Source: UNFPA - East and Southern Africa |

Recommit to equality to address HIV as a major global public health threat

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2022

Equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is crucial for all 8 billion people in our world today. The urgent call to dismantle discriminatory barriers to rights and choices is nowhere more important than in the response to HIV, which is under unprecedented pressure amid multiple global crises. …

Source: Government of UK |

Innovative new projects join Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa

Fifteen innovative low-carbon projects have been selected to join the UK’s Climate Finance Accelerator - they will each receive tailored capacity building to help them find investment

These new projects from across South Africa have been announced as the second cohort of projects for Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) South Africa support, following a call for proposals that attracted 166 applications. The chosen projects come from the energy, transportation, AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses), circular economy…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

World Health Organization (WHO) Ethiopia scales up interventions to respond to gender-based violence in conflict affected regions of Ethiopia

WHO has deployed fit-for-purpose staff to support local authorities to revitalize and strengthen disease surveillance and reporting as well as sexual and reproductive health and GBV services at health facilities

World Health Organization (WHO) has donated a field vehicle and an ambulance to Afar Regional Health Bureau. The ambulance was procured with funding from the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office as part of its support to improving essential health service delivery at war-affected health facilities in northern Ethiopia,…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Deputy Speaker pledges more support to Cancer Institute

Tayebwa, who paid a courtesy visit to the facility, said that with proper funding and required equipment in place, several medical experts scattered in different countries will return to work in Uganda

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, has pledged more financial support to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) to enable it improve the treatment of cancer. Tayebwa, who paid a courtesy visit to the facility, said that with proper funding and required equipment in place, several medical experts scattered in…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

Inequalities are blocking the end of the AIDS pandemic, says United Nations (UN)

UNAIDS set out earlier this year that the AIDS response is in danger—with rising new infections and continuing deaths in many parts of the world

Analysis by the UN ahead of World AIDS Day reveals that inequalities are obstructing the end of AIDS. On current trends the world will not meet agreed global targets on AIDS. But the new UNAIDS report, Dangerous Inequalities, shows that urgent action to tackle inequalities can get the AIDS response on…

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Merck Foundation calls for action together with 13 African First Ladies to Build Healthcare Capacity, Break the Infertility Stigma and Support Girl Education during their 9th Africa Asia Luminary

More than 10,000 participants attended the hybrid Luminary - onsite and online

Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej and African First Ladies of Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Gambia,  Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Angola and Central Africa Inaugurate 9th Edition of Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) Africa Asia Luminary 2022; African First Ladies marked together the 5th Anniversary of…

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Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth

Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total number of young people living with HIV stands at 2.7 million

Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth  . Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total number of young people living with…

Source: MiGenTra |

Bioventure, Minapharm Pharmaceuticals and MiGenTra Sign an Exclusive Agreement for the Commercialization of Multiple Biosimilar Candidates of Alvotech in the Middle East and Africa

According to the agreement, Minapharm Pharmaceuticals and MiGenTra GmbH will share responsibilities in the Territory to file, launch and commercialize Alvotech's portfolio of licensed biosimilars once approved

Bioventure, a Dubai-based pharmaceutical company, Minapharm Pharmaceuticals, a Cairo-based pharmaceutical company, and MiGenTra GmbH (https://www.MiGenTra.com), a Berlin-based pharmaceutical company, announced today the signing of an exclusive license agreement for the commercialization of multiple biosimilar candidates developed and manufactured by Alvotech, in Egypt and eighteen additional countries in Africa and the…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Health Screening for Victims of Terrorism and Natural Disasters in Niger

TİKA continues to dress the wounds of Nigerien internal migrants who are terror and natural disaster victims

In cooperation with Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and Niger-Türkiye Friendship Hospital, medical screening for internal migrants who are terror and natural disaster victims was provided. TİKA continues to dress the wounds of Nigerien internal migrants who are terror and natural disaster victims. Throughout the medical screening on the…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

The Government of Ethiopia Continues to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance to People in Tigray Region

In areas not covered by the Government, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has delivered 33.9 metric tons of medicine and related necessities

The Ethiopian Disaster and Risk Management Commission has begun delivering food assistance in different areas of the Tigray region. Medicine and related items have been delivered to Shire Town in three rounds. These deliveries have allowed health centres and Hospitals to resume services in Shire areas. The Ministry of Health…