Kenya’s schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

SOURCE:BBC All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford sanitary products like pads and tampons. According to the UN’s education agency, one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their period. Some girls reportedly lose 20% of their education for this reason, making them more likely to drop out of school altogether. The amendment to the education act, signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta this…

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Local and Regional Delegates To Grace AHFoZ Stakeholders Conference

By Michael Gwarisa  PREPARATIONS to the Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) 8th Annual Stakeholders Conference are at an advanced stage amid indications that more than 200 delegates will be in attendance from both the local and international scene. The conference will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from 6 to 9 September 2017 and will be running under the theme “The Health Ecosystem & The Quality of Life.” In an interview with HealthTimes , AHFoZ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms Shylet Sanyanga said all was in…

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Former Botswana President Masire Dies

Staff Reporter   FORMER Botswana President, Sir Ketumile Masire has died, he was 91. In a statement released by the Botswana government, Masire died at Bokamoso Private Hospital Thursday night. “The Board of Trustees of Sir Ketumile Masire family (SKMF) wish to inform all friends and supporters of SKMF of the passing on of Rre. “He died peacefully at Bokomoso private hospital surrounded by his family at 2210 hrs on 22 June 2017. We thank well wishers and friends from near and far, for their prayers, thoughts and comforting messages…

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