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.

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NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 15 July 2015 - At the close of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, UNICEF challenges the international community to turn its promises to invest in children and young people into concrete action that reduces inequities and provides every child with a fair chance in life.

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 30 April 2014 – Press elease. Africa needs to do more to translate its commitments to social protection into practical programmes that reach the poorest and most marginalized children, participants said today at the conclusion of the African Union Expert Consultation Meeting on Children and Social Protection.

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Newly published research reveals that South Africa’s Child Support Grant – a key part of the country’s social protection programme – has been critical in reducing poverty and vulnerability in children.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011 07:19

SWAZILAND: Will social services continue?

 

Swaziland’s parliamentarians are questioning the purpose of a social safety net covering children, the elderly and the disabled. One dismissed it as little more than a public relations exercise, but in the teetering economy the recipients often depend on these small grants and pensions for survival.

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New report finds that the African countries which invest the most in children are among the poorest on the continent. What does that say about the priorities of its leaders?

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