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Merck Foundation Health Media Training to be organized virtually

Merck Foundation Health Media Training to be organized virtually

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, Mauritius, Ministry Of Health, Women Emamanicipation, World Health Organization
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, July 13, 2021/ -- Merck Foundation Health Media Training will be chaired by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com); Merck Foundation, to announce a call for applications for 6 different awards for Media, Film, Fashion and Music fraternity in Mauritius, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Seychelles to break Infertility stigma and raise awareness about coronavirus. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with Media Trust Board, Mauritius to conduct Merck Foundation Health Media Training, particularly for Mauritius, Madagascar, and Seychelles media fraternities. The objective of the training is to emphasize the significant role that media plays to break the stigma around inf...
Preview: Nigeria Vs USA Women’s International Football Friendly

Preview: Nigeria Vs USA Women’s International Football Friendly

FIFA, Football, Nigeria, Sports, USA, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation, Women Football
The Super Falcons of Nigeria will square up against the United States of America in its last outing of the 2021 Summer Series Tour at the brand new state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. The international friendly has been scheduled for 02:00 (West African Time) on Thursday, June 17. The Super Falcons, ranked 38th in the latest FIFA rankings suffered a 1-0 defeat to 51st ranked Jamaica in the opening match of the tournament. Nigeria then played a 3-3 draw with Portugal after the reigning African women’s champions battled its way back despite a two-goal deficit. For Randy Waldrum’s team, they would be hoping to pick up their first victory against the four-time Women’s World Cup winners. The Super Falcons of Nigeria squad The Super Falcons are capabl...
Aung San Suu Kyi trial begins in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi trial begins in Myanmar

Asia, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MYANNMAR, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, UN, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, UNHCR, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation
The trial of the ousted leader is hearing its first testimony in a junta court. Suu Kyi faces a widening array of charges such as flouting coronavirus rules and "illegally" importing walkie-talkies. The trial of Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi got underway on Monday in the capital Naypyidaw, more than four months after a military coup. Criminal convictions would bar Suu Kyi from running for office. Suu Kyi's prosecution prevented her National League for Democracy (NLD) party from serving a second five-year term following last year's landslide election victory. Army officials have also threatened to dissolve the NLD for alleged involvement in election fraud. hat charges does Suu Kyi face? The 75-year-old stands accused of violating cor...
Organon South Africa Launches as New Women’s Health Company

Organon South Africa Launches as New Women’s Health Company

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, South Africa, UN Women, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Dr Abofele Khoele named as Managing Director to drive women’s healthcare organisation Organon (www.Organon.com), in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa; Organon South Africa, launching with a commitment to listen to women to understand her health needs and help identify solutions that are urgently needed. Organon (NYSE: OGN), today celebrates its launch as the only global company of its size focused on women’s health. Worldwide women’s life expectancy is on average 75.6 years while in South Africa life expectancy for women is on average 68.42 years.1 Organon South Africa aims to address the healthcare issues facing South African women and those in the Sub-Saharan region, and in turn to significantly improve their health. With an international footpr...
GENDER BASED VIOLANCE: Kenya to invest $21.3 million towards prevention

GENDER BASED VIOLANCE: Kenya to invest $21.3 million towards prevention

ADVOCACY, AFRICA, African Union, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, LIFE STYLE, PAN AFRICA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation
NAIROBI, Kenya According to the United Nations, Female Genital Mutilation is any procedure that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. /VCG The Kenyan government plans to invest Ksh 2.3 billion (Appx $21.3 million) towards prevention of gender-based violence (GBV), and ultimately increase the funding to KSh 5 billion (Appx $46.4 million), President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday. Kenyatta made the announcement during the virtual launch of the Kenyan chapter of Generation Equality Forum, and also enumerated various initiatives the government had put in place to ensure gender equity. “When countries respect women rights, promote gender equality, and put women and girls at the centre of their development agenda, their societies and economies th...
Ugandan Nurses go on Strike today

