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ICRC says over 25,000 children are missing in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Tuesday that more than 25,000 minors are missing across Africa. According to the global charity’s latest figures, the children represent 40 percent of the 64,000 cases of disappeared persons registered by the ICRC across the continent. Patrick …

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19 percent of children battling TB are malnourished: WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts at the 72nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo on Wednesday expressed concern over the double burden of childhood tuberculosis and malnutrition. According to WHO, 19 percent of children battling tuberculosis in Africa are at the same …

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Government to vaccinate children against malaria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Health, Margaret Muhanga has revealed that government plans vaccinate children against malaria. Muhanga made the revelation during a plenary sitting on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa. “If we do not vaccinate our children again malaria, then …

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Congolese refugee children battle malnutrition

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Congolese refugee children in Kisoro district are battling malnutrition. The children are among thousands of refugees who fled Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province following the outbreak of heavy fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and Congolese government troops. On June 13, 2022, …

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