Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

Young mothers living in poverty, toxic stress and violence

IRIN – WNN Science and Health (IRIN) New York, NORTH AMERICA: Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.  There is an emerging body of scientific evidence to show that the environment in […]

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

230 million global children born paperless without birth certificates

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNICEF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, reported UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund. That is approximately one in three of all children under five who are unregistered […]

UNICEF pledges to prioritize global child survival to reduce deaths

UNICEF pledges to prioritize global child survival to reduce deaths

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, N.Y., U.S.: As more than 100 countries pledge to prioritize child survival globally, countries across the world are making rapid progress in reducing child deaths, demonstrating that it is possible to radically reduce child mortality over the span of two decades, says a new UNICEF report released on […]

Global child mortality numbers drop as 2015 expectations remain cautious

Global child mortality numbers drop as 2015 expectations remain cautious

Emma Batha – WNN Breaking (WNN/Reuters/AlertNet) London, UNITED KINGDOM: Annual maternal deaths have fallen by almost half since 1990 and the number of children under five dying has dropped from 12 million to 7.6 million (2010). But more than 50 countries are unlikely to meet internationally agreed targets for cutting mortality rates for young children […]