Today, 2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 3.6 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services. Unsafe hygiene practices are widespread, compounding the effects on people’s health.
When Rose Katana got married in 2019, her main prayer was to one day give birth to a healthy baby. Being a woman living with a disability, she could not go ahead with her plans of conceiving without consulting a doctor to weigh in on whether there would be any risks.
In 2020, women and girls accounted for 63% of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa, with young women in the region twice as likely to be living with HIV than men. Discrimination, gender stereotyping and the continued violation of women’s rights lead to