Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy Evaluating the new strategy in Ghana

University of Ghana (Noguchi Institute-School of Public Heath) French Embassy (Initiative 5 % Program) French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)

On the 24 May 2018 at 10am at Maamobi Hospital, the results of the study: “Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy : Evaluating the new strategy in Ghana”,  carried out by University of Ghana (Noguchi Institute-School of Public Heath), French Embassy (Initiative 5 % Programme), French Research Institute for…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Minister Sisulu concludes successful visit to Argentina

The meeting focused on strengthening multilateralism, improving global governance and achieving sustainable development

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has concluded her successful visit to Argentina, where she led a South African delegation at the G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers. The meeting was held in preparation for the G20 Leaders' Summit, which will be held in November 2018. Argentina holds the…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) boosts protection for civilians targeted by warring parties in Unity

Congestion at the site is creating huge challenges for humanitarian agencies who are returning to the area to respond to the urgent need to supply food, clean water and medical services for the displaced families

Up to 150 peacekeepers are being rapidly redeployed to the Unity region to boost the UN Mission’s efforts to protect civilians being deliberately targeted by warring parties. “What we are witnessing on the ground is the deliberate killing of civilians as well as the sexual violation and abduction of women…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy on the Release of New HIV Treatment Results from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on its 15th Anniversary

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 16, 2018 MR GREENAN:  Good morning, everybody, and thank you for joining us for this on-the-record conference call on PEPFAR and the 15th anniversary.  We have with us this morning Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx.  She is the U.S.…

Source: British High Commission - Lilongwe |

UK Aid education investments handed over to Malawi Government to improve learning outcomes

New and modern school infrastructure to improve the learning environment and sanitation and support children, especially girls, to succeed in their learning

On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the Government of Malawi was hand over education infrastructure worth £11.09 million (circa MWK11 billion) from the UK, aimed at improving the learning environment in primary and secondary schools so as to support children, especially girls to attend school regularly and succeed in their learning.…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Committee recommends these gun control measures be prioritised

The Portfolio Committee is also of the view that the long-awaited Firearms Amendment Bill should be tabled as soon as possible

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, says more should be done to deal effectively with the proliferation of illegal firearms that are used by criminals in violent crime. Recent incidents of cash-in transit heists and brazen robberies where high-calibre automatic firearms were used is a…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Tension grips Burundi after deadly attack and as referendum approaches – Zeid

Ten women and 11 children were among the victims of the attack by unidentified armed men on the village of Ruhamagara, in Cibitoke Province

Highlighting the rising tension following a recent deadly attack on a village in Burundi that left 26 civilians dead, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein on Tuesday expressed concern about a possible upsurge in violence during the run-up to Thursday’s controversial constitutional referendum. Ten women and 11 children…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

United Nations Humanitarian chief calls for more aid to 7.1 million vulnerable people in Sudan

Mr Lowcock also commended the generosity of the Sudanese government and people in hosting some 1.2 million refugees this year, including over 770,000 from South Sudan

At the end of a three-day mission to Sudan, United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock today urged the international community to step up support to the humanitarian response to 7.1 million vulnerable people and invest in the country’s social-economic development. He stressed that unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to people…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Education Committee to be briefed on study about violence against children

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services will receive responses to submissions on the Traditional Courts Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education will tomorrow receive a briefing from Save the Children South Africa on the results of a costing study on violence against children, key prevention activities to be implemented to prevent such violence and proposals on increasing political will to prevent violence against children. Details…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security and Nutrition”

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent.   This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for…