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5 Ways UN Peacekeeping Partnerships Drive Peace and Development

Peacekeepers work with local and international partners to help create conditions for political solutions and sustainable development

Every day, United Nations peacekeepers work to protect millions of vulnerable people in increasingly dangerous places in the world’s most fragile political contexts. From protecting civilians in war-torn areas and building social cohesion, to ensuring the safe delivery of humanitarian aid, rebuilding infrastructure, and providing livelihood skills to impoverished communities…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Togo Eliminates Trachoma as a Public Health Problem

The West African nation becomes the fourth country on the continent to be validated by World health Organization (WHO) as having reached the elimination milestone after Morocco in 2016, Ghana in 2018 and The Gambia in 2021

Togo has eliminated trachoma, an eye disease that can cause permanent blindness, as a public health problem. The West African nation becomes the fourth country on the continent to be validated by World health Organization (WHO) as having reached the elimination milestone after Morocco in 2016, Ghana in 2018 and…

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Uganda Receives Three Generators to Power Oxygen Plants at Three Regional Referral Hospitals

The generators provided are a response to the need observed in the country during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has handed over three generators worth UGX 571,220,522 purchased with financial support from the Government of Denmark through Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) to the Ministry of Health to ensure steady supply of power for the oxygen plants and medical response in Gulu, Jinja, and…

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Merck Foundation And 11 African First Ladies Online Summit 2022 Call for Healthcare Capacity Building, Breaking the Infertility Stigma, Ending Child Marriage and Supporting Girl Education in Africa and Beyond

The MFFLI VC Summit 2022 aimed to share experiences, discuss challenges, define solutions to further strengthen healthcare capacity

Merck Foundation (https://Merck-Foundation.com) First Ladies Initiative- MFFLI  Summit 2022 was hosted virtually by Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg Haverkamp, Chairman of both Executive Board of E.Merck KG & Merck Foundation Board of Trustees and Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of Merck Foundation “More Than a Mother”…

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BGI Releases 1st Panoramic Atlases of Life

The papers demonstrate how Stereo-seq has achieved a major breakthrough in spatial resolution and panoramic field of view, enabling analysis of the distribution and placement of molecules and cells in situ, and over time

International scientists led by China’s BGI•Research (https://en.Genomics.cn/) released the world’s first panoramic spatial atlases of life on May 4, examining the cellular dynamics of organisms at different developmental stages and providing potentially significant new information for disease treatment, development and aging, and an improved understanding of biological evolution. In a…

Source: AstraZeneca |

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved in the EU as third dose booster against COVID-19

Approval follows CHMP recommendation for use in patients previously vaccinated with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or an EU-approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca's (www.AstraZeneca.com) COVID-19 vaccine has been granted approval in the European Union (EU) by the European Medicine Agency (EMA) as a third dose booster in adults. Healthcare professionals can now use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a third dose booster in patients previously given a primary vaccine schedule of either AstraZeneca…

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United States and Mozambique Approve $404 million to Support HIV/AIDS Response in 2023

Since 2004, the U.S. Government and the American people have made a commitment to a healthy, prosperous Mozambique through investments into the PEPFAR program

The United States and Mozambique governments, civil society, and other partners in the national HIV/AIDS response received approval for the U.S. Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operational Plan (COP) for October 2022 through September 2023, also known as COP22. Led by PEPFAR, the National AIDS Council…

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Eritrea adapts the WHO 3rd Edition Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) Technical Guidelines and Training Modules

Eritrea is now poised to join the growing list of countries in the African Region that have successfully adapted the IDSR technical guidelines

The unprecedented Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak of 2014 in West Africa and other recent health emergencies revealed that the IDSR and IHR (2005) had not been fully implemented in many Member States. This necessitated the review of the 2nd edition and development of 3rd Edition IDSR technical guidelines.  Consequently,…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya - World Health Assembly: Health CS calls for increased investment in health systems

The Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly is being held in Geneva, Switzerland and is the first in-person Health Assembly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is calling for more investments in the health workforce if the world is to realize dependable and working health systems. Speaking on the side-lines of the ongoing Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly in Geneva, the health CS said it was important for the world to refocus…

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Digital Afrique Telecom Partnered with Ever Medical Technologies to Modernise the Africa Healthcare Industry through Technology

Ever Medical Technology is a vibrant medical technology company implementing the latest technological advances in cloud and blockchain solutions in Healthcare institutions in Southeast Asia and the United States of America

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) (www.DigitalAfriqueTelecom.com), a pan-african leader in digital services, n development, aggregation and hosting of mobile value-added services has partnered today with Ever Medical Technologies, a medical technology solutions provider to facilitate, improve and disseminate digital medical solutions across the continent. Africa is growing fast, urbanizing, and industrializing.…