Gender & Intersectionality

Acknowledge the Dynamics of Gender and Intersectionality for Maximum Impact

In our quest for fairness and equality, it’s clear that grasping the intricacies of gender and embracing intersectionality are vital strides toward nurturing inclusive and transformative communities. Gender and intersectionality are lenses that help us delve into the nuances of societal issues, enhancing effective and sustainable solutions for maximum impact.  Gender is a rich tapestry […]
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Malaria Management

Protecting Mothers and Children in the Fight Against Malaria

World Malaria Day on April 25th each year reminds all to intensify the fight against one of humanity’s killer diseases; Malaria. The theme for this year’s commemoration, “Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world” underscores our collective responsibility to protect vulnerable groups, notably pregnant women and children under five (5). Pregnant women […]
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“My Health, My Right”?

In a world with resource constraints, how can societies reconcile the provision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with other pressing demands? Can public-private partnerships pave the way for expanded access to quality healthcare, particularly in underserved communities? How do we address the disparities in healthcare access and outcomes across different societal segments? As we strive […]
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Protecting Women and Girls from TB Must be Prioritized

Addressing the specific needs and challenges faced by vulnerable groups, mostly women and girls is crucial in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB). Improving access to quality healthcare services, promoting gender equality, and addressing social determinants of health can help reduce the burden of TB among these populations.  TB is a highly infectious disease that leaves […]
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2024 International Women’s Day: “Inspire Inclusion”

Women have over the years, and more so now, played dynamic roles in shaping how societies, economies, and cultures work. The appreciable impact of these roles are a demonstration that women wield adequate power to support the transformation of societies. Yet, women continue to face huge setbacks that hinder their full participation and contribution in […]
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Access to healthcare

Zero Discrimination Day: Prioritizing the Rights of Individuals as a Pathway for Promoting Health for all

Progress has been made in promoting the health and rights of people. However, some laws, policies, and practices exist that discriminate against and stigmatize women and girls, vulnerable populations, and other marginalized communities. These laws, policies, and practices withhold the rights of these vulnerable populations; which is not only a threat to their freedom but […]
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The power of education to end female genital mutilation

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has proved remarkably tenacious, despite attempts spanning nearly a century to eliminate it. Nevertheless, a number of countries have seen some declines in the practice – at least up until the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of which is yet to be fully understood. Other changes in FGM are […]
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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child – Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being

Girls have over the years shown enviable strength, resilience, character, will, and ability to break through mitigating barriers, setbacks, and limitations that war against them, and contribute to global discussions and development in their own ways. Girls survive bullying, and poverty, among others, in their educational pursuits and break glass ceilings on the academic front. […]
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