The photo captures the moment I presented my credentials to Ambassador Amina Mohamed, Kenya's Foreign Minister.
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Revolutionizing Better Health for “Every Women Every Child”
Mothers in northern Kenya with their children at a free medical clinic - photo credit Islamic Relief
Kenya is one of the countries where maternal health is still lagging far behind. It is ranked among the 10 most dangerous countries for a woman to be pregnant and give birth. 21 women die every day due to preventable pregnancy-related complications, while 1 in 19 children never live to see their fifth birthday.
Kenya has a tremendous opportunity to do even more to help women and children have better healthcare, and so improve their lives.
That’s why at the beginning of December 2015, partners from Government of Kenya, the UN, civil society, private sector and development institutions came together for a workshop organized by the World Economic Forum, Ministry of Health Kenya, World Bank and UNFPA. The workshop was to forge a new way ahead to discuss a roadmap for partnerships that can leapfrog the health care services for improving the health status of Kenya’s women and children.
It is hoped that Kenya can pave the way to inspire the importance of collective action for women and children at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2016.
"Image of a
'stone pelter' tied in front of a jeep as a 'human shield',will 4 ever haunt
the Indian Army & the nation!" Indian Army's Lieutenent General HS Panag, PVSM, AVSM,
(Retd) via twitter. The recent image of a young
Kashmiri man tied to an Army jeep as a human shield was heartbreaking to see.
This is not the Army I know. I am an Indian Army veteran
having served in the Special Forces. I have been in combat and have been
decorated for gallantry. That image is contrary to what
the Indian Army personifies. The Indian Army is a fine institution to which I owe
my foundation to. Countless cheer leaders and
trolls have taken to twitter to insult and abuse military veterans who have
objected to the way the Kashmiri man was treated. One of India's highly regarded retired military generals, Lt Gen HS Panag was humiliated on twitter for having
responded to this human rights violation in Kashmir. abhijeetVerified account@abhijeetsingerApr 16 More
The images from the recent gas attack in Syria, where over 80 people, including babies in diapers, can be seen painfully gasping for air before dying, are heartbreaking. These are a graphic illustration of our collective failure to protect children from cruel and inhuman treatment.
President Donald Trump correctly called it an “affront to humanity”.
The United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres has described Syria as one of the worst conflicts of our time. But what happened in Syria was not a one-off. Everyday millions of children around the world are caught up in crises and disasters, many of man’s own making.