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Why traditional chiefs like me must stand against child marriage

Why traditional chiefs like me must stand against child marriage | African News | Scoop.it
Traditional Chief Against Child Marriage Zambia

 

 I am a traditional chief or "Nkosi" in my language. My chiefdom is called Mfumbeni, it lies in the eastern part of Zambia and is home to about 325 villages. Each village has around 200-250 households with an average of seven members per family. My chiefdom of Mfumbeni amounts to more than half a million individuals.

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The people with the power - usually older men - are the one's whose attitudes need to be changed.

 

This is one such man making a start.

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More Ethiopian children surviving

More Ethiopian children surviving | African News | Scoop.it
Ethiopia has more than halved its mortality rates for children under the age of five years during the last two decades, new UN statistics show.

 

Ethiopia's Health Minister Kesetebirhan Admasu said increasing household incomes had helped improve people's health.

 

 

"This has also resulted in better nutrition for children [and] women; this has translated into better sanitation - all these have direct or indirect impact on the survival of children," he told BBC Africa. He said the government has also been "aggressively expanding its primary healthcare network".

 

 

"We have now 93% coverage of one health centre for 25,000 people, which basically means one health facility within a 7km (four mile) radius," he said.

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earthdog58's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:35 PM

Excellent news of progress and development.

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Eastern and Southern Africa Lead the World in Cutting Child Deaths - Unicef

Eastern  and Southern Africa Lead the World in Cutting Child Deaths - Unicef | African News | Scoop.it

Eastern and southern Africa are reducing child mortality faster than any other regions in the world, the United Nations children's fund (Unicef) said on Friday.

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What kind of Africa will the the saved children see?

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