World Malaria Day – April 25, 2011: Take Action!

  World Malaria Day     Stop a Silent Killer on World Malaria Day   April 25, 2011 Every year, malaria claims the lives of over a million people, many of them young children. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that this deadly disease is preventable.   Bestnet Reveals Plans for World Malaria Day   "April 25th is rapidly approaching!   Like many NGO’s, NMCPs and faith based organizations, Bestnet has been busy finalizing our plans for World Malaria Day 2011. This year, many Bestnet … [Read more...]

Lorre White – 'Omega Fighting Blindness with Daniel Craig & Orbis'

  WOMAN of ACTION     Lorre White  Lorre White is Taking Action, sharing with the Women of our World a wonderful initiative happening in our world.      ORBIS International —Saving Sight Worldwide   According to the World Health Organization, 39 million people worldwide are blind — yet 80 percent suffer needlessly. Their blindness could have been prevented or treated.  ORBIS is a nonprofit organization fighting blindness in developing countries, where 90 percent of the blind … [Read more...]

PAMAC – UNDP Support Programme for Associations and NGOs – celebrating Christine Kafando!

  Burkina Faso: Women help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS   Women from the rural village of Gassan attend an informal discussion on HIV/AIDS. (Photo: UNDP) Burkina Faso - 27-year old Assiétou was pregnant with her third child when she discovered that she was HIV positive. “I thought it was the end of the world,” she recalls. “I immediately thought about my husband and I was very worried about his reaction. In the end, I summoned up all my courage and went to talk to him.” Assiétou’s … [Read more...]

NIGER – Changing Attitudes towards Child Marriage…

  Changing attitudes towards early marriage in Niger     Sahira     Many little girls dream of the day they will get married. But for some, this day arrives too soon. In Niger, in West Africa, one out of two girls is married before she turns 15. The country has the world's highest rate of forced and early marriage, a practice which puts girls at risk of early pregnancies and the complications this entails. But the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working to change attitudes in the country. … [Read more...]

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