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JOBS: PACT Deputy Chief of Party Zimbabwe

  Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The four-year USAID funded project, Civic Engagement for Accountability and Democracy in Zimbabwe (CEADZ), aims to contribute to improving accountability and democratic governance that serves an engaged citizenry through increasing the influence of Zimbabwean citizens, acting …

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Chess offers Nigerian slum children new move

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Crowds of children bustle around chessboards in Nigeria’s Lagos, figuring out their next moves as part of a project aimed at bringing hope in one of the city’s impoverished slums. Dozens of matches are played simultaneously as participants as young as three master a game often …

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Modernity, lifestyles fueling hypertension in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics are recording an increase in cases of hypertension among children in urban schools. The increase is linked to lifestyles, which include among others, lack of physical activity, the food they eat and overweight Body Mass Index. Prof. Roy William Mayega, an epidemiologist at …

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UNICEF endorses extra maternity leave for mothers in poor countries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Agency is advocating for a one-month increase in maternity leave for mothers in low-and-middle-income countries, to enable parents to give their children the best start in life. The agency is equally calling for a transformative shift in how businesses and governments …

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Care takers don’t know how to handle asthma attacks-researcher

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 10% of caretakers of children suffering from asthma can control an attack when it happens, Dr. Rebecca Nantanda, a researcher and pediatrician at Makerere University Lung Institute in Mulago has revealed. Dr. Nantanda says that while piloting a tool dubbed the “Asthma Control Tool” …

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Fathers urged to actively engage in nurturing children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education Minister Janet Museveni Kataaha has challenged fathers to be actively involved in nurturing their children and not to abandon the responsibility to mothers. Mrs Museveni argued that beyond providing sustenance for the families, fathers should be protectors and role models to their children. She …

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