Right-based approach to health is key to universal health coverage in Africa

Healthcare is a human right. This means children should have access to healthcare when they need it. It implies pregnant women should be able to receive antenatal care and deliver safely in the presence of skilled birth attendants. If the right is protected, young people should adequate information about sexual and reproductive health and rights. …

African Union Invites Applications for Membership of High-level Continental Youth Consultation

The Department of Political Affairs at the African Union Commission invites applications from interested young leaders to join in the continental youth consultation on Constitutionalism and Rule of Law.The Commission hosts an annual High Level Dialogue on Governance; Trends, Challenges and Prospects which started last year. The theme for 2013 is Enhancing Constitutionalism and Rule …

Ghana achieved first MDG ahead of deadline: Lessons for other African Countries

 By Paul Okediji With the deadline for the achievement of the millennium development goals (MDGs) drawing closer, there has been several assessments of the poverty reduction drive of the MDGs and how much each country and region has done. Though there have been reports of remarkable progress in most areas, the impact of the recent …

URGENT: Apply for the LEAP Africa 2013 Social Innovators Programme

Application for the LEAP Africa Social Innovators Program is open to young talented Nigerians who are interested in implementing sustainable solutions to tackle contemporary social problems. Application closes: October 7, 2013 Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa is a non-profit organization committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders. Since 2002, through its core Youth …

The MDG Report 2013: Assessing Progress in Africa Toward the Millennium Development Goals

The MDG Report 2013: Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals concludes that while Africa is the world’s second fastest growing region, its rate of poverty reduction is insufficient to reach the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015. An analysis of food insecurity – the report’s theme – provides insights into how …

MDGs Office demands more commitment on poverty eradication

WorldStage Newsonline-- The Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on the Millennium Development Goals (SSAP-MDG), Dr. Precious Gbeneol has urged stakeholders to show more commitment to eradicating poverty in the country. Gbeneol stated that as the country celebrates nationhood, there was need for more collaboration among the government at all levels, private sector operators …