www.ippmedia.com — Opened at the climax of the national White Ribbon Day celebrations at the turn of the week, the state-of-the art maternal care theatre at Mtowisa Health Centre in Sumbawanga was inaugurated by the Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr Seif Rashid on behalf of Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.
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Africare/Senegal Country Director Gwen Young to Speak at Mobile Communication for Development Conference
The fourth International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication for Development will be held in Dakar, Senegal on April 7-9, 2014. Africare/Senegal’s Gwen Young will participate in a panel discussion on the experiences, challenges and the way forward for mobile health platforms in the country.
www.washingtoninformer.com, March 12, 2014 — The circumstances of women in Africa are a conundrum complicated by patriarchy and bias. Although women constitute the cornerstone of African economic development, they are often less likely to know how to read or write, have access to health care and occupy low-skill jobs.
www.dailynews.co.tz — Establishment of a Community Health Fund scheme has become a big relief to hundreds of poor families in nine rural villages of Tarime District. The scheme was introduced in the villages early last year by Africare through its Lake Zone Health and Economic Development Initiative.
www.bread.org, January 2014 — Bread for the World Institute research profiles how Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program addresses nutrition and builds local capacity in Tanzania.
www.irinnews.org — The drying-up of credit lines to the Zimbabwe government, apparent donor fatigue and a determined stand against GM foods are pushing up the price of the staple grain, maize, by nearly a third in some drought-hit areas compared to a year ago, according to humanitarian organizations and economists.
www.news-medical.net — Stigma has been defined as a social opportunistic disease that attaches to many illnesses and increases morbidity and mortality rates.
blogs.ec.europa.eu — Last February a 4-months old orphan, Conceição, was admitted into the Community based Management programme of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Caala (Huambo Province), which was affected by the 2012 drought.
www.aljazeera.com – Selemani Hussaini never though much about eating fruit in the past. The 46-year-old Tanzanian farmer mainly eats ugali, a thick maize-based porridge. Toss in a few cooked beans, tea or instant coffee and this completes a typical meal.
www.usaid.gov – In Senegal and much of West Africa, pregnant women rarely seek out prenatal care, not because they don’t want to deliver a healthy baby, but because of traditional beliefs that discourage them from disclosing a pregnancy in its early stages.