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Too little for Too much in Nigeria’s North East

As global leaders meet in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the scale of humanitarian assistance required in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad region resulting from the Boko Haram insurgency needs urgent, high-level attention.

Relief and recovery in northeast Nigeria

With time, continued security, close coordination at all levels of government, open government process, and engagement by civilian, development, environment and health organisations, there is hope for northeast Nigeria to overcome current challenges and once again drive the region forward.

How one organisation is using mobile technology to reduce maternal and child deaths in Kenya

This blog was written by Dorothy Okatch, a Campaigns Practicum Attaché for ONE Africa and 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow. To commemorate World Health Day, we want to showcase an organisation that’s found an innovative way of engaging marginalised communities on maternal and child health. Totohealth was founded with the aim of reducing the high maternal and…

Open letter to President Buhari

Honour the 2001 Abuja declaration and Deliver a genuinely Pro-Poor 2016 Budget Your Excellency, We thank you for prioritizing the needs of the poorest Nigerians, and the fight against corruption in your recent proposals. Your leadership on both is timely as the start of your presidency (2015) is marked by your adoption of the new…

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New Global Financing Facility to tackle maternal and child health launched

Improving maternal and child health is the one the smartest investments you can make if you care about not only ending suffering and saving lives, but also securing resilient economic growth that benefits all citizens. And for a wide range of partners to come together and put their support firmly behind developing countries’ own national…

Why gender inequality perpetuates extreme poverty

The highlight of my weekend was watching a 200-strong crowd shout in unison: Poverty is Sexist.

We were gathered on International Women’s Day to launch ONE’s new campaign in the presence of government and UN officials, action/2015 partners, celebrities, the media and over 200 ONE supporters at Indaba Conference Centre in Johannesburg.