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Gifting of Medicines to Ethiopia

The handing over ceremony was held at the premises of the Embassy of India and was attended by officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, other dignitaries and media persons

On behalf of the Government and people of India, Ambassador of India to Ethiopia and the African Union H.E. Anurag Srivastava handed over a consignment of medicines worth US$2 million to the Government of Ethiopia on 13th November 2019. H.E. Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, State Minister of Health, while accepting the consignment…

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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2019” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health to increase the Diabetes experts nationwide

Merck Foundation to provide One and two Year on-line Post-graduate Diabetes Diploma and Masters from South Wales University for more than 180 doctors from 34 countries in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2019’ by building diabetes care capacity in Africa and Asia. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “We strongly believe that starting the “Merck Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project” is the right strategy to ensure…

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Norway Increases Support for Sexuality Education in Developing Countries

The NOK 75 million in funding will be disbursed during the period 2019–2021 and will be used to support the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) work

‘Girls and boys need knowledge about their bodies, relationships and living together as well as about health and rights if they are to make good choices and develop positive relationships. This is why Norway is increasing funding for comprehensive sexuality education by NOK 75 million,’ said Minister of International Development…

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Diabetes is a Family Affair in Kenya

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin

Alara Amin was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the five years since, she has become actively involved in managing her condition, which is also a family and school affair. Even her 4-year-old brother understands that she must have insulin injections three times a…

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Southern Africa’s Top Entrepreneurs Announced in Johannesburg, South Africa

This year’s finalist group and of course, the winners, have built businesses across all sectors offering innovation and exceptional acumen and leadership

Southern Africa’s top three entrepreneurs were named at the 22nd Annual EY (https://www.EY.com) World Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 November 2019. CEO’s, Founders, and leading entrepreneurs attended the Southern Africa programme of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs: the Global EY Entrepreneur Of The…

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Novartis announces new strategy to provide innovative medicines to more patients in sub-Saharan Africa

A newly formed sub-Saharan Africa unit will deploy innovative approaches to increase patient reach across the full income pyramid

The strategy is aligned with the Novartis Access Principles, which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally; a newly formed sub-Saharan Africa unit will deploy innovative approaches to increase patient reach across the full income pyramid; Novartis (Novartis.com) is building on its…

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Income and Wealth not the Driver for Prosperity in High-Growth Markets, Finds New Global Study

Three quarters think their government has a responsibility to improve access to financial services

Three quarters of people with a below-average income for their country report feeling prosperous; Six in ten people across high-growth markets say access to financial services has helped improve their prosperity; Three quarters think their government has a responsibility to improve access to financial services. A landmark study into the…

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Over 20,600 People Displaced by Floods in Bangui, Central African Republic, Hosted by Families

So far International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided about 1,000 emergency shelters for internally displaced persons at affected sites during the emergency response phase

Heavy rains falling in Bangui, Central African Republic, since 21 October, continue to cause significant material damage and make more vulnerable a population already affected by repeated cycles of violence since 2013. Such heavy rains are unusual in November.  In Bangui, the country’s capital, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) estimates that…

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WHO prequalifies Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries

Prequalification means that the vaccine meets WHO standards for quality, safety and efficacy

The World Health Organization (WHO) today prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO. Prequalification means that the…

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Water Systems Completed in Uganda Refugee Settlements with European Union (EU), United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) Support

The two water systems were part of a one-year project aimed at strengthening the water and sanitation infrastructure for refugees and host communities in Uganda

Refugees in Kyaka and Kyangwali settlements in Uganda and their nearby host communities are benefitting from two piped water systems that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently completed, thanks to a EUR 2 million (UGX 8.3 billion) humanitarian aid package from the European Union.  This substantial EU funding was complemented by…