Governments in the Sahel must strengthen their education systems and ensure access to quality health care and nutrition services. Success will require an integrated multisector approach, with investments tailored to each community’s needs.
For many women in Niger, basic knowledge about how to keep themselves and their families healthy is out of reach. Malama Ouani, a Muslim cleric in Maradi, Niger, discusses the impact of gender inequality and the importance of strengthening women's rights, girls' education, and family planning resources.
Sign up for The Optimist newsletter
Subscribe to The Optimist to get weekly updates on the latest in global health, gender equality, education, and more.