LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Kenya, 1 April
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Maternal & newborn health
Kenya's First Lady runs half marathon for women and children. “Today, we run to keep mothers and newborns alive. We run because every mother should be able to hold her baby, and that baby should live to be strong," says Mrs. Kenyatta.
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Somalia, 31 March
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WASH
UNICEF brings clean, safe drinking water closer to villagers in Somaliland. “Every woman in the village was in danger of developing back and neck problems because of carrying water on their backs for two kilometres every day," said Ms. Omar.
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Zimbabwe, 7 April
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Nutrition
“Now with this child," Mindmore says, "I can sleep well because he is not sick." As community-based nutrition programmes work closely with families, mothers like Mindmore are changing the way they feed their babies.
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Somalia, 1 April
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Child protection
“I know where I would have been if it had not been for this program,” says Mohamed, a former child fighter. “ I would have been either dead or still fighting.”
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