Investing in Africa’s children now is best hope to reap demographic dividend
25 August 2014Article
Africa will be home to 2 in 5 children by 2050: UNICEF Report An unprecedented projected increase in Africa’s child population size provides policymakers with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to craft a child-focused investment strategy that... MORE
Engaging Adolescents and Youth as Change Agents for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
18 August 2014Article
Engaging Adolescents and Youth as Change Agents for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - by Lanre Olagunju Investing in initiatives and schemes that are designed to bring about multiple positive outcomes in the health sector will drastically... MORE
Putting an End to Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
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04 August 2014Article
Putting an End to Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation in Africa – by Lanre Olagunju Campaign and advocacy work that aims to ensure and protect the rights of women and girls has seen resurgence in public popularity. Those issues that most... MORE
Mortality is not a Solution to Population Control
31 July 2014Article
By Kenneth Oliko Considering the effects of global warming, poverty and disease on global population has led some to argue that preserving all life could lead to over-population. Some postulate that disease, war, poverty and natural disasters are... MORE
How Investing in Women's Health Enhances Economic Development
15 July 2014Article
By Lanre Olagunju In his speech during the 2013 International Women's Day celebration, Barack Obama said "...when women succeed, nations are safer, more secure, and more prosperous." He explained that empowering women is not just the right thing to... MORE
African Nutrition Meeting Ends in Nairobi
Pan-African News Wire
30 May 2014Article
The Sixth African Task Force meeting on Food and Nutrition Development (ATFFND) has been held in Nairobi, Kenya. On behalf of the African Union Commission, Dr Mabvuto Kango, the Ag. Head of Health, Nutrition and Population, called on stakeholders to... MORE
Op-ED: Why Ending Child Marriage in Africa Can No Longer Wait
30 May 2014Article
Just 17 years old, Clarisse is already a mother of two, who lives with her husband and his four other wives in rural southern Chad. Three years earlier, she had watched her mom and sisters preparing food for a party one day. At first she celebrated... MORE
A Call for Accountability Mechanisms in the Health Sector
Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu-Nigeria Minister of Health and Chair of the Bureau of African Health Minsiters
30 April 2014Article
African Ministers of Health have agreed on the establishment of an accountability mechanism to assess the implementation of declarations and other commitments made by African Ministers of Health. The ministers strongly welcomed the proposal to as it... MORE
African Health Ministers Commit to Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths in Africa
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30 April 2014Article
African Health Ministers have reaffirmed their commitments to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths on the Continent during their ministerial conference in Luanda, Angola. They recognized the strides African countries are making to... MORE
African Medicines Agency: Setting Milestones Towards its Establishment
30 April 2014Article
African Health Ministers have endorsed a proposal to establish the ‘African Medicines Agency’ during the meeting of African Health Ministers in Luanda. Ministers reiterated the importance of establishing the African Medicines Agency and its role in... MORE