Empowering Youth to Make Informed Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions

By |2018-10-02T13:40:45+00:00October 2nd 2018|health & education, Tags: , , , , , , |

Rates of unplanned pregnancies and STD infections are high among youth in Kenya’s informal settlements. Jane Otai from Jhpiego calls for comprehensive education and non-judgmental health services.

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Cities are Engines of Transformation – and Urban Health is the Fuel

By |2018-04-05T16:53:45+00:00April 4th 2018|basic infrastructure & housing, health & education, Tags: , , , , , |

The benefits of cities are rarely distributed equitably. Particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, cities have a high rate of health hazards and risks. To address these dangers, city leaders need to take a multidisciplinary, rights-based approach. Maria Jose Amilibia argues that by leveraging cities’ unique opportunity to scale up essential services, we can truly transform the urban health landscape.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar: Partnership for water access transformation

By |2018-08-02T11:56:41+00:00December 14th 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, water & sanitation, Tags: , , , , , , , |

In order to reach the Sustainable Development Goals related to water, sanitation and hygiene, the government of Madagascar has drawn up an action plan and commissioned JIRAMA, the country’s state-owned electricity and water provider, to improve access to safe water supply.

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