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18 January, Lesotho. 26 emergency obstetric kits have been donated by The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to health centres around Lesotho.
In a statement, the UNFPA say that the donation is part of their humanitarian assistance to governments in emergencies, and part of their coordinated response to disasters.
This is a response to life-saving needs of pregnant women and newborns in drought affected districts of Lesotho. The kits include equipment for birth attendants, post rape cervical repair, caesarean sections, uterine evacuation and neonatal resuscitation.
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Sentebale and the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps from America have collaborated to organise Camp ‘Mamohato, a week long camp for children who are HIV positive and are receiving treatment.
Named after the late Queen ‘Mamohato, who had a strong vision of looking after the children of Lesotho, the aim of the camp was to empower children with communication and life skills and help them to deal and live with their HIV status.
From January 14th to the 18th, thirty two children from the Maseru district attended Camp ‘Mamohato in Morija. The children aged 12 to 18 were referred from ARV treatment centres the Baylor Clinic and Bophelong Paediatric Clinic at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.
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Semonkong community-based organsiation the Katleho ‘Moho Association (KMA), working with BTCV, have been awarded funding of just under £5000 from the UK-based Rufford Small Grants Foundation to develop their Semonkong Commmunity Garden and Botanical Garden project.
The project aims to establish a community run botanical nursery and garden designed in the long-term to address fundamental issues of food security, nutrition, conservation of medicinal, rare and threatened plant species, soil degradation and local sustainable economic development.
Read more about UK funding for Semonkong Community Nursery and Botanical Garden project »