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MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and novelist, recently announced that she would be supporting the work of select global organizations driving transformational social change. This update comes a year after her Giving Pledge commitment, where she made it known that she will be giving the majority of her wealth back to the society that helped generate it. She is supporting organizations, including the END Fund, a global health organization working to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Specifically, she is investing in the Deworming Innovation Fund – a six-year Audacious Project initiative to accelerate progress towards the elimination of parasitic worm infections affecting more than 40 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe.

Olympian Salima Souakri became the new Secretary of State to the Minister of Youth and Sports, responsible for elite sport, within the Algerian government. Souakri participated in the Olympic Games four times and having won the prestigious Paris Tournament and ten African Champion titles. Souakri was also the first woman from Algeria and the Arab community to take part in the Olympic tournament.

Irish expert recently launched a new online antenatal course to help women across the world confidentially navigate a pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Researchers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin developed the course to allow women to have access to evidence-based and trustworthy information.