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Disability News: Africa Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Africa category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Disability News: Africa Publications

2018-06-12 : South Africa: Youth Disability to Attract Focus on Youth Day : Youth Day Disability Awareness Event, Soshanguve, North of Pretoria, Corner Ruth First Road and Aubrey Matlala Str. Soshanguve Crossing Mall.

2017-11-13 : Climate Change Likely to be More Deadly in Poor African Settlements : Conditions in crowded, urban settlements in Africa make effects of climate change worse, pushing temperatures to dangerous heights for children and seniors.

2017-10-23 : Ghana Seeks to End Chaining of 'Mad' People : It is time for the Ghana government to invest in mental health services, so people with psychosocial disabilities can get support, instead of ending up in shackles.

2017-09-23 : South Africa Should Prioritize Implementing Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities : Human Rights Watch notes the recommendations calling on South Africa to prioritize implementing inclusive education for children with disabilities.

2017-07-31 : Trip To Mbale Uganda Proves Disability Is Not Inability : Story of a Welsh woman with disabilities who travelled to Uganda to find out how disabled people there are creating their own income.

2017-01-16 : $24.2M and Scholarships to Advance Inclusive Higher Education for Youth with Disabilities in Ethiopia and Africa : USD$24.2 million partnership to advance inclusive higher education for young people with disabilities in Ethiopia and Africa as part of The MasterCard Foundations Scholars Program.

2017-01-11 : #OperationRehab Initiative Providing Disabled Africans Free Treatment in India : #OperationRehab to offer free or subsidised medical treatment, rehabilitation, education and skills development to disabled Africans over the next few years.

2016-09-02 : Attacks Against Persons with Albinism - Who are the Masterminds? : Despite successes in tackling crimes against persons with albinism in Mozambique, authorities are yet to identify and arrest the masterminds behind such crimes.

2016-04-03 : Confronting Diseases in Africa: Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa and the Global South : Publication of Health Education and Behavior's (HE&B) supplement, Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa and the Global South.

2015-10-27 : People With Disabilities Abused and Exploited in Somaliland : People with disabilities in Somalia at risk of forced marriage, violence, rape and repeated forced evictions.

2015-08-20 : Children with Disabilities Denied Education in South Africa : Human Rights Watch release report showing estimated half a million children with disabilities shut out of South Africa education system.

2014-11-27 : South Africa Ready to Deal with Ebola : Brand South Africa and DoC convene high level discussion with stakeholders on how the country is responding to Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

2014-10-06 : African Nodding Syndrome Disease May be Spread by Blackflies : New nodding syndrome (NS) transmission theory may offer important clues to guide new research.

2014-08-19 : Schools in Kenya Reject Children with Disabilities : Government of Kenya urged to make greater efforts to ensure education for people with disabilities.

2013-10-02 : Africa Still Mired in Poverty Despite Growth Reports : New survey results show disconnect between reported growth and persistence of poverty among ordinary African citizens.

2013-03-07 : Child Marriages - Appalling Violation of Human Rights : Information and statistics on child marriage an appalling violation of human rights that robs girls of education, health and long-term prospects.

2012-10-04 : Report on Abuse Against Persons with Disability in Ghana - Human Rights Watch : Report states people with mental disabilities suffer severe abuses in psychiatric institutions and spiritual healing centers in Ghana.

2012-06-17 : Rights of Disabled Children in Africa - UNICEF : The Convention stipulates that children with disabilities should be protected against all forms of discrimination.

2011-12-03 : Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Awareness Initiative : Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon awareness campaign leverages public and private investments and existing health infrastructures to combat cervical and breast cancer.

2011-07-15 : Extreme Hunger Ravaging Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia in Africa : The worlds worst food crisis is devastating large areas of Kenya Ethiopia and Somalia in Africa.

2011-06-03 : Cholera Vaccination Strategies for Zimbabwe : Analyzing how a cholera outbreak would spread in Zimbabwe is providing insights into most effective vaccination strategies for preventing future cholera epidemics.

2011-05-16 : Disabled Youths Violently Evicted in Freetown : Bailiffs and police personnel forcefully and unlawfully entered a property at in Freetown in order to violently evict over 300 disabled youths mostly children and young women.

2011-04-11 : IBM Brings Smarter Healthcare to Nigeria's Cross River State : IBM announces details of involvement with government programs in Cross River State Nigeria aimed at providing access to free healthcare and alleviating poverty.

2011-01-03 : Infant Hydrocephalus Linked to Farm Animals in Uganda : Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal linked to farm animals and partly caused by previous bacterial infection.

2010-12-20 : Jordan Encourages Education and Rehabilitation for Disabled : Jordan is setting an example in standardizing and demanding social educational vocational and rehabilitative care for the disabled.

2010-12-11 : New MenAfriVac Meningitis Vaccine to Eradicate Epidemics in Africa : MenAfriVac vaccine designed specifically for Africa expected to help health workers eliminate meningococcal A epidemics.

2010-12-02 : Dual HIV and Tuberculosis Epidemic Demands Urgent Action : Epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV is devastating Swaziland cutting life expectancy from 60 years to just 31.

2010-11-15 : Employ People with Disabilities - Disability News Africa : Minister for Women Children and Persons with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana has called on the private sector to employ people with disabilities.

2010-11-08 : Substandard and Counterfeit Antimalarial Drugs in Ghana : Substandard and Counterfeit Antimalarial Drugs in Ghana Discovered by Cooperative Program of USP Ghana Food and Drugs Board.

2010-11-08 : New Method for Control of Malaria Applied in Africa : Research has demonstrated a new and safe insect control method can bring about a serious decline in malaria-bearing mosquitoes in afflicted regions in the world.

2010-10-07 : Tinnitus in Seniors Impacts Quality of Life : Tinnitus is common among elderly Nigerians and associated with treatable health conditions like otitis media rhinosinusitis head injury and hypertension.

2010-08-30 : Barriers and Abuse for Women with Disabilities in Uganda : Women with disabilities in northern Uganda experience ongoing discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence.

2010-08-28 : inABLE Connects Africa's Visually-Impaired Students with Assistive Technology : inABLE envisions a day when blind and visually impaired students all over Africa have convenient access to life-changing computer based educational tools.

2010-08-16 : Forced Suspension of World Vision Leaves Thousands of Lives in Jeopardy in Somalia : Children in Somalia were receiving vital nutritional feeding before it was forced to suspend operations by militant group Al-Shabaab.

2009-08-13 : South African Disability Rights Leader Named United Nations Special Rapporteur Of Commission For Social Development : Shuaib Chalklen of South Africa appointed Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development.


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