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    Mental Health Remains An Invisible Problem in Africa

    Until African states face the underlying problems of poverty and social stigma, they cannot address the issue of mental illness. By Anthea Gordon The way language is used to conceptualise mental illness is essential to its understanding and treatment. In Lesotho, there is no Sesotho (the local language) equivalent for the English term “counselling”. Instead, […] More

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    No Pads, No School: Girls’ Education Going Down the Toilet

    Unable to access affordable sanitary care or facilities at school, schoolgirls are having to stay home during their period. By Leonie Taylor It is a widespread but unacknowledged problem that girls in Africa miss school and stay at home because of menstruation. According to UNICEF, one in ten schoolgirls in Africa miss classes or drop […] More