Evaluating the Essence of the ICPD and its Relevance Beyond 2014
14 March 2014Article
By Kenneth Oliko In September 1994, The United Nations coordinated an International Conference on Population and Development, which was held in Cairo, Egypt. The event, which had about 20,000 delegates from several government agencies, NGOs and UN... MORE
The Fight for Maternal and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa ~ His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
20 February 2014Article
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on maternal and child health are lagging far behind target. Although Africa has just 12% of the global population, it accounts for half of all maternal deaths and half the deaths of children under five. In... MORE
The Socio-economic Impact of Child Malnutrition in Africa
Students in Wajir, line up to receive food provided by the World Food Programme in Kenya
20 February 2014Article
The Socio-economic Impact of Child Malnutrition in Africa For Africa to benefit from the demographic dividend requires that the increase in the working-age population be complemented by quality human growth. The ‘Cost of Hunger in Africa’ (COHA)... MORE
Commissioner Kaloko Briefs Journalists on AU Roadmap on Migration, Labour and Employment and Nutrition
Dr. Mustapha S. Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs
19 February 2014Article
African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Dr. Mustapha Kalokoh has briefed journalists on the Commission’s roadmap on migration, labour and employment and nutrition, on the cusp of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union... MORE
State of the World’s Midwifery 2014
Photos: Jhpiego/Kate Holt
19 February 2014Article
Midwives can help avert two thirds of all maternal deaths and half of newborn deaths, provided they are well-trained, well-equipped, well-supported and authorized. Click here to read more   MORE
A Review of MNCH Interventions in 2013
21 January 2014Article
The African continent has not relented in its effort to ensure that challenges relating to maternal, newborn and child health become a thing of the past. Though many challenges still exist, we cannot neglect the giant strides taken and ground gained... MORE
Family Planning: A Means to Achieving Economic Development
20 January 2014Article
By Lanre Olagunju Rapid population growth in developing countries is hampering the growth of Africa generally as a continent. Hampering growth in the sense that we can’t expect that the improvement of infrastructure will match the rate at which... MORE
Why We Must Focus on Educating the Girl Child
13 January 2014Article
By Lesego Mokone Our lack of understanding about the reasons why we should educate the girl child is rooted in a deep gender bias that has kept Africa from achieving lasting development over the centuries. This faulty ideology has brought setback to... MORE
The Influence of Religious Beliefs on Sexual and Reproductive Health
19 December 2013Article
By Lanre Olagunju Cultural and religious beliefs play a key role in the formation of perceptions and attitudes. When looking at issues or challenges that affect people we, as advocates, can sometimes forget to take into account cultural beliefs that... MORE
Communicating the Importance of Family Planning
16 December 2013Article
By Lanre Olagunju It is interesting to see how many of the most important concepts, projects and ideas fail simply because of lack of proper communication. Take family planning for instance; the basic truth is that it is not hard to see the benefits... MORE