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Uganda teen pregnancies’ plan under fire
24 July 2014 (IRIN ), A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100399/Uganda-teen-pregnancies-plan-under-fire
Kenya to pilot community-wide malaria treatments
18 July 2014 (IRIN ), Kenya is experimenting with unconventional methods to tackle high malaria rates through the piloting of mass drug administration (MDA) - treating entire communities with anti-malarial drugs, regardless of whether they have the parasite.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100365/Kenya-to-pilot-community-wide-malaria-treatments
Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants
10 July 2014 (IRIN ), A cash injection of as little as US$12 per month for an impoverished family could determine whether a child eats properly or goes to school or not. With cash transfer programmes around the world now having a profound impact on the lives of poor people, the debate is less about whether to implement them than how to do so.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100326/Breaking-the-poverty-trap-the-power-of-cash-grants
Analysis: Targeted assistance needed for DRC’s former child soldiers
3 July 2014 (IRIN ), Recent high profile moves against militia commanders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have done little to stem child recruitment into armed groups, and much more needs to be done to prevent it, stop re-recruitment, and rehabilitate victims.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100300/Analysis-Targeted-assistance-needed-for-DRC-s-former-child-soldiers
Text and voice messages help close Bangladesh health gap
1 July 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh is moving to boost maternal health services in poorly-served rural areas by targeting voice and text messages at expectant and pregnant mothers and their families. The aim is to educate and support mothers in places where health services are weak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100286/Text-and-voice-messages-help-close-Bangladesh-health-gap
Australian immigration policy piles pressure on Indonesia
24 June 2014 (IRIN ), The system for registering, protecting, and finding durable solutions for asylum seekers in Indonesia risks becoming overburdened - potentially sparking unrest - as migrant arrivals continue and Australia’s maritime immigration policy deters boat journeys, officials and activists say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100255/Australian-immigration-policy-piles-pressure-on-Indonesia
Pakistan’s traumatized war children play soldiers and Taliban
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), More than 60,000 people have fled North Waziristan Agency to safer parts of Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan as Pakistan’s military launches an offensive in the region. Most of the people fleeing are children, and mental health experts are concerned that they will not have access to proper trauma care.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100226/Pakistan-s-traumatized-war-children-play-soldiers-and-Taliban
Amid the violence, education suffers in South Sudan
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), The latest conflict in South Sudan has undermined much of the progress that had been made in education there since a 2005 peace accord between Khartoum and southern rebels ended decades of civil war.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100210/Amid-the-violence-education-suffers-in-South-Sudan
CAR’s unaccompanied children stuck in limbo
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), The violence in Central African Republic forced 97,000 civilians to flee across the border to Chad. Some 1,200 of those in flight were unaccompanied or separated children, who now long to find their families and return to school and to safety, or at least some semblance of normality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100203/CAR-s-unaccompanied-children-stuck-in-limbo
Curbing Guinea’s other outbreaks
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), With health authorities and medical personnel battling Guinea’s first outbreak of Ebola, there have inevitably been concerns about finding the human and physical resources to combat other diseases. Unlike Ebola, measles and meningitis are well known to Guinea and require a major, coordinated response from both the state and NGOs. Despite the ‘Ebola factor’, health organizations say they have maintained their operations and are combating measles and meningitis effectively.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100201/Curbing-Guinea-s-other-outbreaks
Young Zimbabweans miss out on HIV testing
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), Young people with HIV are dying in increasing numbers in Zimbabwe at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100185/Young-Zimbabweans-miss-out-on-HIV-testing
Better child TB diagnosis on the horizon
5 June 2014 (IRIN ), Accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis among children is notoriously difficult because the bacteria causing the disease tend to be detectable in the sputum only of adults, and because the clinical symptoms used to diagnose TB in children are also present in other conditions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100174/Better-child-TB-diagnosis-on-the-horizon
Spare the rod - the biology of poverty and violence
30 May 2014 (IRIN ), 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100153/Spare-the-rod-the-biology-of-poverty-and-violence
More investment needed to reduce stunting in Timor-Leste
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), New data indicate that stunting among under-five children is being reduced in Timor-Leste, but experts warn much greater investment is needed in areas such as micronutrient supplementation, salt iodization and education to bring levels down further.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100147/More-investment-needed-to-reduce-stunting-in-Timor-Leste
Displaced CAR youths in Chad desperate for school
26 May 2014 (IRIN ), Some 40,900 children and thousands more youths displaced by the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are stuck in transit camps in southern Chad with no formal school to attend, few to no training opportunities, and no jobs, leaving them with no sense of what the future will bring.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100130/Displaced-CAR-youths-in-Chad-desperate-for-school
Measles spreading in Chad amid weak vaccination coverage
19 May 2014 (IRIN ), A measles outbreak that is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa is showing no sign of let-up as vaccine campaigners struggle to reach all at-risk children.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100100/Measles-spreading-in-Chad-amid-weak-vaccination-coverage
Children need more support at Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp
19 May 2014 (IRIN ), Physical space and timely protection support for children are among the most pressing needs in northwestern Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp amid a continuing flood of people, for the most part minors, fleeing conflict in South Sudan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100107/Children-need-more-support-at-Kenya-s-Kakuma-refugee-camp
Is Pakistan losing the battle against measles?
15 May 2014 (IRIN ), Pakistan has seen a growing number of measles cases in recent years, with more than 25,000 reported last year, including 321 deaths.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100088/Is-Pakistan-losing-the-battle-against-measles
Anbar IDPs in Baghdad fear for their safety
13 May 2014 (IRIN ), Displaced families who have fled the ongoing violence in Iraq’s troubled Anbar Province say anti-Anbar hostility is leaving many too scared to register with the authorities, pushing them into the shadows and cutting them off from aid and public services.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100083/Anbar-IDPs-in-Baghdad-fear-for-their-safety
CAR survivors endure squalid camp conditions in Chad
8 May 2014 (IRIN ), Abdou Abdoullahi stands beside the drenched makeshift shelter he built with his family in Doyaba camp in southern Chad: a few flimsy cotton shawls stretched over thin branches twisted into a cone-shape. Ten metres away lies a fetid rubbish dump and seven latrines reeking of human excrement.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100053/CAR-survivors-endure-squalid-camp-conditions-in-Chad

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