LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Kenya
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Reaching every last child
In the final push towards eradicating polio by 2018, Kenya – with its strict monitoring system for the safety and quality assurance of vaccines – has already proved that it has the capacity to make the whole country polio-free.
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Somalia
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Education for out-of-school children
Just six months ago, 14 year old Abdirahman stepped inside a classroom for the first time. Now he is a keen math student and can read and write in Somali. “I want to be an engineer.” he says. Abdirahman lives in in Jowhar District in Somalia’s Middle...
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Angola
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Registering new births
In Angola’s rural areas, villages can be extremely difficult to reach, sometimes only accessible on foot. This limited access is one contributing factor to the country’s low rate of birth registration, as parents are unable to travel to urban areas to...
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Burundi
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Advocating for children’s rights
Last April 2016, I arrived in Burundi to serve as a Communication Officer with UNICEF, with a very clear mission: to advocate for the rights of Burundi’s children through the power of storytelling and digital communications. When I landed for the first...
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