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    • Merck Foundation CEO & Zambia First Lady announce Zambian Winners of their Media Awards
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Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Zambia First Lady announce Zambian Winners of their Media Awards to break Infertility Stigma, Support Girl Education and Diabetes- Hypertension awareness

The winners were announced and acknowledged by Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of “More Than a Mother” campaign

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with He ,announced the Zambian winners of Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition “More Than a Mother” Awards 2023 and “Diabetes and Hypertension” Awards 2023. Winners from the rest of the Africa were also announced, in partnership with African…

Source: Afreximbank |

Afreximbank and MobiHealth Sign Project Preparation Facility to Drive Digital Healthcare Solutions Across Africa

MobiHealth’s platform utilizes local and diaspora medical professionals who are able to diagnose and prescribe to patients remotely

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) and MobiHealthCare Limited (MobiHealth) have signed a project preparation facility agreement that is expected to bolster the expansion of Mobihealth’s telemedicine services in Nigeria, and also assess the feasibility of establishing similar services in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and Cote d’ Ivoire. Under the terms of…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Swedish Chemicals Agency join hands to support Zambia and Zimbabwe to reduce risks of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

As part of the workshop the delegates compared lists of identified HHPs, shared experiences of pesticide risk and needs assessment for HHPs and jointly identified viable alternatives

Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) cause severe and irreversible harm to the environment and human health. They result in millions of involuntary poisoning cases each year, especially in low- and middle-income countries, with women and children working in agricultural environments the worst affected. To help phase out these highly toxic pesticides,…

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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Facilitates Integrated Mission with State Authorities to Boro Medina

Currently more than 5,000 asylum seekers and a little above 7,000 returnees are competing with host populations over limited livelihood resources

Some 70 kilometers from South Sudan’s international border with its northern neighbour, Sudan, Boro Medina in Raja County is the first major stop for thousands of refugees and returnees crossing into Western Bahr El Ghazal state since the start of the Sudan conflict. With the nearest authorized camp for refugees…

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Swift and effective response to acute diarrhoea disease in Adigrat, Ethiopia

The recent Acute Diarrhoea Disease in Adigrat, Ethiopia, underscored the critical role of proactive measures and collaborative efforts in containing infectious diseases

In the face of health crises, timely and coordinated responses are imperative to safeguard communities from the devastating effects of outbreaks. The recent Acute Diarrhoea  Disease in Adigrat, Ethiopia, underscored the critical role of proactive measures and collaborative efforts in containing infectious diseases. Led by the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Mercy Ships
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    • Interim Governor of Atsinanana, Bemahefa Gervais and the Representative of Public Health of Atsinanana, Razafiariosoa Celestine Vavy help cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the Africa Mercy's hospital ship on the dock at Toamasina
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Hospital ship to commence free life-changing surgeries for selected patients in Madagascar

This marks Mercy Ships’ fourth field service in Madagascar, following previous visits in 1996, 2015 and 2016

More than 120 community leaders, dignitaries and other guests gathered on board the hospital ship, the Africa Mercy® (May 15th) to celebrate the imminent start of international charity Mercy Ships’ (www.MercyShips.org) impactful surgical interventions in Madagascar. After extensive preparations for the hospital’s launch, attendees including the Mayor of Toamasina, Nantenaina…

African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS)
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Somali Security and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Forces complete training on Emergency Battlefield Care

The comprehensive course covered essential topics such as Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Medical officers from Somali Security Forces (SSF), United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) have completed a three-day training programme on providing emergency care to battlefield casualties. The training, organized by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) and facilitated…

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    • Aissa shelters with her family in an abandoned and looted fire station in Zalingei, Central Darfur. They were forced to flee their homes in early November 2023 as fighting between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) began in the Al-Hasahisa camp. Sudan, 5 April 2024. MSF/JUAN CARLOS TOMASI
    • A woman and her children take shelter in an abandoned house with no roof or furniture in Zalingei amidst escalating violence in the region. Sudan, 5 April 2024. MSF/JUAN CARLOS TOMASI
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Sudan: People abandoned amidst horrific violence and humanitarian void in Central Darfur

Amid the large-scale violence in Sudan, healthcare workers and facilities have been attacked and looted, leaving large portions of the health system damaged or non-functional

As the fighting in Sudan between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) began in April 2023, the displaced people of Al-Hasahisa camp, in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur state, found themselves caught in the crossfire. According to the United Nations, by November, the camp had been besieged by RSF…

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General (DG) Visits Nigeria, Pledges Increased Cancer Care Support

Nigeria is currently planning its own nuclear power programme, with the IAEA’s support

The IAEA Director General was in Nigeria this week to help increase access to vital nuclear technologies for cancer care, in his first official visit to the country since taking office. Rafael Mariano Grossi was invited by First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu to to speak at the High-level Regional Seminar…

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The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) Strengthen Collaboration at Inter-coordination Meeting to Address Animal Health Issues in Africa

This collaboration is essential for effectively addressing animal health issues, interpreting the Nagoya Protocol, and overcoming challenges in controlling transboundary livestock diseases

On May 17, 2024, AU-IBAR and the African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) held an inter-coordination meeting at the AU-IBAR. The primary aim of this meeting was to establish and consolidate sustainable coordination mechanisms to tackle critical animal health issues across African Union Member States (AU MS). The…