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Merck Foundation and African First Ladies plan to launch media recognition of “Mask Up With Care” to mark “World Health Day“ 2021 for enhancing COVID 19 awareness

Merck Foundation, year to date, in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2 year speciality scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 together with 19 African First Ladies by starting the “Mask Up With Care” Media Recognition Awards for African Media Representatives for advancing Community awareness about coronavirus. The awards are also announced for Media Representatives from Latin…

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Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Government of Burkina Faso Join Hands to Support the BRAVE Women Project in Burkina Faso

This new project is expected to not only enhance the resilience of SMEs owned/managed by women but to also support the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) of Burkina Faso

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group and its private sector development arm, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-idb.org), have joined hands with the government of Burkina Faso through “Maison de l’Entreprise du Burkina Faso (MEBF)”, to implement the “Business Resilience Assistance for Value-adding Enterprises”…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 11 April 2021, 6 pm EAT

African recoveries Union (3,901,061) Member by States region:(55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,343,062), deaths (115,464 and recoveries (3,901,061) by region: Central (143,782 cases; 2,317 deaths; 129,033 recoveries): Burundi (3,119; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,569; 75; 5,112), Chad (4,619; 167; 4,279), congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,542; 745; 25,841), Equatorial…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 April 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,330,666), deaths (115,191) and recoveries (3,888,495) by region: Central (143,411 cases; 2,315 deaths; 128,830 recoveries): Burundi (3,027; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,491; 75; 5,056), Chad (4,616; 167; 4,254), Congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,511; 745; 25,841), Equatorial Guinea (7,059;…

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Merck Foundation, Burundi First Lady supported families of casual workers affected by Coronavirus pandemic

Through their partnership with the Burundi First Lady, Merck Foundation has been building healthcare capacity, by providing specialty training to more than 33 young Burundian doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi and Ambassador of “Merck Foundation More Than a Mother”, H.E. Madam ANGELINE NDAYISHIMIYE supported families of more than 50 casual workers from the capital city of Burundi, Bujumbura, affected by…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 3 April 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,252,676), deaths (113,429) and recoveries (3,800,130) by region: Central (137,021 cases; 2,230 deaths; 121,175 recoveries): Burundi (2,842; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (57,337; 851; 51,769), CAR (5,285; 73; 5,024), Chad (4,552; 164; 4,149), Congo (9,681; 135; 7,898), DRC (28,217; 745; 25,512), Equatorial Guinea (7,008;…

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World Bank Provides $375 Million to Boost Efforts Towards Realizing the Full Potential of Pastoralism in the Sahel

Pastoralism is a key driver of growth that provides livelihoods for more than 20 million people in the Sahel

Efforts to improve the productivity and resilience of pastoral production systems in the Sahel get a strong boost with a $375 million new IDA financing, approved by the Board of World Bank’s Executive Directors today, to support the implementation of the second Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project, known by its…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 27 March 2021, 9 am EAT

Africa Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,167,350), deaths (111,561) and recoveries (3,735,535) by region: Central (125,002 cases; 2,067 deaths; 106,559 recoveries): Burundi (2,657; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (47,669; 721; 38,820), CAR (5,170; 68; 4,957), Chad (4,465; 158; 4,092), Congo (9,681; 135; 7,898), DRC (27,887; 734; 25,398), Equatorial Guinea (6,851;…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) conducts first transaction with partners on Bolero trade finance platform

The transaction concerned a cotton shipment originating from Burkina Faso, shipped by CMA CGM Group from the Port of Lomé in Togo

A Cash Against Documents transaction orchestrated by Saudi-based ITFC (www.ITFC-IDB.org) was successfully completed between SOFITEX (www.SOFITEX.bf) and Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) (www.LDC.com), using an electronic bill of lading issued by the CMA CGM Group (www.CMA-CGM.com), a world leader in shipping and logistics, through Bolero’s (www.Bolero.net) digital trade finance platform for…

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FAO builds stronger veterinary diagnostic laboratories in West and Central Africa

The programme has been implemented in ten countries in West and Central Africa - Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone

National laboratory systems play a crucial role in preventing, detecting and responding to health threats. An integral part of these systems, veterinary diagnostic laboratories are at the centre of veterinary services’ control programmes for transboundary animal diseases (TADs). TADs, including zoonosis, can have major impacts on economies, trade and food security.…