All posts tagged with: health

Please pay attention to Ebola and its consequences!

Posted December 9, 2014 no picture lilykwo

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Everyday there is someone, who suffers the loss of a important person such as a friend or a family member. Currently, this situation becomes more intense, especially in Africa. One of the main killers of these people is Ebola. Before we talk about the consequences, we have to know — What is Ebola?Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. First, the virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and then it spreads in the human population through...


Ebola Virus? keep action!

Posted November 28, 2014 no picture Beatrix Cendana

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Ebola's term comes from the Ebola River in Congo. Ebola is the most famous topic among the countries, especially in Western Africa and this disease has spread quickly. All of the people were trying to treat all of the patients who are sick. But no wonder they will be contagious by this disease. How should we take action when we know the first symptom of Ebola? Ebola's symptoms can start with fever and headache or like a flu and become worse when bleeding and difficult breathi...


WHY ABSTINENCE ALONE JUST WONT CUT IT

Posted November 24, 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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In this generation it is normal to see young people going out and dating but not so long ago during our parents time dating was a sign that people are ready for marriage. Unfortunately youths of today don’t take dating to be a serious thing some view it is a chance to engage in sex others view it as a way to be close with people of the opposite sex. But we must realise is that dating among youths isn’t just fun and games during a youths teens he/she goes through puberty and...


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...


TEEN DATING AND FLIRTING- WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE

Posted November 24, 2014 no picture Andrew Jikanza - VOY - Zambia

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Most people in between the age 15-24 are found in romantic relationships just for the fun of it. If you are dating and you fall in this age ratio ask yourself this ‘is this love or infatuation?’ then take yourself back to the times when you are together. Do you act like you love each other or do you act like you want each other, do you only talk about sex and things related to each other’s bodies. In most adolescent relationships sex is a must but why should it be when se...


GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Posted November 24, 2014 no picture Andrew Jikanza - VOY - Zambia

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Why do you think men beat women is it because they want respect or because they just want to? Well, mostly from what I’ve heard men beat women because they claim that the women deserve it but that’s not the case men beat women because they want to be in control, to be respected, to satisfy their ego and finally to release their frustrations. Let’s talk about why they do it to be in control. Some men feel that it is their known right to be in control so when women disagree...


My wish for children in 25 years time is…......

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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To my knowledge, the major problems that the children of today's world are facing are malnutrition, gender inequality, child labor, child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual crimes, war/violence, depression, lack of education, drug addiction, lack of emotional security etc. So, if I could make some wishes for children in 25 years time then I would make the following wishes: First of all, I wish that no child fetus will be aborted because of being a girl. I wish that every...


Let’s Invest in Young Girls Now

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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Today, the whole world is celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme is “Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence”. This theme reflects that of the London Summit, in which my colleague Nathan (a children’s reporter) and I participated in July, as representatives of the Congolese children. For Day of the Girl Child, we hope to focus our message on child marriage. Child marriage is unfortunately a widespread practice in our country...


Stop early marriages!

Posted November 18, 2014 Avatar Pona Bana

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The youth summit held in Kinshasa on October 29, 2014, was a day filled with learning about early marriages and the disadvantages that they cause in young peoples’ lives, as well as a discovery of the many talents of children. The summit brought together 80 children from different organizational structures: child reporters, students from the National Art Institute and Academy of Fine Arts, and children supervised by the NGO War Child; all accompanied by their supervisors....


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