[Zambia] The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

[Zambia] The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

Amy Fallon – IPS – Tuesday, 14 January 2014 (originally published 09 Jan) CHILANGA, Zambia, Jan 9 2014 (IPS) – There are thousands of miles between Chanyanya Rural Health Clinic, a basic medical centre in Zambia’s rural Kafue District with no resident doctors despite being the main centre for nearly 12,000 people, and the New […]

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Lillian Banda – WNN Improve It (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, EASTERN AFRICA: The Zambian Government has vowed to eliminate early marriages and violence against children. Ministry of Gender and Child Development Permanent Secretary Anne Sinyangwe told the Third Committee of the United Nations, which was discussing the ‘Promotion and protection of the rights of children” on […]

Zambia’s new constitution brings push to end discrimination against women

Zambia’s new constitution brings push to end discrimination against women

Lillian Banda – WNN Breaking (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, AFRICA: The nation of Zambia has started the process of domesticating legal protective and reporting mechanisms that may increase help to women inside the country revealed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Development in Zambia, Mr. Edwidge Mutale recently. CEDAW – the Convention on […]

While Men Go Drinking, Women Go Fishing

While Men Go Drinking, Women Go Fishing

Ephraim Nsingo – IPS – Thursday, 24 May 2012 (originally published 21 May) CHIPATA, Zambia, May 21, 2012 (IPS) – Climate change may have led to declining water levels in Genda Village in Zambia’s Eastern Province, but Mercy Mwanza and the women here discovered there was a positive side to it and found a new […]

Is the poverty gap in Africa actually narrowing?

Is the poverty gap in Africa actually narrowing?

Charles Kenney and Andy Sumner – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) Global: Remember the poverty trap? Countries stuck in destitution because of weak institutions put in place by colonial overlords, or because of climates that foster disease, or geographies that limit access to global markets, or simply by the fact that poverty is overwhelmingly self-perpetuating. Apparently […]