ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2017 - /African Media Agency (AMA)/ - Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
27 January 2017 - Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has inaugurated a 17-man Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum to promote child rights, survival, development and protection.
KADUNA, 25 January 2017 - About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said.
8 January 2017 - Three years after the National Health Act was signed into law in 2014, the much anticipated benefits are yet to be felt by Nigerians.
6 December 2016 - Civil society alliances from several African countries have come together to moot strategies for achieving the sustainable development goal of attaining a world free from malnutrition by 2020, writes Susan Babijja.
2 December 2016 - Today is a day of celebration for children’s health care on the African continent as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital shows off its completed state-of-the-art facilities to the media and VIP guests for the first time - ahead of receiving its first patients in the New Year.
KHARTOUM, 26 September 2016 — Sudan will be the first country in the middle East to celebrate the launch of the 5year strategy for the health of mother, child and teenage, in line with the international strategy for the improvement of the health of mothers, children and teenagers and in realization of the commitment of the president of the republic to the strategy which he signed in September 2015, and which was declared by the United Nations.
EDITORIAL, 23 May 2016 – The decision by the Harare Municipality to embark on a mandatory HIV testing of pupils in all council-run primary schools as part of a health education, is ill-conceived and could entrench stigma and traumatise those suspected to be infected.
20 May 2016 – Today the Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi announced the imminent setup of a National Nutrition and Food Program Coordination Secretariat to eradicate malnutrition. This was during the launch of the Gikuriro Project, a five-year, RWF 14.8 billion project designed to improve the nutritional status of women and children under five years of age.
31 January 2016 - The African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/Aids (ANECCA) has secured a $3.6m (about Shs 12.5bn) funding from the Global Fund.