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Dangote Empowers 106,000 Women with N1.1 billion in Four States

This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) (www.Dangote.com/foundation/) has reiterated its readiness to empower additional 106,000 women across four states in Northern Nigeria, with a sum of N1.1 billion before the end of 2019. This initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women. The Aliko…

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Countries launch synchronized cross border campaign to fight against polio: Somali region of Ethiopia alone to vaccinate over half million under 5 children

Vaccinators, supervisors, social mobilizers, religious leaders and polio champions have been trained and deployed to ensure wide community support and participation

Polio is a highly infectious, debilitating disease which affects children and causes permanent paralysis. Polio is not curable, and can only be prevented by vaccination. Families and communities must ensure their children are vaccinated both during polio campaigns and through routine immunization. The Horn of Africa is currently in emergency…

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Elderly Migrant Returnees Find Shelter and Care in Addis Ababa

To address the needs of older migrants IOM in Ethiopia has partnered with the Mekedonia Home for the Elderly and Mentally Disabled

Sixty-one-year-old Mebratu Teshome spent 10 years in Somalia. He is the first elderly migrant returnee to find a permanent home at a shelter in the Ethiopian capital. When he arrived back in the country, he was psychologically unstable and received tailored counselling and psychiatric assistance at the IOM-run migrant transit…

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German Embassy inaugurates newly equipped therapy room in learning center for impaired children

Mrs. Ellen Gölz, inaugurated the newly equipped therapy room of the learning center "Child Intervention and Disability Support Centers" (C.I.D.S. Center) in Suiderhof/Windhoek

the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy Windhoek, Mrs. Ellen Gölz, inaugurated the newly equipped therapy room of the learning center "Child Intervention and Disability Support Centers" (C.I.D.S. Center) in Suiderhof/Windhoek. The center received financial support of $ 115,188.50 (€ 6,427.93) from the micro-projects fund of the German…

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Building a blood supply in South Sudan means breaking down cultural and structural barriers

South Sudan should be collecting an estimated 120,000 units for its population of about 12.9 million people

When rebel fighting flared in South Sudan in 2013, two years after the country gained independence, hospitals were suddenly overwhelmed with patients with gunshot wounds across Juba in desperate need of blood. But not a drop was available for transfusion. Instead, the injured mostly relied on donations from family members…

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DR Congo: Ebola Treatment Centre under attack

DRC’s Minister of Health will arrive in Butembo to assess how to look after Ebola patients in Butembo and Katwa in light of the attacks

An Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Ministry of Health was attacked yesterday, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at around 18h00 in the city of Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Nord Kivu province. The assailants set some of the compound’s facilities – as…

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) - Grant Contract Signing Ceremony

Japan Grants US$84,092 for a Vocational Training Centre for the Blind under the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

The Government of Japan recently approved a grant project in Nigeria in the amount of US$84,092 under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). On 7th February 2019, Mr. Shigeru UMETSU, Charge d’Affairs a.i of Japan to the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the grant contract with…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Promotes Inclusivity in 2nd Annual Fashion Show Featuring Disabled Models

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Ethiopian Fashion Designers Association, Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week, and persons with disabilities organizations are hosting the second “Inclusive Fashion Show” on October 5, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel.  The U.S. Embassy would like to invite you to cover this important event: Date:                          Friday, October…

Source: Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom |

Zambian Govt Will Continue to Partner with the Irish Govt in the Implementation of Social Protection Services in Zambia.

The meeting discussed among other things the engagement of the private sector on disability and inclusive education activities

Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Honourable Emerine Kabanshi has said the Zambian Government will continue to partner with the Irish Government in the effective and efficient implementation of Social Protection Services in Zambia. The Minister is on a learning visit in Ireland from 16th to 21st July, 2018…

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UK and Kenya on Disability Summit: Nothing about us, without us

Speech by High Commissioner Nic Hailey during a reception for Kenyan delegates heading to the Global Disability Summit in the UK

Cabinet Secretary Yatani, Ladies and Gentleman Good afternoon I am delighted to see so many of you here this afternoon ahead of the first, yes the first, Global Disability Summit in London on 24th July. The Summit which the UK, Kenya and the International Disability Alliance will co-host, will raise…