Ugandan Nurses go on Strike today

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, POLITICS, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
Nurses and midwives leaders across the country under their umbrella body, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union have threatened to lay down their tools over government’s failure to fulfill various promises. Among other issues, they say government has failed to fulfil its promise of increasing their lunch allowances from Shs 2200 to Shs15000 per day and is yet to deliver the Shs 1 billion it promised to their Sacco. In a meeting over the weekend, they said Led by the union president Justus Cherop, they said they are tired of being lied to like children. Cherop said nurses work in very poor conditions. They said government seems to be taking them for granted, leaving them with no option but to lay down their tools. We understand that there have been several attempts fro...
South African Parliament to resume this week

South African Parliament to resume this week

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, European Council, INTERNATIONAL, International Hospital Kampala, POLITICS, South Africa, South African Parliament, UGANDA, UK, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
Parliament, Sunday 2 May 2021 – Members of Parliament return from their constituency period this week to a demanding round of committee and House activities featuring a range of key public interest issues, including the national Budget.On Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is scheduled to hold a Budget and Fiscal Oversight Workshop themed: "Accountability in Public Expenditure through Effective Parliamentary Oversight", at which Minister of Finance Mr Tito Mboweni will deliver the keynote address. For the full workshop programme and resource documents related to it, please click https://www.parliament.gov.za/project-event-details/1579On Thursday, from 14.00, the NCOP is scheduled to have a Ministerial Briefing of Transport on: "Mitigating the Impact of the COV...
Parliament approves US$65 million loan for farmers

Parliament approves US$65 million loan for farmers

AFRICA, Bank Of Uganda, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD, World Bank
Ugandans engaged in the agricultural sector are poised to receive stimulus packages following the approval of a request authorising government to guarantee Uganda Development Bank (UDB) to borrow US$65 million.Parliament approved a request to authorize government to guarantee UDB to borrow US$15 million from the European Investment Bank, US$10 million from Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, US$20 million from OPEC fund for International Development and US$20 million from the Arab Bank for Economic Development.Presenting the report on the request, during the plenary sitting on 21 April 2021, the Chairperson of the Committee on National Economy, Hon Syda Bbumba said the funds are being deployed in the agriculture, manufacturing and agro-industrial sectors.She added that the bank only receiv...
Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

Reviewing the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria-Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, UGANDA, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD, Zambia
With key stakeholders, @MinofHealthUG reviewed the progress of MOH/Abbott Public Private Partnership on enhancing laboratory capacity to combat HIV/TB/Malaria. The outcomes of the report give us pride in these strategic partnerships. We will now focus on mentorship at all levels, harmonizing supply chain management among multiple warehouses and strengthening quality assurance mechanisms. We thank Abbott and all partners for the support.
MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

MPs want Soroti Regional Hospital reconstructed

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, Parliament, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, World Health Organization
Ugandan Legislators have called for the expeditious reconstruction of Soroti Regional Referral Hospital following the successful surgery to separate conjoined twins that was carried out by a team of doctors there. The surgeons were led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, a senior surgeon and urologist in Soroti Regional Hospital separated the twins on 26 March 2021.The twins were delivered on 21 March in Amuria district and one of them was dead. They were referred to Soroti but after assessment, they were referred to Mulago. After two days, the infants were returned to Soroti with one of the dead twins decomposing. While paying tribute to Dr. Epodoi and his team during a plenary sitting on 7 April 2021, the lawmakers decried the state of the hospital, despite the remarkable surgeries that have been ...
Museveni orders for Suspension of Campaigns of Speaker,Deputy Speaker respectively.

Museveni orders for Suspension of Campaigns of Speaker,Deputy Speaker respectively.

