LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Zimbabwe
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Community-based nutrition programme
Following an El Nino-induced drought that affected large parts of Zimbabwe in 2016, the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF initiated a programme to screen all children under five years of age for malnutrition. The programme entails health...
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Rwanda
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Inspired by Itetero, Damascene enrols in school
Damascene had never attended school because his parents believed his vision would make it impossible. However, Damascene demonstrated his enthusiasm for learning through his love of radio; one of the most avid listeners of Itetero”, a children’s radio...
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Somalia
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Water piped to homes for first time
Halima Hussein Ismail has never imagined that one day she would get water directly from a tap in her own home. “Water is everything in our life,” Halima says. “You can imagine how happy I am to have this water in my house.”
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South Sudan
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New school, new future
In South Sudan, an estimated 2 million children of primary school age are out of school due to the ongoing violence across the country. The conflict has also forced one fourth of schools to shut down.
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