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A call for debt cancellation as World Bank loans increase while grants reduce
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Politics and Society A call for debt cancellation as World Bank loans increase while grants reduce

Sub-Saharan Africa’s debt burden currently sits at $702 billion — the highest in a decade. Debt cancellation and a reduction in debt service obligations could allow poor countries to make poverty-related investments and direct resources to health, education, HIV/AIDS programs, infrastructure and governance reform.

Period Poverty: Can African countries supply free sanitary products?
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Lifestyle Period Poverty: Can African countries supply free sanitary products?

The Scottish Government will hand out free sanitary products to those in need as part of a pilot project in Aberdeen in what is essentially the first national government-sponsored effort of its type. Several African countries are on the path to establishing sanitary dignity by providing free sanitary products to low income girls and women. However, there is need for a comprehensive policy framework to tackle the availability of the products and the lack of education and sanitation infrastructure.