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Udaariyaan Today’s Episode 25th November 2021 Full Written Update, Tejo and Angad Wedding



The ColorsTV serial, Udaariyaan is back with another episode of the week and watchers are excited to watch the next episode of the serial. We are going to share the latest update of the serial and the upcoming episode starts when Fateh brings Jasmine to the bedroom and Jasmine can be seen crying because Tejo spoiled her dream. Fathe says to Jasmine that she will get mad after seeing the surprise of him.

Udaariyaan Today's Episode 25th November 2021

Fateh wipes her tears and asks her to stay happy on her wedding day. Simran brings Fateh and Tejo to Tejo’s room but Tejo denied coming inside the room. Simran says that after going her, Fateh did not use this room and never allowed Jasmine to come inside. Tejo gets teary after remembering her moments with Fateh.

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Fateh hears Khushbir while talking with Priest on a phone call. Fateh says to Khushbir that he brings Priest as the priest he called is their old one and Jasmine gets upset. Khushbir says that he doesn’t care about Jasmine and Tejo gets ready and remembers the words of Jasmine.

She prays that Jasmine and Fateh get married as soon as possible and Tejo drops her earrings. Angad flirts with Tejo and showed a rose to her and says with this, her looks will complete. Angad out rose in her hair and Tejo says that she wants to make her relationship with him.

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She later says that from today, they will start a new life for each other. Angad gets ready to become good friends and shakes hands. Angad says to her that friendship is the first step of love and suddenly, Fateh reaches there and sees them. Tejo and Angad notice Fateh and Fateh says sorry to disturb them. He congratulates Angad for their engagement and Angad also congratulates for his wedding. Fateh gets call and leaves from there.

On the other side, Sandhu reaches at Virk and Roopi asks to Khushbir that why is he sad. Angad comes and says that he put a condition. He asked Khushbir to become his father for today and Rupy also requested to agree. Khushbir sees Fateh talking on the phone and he thinks that he had false hope. Khushbir gets ready to become a father of Angad and Khushbir hugs Angad. Fateh sees this and Khushbir asks every to start the function and Angad says that the wedding will take place first and calls Fateh.

Fateh says that it’s time to get married and says that the engagement will take place first. Fateh gets called once again and he goes from there by saying that he is coming. Tejo and Angad dance. Everyone sees them in happiness. Later, Nima says that he must be in his room and goes from there.

Angad takes the engagement ring and he asks Tejo as she still has some time. Angad says to by saying her that he can also play a drama of engagement for Tejo. Biji says that they are going to tie in a real relationship. Angad agrees that they are going to tie in a relationship and thinks that even it is a relationship of friendship. Jasmine’s friends says in a fun moment that Fateh will run away.

Jasmine says to them that he is creating a surprise for her. Tejo reminds the words of Jasmine and sees. Khushbir has hope that Fateh will deny getting married. Fateh comes home back. The Episode Ends.

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African Development Bank-supported road project stimulates improved health, education and household incomes in northern Ghana – study – The Maravi Post




Communities and households in northern Ghana are enjoying the benefits of better road conditions, increased local economic activity, and better access to health and education, thanks to a road project funded by the African Development Bank.

The findings were made in an impact evaluation conducted by Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) at the African Development Bank, four years after the Bank supported the flagship Fufulso-Sawla Road Project, which was completed in 2015, financed with a $156 million grant from the African Development Fund.

In addition to building a 147.5 km road along a transit corridor linking Ghana’s Tema Port to landlocked Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, the project provided other infrastructure such as health centers, schools, markets, and water and sanitation facilities, which have improved livelihoods in the area. This approach provided an integrated response to the needs of the beneficiary districts, with an estimated population of 30,000 in the immediate road vicinity.

The evaluation compared the beneficiaries of the project with a control group who did not receive the intervention, and examined several measures to determine the impact of the road on poverty and economic development. It found that the project achieved the desired effects: a 2.16% decrease in the Multidimensional Poverty Index among beneficiary households in 2015, and a 2.59% decrease in 2019 when the evaluation took place. Monthly household income increased by around $68.

Other notable results include a 33% decrease in commuting time (120 minutes per month), improved market conditions, market integration, and market diversification (a 14%, 7%, and 2.2% increase, respectively), as well as a 17% increase in the water quality index, and 14% improvement in the sanitation conditions index among beneficiary households in 2019. This led to positive health and education outcomes, with women and girls benefitting considerably from this impact.

