Africa

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The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Issue 3, March 2020, Page 183

 

In support of SDG 5, this reflections piece highlights the challenges of eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania. Talha Khan Burki reviews the acclaimed documentary “In the Name of Your Daughter”, which focuses on the efforts of Rhobi Samwelly, a woman who runs a safe house for vulnerable girls at risk of FGM in her community and is working to change cultural attitudes towards this practice.
The need for improved and safely managed sanitation facilities is acute in dense informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing areas. One of the key factors influencing the cost-effectiveness and reliability of service provision in informal settlements is the ability to optimize waste collection from latrines with variable use patterns that are spatially dispersed within an informal settlement. This study investigates how latrine sensors could be used to estimate waste fill levels and improve servicing efficiency for forty latrines in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting SDGs 3, 6 and 9.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by demonstrating the effectiveness of a self-help intervention in reducing symptoms of PTSD, depression, and other forms of psychological distress in female refugees, many of whom are survivors of gender-based physical or sexual violence in conflict-affected populations.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2020, Pages e254-e263

Contributing to SDGs 3 and 5, this study used stress management workshops to improve psychological distress in female refugees in Uganda, 26% of whom had experienced physical violence from an intimate partner, 10% of whom had experienced sexual violence from an intimate partner, and 24% of whom had experienced physical violence from someone other than an intimate partner.
Women with disabilities have not been given close attention, particularly in developing countries. This study explored the challenges faced by women with disabilities vis-a-vis their non-disabled counterparts within the same period and in the same study setting. This addresses SDG 3.
This book chapter addresses goals 7, 9, and 13 by reviewing the prospects and constraints for bioenergy development in Africa to ensure sustainable bioenergy production in the future.
This case study uses survey and satellite data to help better protect those working in agriculture in Kenya and Tanzania against drought and climate change, helping to advance SDG 2 and 13.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 12, December 2019, Pages e1622-e1631

This article addresses SDGs 3 and 16 by documenting the increased maternal mortality among women of childbearing age living near areas of armed conflicts in Africa. Although many deaths in women and children occur as a result of the violence itself, this study highlights that the increased mortality risk in women of childbearing age is largely due to poor or destroyed health infrastructure.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by analysing the effectiveness of an intervention designed to prevent physical intimate partner violence against women in Tanzania. Women who completed the 10-session social empowerment intervention reported lower rates of physical intimate partner violence than those in the control group, demonstrating that intimate partner violence can be prevented through empowerment of women.
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International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 70, October 2019. 

Directly contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Clean Water and Sanitation), this Elsevier Atlas award winning article examines the effects of school toilet provision on the primary-school attendance rate in Kenya.

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