Kenyan women hold a vigil for victims of violence.
Women who survive violence in Kenya are building peace in their communities.
A health worker administers the Ebola vaccine.
The threat posed by measles is on the rise again in a number of countries in the world. One of them is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Women legislators in Uganda are working with their male counterparts to get their voices heard.
Ugandan women MPs are working with men to amplify their own voices and pass meaningful laws.
Countries can be better prepared and respond faster to disease outbreaks if public health data is shared more freely.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
A man pushes a wheelbarrow past a sign in Liberia during the West African Ebola outbreak.
A proper understanding of community dynamics and local beliefs can inform medical interventions that are capable of establishing positive and productive relations with local communities.
South Africa’s child support grant helps fight poverty among children up to the age of 18.
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.
Teenage girls who fall pregnant in Zambia are often mocked and feel isolated.
There isn't much space in Zambia's rural areas for open, judgement-free communication with friends and parents about sexual matters.
Doctors preparing to perform an operation.
To reverse brain drain, the government should create a conducive environment for investment that will ensure employment opportunities
When the policies and programmes developed in Belo Horizonte were rolled out nationally, Brazil experienced a notable decline in hunger.
Some parents hide their children’s HIV status.
Secrecy around the HIV-positive status of young children in school is denying them the care and support they need for a good start.
Zambia’s daliance with cigarette manufacturing is a cautionary tale for other African countries.
As Zambia's case study shows, the benefits of boosting investment in cigarette manufacturing run the risk of being wiped out by the health and economic development costs of increasing smoking.
Traditional leaders listen to a speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s in Makhanda, Eastern Cape.
The contested law also defines the jurisdiction of traditional leaders in terms of territory. But traditional community boundaries are actually set by personal relationships.
Border screening at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya appears prepared for Ebola outbreaks, but a lot more can be done.
Trafficking is a very real threat for kids in Nigeria.
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An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
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UN agencies could play a role in improving training programmes for peacekeepers who help women.
Women have played important political, social and economic roles throughout Sudan’s history.
Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
Belo Horizonte’s traditional food market.
The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.
Introducing technology into the classroom is important, but teachers need proper support.
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Teacher training and support, appropriate localised content, technical support and safety and security must all be prioritised.
Refugees from the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are rebuilding their lives one stitch at a time.
Displaced by the terrorist insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, refugees aren't wallowing in self-pity. They're mobilising whatever resources they can to rebuild livelihoods.
An Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu where the outbreak’s epicentre is.
Borders are porous between North Kivu province of the DRC and neighbouring countries, so the potential for spread is highly likely.