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High School Senior to Take on Mt. Kilimanjaro to Ensure Girls No Longer Miss School Simply Because They Have their Periods

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Bella Wiener, a high school senior from Bend, OR, is preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro June 17-27, 2015. Her goal is to spark awareness for one of the most overlooked problems: millions of girls and women in developing countries missing up to 50 days of school each year because there is a lack of affordable sanitary pads. UNICEF has estimated ...

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500 000 to meditate for Peace in Africa during Africa Month

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23rd May, over 20 African countries connecting for peace in Africa, with leading humanitarian and Peace Ambassador, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar “I Meditate Africa” (http://www.imeditateafrica.org) is a campaign promoting peace across Africa, encouraging the use of meditation as part of mainstream peace building. Over 500 studies from more than 200 International Universities, including Princeton and Harvard, have scientifically proven that ...

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Africa Reconnect awards 11 outstanding Africans for being agents of change!

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Women have made remarkable contributions to the growth and de of the various nations in Africa Africa Reconnect (http://www.africareconnect.com), a platform for women who have made remarkable contributions to the growth and development of the various nations in Africa has today awarded 11 Africans whose contributions to women empowerment in their countries is outstanding. The award ceremony, which took place ...

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SA: Campaign to restore dignity to girl learners

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By- SAnews.gov.za The Dignity Dreams Nelson Mandela Day Campaign is a non-profit organisation which has set an ambitious goal to raise funds to distribute 18 000 dignity dream packs to young girls by 18 July 2015. Launching the campaign on Wednesday, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamel a, said girls who cannot afford sanitary pads miss approximately five days ...

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The Philips Foundation commits to innovation that improves the lives of children in need

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The Philips Foundation commits to innovation that improves the lives of children in need with the launch of the UNICEF Global Innovation Center (GIC). The GIC based in Nairobi, Kenya is designed to build scale and accelerate innovations that will improve children’s lives around the world. The Philips Foundation (http://www.philips.com/a-w/foundation/philips-foundation.html) has extended its partnership with UNICEF as one of the ...

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Elekta to bring cancer treatment to millions in Africa

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– Elekta’s Ian Alexander says current lack of treatment is “totally unacceptable” In Africa, cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined[1]. Approximately 40 percent of cancer cases can be prevented[2] and 40 percent can be cured with the right treatment[3]. Together with Elekta, ministries of health in almost a dozen African nations are working to build up ...

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Inspiring Untold Stories about Street Children of Ghana Finally Revealed

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One Book that will Inspire, Motivate, and Shed Light on How to Survive and Persevere “Stories from the Streets… and Beyond” is a compilation of stories about the street children of Ghana served by Street Girls Aid Ghana. The inspirational success stories showcase what it is like to live in the heart of West Africa and how the individual’s resilience ...

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World Immunization Week Aims to “Close the Immunization Gap” and Provide “a Gift for Life” in Africa

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World Immunization Week Aims to “Close the Immunization Gap” and Provide “a Gift for Life” in Africa Cervical cancer is the most common of all cancers in Africa. The World Health Organization’s World Immunization Week (WIW) from 24th to 30th April this year aims to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination to people of all ages and increase rates ...

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SA marks Freedom Day

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By–SAnews.gov.za South Africa celebrates Freedom Day today. The day marks 21 years since all races voted in its first free and fair elections that included the country’s black majority in 1994, ushering in a new democratic dispensation. Celebrations are expected to take place countrywide, with the main Freedom Day event taking place at the Union Buildings, in the capital Pretoria. The event- which is observed on ...

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WHO launches African Vaccination Week in Zambia

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Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa launches the African Vaccination Week (AVW) in Lusaka, Zambia under the theme “Vaccination, a gift for life”. This event marks the commencement of week-long immunization activities from 24 to 30 April across all 47 countries in the WHO African Region. Immunization is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions ...

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