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.
There’s a lack of research that deals specifically with conditions in African countries.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda.
Ebola is difficult to contain because of human social and behavioural factors. But it can be if 100% of the infected people's contacts are identified and monitored.
Women and girls rescued from Boko Haram militants in January 2018.
Boko Haram has the highest number of women fighters in the history of terror
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
Addressing HIV stigma through utilising the Acholi’s own local cultural system is an empowering process that will position the role of the elders back into the community.
Warmer oceans are contributing to more frequent tropical cyclones.
South Africa has the world’s highest AIDS burden.
Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren't related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues.
Global attitudes to gender and sexual diversity are changing. Some embrace the diversity; others push back.