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  • The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This rapid review focuses on identifying evidence on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It aims to enable a greater understanding of the unique circumstances of women and girls in the region, which could ...

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  • Every Child Can Be a Superhero

    This video is produced for children and parents amidst this coronavirus pandemic. It is specific to Rwanda but the message of staying home and practicing good hygiene is the same globally. It was produced with this in mind, accurate and age-appropriate ...

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  • Childhood Morbidity and its Determinants: Evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

    The global under-five mortality rate reduced from 93 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 39 per 1000 live births in 2018. Still, the rate increased in sub-Saharan Africa from 31% in 1990 to 54% in 2018. One of the main causes to these deaths is morbidity. ...

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  • Reproductive Health in Emergencies Tablet-Based Supervision System to Improve Competency of Health Care Providers

    This brief provides an overview of the Reproductive Health in Emergencies Tablet-Based Supervision System. The tablet-based supervision system allows streamlining supervision systems, prioritization of whom to supervise based on the needs, adapting individual ...

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  • The Health of Internally Displaced Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

    Around 41,3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were located around the world at the end of 2018. The same year, internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa was higher than in any other region, with approximately 7,4 million people displaced ...

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  • “As Long as We Live on the Streets, They Will Beat Us”: Rwanda’s abusive detention of children

    International law states that children only should be deprived of liberty as a measure of last resort, and the UNCRC places an obligation on governments to protect children from all forms of physical or psychological violence. If children do commit crimes, ...

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  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2021: Rwanda

    The COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda has led to a redirection of health system resources in order to respond to it. The number of children affected by the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic such as school disruption and heightened protection risk has ...

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  • "It might be a statistic to me, but every death matters.”: An assessment of facility-level maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response systems in four sub-Saharan African countries

    Maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) systems aim to understand and address key contributors to maternal and perinatal deaths to prevent future deaths. From 2016–2017, the US Agency for International Development’s Maternal ...

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  • The Contribution of Various Actors Towards Localization of Humanitarian and Development Action in Rwanda

    Although the significance of local response in humanitarian action and the principle of local ownership as a best practice has been recognized for a while, the localization agenda has gained momentum since the World Humanitarian Summit of 2016 when several ...

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  • Children's Book Development and Use in Rwanda

    In Rwanda, Save the Children collaborated with Education and Culture Ministries, publishing industry stakeholders, schools, book sellers and libraries in order to strengthen existing systems and increase output and availability of quality local language ...

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  • Time to Teach: Teacher attendance and time on task in Eastern and Southern Africa

    In low- and middle-income countries, 53 per cent of children are in learning poverty. The learning poverty rate in sub-Saharan Africa is 87 per cent overall. It is a critical prerequisite to learning that teachers are attending lessons and spending quality ...

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  • Rwanda: Midterm survey tracking literacy, knowledge, attitudes, and practices at the school and community level

    Mureke Dusome was a four-year USAID-funded project that aimed to foster partnerships between schools and the broader community in a bid to improve children’s literacy outcomes. The project was being implemented by Save the Children and its partner ...

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  • Emergency Contraception in Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings

    Our reproductive health in emergencies program strives to provide a full range of modern contraceptive methods so that women may access the contraception method that is best suited to their needs. Emergency contraception (EC) is a critical part to the ...

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  • Nourishing a New Generation in Rwanda: Scaling-up the point-of-use fortification programme nationwide

    Rwanda is the first country in Africa to attempt a nationwide expansion of its point-of-use fortification programme, which provides micronutrient powders (MNPs) to enrich children’s foods with essential nutrients. The programme is available across ...

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  • Knowledge Matters: Twenty years of child survival programs in Concern

    Concern’s first Child Survival program was initiated in Bangladesh in 1998. Today, the program has been active for 20 years and is present in seven countries across the world. During these years, the program has strengthened not only communities but ...

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  • Innovations Used in the Advancing the Right to Read Program in Rwanda

    This paper focus on  innovative adaptations that were made to Advancing the Right to Read programming (including peer learning circles and model teachers of Kinyarwanda) and discuss: why they resulted, what impact they had and what they have taught ...

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