Ethiopia: Stop crack down on press

Ato Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Re: Ethiopia: Stop crack down on press Dear Ato Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for I came to know from Al Jazeera English that an Ethiopian court has jailed a journalist [...]

Malaria experts, Novartis join forces to empower African communities against malaria

More than 35 countries from across Africa are meeting at this year’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop in Ethiopia. Convened by Novartis, this pivotal workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges. Novartis, with support from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), has built a [...]

Updates on Women, Children, and Human Rights Around the Globe

Children of the Earth summit — 1992 and 2012 As young people weigh in with their impressions of the ongoing Rio+20 conference, this documentary series, Zero Ten Twenty, looks back on the lives of children born in 1992–the year of the groundbreaking Earth Summit. Working to include women in development recipe The United Nations is hosting [...]

African health ministers held to account for their AIDS plan

Ministers of Health and representatives from 21 sub-Saharan African countries most hit with new HIV infections in children were summoned in Geneva to report on their plans to achieving zero new HIV infections in children by 2015 and find ways of stepping up action. The meeting, which came in the sidelines of the ongoing World [...]

UN Campaign Seeks to Give all Children a Shot at Life

The word immunizations is just a simple vocabulary word to most of us in developed nations, however for those in developing countries the word means a ‘shot at life’ for their child.  One in five children does not have access to vaccines that prevent deadly diseases, like measles, pneumonia or diarrhea.  All of these diseases [...]

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