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At age one, Fatima was subjected to FGM in her village in Afar Region of Ethiopia. (Photo/ Kate Holt/UNICEF).

FGM In Africa Sees ‘Huge And Significant’ Decline, With Dramatic Fall From 71% To 8% In East Africa Over 20 Years

The number of women predicted to be face genital mutilation in the world each year could rise to 4.6 million by 2030.


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Anti-Mugabe blast from the past. (Photo/Eric Fidler/Flickr).

Bringing Up Baby, Trump Style – That Is Sans Mother’s Milk

Formula manufacturers have used aggressive and sometimes illegal tactics to encourage the use of formula in poor countries, where it can sometimes be dangerous when combined with unsafe water.


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Largest cholera vaccination drive in history underway in Africa. (Photo/UN).

Two Million People In 5 African Countries To Be Protected In Largest Cholera Vaccine Drive In History

Between 1997 and 2012, just 1.5 million doses of cholera vaccines were used worldwide. In 2017 almost 11 million were used, from Sierra Leone to Bangladesh. So far in 2018, over 15 million doses have been approved


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Community based water supply models now appearing in urban areas. (Photo/Aqua Mechanical/Flickr).

Power To The People: Folks In African Cities Are Taking Charge Of Their Water Supplies – And It’s Working

844 million people in the world many of them in sub-Saharan Africa still dont have access to improved and safely managed drinking water sources.


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Inside a cholera treatment centre in Somalia. (Photo/Amunga Eshuchi/Flickr).

12 Countries, 1,730 Deaths: Africa’s All Too Preventable Cholera Crisis

But by far the worst-affected countries have been Somalia and South Sudan. Zambia, lies in the middle of a range of countries caught in the surge of cases, from struggling Mozambique to relatively prosperous Kenya.