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Action Must Be Taken To End ‘Negative Aspects’ Of Girl Child Initiation Ceremonies

The Guardian: Child marriage: we must urge action to stop girls’ initiation rites Persilia Muianga, World Vision senior child protection manager “At a recent international conference in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, a light was shed on to the practice of initiation ceremonies in which girls as young as eight…

Improved, Modern Housing Can Help Reduce Malaria Risk, Study Says

Reuters: Modern housing could cut risk of malaria by up to half — study “Modernizing mud huts and other traditional housing could significantly cut the risk of malaria for people living in some of the highest risk areas of Africa, Asia, and South America, according to new research. Scientists who…

Nutrition Program Aims To Address Stunting Among Malawian Children

VOA News: Aid Group: Stunting Affects Nearly Half of Malawi’s Children “Stunted growth caused by malnutrition affects … up to 50 percent of children in the southern African nation of Malawi. There’s no cure for stunting, which can cause developmental and physical problems, but good nutrition from an early age…

Nigeria Approaches One Year Without Polio Case, Continues Oral Vaccination Campaigns

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria makes final push to stamp out polio “Health workers move from door to door in the rural Sumaila district of Kano state, northern Nigeria, administering oral polio vaccines to children under five. It could be any other vaccination drive but the program has extra importance in Nigeria,…

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