World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [Read more...]

Celebrating decent work a reality for domestic workers in Africa!

The ILO is organising a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 28-30 May 2013 to share good practices, practical initiatives and new policies to promote decent work for domestic workers in Africa. In 2010, an estimated 5.24 million domestic workers were in Africa, accounting for 1.4 per cent of the total employed workforce and 4.9 per cent of paid employment. Around 70 per cent of domestic workers across Africa are women. Some 40 delegates from Tripartite delegations of … [Read more...]

United Republic of Tanzania tackles mother-to-child transmission of HIV

NJOMBE REGION, United Republic of Tanzania, – A group of HIV-infected mothers and their partners have formed a mothers’ support group attached to their local health clinic in Kitulo Ward, Makete District, United Republic of Tanzania.     Members of the group give psychosocial support to one another and assist HIV-positive women to follow up with their medical check-ups and treatment. The group also provides information to the community about preventing mother-to-child transmission … [Read more...]

Lancet Series: 2.6 million babies stillborn

2.6 million babies stillborn in 2009 New global and country estimates published in Lancet Series 14 April 2011 | Geneva -Some 2.6 million stillbirths occurred worldwide in 2009, according to the first comprehensive set of estimates published today in a special series of The Lancet medical journal. LANCET: http://www.thelancetglobalhealthnetwork.com /   Every day more than 7200 babies are stillborn − a death just when parents expect to welcome a new life − and 98% of them occur in … [Read more...]

Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

    Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health   January 26, 2011 Geneva, Switzerland    Meeting 1 Co-Chairs’ Summary 1. The global community has come together and collectively focussed on improving the health of women and children through the UN Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, the African Union’s Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA), andthe G8 Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child … [Read more...]

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