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No Toilet, Water or Shelter at Taxi Rank

We have to beg for our basic needs as human beings, says trader
 
A taxi rank that caters for 28 villages on the outskirts of East London has been without water or public toilets for more than 20 years.

The rank in Park Gate Road used to be a parking lot with toilets, taps and even showers according to Nobuntu Mafanya, who sells apples, sweets, bananas, and chips at the taxi rank.

Mafanya, who has worked at the rank for 28 years, said the toilets had been vandalised in the 1980s and had never been repaired.

Botswana Shoots Zim Stray Cattle

Botswana says it is shooting Zimbabwe cattle which stray across its border to protect its beef exports to the European Union (EU).

Zimbabwe farmers are furious and say that 400 healthy animals which crossed the unfenced border were shot by Botswana officials last month. But they're getting no sympathy from their own government.

Botswana says its exports to the EU are vitally important and it cannot risk any of its cattle contracting foot and mouth disease from Zimbabwe cattle.

Protecting Women’s and Children’s Health From A Changing Climate

Climate change increases challenges to women’s and children’s health. There is more likelihood of women and children suffering and dying from problems such as diarrhoea, undernutrition, malaria, and from the harmful effects of extreme weather events, including floods or drought. While women and children in developing countries have made comparatively small contributions to historical carbon emissions, they bear the brunt of the health effects of climate change, both now and in the future.

Human Rights and Gender Equality in Health Sector Strategies: How to Assess Policy Coherence

This tool is designed to support countries as they design and implement national health sector strategies in compliance with obligations and commitments. The tool focuses on practical options and poses critical questions for policy-makers to identify gaps and opportunities in the review or reform of health sector strategies as well as other sectoral initiatives. It is expected that using this tool will generate a national multi-stakeholder process and a cross-disciplinary dialogue to address human rights and gender equality in health sector activities.

Funding for Health Innovation: How Does South Africa Measure Up?

Innovators, policymakers, and investors gathered in Johannesburg last month for the South Africa Innovation Summit and after this, it is worth asking, are we as a nation doing enough to finance health innovation and technology? South Africa faces many challenges when it comes to the health of our people. As South African Minster of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi said, “We must markedly reduce this burden of disease because it is too high a burden for the nation to carry.” It is encouraging to see South Africa raising its game to advance home-grown solutions for the challenges we face.

​Who Really Feeds the World?

The world’s food supply is in the grip of a profound crisis. Humanity’s ability to feed itself is threatened by a wasteful, globalised agricultural industry, whose relentless pursuit of profit is stretching our planet’s ecosystems to breaking point. Rising food prices have fuelled instability across the world, while industrialised agriculture has contributed to a health crisis of massive proportions, with effects ranging from obesity and diabetes to cancers caused by pesticides.

​Adolescent Boys and Young Men

‘Adolescent Boys and Young Men’ highlights the importance of engaging adolescent boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender equality. Not only is this engagement essential to achieve the full equality of women and girls, it also positively impacts the lives of men and boys themselves. This paper establishes a conceptual framework for engaging adolescent boys and young men.

​Evaluation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programmes

The ‘Evaluation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programmes: A Focus on the Gender and Empowerment Outcomes’ represents an important milestone in our understanding of new advances in the field of CSE evaluation. The report offers an extensive review and analysis of a wide range of evaluation studies of different CSE programmes at different stages of development and from different contexts across the globe.

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