Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO and UNHCR on improving refugee youth education in the post-Covid context, a roundtable debate

A mere 63% of refugee children attend primary school and only 24% continue their secondary education

UNESCO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are convening an online round table on Monday 13 July from 4 to 5.30 pm (2.00—3.30 pm, UTC) to examine ways to optimize schooling and learning for young refugees in the future post-epidemic context. The discussion will…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus: Reggae classic ‘One Love’ re-issued to help children upended by COVID crisis

The fundraising initiative comes as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that an additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes in the next six months

The iconic Bob Marley song One Love is to be re-released with the blessing of the musician’s family to support children whose lives have been upended by COVID-19, the UN said on Thursday. The fundraising initiative comes as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that an additional 6,000 children could…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Coronavirus: Madagascar Country Office - Covid-19 response

From May 17th to July 7th 2020, the growth curve in the number people testing positive decupled, reaching an exponential shape from 304 to 3250

Highlights • From May 17th to July 7th 2020, the growth curve in the number people testing positive decupled, reaching an exponential shape from 304 to 3250. Cases have been reported in 15 regions. • There are currently four regions mostly affected by the epidemic in Madagascar: Analamanga (Antananarivo), Alaotra…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Standing in solidarity with migrants - Supporting civil society and other stakeholders in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

The challenges many migrants already faced are now exacerbated by responses to COVID-19 that, whether by design or indirectly, lead to discrimination and exclusion

The UN Network on Migration salutes all actors providing vital protection, monitoring, advocacy, information and support to and in collaboration with migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Civil society organizations, migrant and diaspora associations, workers and employers organizations, national human rights institutions, youth and women-led organizations, local authorities and communities, the…

Merck Foundation
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Merck Foundation joins hands with African First Ladies to improve cancer care in Africa through providing one, two- and three-year Oncology fellowship and master degree for more than 80 doctors from 26 countries

Merck Foundation to make history in Africa by training the first African oncologists and cancer care teams in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Central African Republic, Chad and Niger

Merck Foundation (, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master degree for African doctors through their Cancer Access Program with the aim to increase the limited number of Oncologists…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, UN High-Level Forum aims to chart pathways toward a sustainable recovery

The virtual ten-day Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) takes place as the global death toll from COVID-19 has passed 500,000

Facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19, which is threatening decades of progress in improving people’s lives, countries are meeting at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development from 7 to 16 July to chart the best paths forward to a healthier, more equitable world. The virtual ten-day…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Amid COVID-19, African church leaders say availing quality seeds to farmers can help beat food insecurity

Citizens in some of the continent’s countries are facing hunger and serious food shortages after governments implemented stringent anti-COVID-19 measures

As African nations begin opening after months of coronavirus closures, church officials and agricultural experts are stressing an immediate supply of quality seeds to farmers to help tackle a predicted food crisis. Citizens in some of the continent’s countries are facing hunger and serious food shortages after governments implemented stringent anti-COVID-19…

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The era of positive impact, World Merit Rabat and its quest to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) objectives

An organization that builds projects, revolving mainly around the Sustainable Development Goals, to help its community grow

Amid rising and already existing challenges that our world is facing, World Merit RABAT, a local branch of the international World Merit organization (, has taken on the role of catalyst of change by leading and mentoring youth, towards building themselves and creating positive change for their community and the…

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Coronavirus: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio commissions Covid-19 Care and Treatment Facilities, recognises Partner Interventions in Healthcare Systems

President Bio further noted that diagnostic testing was central to disease surveillance and could be the basis for reliable data on disease prevalence or disease burdens

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has commissioned Covid-19 care and treatment facilities, the pilot distribution of equipment and uniforms to healthcare workers in Bo, southern Sierra Leone, where he also praised the interventions of partner organisations. “Enhancing the capacity of healthcare personnel goes beyond simply recruiting and training…

Honoris United Universities
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Honoris United Universities Welcomes Nile University of Nigeria to its Pan-African Network

Expansion into Nigeria marks a major milestone in Honoris’ mission to provide Education for Impact across the continent

Honoris United Universities (, Africa’s first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today announced its expansion into West Africa by welcoming Nile University of Nigeria, known for its strong academic credentials and best-in-class faculties, into the network. Established in 2009, Nile University of Nigeria is a fully…