • 26 June 2011, last cases of cholera reported

  • Three suspected measles cases in Mutare district

  • 238 Diarrhea cases in Kadoma

26 Oct 2011 description

On October 6-17, Stephen M. Colecchi, director of USCCB’s Office of International Justice and Peace, traveled to Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania as part of an ecumenical delegation of Christian leaders sponsored by Bread for the World. This is the first of a four-part series in which Dr. Colecchi shares his experiences of Africa, where he witnessed firsthand the plight of poverty and malnutrition faced by many people, especially children.

14 Oct 2011 description
report UN General Assembly

Troisième Commission
15e et 16e séances - matin et après-midi

La Troisième Commission a adopté aujourd’hui, sans vote, cinq projets de résolution, dont un par lequel l’Assemblée générale prierait les États Membres d’« envisager des initiatives mondiales et régionales connexes pour faciliter le traçage du produit » de la criminalité transnationale organisée*.

05 Oct 2011 description
report ActionAid

Pamela Chisanga is country director of ActionAid Zambia. From schools so old they threaten to collapse, to mining companies not paying their way, she explains some of the problems she deals with in the course of her work.

When I was growing up, we were taught that Zambia was a beautiful country endowed with immense natural resources, and that the government was working hard to ensure all Zambians had a decent standard of living. I don’t actually remember the word poverty being used then. The aspiration was ‘an egg a day for each Zambian’, and we were hopeful it might happen.

02 Jun 2011 description

UK aid is about generating opportunity and prosperity for poor people in developing countries.

This document sets out how we intend to put the private sector centre-stage in doing this.

Our new approach to working with the private sector is about us doing more with and for private enterprise, extending this work in new areas, and doing it better. We want private sector thinking to become as much part of DFID’s DNA as our work with charities and governments.

25 May 2011 description
report Save the Children

Agreements signed with AMREF, CARE International UK and Save the Children as part of commitment to reinvest 20% of profits in LDCs

19 May 2011 description
report Plan International

Around 33 million people in the world are currently living with HIV and AIDS, and each year 2.7 million more become infected – including an estimated 370,000 children.

10 May 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, États-Unis, - La Fête des Mères est célébrée à des dates différentes dans les pays du monde entier, le plus souvent le deuxième dimanche de mai. Mais quels que soient l'endroit ou la date, la journée rend hommage à une forme de dévouement universelle : l'amour d'une mère et sa volonté de se sacrifier pour ses enfants. Voici un exemple de ce dévouement.

25 Apr 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 25 April 2011 – Malaria is the third single biggest killer of children globally. An estimated 800,000 people die every year from the disease, with approximately ninety per cent of these deaths occurring in Africa, where malaria accounts for about one in six of all childhood deaths.

“This World Malaria Day – and every day - around 2,000 children will die from a mosquito bite,” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director. “We have effective measures to combat this deadly disease -- and we must use them to save lives.”

08 Apr 2011 description

Burundi is a constitutional republic with an elected government and a population of 8.6 million. From May to September, the country held elections for all public offices, including the first direct presidential elections since 1993. Following the May 25 Communal Council elections, which the international community characterized as generally free and fair, a coalition of 12 opposition parties alleged massive fraud and called for the annulment of the results and new elections.