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In a bid to tackle the spread of HIV and Aids in Uganda, more than 60 youngsters have been educated about the condition, thanks to a US-backed initiative.
It is hoped they will then share the information with others to increase general awareness, according to New Vision Uganda.
Although female genital mutilation (FGM) has been banned in Ethiopia, it is still reportedly taking place.
Many instances of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK are currently going unreported, a charity has warned.
An anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) campaigner has said the procedure can have similar consequences for children to other forms of child abuse.
Pakistan has highlighted the progress it has made in cutting maternal mortality rates in recent years.
Zakia Shahnawaz, Pakistan's population welfare minister, represented the country at a UN panel and noted that its maternal mortality rate has halved since 1990-91, the Business Recorder reports.
The Guatemalan public health and social assistance ministry has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling the spread of HIV throughout the country.
According to figures from the organisation, 30,871 cases were reported during the first eight months of 2013.
A body designed to clamp down on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya is to step up its efforts to eradicate the practice.
A new report from UNESCO and UN Water has suggested that toxicity within drinking water is a major cause of child mortality around the globe.
According to statistics from the UN, some 869,000 children under five die every year due to toxically germ-infested unsafe drinking water - almost three to four babies each minute.
More than 70,000 maternal deaths are recorded among adolescents in Zambia annually, with girls younger than 15 five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s.