AFRICA, Business, Busoga Kingdom, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NRM, POLITICS, UGANDA, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has suspended campaigns for both Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament. Uganda's Deputy Speaker Of Parliament says he has waited for so long to takeover as Speaker. The President issued the directive on Monday at State House Entebbe while meeting Hon Rebecca Kadaga, her arch-rival Jacob Oulanyah and other contestants vying for Deputy Speaker who include Robina Gureme Rwakoojo, Thomas Tayebwa, Anita Among and others. The meeting which began at 3pm ended late in the night with Museveni telling the candidates that their  campaigns had sucked the party into the fights which have since painted a bad image of the ruling regime. A source privy to the details of the stormy meeting revealed that Museveni told Kadaga and Oulanyah that th...
Uganda’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

Uganda’s MPs mark 100 years of the Legislature

AFRICA, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, POLITICS, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
Parliament was in a celebratory mood as legislators across the political divide debated a motion to commemorate the 100 years of the legislature. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The motion to mark this milestone was moved by the Minister for Public Service, Hon Muruli Mukasa on Tuesday, 23 March 2021. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parliament,Mps and staff tour the Photo Exhibition.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The  first meeting of the then Legislative Council (LEGCO) was held on 23 March 1921 at the High Court Chambers in Entebbe. Uganda's Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon.Rebecca Kadaga and the Clerk to Parl...
Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

Tanzania’s first Female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu likely to become the next President.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
Samia Hassan Suluhu (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and the designated President of Tanzania,[1][2] due to be sworn into office following the death of president John Magufuli on 17 March 2021. She became Tanzania's first female vice-President following the 2015 General election, after being elected on the CCM ticket along with president John Magufuli. Suluhu and Magufuli were reelected to a second term in 2020. Before her tenure as vice-president she served as the Member of Parliament for Makunduchi constituency from 2010 to 2015, and was also the Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office for Union Affairs from 2010 to 2015. Prior to this, she served as a minister in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar in the administration of President Amani Karume. ...
Women, youth should access loans -The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga

Women, youth should access loans -The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga

AFRICA, UGANDA, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation
Kampala-Uganda: The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has urged the elected female legislators to the 11th Parliament to continue pushing government to consider a 30 per cent loan access to the youth and women.“We have resolved that 30 per cent of loans government gets are to be used by women and youth. Many times, these groups are left out and yet they are also citizens of Uganda,” she said.Kadaga made these remarks at the Uganda Law Society Women’s Day celebration under the theme “Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world”. The event which also celebrated female lawyers and legislators in the 11th Parliament was held at Femme Forte Offices in Ntinda, Monday, 08 March 2021.The Speaker added that Parliament makes policies but usually they have not been followed to the detail. She ...
Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

Pursue leadership positions at all levels, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta encourages women

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, UN, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
NAIROBI, 8 March 2021 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has encouraged more women to actively seek elective and other positions of leadership both at national and county levels. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks when she presided over virtual celebrations to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) under theme ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. The celebrations were held at Kenya School of Government, Nairobi.  While applauding the current 23 percent representation of women in the National Assembly, the First Lady said more work needed to be done to achieve the constitutionally proposed two-thirds gender rule. Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Public Service and Gender, Prof. Margaret Kobia and her Defence Counterpar...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta celebrates Kenyan women athletes

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta celebrates Kenyan women athletes

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, POLITICS, Sports, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
NAIROBI, 8th March 2021 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has celebrated Kenyan women athletes for their sacrifice, hard work, perseverance and commitment. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks at State House, Nairobi during a recorded video delivered to World Athletics, the international governing body for athletics, as it celebrates women in athletics during the month of March in honour of this year’s International Women’s Day. The First Lady said Kenya has witnessed a rise of exceptional women athletes who have smashed barriers and set new records globally over the years. “We have witnessed their efforts in paving the road and raising the bar for other women and girls as examples and mentors,” she said. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta delivers her remarks at State H...
MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

MTN Group’s Yolanda Cuba guides Women on Career Growth In International Women’s Day Webinar

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, Women Emamanicipation, WORLD
MTN Uganda in conjunction with Project Girls for Girls hosted a joint webinar to commemorate the International Women’s day Ms. Yolanda Cuba, the MTN Group Vice President for South and East African Region was the host of the Webinar. Cuba is one of the key business leaders in Africa and was named one of the 20 top power women in Africa by Forbes Magazine Monday 8th March 2021- Kampala-Uganda: MTN Uganda in conjunction with the Project Girls for Girls joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day that falls on the 8th of March every year.  While MTN appreciates women and diversity, project Girls for Girls aims at exposure to female leadership, mentorship, and access to education and training to boost the aspirations of young women and cultivate the...
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