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Siemens Gamesa supports Morocco in its fight to overcome the COVID-19 crisis

Siemens Gamesa’s social commitment special COVID-19 initiatives support Africa’s most vulnerable communities benefitting rural communities in Morocco

The company’s social commitment newly launched Global Impact Project special COVID-19 edition supports Africa’s most vulnerable communities; Siemens Gamesa (www.SiemensGamesa.com) funds rapid response initiatives benefitting Midelt’s rural communities; Siemens Gamesa’s local team’s step-up to support Moroccan relief efforts. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched a series of social impact initiatives around the…

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Kenya Rugby Union (KRU), Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) Partner to conduct Anti-Doping Education Sessions

The first session takes place on Friday 14th August

The Kenya Rugby Union (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) has partnered with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to sensitize its affiliates on anti-doping through a series of webinars slated for 14th and 21st August respectively. The first session takes place on Friday 14th August and will feature presentations around the entire anti-doping program, doping control process,…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Subject your research discoveries to regular procedural checks, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora charges claimants to COVID-19 Herbal Mixture

Nigeria needs to “look inwards” for a search to solution to the COVID-19 and indeed any pandemic and “start believing in ourselves”

The Honourable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has charged claimants to herbal COVID-19 cure solutions to follow due process by enlisting such to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and further to clinical trials with the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: ECA Report Urges African Countries to Harmonize Trade and Transport Regulations in the Fight against COVID-19

Amid the pandemic, African economies should not let COVID-19 undermine regional integration and must maintain the momentum and ambition of the AfCFTA process

The Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at ECA released a report entitled “Facilitating Cross-Border Trade Through a Coordinated African Response to COVID-19”. The report provides a critical assessment of existing border restrictions and regulations, with a view to providing guidance on how to strike an appropriate balance between curbing…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Anticipatory action for COVID-19: building the systems that protect livelihoods throughout a pandemic

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, COVID-19 restrictions risk cutting off the country’s capital from the rural regions that provide most of its food

The impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis on food systems are vast and varied, and as of yet hard to predict. But nowhere are they felt harder than in countries already struggling with food security. When the socio-economic ramifications of COVID-19 were becoming clear, FAO began monitoring the…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: North West prioritizes food security amid Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

According to the general household survey of 2017 the North West Province has 1.7 million people food insecure

The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from hunger and malnutrition before the virus hit and, unless immediate action is taken, we could see a global food…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Message

Analysis indicates that increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding could save the lives of 820,000 children every year

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical component of breastfeeding support. Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible…

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Coronavirus: Eswatini SMS service helps women access family planning, food amid pandemic

This service has encouraged thousands of women in Eswatini to access contraceptives, and also provided welcome monthly reminders lest they forget

Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available despite the pandemic-related lockdown. “I felt very encouraged to be assured that I could visit any clinic amid COVID-19 for my contraceptive needs,” the 24-year-old said. This service has encouraged…

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Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Urgently Seeks International Support To Prevent Millions Of Zimbabweans Plunging Deeper Into Hunger

WFP projections indicate that by year’s end, the number of food insecure Zimbabweans will have surged by almost 50 percent to touch 8.6 million

With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk. WFP projections indicate that by year’s end, the number of food insecure Zimbabweans will have surged…

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Coronavirus - Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis

Staff in the four healthcare facilities in Bangui are being provided with additional handwashing stations, chlorine and gloves

The struggle against COVID-19 is intensifying against the background of the alarming spread of the disease in the Central African Republic (CAR). Although the number of recorded cases has exceeded 4,500, some people still do not believe that the disease exists, thus jeopardizing efforts to counter it. Complying with hygiene…