Source: Afreximbank |

The African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) Wraps up Successful African Health Forum 2024 in Abuja

The forum brought together esteemed industry leaders, healthcare professionals, and stakeholders from across Africa and beyond to discuss critical issues facing the healthcare sector

The African Medical Centre of Excellence, Abuja (AMCE Abuja), a quaternary-level multi-speciality medical institution developed by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) and King’s College Hospital, London, concluded its highly anticipated African Health Forum 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria, marking a significant milestone in advancing healthcare collaboration and innovation across the continent.…

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
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    • Africa Finance Corporation Commits up to US$40 Million Equity Investment in the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE Abuja) to Revolutionise Healthcare Advancements in West Africa
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Africa Finance Corporation Commits up to US$40 Million Equity Investment in the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE Abuja) to Revolutionise Healthcare Advancements in West Africa

The project will strategically harness KCH's unparalleled diagnostic, clinical, and capacity-building expertise and specialise in three core non-communicable diseases - oncology, cardiology, and haematology

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), the continent's leading instrumental infrastructure solutions provider, today signed an equity investment term sheet, pledging up to US$40 million towards the construction of the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) Abuja hospital. The visionary 500-bed medical health facility is currently being developed by Africa Export-Import…

Source: Save the Children |

World's 10 largest crises force over 10 Million Children from their Homes in One Year - Save the Children

Save the Children analysed available figures from the 10 largest displacement crises of 2023 to see how many children were newly displaced across the year

More than 10 million children were forced to flee their homes last year in the world’s 10 largest crises, according to new Save the Children analysis. This has likely pushed the number of children displaced globally to more than 50 million, the highest ever [1], with numbers more than doubling…

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The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) Facilitates Second Practical Training on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance and Laboratory Techniques at Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV)

The primary objective of this five-day training program was to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and skills essential for effective AMR surveillance, laboratory testing, animal pathogen isolation, and data collection and analysis techniques

AU-IBAR recently organised a practical training event in Dakar, Senegal, in collaboration with the Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV), in an effort to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). From February 12th to 16th, 2024, ten animal health professionals and technicians from the Central African…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

World Health Organization (WHO) sets up 17 Standard Cholera Treatment Centers in Ethiopia to Combat Cholera Outbreak

This initiative, which is critical for saving lives, ensures that those affected receive rapid and effective care and treatment

Since the first reported cholera outbreak in Ethiopia on August 26, 2022, the Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) have continued to respond to the ongoing outbreak with technical and financial support from WHO and other stakeholders. The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a significant…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Sudan crisis sends shockwaves around the region as displacement, hunger, and malnutrition soar

Hunger and acute malnutrition have soared in Sudan since the conflict broke out

At least 25 million people are struggling with soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition as the crisis in Sudan sends shockwaves around the region, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns today, with thousands of families being displaced and forced across borders into Chad and South Sudan each week.…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Campaign to raise students’ awareness on cervical cancer

Cervical cancer often presents no early symptoms and can take up to 20 years to develop into cancer, with abnormal bleeding being a common indicator at an advanced stage

A lecture on the causes, consequences, and prevention of cervical cancer was conducted on February 17 for junior and secondary school students in the Central Region in collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Education. During the lecture conducted at the Orrota Referral Hospital’s hall, Mr. Efrem Zebay, Head of…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana |

Ghana: Fostering community readiness to respond to public health emergencies in Ghana

The community readiness simulation exercise was aimed at enabling stakeholders to identify strengths, gaps and reflect on priorities that will help strengthen communities’ readiness

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of communities as foundational bedrock for dealing with public health emergencies. Countries need to regularly assess their operational readiness of preparedness activities, especially at the community level to detect and respond to outbreaks of epidemic and pandemic potential more effectively. In Ghana, a three…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana |

Ghana: Promoting Healthcare through Faith-based Organizations

New Jerusalem Prayer Garden have contributed immensely to healthcare delivery and the early detection of health conditions or diseases of interest

Community engagement and participation play a significant role in the health system delivery. Community actors are uniquely positioned to drive demand for health services and champion community ownership of public health interventions, especially at the primary level of health care. In the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira-District (THLDD), activities of Maame Sofo Sarah Pamful,…

African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA)
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Africa faces a perfect storm in the fight against malaria: Leaders urge swift action and more resource commitments

While there is strong political will and a strong tool kit of interventions, progress towards malaria elimination has slowed

His Excellency President Umaro Sissoco Embaló, Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) (www.ALMA2030.org), announced Saturday that Africa is at the centre of a perfect storm that threatens to disrupt essential life-saving malaria services. Africa faces growing threats that increase the risk of malaria cases and deaths. Critical financial…