All posts tagged with: HIV/AIDS

PRESSURES FACED BY THE YOUTH

Posted November 24, 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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Youths take up most of the world’s population and so when there are problems they are the most affected. In Zambia 68% of the population constitutes of young people. Therefore young people are exposed to so many problems or pressures like lack of education, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancies, early marriages, peer pressure, abuse, unemployment and so many more. So if this is what the majority of the world’s population go through then what must we do about it? Well in order for a pers...


Hola amigos! :) First, I apologise for my 2 weeks of absence. I’m slowly getting back on track and feeling better! I’ll be honest - it was going to be my first retreat ever and the thing is, I was going there all alone and I hesitated to make it as I feared not being able to mingle and click with the youngsters there, finally find myself alone, home-sick and uncomfortable despite the promise of intense sharing. Clinging to that promise was my first step towards upcoming m...


What You Do Not Know About Ebola Virus Can Kill You

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar

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Recently, the Ebola virus has outstripped Guinean borders; the whole continent is in danger. Not only is the epidemic killing but it also has the power to change your perception. In fact, after this scourge, the world is not able to see Africans as usual anymore. This is not racism; this is fear of catching diseases. Although pity and assistance have been given for HIV cases, reservations have been also voiced. That is to say, people are afraid of Africans. At the present time,...


Stigmatization

Posted July 12, 2014 no picture Diyase

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HIV can be contracted in many ways; some are born with it, some get it through accidents, yet some get it through defilement and rape. We all have people in our communities and schools that have HIV and we should always remember that they too are human and have the right to access that which we too have the right to. Let us look out for one another and care for one another, for the saying is true; if you are not infected then you are affected. Remember it could have been you!


Why We Should Practice Safe Sex

Posted July 12, 2014 no picture LeahPhiri_EduConnect_zambia

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The coming of technology has seen both good and bad vice in our societies. Youth are enganging in sexual activities without considering the implications. Those who are still in school and have failed to keep their sexual desires in perspective have ways of practicing safe sex. The best option is to use condoms. Safe sex reduces unplanned pregnancies and reduces infections such as HIV and AIDS which would ruin one's life. THE BEST PRACTICE IS ABSTINENCE.


Day One #PMNCH, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Posted June 30, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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Despite improvements, 289,000 women still die every year from complications at birth and 6.6 million children do not live to see their fifth birthday, including nearly 3 million newborns. At least 200 million women and girls are unable to access family planning services that would allow them to control when they have children.Recent data published in The Lancet Every Newborn Series indicate that 15,000 babies are born and die every day without ever receiving a birth or death certif...


My heart is bleeding for Maasai girls

Posted June 13, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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My heart is bleeding for Maasai girls Yesterday marked the first day of the 2014 World Cup and at around 2100hrs EAT the majority of the people around the world were glued to their electronic devices following the opening ceremony. Being an ardent lover of news bulletins I flipped the channels to catch up with the latest happenings around the world during the prime time news. The top story of the day happened to be on the country’s budget, but it didn’t catch my attention as...


The priest of the slum dwellers of Nairobi

Posted June 7, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Korogocho is a sprawling slum in Nairobi; the fourth largest after Kibera, Mathare and Mukuru kwa Njenga, with over 2 million people living in an area of 2 square kilometres according to UN habitat. Like any other slum in urban cities, Korogocho has a myriad of problems: alcoholism, drug abuse, prostitution, crime and many diseases including waterborne diseases, malaria, HIV and Aids topping the list. I was recently in Koch as the slum is commonly known to meet Fr John Webo...


Saving Alice and Alicia.

Posted June 5, 2014 no picture Ajoke Adebisi.

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Written by Ajoke Adebisi. In September, 2000, the member states of the United Nations made a passionate commitment to address the crippling poverty, hunger and diseases that grip many areas of the world, and also, stimulate sustainable development. Amongst the eight Millennium Development Goals, Gender Equity and Women’s Empowerment are considered by leaders in the international community, a specific focus as they are central to all other development goals. Gender Equality is...


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