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UNMISS supports cross-border cattle migration conference in Maban County

Pastoralists from Sudan, mainly the Fallatas from that country’s Blue Nile State, have a long history of seasonal migration to South Sudan

When large herds of cattle, and their semi-nomadic owners, move in search of pastures new, there are sometimes tensions with land-owning farmers.  To maintain friendly relations during the migration season, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan recently co-organized a two-day conference in Maban County, bordering Sudan. “We all, herders…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

IAEA Offers Assistance in Using Nuclear Science to Address Monkeypox and Lassa Fever Outbreaks

Monkeypox and Lassa fever have been reported in Africa since the early 1970s

The International Atomic Energy Agency held a workshop this week to explore how nuclear techniques can help prevent outbreaks of monkeypox and Lassa fever under the IAEA’s Zoonotic Disease Integrated Action (ZODIAC) initiative, with participants agreeing to step up joint efforts in fighting these viruses. The meeting was convened to…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

African countries celebrate the importance of fish industries employing 5.4 million people and providing essential nutrition

Artisanal fisheries and aquaculture are important across Africa, with annual production of 5.2 million tonnes, and a value of USD 5.8 billion

In rural Malawi, small-scale fisheries and aquaculture produce the most readily available animal-sourced foods - and much vital protein. It’s the same in Zambia. And, both countries are land-locked too, with no accessible coast to harvest fish from. That’s quite a contribution from the industries, often family and community-run. It’s…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Disease outbreak news: Monkeypox - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The West African clade of monkeypox was identified in the two confirmed cases

Situation at a glance On 13 May 2022, WHO was notified of two laboratory confirmed cases and one probable case of monkeypox, from the same household, in the United Kingdom. On 15 May, four additional laboratory confirmed cases have been reported amongst Sexual Health Services attendees presenting with a vesicular…

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University of Southern California (USC) Africa Hub Promotes Global Health and Human Rights

The USC Africa Hub is part of a new consortium that’s looking at zoonotic diseases — diseases that jump from animals to humans — in Uganda

The University of Southern California (USC) (https://www.USC.edu) Africa Hub brings professors and students together with experts and organizations in Africa to tackle some of the region’s most pressing health issues, addressing inequalities through innovative use of human rights-based approaches. “We did a lot of COVID-related work in the past two…

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U.S. Government Promotes Botswana’s Environmental Resilience and Supports HIV Epidemic Control

The Ambassador helped launch a rehabilitation center for orphaned elephants that will facilitate their eventual return to the wild

U.S. Ambassador Craig L. Cloud travelled to Maun on May 4 to visit partners and U.S. government-funded projects demonstrating the United States’ support for Botswana’s economic and environment resiliency and community health. During a visit to the Elephant Havens, the Ambassador helped launch a rehabilitation center for orphaned elephants that…

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Ebola virus disease - Democratic Republic of the Congo

This is the third EVD outbreak in Equateur province and the sixth in the country since 2018

Outbreak at a glance: The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country after a case was confirmed from Mbandaka, Equateur province. The onset of symptoms was on 5 April. The case subsequently died on 21 April,…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Uganda |

U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown Celebrates Earth Day with Wildlife Clubs of Uganda at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center

The Earth Day event at UWEC highlighted the two-part Human-Wildlife Conflict episode of N*Gen

Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown celebrated Earth Day on the campus of the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) together with conservationists, scientists, students, educators, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 in the United States; today Earth Day is marked by more than…

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U.S. and Mozambique Governments Partner to Preserve Forests, Protect Wildlife, and Support Communities

Since 2015, the U.S. Government has committed $28 million in programs supporting the Niassa Special Reserve

On Earth Day 2022, the U.S. Government reaffirms its support for conservation law enforcement and sustainable forest management in the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), Mozambique’s largest protected area.  Working in partnership with the National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC), Wildlife Conservation Society, and private NSR concessionaires, these programs improve the…

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Zimbabwe evaluates progress of its AMR National Action Plan

In its five year AMR action plan, Zimbabwe developed and modelled five strategic objectives

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), is a growing threat where the substances (“antimicrobials”) used to kill or neutralize pathogens lose their effectiveness. Every year, on average, 700,000 people die because of AMR, this number without global action, will continue to rise in tandem with food production losses leading to food insecurity. More recently,…