"Instead of focusing on maternal health, on nutritional status, we will spend it on trauma"
By Serena Chaudhry
LONDON, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deteriorating security is forcing Afghanistan to spend more money on trauma care, rather than investing in women and children's health, its health minister said on Thursday.
The government has come under increasing pressure over rising violence, with a string of attacks this year causing hundreds of casualties in the capital, Kabul, alone.
"Energy is really not something that is fully taken into account" By Megan Rowling
BARCELONA, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies and governments are transforming the way they provide energy to families forced to flee their homes around the world - from setting up solar power plants at camps for Syrians in Jordan, to funding a small solar panel for a Malian refugee to run a fridge for her water shop in Burkina Faso.
Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak.
By Nellie Peyton
DAKAR, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A West African court is to examine a ban on pregnant girls going to school in Sierra Leone in a landmark case that campaigners say could strengthen girls' rights across the region.
Sierra Leone introduced the ban in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fuelled a spike in teenage pregnancies.
"Given the Syrian war and impact of climate change on poor communities around the planet, a lot of our mentors are interested in this cohort because they realise there are big problems that are growing in size"
By Lee Mannion
LONDON, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Top Silicon Valley executives will help to grow the businesses of 21 entrepreneurs helping migrants, refugees and trafficking survivors, California's oldest university said on Tuesday, as companies with a social mission increase around the world.