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Toward universal immunization coverage as a cornerstone for health and development in africa


The Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa will take place on February 24-25 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African leaders—including health and finance ministers—will come together in Addis Ababa, making the conference a powerful platform for governments to demonstrate their commitment to expanding access to vaccines across the continent.



New Countdown Case Study highlights Malawi as early adopter, early achiever


NNearly a third of Malawi’s population lives in severe poverty, but the eyes of the global health community have turned to this small, land-locked nation of 16 million because it is one of only a few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that achieved Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 by reducing under-5 mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015.


Graça Machel provides support and inspiration to Camfed’s alumnae leaders


Young women leaders from across Camfed’s pan-African alumnae network were honored and inspired to meet with Graça Machel in Johannesburg this week. Mrs. Machel, the revered international advocate for women’s and children’s rights, former freedom fighter and first Education Minister of Mozambique, offered her support and advice to this extraordinary group of leaders, who are working closely with their communities to ensure this generation of vulnerable children completes secondary school.


Royalty join forces with Shakira, Messi to promote U.N. global goals


NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations on Tuesday enlisted a high-profile roster of royalty, entertainers and business leaders to promote its global goals tackling climate change, poverty and conflict that were approved last fall but have slipped from the headlines.