At the same time, the evaluation found that the project’s benefits were highly unlikely to be sustained. Interviews with beneficiaries revealed that poor maintenance affected many of the facilities provided, especially health centers, schools, bungalows built for teachers and nurses, and the water treatment plant. Part of the road had also degraded, reducing the impact of the project. Finally, the project negatively affected the environment due to marked growth in charcoal-burning activities in the three beneficiary districts.

Evaluations such as the one carried out by IDEV also produce lessons and provide recommendations that can in future guide similar infrastructure projects, especially in the use of an integrated approach to maximize development impact.

The report recommends that, to sustain the benefits, the beneficiaries should be active participants and not simply information recipients. For example, in the case of the Fufulso-Sawla Road project, participation could have taken the form of collaboration in maintaining the road and its adjacent facilities.

Among the recommendations by IDEV in the report is strengthening the human and institutional capacity to sustain development gains in similar projects. Investing in transport infrastructure is one of the key priorities of the Bank and is critical to achieving sustainable economic growth and reducing poverty. By proactively adopting community development projects in road projects similar to the Fufulso-Sawla Road through strong project design and a focus on results, a significant difference in the reduction of multidimensional poverty and inclusive development can be achieved.

Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) at the African Development Bank conducts independent evaluations of Bank operations, policies and strategies, working across projects, sectors, themes, regions, and countries. By conducting independent evaluations and proactively sharing best practices, IDEV ensures that the Bank and its stakeholders learn from experience and plan and deliver development activities to the highest possible standards.
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Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Invitation To Youths For Walk Of Shame, By Bayo Oluwasanmi – The Maravi Post




What defines Nigerian politics is death of shame. Nigerian politicians feel they can lie about everything, say anything even when Nigerians can easily see their falsehood. Our politicians are steadfastly, almost impressively impervious to shame.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cherry picked 11 out of the 32 recommendations of the reports of the judicial panel he set up to investigate the Lekki massacre. He bluntly denied that no one was killed at Lekki. He sent out invitation to the youths to join him in the “walk for peace” after he ordered the killings of peaceful youth protesters at Lekki. He said he would lead the “peace walk” to bring healing to the land. Really? Healing to the land? How? 

For those with conscience, shame controls their lives in many powerful ways. Shame serves as their moral compass. Sanwo-Olu has neither conscience nor shame. Sanwo-Olu in his dirty shamelessness, took N450 million from the state coffers to bribe students at universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education in Lagos State to join him in the walk of shame to celebrate the death of their colleagues. 

Sanwo-Olu represents shameless threats with an unfettered and unregulated desire to fulfill his own needs and most importantly, that of his political god father Bola Tinubu above and beyond any concern for the youths. He lacks reflection, judgment, and respect for the dead as well as for the living. To call Sanwo-Olu’s walk of shame “beyond the pale” is to conjure an image of a murderous deviant. For Sanwo-Olu to be so shameless is to be (from) “beyond the pale.” 

As history teaches us, the world was slow to recognize the danger of Adolf Hitler because he unraveled his plans in small doses, carefully observing what the world would tolerate along the way. Similarly, Nigerians, the youths especially, are slow to recognize the danger Sanwo-Olu represents.  On behalf of his political god father Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu slowly unveils the larger plans for Tinubu 2023 in small doses to see how stupid, gullible, senseless, forgetful, and clueless the youths are. Sanwo-Olu’s walk of shame is solely for the purpose of narcissistic adulation to test the waters for Tinubu 2023. 

Let’s see how many miles of shame N540 million given to the hungry, blind, deaf, and dumb youths would give to Sanwo-Olu in his invitation for walk of shame. 

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COVID contributed to 69,000 malaria deaths WHO finds, though ‘doomsday scenario’ averted – The Maravi Post




However, “the doomsday scenario” projected by the WHO has not materialised,” Dr Pedro Alonso, Director, WHO Global Malaria Programme said at the launch of the UN agency’s annual World Malaria Report in Geneva.

According to the analysis, moderate disruptions in the delivery of malaria services contributed to 14 million malaria cases and 69,000 deaths.

Two thirds (or 47,000) of the additional malaria deaths, were due to disruptions in the provision of malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during the pandemic.

