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Sylvia Nankya

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Sylvia is an Editor and Media Trainer with Uganda Radio Network. She has been a URN staff member since 2013. Sylvia has previously worked as a reporter and news anchor with Radio One (2001-2009) and with Vision Group (2009-2011). Six of her active years in Journalism were spent covering the Parliament of Uganda.

Over the past few years, Sylvia has worked to promote the positive development of societies recovering from conflict through training journalists on choices of stories, how they report issues and use of appropriate language in covering conflict and post-conflict situations.

She is an Alumni of RNTC- Holland, Les Aspin Centre for Government at Marquette University-WI, USA and a Community Solutions Fellow.

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12:04
12:04

COP28: Climate Change is a Health Crisis

They observed that climate change is directly contributing to humanitarian emergencies spared by heatwaves, wildfires, floods, tropical storms and hurricanes. Those and similar climate shocks are only increasing in scale, frequency and intensity.
07:42
07:42

1 in 10 Babies are Born Preterm, with Complications- Report

Around 65 per cent of preterm births in 2020 occurred in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, where over 13 per cent of babies were born preterm. Maternal health risks, such as adolescent pregnancy, infections, poor nutrition, and pre-eclampsia, are closely linked to preterm births.
07:36
07:36

End ‘Alarmist Narratives’ on Population Growth and Recognize Women’s Rights- UNFPA 1 Top story

The agency observes that while reaching the milestone of eight billion people on Earth was a reminder of “our unprecedented gains”, concerns over the number were causing anxiety, and driving more governments to try to influence fertility rates.”
15:46
15:46

Debt Distress Chocking Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Disasters climate financing

The newly published policy brief titled ‘The vicious cycle: The links between debt crisis and climate crisis’ found that nine countries most vulnerable to climate change including Somalia, Sudan, DRC, Malawi and Mozambique are already in debt distress, while 40 climate-vulnerable countries, including Uganda and Rwanda, are at moderate or high risk of debt distress.
13:44
13:44

UNICEF Sounds Alarm Over Fast-Spreading Cholera Outbreaks in Africa

Cholera outbreaks are exacerbated by poverty, disasters, conflict, and climate change consequences, like extreme storms and flooding, as well as a lack of access to safe water and sanitation. Grim scenarios in many other countries have further deteriorated since the World Health Organization (WHO) published its first disease update on the global cholera situation in December.
09:25
09:25

Origami Hummingbirds to Make a Splash at UN Water Conference 1 Top story

The tale inspired UN-Water, which coordinates the world body’s work on water and sanitation, to launch the ‘Be the change’ campaign for World Water Day on 22 March, which urges everyone to do what they can to change the way they use and manage water.
10:22
10:22

Jobs and Pay for Women, Barely Improved in 20 Years – Report

The jobs gap for women is a stubborn and damaging reality of the global Labour market but it is particularly worrying in developing countries, ILO said, with almost one in four women unable to find a job, compared with 16.6 per cent of men.