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  • Only University course in the world that educates learners exclusively on FGM 
  • Open to all with an interest in eradicating FGM while supporting victims 
  • More than 1000 students have already completed the course 
  • Interviews available 

The University of Aberdeen is the only University in the world to offer a free of charge, fully online course on the impact of Female genital mutilation (FGM). 

The 4-week course covers all aspects of FGM, from the physiological and psychological consequences of FGM to the legal aspects of health and social care and is open to health and social care professionals, educators, police, and anyone with an interest in women and girls’ health and ending FGM.  

Launched in 2022, one thousand, one hundred and four learners have already participated, and it has proved so popular that it will now run continuously rather than once a year. 

The course was developed following a University of Aberdeen survey of UK medical schools that suggested graduating medical students felt under-prepared to deal with FGM in a professional capacity. 

Female genital mutilation was made illegal in the UK in 1985 but it is thought that more than 100,000 live with the effects in the country today. 

The FutureLearn course aims to fill in a gap identified in training for many health and social care professionals in the UK, and beyond. The course, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Health, Law, and Socio-Cultural Sensitivity, has been developed following research from the University to help add context to the wider impacts of FGM and the legal duty of a health and social care professional in reporting FGM practices within the UK. 

Dr Heather May Morgan who co-developed and co-leads the course explains: “FGM affects 200 million women and girls all over the world according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). More than one hundred and thirty thousand women are estimated to be living with FGM consequences in the UK, so not just in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where practices originated.  

“The mental and physical health impacts can be devastating yet a gap in education on FGM has led to a lack of confidence among health care professionals and others to deal with this harmful practice. 

“On this four-week course, learners will build their understanding of FGM to help them recognise and report indicators of FGM or plans to inflict it. 

“Ultimately, we hope that this knowledge will increase learners’ confidence and help empower them to play a more active role in ending FGM.” 

Co-founder, Military Doctor and University of Aberdeen graduate, Victoria Kinkaid, said: "Educating frontline professionals on FGM and their mandatory reporting duty is an essential piece of the multi-sectorial efforts to end FGM in this generation. Frontline professionals, including teachers, police and healthcare professionals have a key part to play in being able to recognise FGM, and girls at risk of the practice, and then report it." 

 

By JULIUS MBALUTO                                                            

An Engineer from Democratic Republic of Congo living in the United States has developed an advanced 360-degree vision, listening, and recording module, driven by artificial intelligence (AI), capable of functioning as a unique security camera.

The Engineer, Jean Kanya Kanya Kamangu (Junior) is also the CEO of 2GI Inc. He holds a Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris 8 where he specialized in real-time computing from CESI.

He is also a former graduate in Electronics from I.S.T.A Kinshasa in D R Congo. He has over 30 years’ experience in prestigious telecommunications and automobile industries such as Ausy, Canal+, 3Com, Lucent Technology, ATI Technologies, AMD, Blackberry and Panasonic Automotive.  

After doing the hard work and coming up with this great innovation known as SAHAA™ technology, the Engineer was granted patent in the US-patent No US 11 516,441 B1 to protect his work on 29th November 2022.

It took Engineer Jean Kanya Kanya Kamangu four years of research and production to come up with SAHAA™ technology which represents a major advancement in the field of surveillance and data collection. SAHAA stands for “See All, Hear All, and Alert” It provides comprehensive coverage through its unique ability to capture a 360-degree view horizontally and vertically.

Operation

The module, in its original cubic form, integrates ten mini-cameras and ten sound microphones that synchronously record all images, movements, and sounds, without blind spots, in real-time, ensuring total and continuous surveillance.

Capabilities and Advantages of SAHAA™ Technology

 A versatile solution for various applications, offering a comprehensive and intelligent approach to security. Patented 10x10 360Vx360H sensor hardware. Cubic view of object rendering, 360° spatial audio, bidirectional interactive communications. Transparent and adaptive surveillance thanks to artificial intelligence. Economic cost-effectiveness with a single installation for complete security. Advanced analytical capabilities for preventive security and effective evidence collection. 

  

Investment in SAHAA Technology

The inventor of SAHAA Technology is inviting Africans to invest by acquiring shares in 2GI Inc., thereby contributing to the development of our Africa. 

To express your interest, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join us at our upcoming presentations in African Capitals by registering on our website https://2giinnovations.com, you can write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and/or calling us at the office number: (+1) 470 917 4566 to reserve your spot.

Muslim Aid condemns the bombing of Al Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza at dawn on Monday, which led to the arrest of medical staff, internal refugees and journalists.  

Around 25 to 30 thousand civilians sheltering inside the hospital, including the sick, injured, medical staff, and displaced were trapped inside, facing an imminent threat to their lives. 

The attack happened at around the time of suhoor – pre-dawn meal during – during the month of Ramadan.  

On the same day as the attack, The World Food Programme announced that 70 percent of northern Gaza is facing catastrophic hunger, whilst UNICEF announced that malnutrition is spreading fast amongst Palestinian children in Gaza: 

  • North Gaza: 31 percent of children under the age of two (one in every three children) suffer from acute malnutrition 

  • Central Gaza: 28 percent of children have acute malnutrition, more than 10 percent of which have severe wasting 

  • South Gaza: Acute malnourishment of kids has doubled to 10 percent 

Muslim Aid is operating across the Gaza Strip providing emergency relief, including serving around 2,000 meals a day in northern Gaza throughout the month of Ramadan. Rights watchdog agencies and global leaders have accused Israel of creating famine and using starvation as a weapon of war in Gaza. 

Muslim Aid urges global leaders to protect civilians, public infrastructure and healthcare services.  

International humanitarian law must be respected, even during times of war, and hospitals must be protected and never targeted. 

The Muslim Aid team in Gaza, including the north of the strip, is Serving Humanity despite the challenging situation on the ground. Like many others, our team is at risk due to continuous bombardment, and we demand an immediate end to hostilities and the protection of civilian life. 

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