Early in the pandemic, WHO had projected a doubling of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, as a worst-case scenario. Yet, the analysis found there was an estimated 12 per cent increase in deaths in the region between 2019 and 2020.

“The first message is a good news message. Thanks to urgent and strenuous efforts we can claim that the world has succeeded in averting the worst-case scenario of malaria deaths,” Dr Alonso said.

Disruptions to malaria services

The report found that just 58 per cent of countries completed their planned campaigns to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) in 2020, with most experiencing important delays.

Globally, 72 per cent of all ITNs planned for distribution had been distributed by the end of 2020.

In 2020 of the 65 countries who responded, 37 countries reported partial disruptions (5 per cent to 50 per cent) to malaria diagnosis and treatment services.

By 2021 15 countries reported partial disruptions (5 per cent- 50per cent) and 6 countries reported severe disruptions.

Global burden of malaria

This year’s World malaria report used new methodology to estimate malaria deaths worldwide. This resulted in a larger share (7.8 per cent) of deaths among under-five children than previously recognized (4.8 per cent). 

“We have a better estimate of the real malaria burden and this is now at 627 thousand deaths in 2020” Dr Alonso said.

The report found that there was a 27 per cent reduction in case incidence (cases per 1000 population) of malaria from 2000 to 2020 with an overall downward trend in the malaria death rate from 2000 to the present day.

This amounted to a 49 per cent reduction in the malaria mortality rate from 2000 to 2020. The report noted that the WHO African Region carried about 95 per cent of global malaria cases in 2020, and 96 per cent of global malaria deaths in 2020.

Plateau in progress

The report revealed that globally, 1.7 billion cases and 10.6 million deaths were averted between 2000 and 2020. Most of the malaria cases (82 per cent) and deaths (95 per cent) averted over the last 20 years were in the WHO African Region.

However, even before the emergence of COVID-19, global gains against malaria were levelling off.” “We are not on a trajectory to success, we are increasingly moving away from reaching the 2020 milestones of WHO’s global malaria strategy,” Dr Alonso said.

A new, country-driven approach to malaria control in high-burden countries was beginning to gain momentum when COVID-19 struck.

According to the analysis in 2020, global malaria case incidence was off track by 40 per cent and the global mortality rate for 2020 was off track by 42 per cent.

Uneven progress 

On a global scale, progress against malaria remains uneven. The report found that many countries with a low burden of the disease are moving steadily towards the goal of malaria elimination.

Two countries – El Salvador and China – were certified malaria-free by WHO in 2021. However, most countries with a high burden of the disease have suffered setbacks and are losing ground. 

Significant and growing gaps

Global progress against malaria over the past two decades was achieved, in large part, through the massive scale-up and use of WHO-recommended malaria tools that prevent, detect and treat the disease.

However, the most recent data also demonstrate that significant and sometimes widening gaps in access to life-saving tools for people at risk of malaria.

Sub-Saharan Africa

The report warns that the situation remains precarious, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. A convergence of threats in the region poses an added challenge to disease control efforts.

These include Ebola outbreaks in DRC and Guinea, armed conflicts and flooding. At the same time, the document reiterates that the pandemic is not over, and the pace of economic recovery is uncertain. Without immediate and accelerated action, key 2030 targets of the WHO Global technical strategy for malaria will be missed, and additional ground may be lost.

Meeting global malaria targets

The strategy’s goals include a 90 per cent reduction in global malaria incidence and mortality rates by 2030. The report reiterated that this will require new approaches and intensified efforts aided by new tools and better implementation of existing ones.

This includes a stronger emphasis on equitable and resilient health systems and data-driven strategies.

The report also recommended the expanded use of the RTS,S malaria vaccine recommended by WHO in October. “the vaccine is feasible to deliver, is safe, has a public health impact and is cost-effective,” Dr Alonso said.

“As we speak GAVI is discussing opening up a window for investment in this malaria vaccine,” he added. 

Funding ‘flatlined’

The analysis also emphasized that stepped-up investment is also essential. “Funding has flatlined” Dr. Alonso warned “We are about 50 per cent off what we believed the target should be for 2020”.

The report found that a total of $3.3 billion was invested globally in malaria control and elimination in 2020. This was against a target of $6.8 billion to reach global malaria targets.

Annual investments will need to more than triple by 2030 – to $10.3 billion per year, the report noted.

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