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The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute partner to fast-track Green Growth in Africa

This partnership reinforces the work of the Africa NDC Hub hosted by the African Development Bank, in accelerating climate action to transition Africa towards a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway

The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) (www.GGGI.org) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Friday on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings in Busan, (https://am.AfDB.org/en) to promote programs, projects, joint studies and research activities to accelerate green growth options for African…

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: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Urgent humanitarian access required to Derna Statement by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Maria Ribeiro

The continued encirclement of Derna and the escalation of conflict is having a devastating impact on civilians who fear for their lives

The humanitarian community in Libya is perturbed by the continued lack of humanitarian access and subsequent assistance into Derna despite repeated requests. Humanitarian actors have not been allowed to deliver life-saving assistance to Derna such as supplies to support medical facilities and other basic services as well as to provide…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

United Kingdom pledges fresh support in fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announces fresh support to help tackle the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UK is providing fresh support to help tackle the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce today (Wednesday 23 May). This new UK aid support will help the World Health Organisation (WHO) to monitor the spread of…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Democratic Republic of Congo: Red Cross warns against complacency in Ebola response, expands operation

Today it is launching an international emergency appeal for 1.6 Swiss francs to support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Red Cross to support more than 716,000 people over the coming six months

The response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is far from over, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as it announces an expansion of its operation. “We must remain vigilant and we need to continue strengthening community based-surveillance.…

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Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

Scheduled for completion in mid-2020, it is estimated that the new center will have the physical capacity to perform 500 surgeries, 1,600 cath lab diagnoses, and 500 cath lab interventions once operational

First of its kind project for Philips will deliver a complete hospital solution for state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases The new Cardiac Care Center is set to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia from as early as November 2018 Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA)…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Information Session at the World Health Assembly on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Please find below information about today's information session. WHAT:  While WHO is holding its 71 Session of the World Health Assembly, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is battling an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease.  A briefing for WHA delegates on the Ebola outbreak response in Democratic Republic of the Congo…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Democratic Republic of Congo: U.S. Agency for International Development Commits Additional $7 million to Combat Ebola

This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of up to $8 million to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease

Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage. This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

DR Congo: Red Cross warns against complacency in Ebola response, expands operation

IFRC is launching an international emergency appeal for 1.6 Swiss francs to support the DRC Red Cross to support more than 716,000 people over the coming six months

The response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is far from over, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as it announces an expansion of its operation. “We must remain vigilant and we need to continue strengthening community based-surveillance.…

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

Healthcare under attack in Libya

Between 1 May 2017 and 1 May 2018, the UN has recorded 36 attacks on medical facilities, personnel or patients, although the actual number is likely to be significantly higher

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving care or attacked while getting treatment, according…