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LIXIL Endorses the World Toilet Organization’s Japan Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

LIXIL Group has pledged to improve access to sanitation for 100 million people by 2020

Approximately 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to safe and sanitary toilets. LIXIL Group ( has pledged to improve access to sanitation for 100 million people by 2020. The World Toilet Organization, LIXIL Group, Saraya, and ANA’s BLUE WING Program issue joint declaration to mark World Toilet Day…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

World Health Organization condemns attacks on health facilities and health workers in Sabha, Libya

Attacks on health facilities and medical staff negatively affect health care delivery and deprive civilians in need from receiving health services

WHO has received reports from the Sabha medical center on recent kidnapping of one of its doctors. WHO strongly condemns kidnapping of health workers as well as any other attacks on medical personnel and health facilities. We consider immoral and illegal any act of verbal or physical violence, obstruction or…

Source: Mercer LLC |

Mercer Launches Francophone Africa Hub in Morocco

New regional hub increases Health and Benefits footprint to enhance client service and enable the expansion of Mercer’s Wealth and Career offerings in Francophone Africa

Mercer (, a global consulting leader in health, wealth and career and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (NYSE: MMC) (, has announced an expanded footprint as part of an important initiative to strengthen service to the Francophone region of Africa. Through its new Casablanca Financial City hub…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

The Second Workshop to Review the Implementation of Libya Surveillance Plan and to Discuss and Develop a Roadmap to Retrieve Measles Elimination Program

After the first workshop in July the reporting rate and sampling was dramatically improved

WHO Libya continues its effort in supporting the country to reach the national, regional and global goals for disease eradication and elimination. After the collapse of L-MEP due to the conflict the measles surveillance program was severely affected and lead to low rate of reporting for cases and so missing…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Tanzania |

Tanzanian-German programme significantly reduces new-born mortality in Mtwara and Lindi

Within 2 years, both regions succeeded to substantially improve new-born care and reduced new-born mortality in hospitals by almost 38%

To mark World Prematurity Day 2017, the Honourable Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, and His Excellency, the German Ambassador, Dr. Detlef Wächter, together with the Regional Medical Officers Dr. Wedson Sichalwe (Mtwara) and Dr. Makenge Gwenchele (Lindi) presented…

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Novartis, ASCP and ACS join forces to fight cancer in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania

The objective is to provide patients with rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care

First focus will be on Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. Cancer is on the rise in Africa, with more than 500,000 deaths annually. Novartis (, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) ( and the American Cancer Society (ACS) ( announced today they will work together to devise a common approach…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Basic education committee welcomes declining trend in teenage pregnancies

The Committee further welcomed the directive by the DBE that stringent vetting will occur for all people working with children

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has welcomed the declining trend in teenage and learner pregnancies in South Africa. Committee Chairperson Ms Nomalungelo Gina said: “We are excited that the trends are going down, but even so, we are still worried. One teenage pregnancy is one school pregnancy too many.”…

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Merck Foundation announces their Merck Diabetes Award 2017 Winners to Mark World Diabetes Day

Merck Foundation marks today the World Diabetes Day themed ‘Diabetes & Women- Our right to a healthy future’ with the announcement of the winners of 2017 “Merck Diabetes Award” “Every Day is a Diabetes Day”

The award was launched in April 2016 in partnership with African and Asian universities with the aim of building a platform of diabetes experts across the globe. After the official launch of the Merck Foundation ( in Cairo, Egypt on 24th October 2017, Merck Foundation has embarked on a strong…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Message of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, for World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has made the fight against antibiotic resistance a top health priority

Message of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, for World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017: The World Health Organization will join the global community to commemorate World Antibiotics Awareness Week from 13-19 November 2017. The theme this year is “Seek advice from a qualified health professional…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in Japan |

Working visit between the Director General of the National Social Security Fund of Djibouti and President of the Tokushukai Group

A delegation from the National Social Security Fund of Djibouti led by the Director General, Mr. Hassan Robleh Obsieh made a working visit to the Japanese medical group, Tokushukai, from November 4-9th, 2017. During this important visit, the Director General, Mr. Hassan Robleh and the President of Tokushukai, Dr. Takao…