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Malawi Joins Africa in #RightByHer Campaign

The quality of life of African girls and women continues to decline exponentially at every turn, their security, dignity and wellbeing is compromised leading to the worst kind of gender based violence, rape, murder and a gross violation of human rights. ‘The State of African Women Report’, a tool documented...

Prioritize the Youth in Development Policy Making – WAHO DG

Director General of the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), Professor Stanley Okolo, has advised all governments and relevant stakeholders to prioritize the youth in development policy making since they contribute to the largest population in the ECOWAS region. Prof Okolo, iterated the need for the voices of the...

The Gambia to host First ever West Africa Youth leaders forum on Population, Development

The Gambia is set to host first-ever West Africa Youth Leaders Forum on Population and Development ahead of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 in November 2019. The event which is expected to be held in Banjul on 23 - 24th Octbober 2019, forms part of collective efforts to...

Sama Richard wins Best Journalist in West Africa for Impactful Reporting on Mental Health

Sama Tounwendsida Hugues Richard, a Burkina Faso based journalist forL'Observateur Paalga : Quotidien d'Information du Burkina Faso  has been named the 2019 West Africa Journalist of the Year for his impactful reporting of mental health in Burkina Faso. Richard was one of 21 finalists selected for outstanding reporting in...

Zika virus detected in Angola

The Asian-linked form of Zika, responsible for abnormal smallness of the head in newborns, has been identified in Angola. Zika virus is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, causing a medical condition called microcephaly during which a baby’s brain development becomes incomplete, resulting in abnormal smallness of the head.