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New International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiative to boost private sector engagement for refugees and their host communities

Forced displacement is a growing crisis that is too large and complex for governments and humanitarian agencies to solve alone

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced a joint initiative to create inclusive economic opportunities that will benefit refugees and their host communities. Among other goals, the initiative aims to mobilize private sector projects over the next five years to demonstrate the viability of…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and Partners Provide Vital Support to New Treatment Centre for Ebola Patients in Uganda

The 32-bed treatment unit in Mulago is built under the leadership of the Ministry of Health in Uganda, with the support of WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Luxembourg, Sweden and the United Kingdom, through WHO, have provided in-kind contributions of equipment and services worth US$ 995,000 (equivalent to over 3.6 billion ugx) to Uganda to equip the new Ebola Treatment Unit at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and the treatment and isolation units in Masaka and Jinja. The 32-bed…

World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia
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European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) supports WaSH services in response to the Cholera outbreak in Ethiopia

WHO has supported technically and financially the training of 181 health workers on practical skills of water quality monitoring and IPC/WASH

According to Ethiopia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2022, the country has been experiencing one of the most severe La Niña- induced droughts in the last decade following the fifth consecutive failed rainy season since late 2020. The areas most affected are Afar, Oromia, SNNP, Somali, and Southwest regions. This prolonged…

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Drought and Conflict Force 80,000 to Flee Somalia for Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camps

Despite a recent decrease in the pace of daily arrivals, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners in Dadaab estimate that some 24,000 people have arrived since the end of September

More than 80,000 people have arrived in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, the majority arriving over the past two years fleeing ongoing insecurity in Somalia and the unrelenting drought – the longest and most severe in decades. Despite a recent decrease in the pace of daily arrivals, UNHCR, the UN Refugee…

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Uganda: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) warns of the latent reproductive health and child protection issues facing girls in emergency situations

The IRC through different programs is reaching out to these girls to provide information and services in addition to encouraging them to go back to school

Over 4,000 girls under 18 years reported for their first Antenatal Care (ANC) visit at various IRC supported health facilities in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement between Jan 2020 – Sep 2022. Furthermore, nearly 2,000 teenage deliveries were reported at the various health facilities in the same period. As the world marks…

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Providing Critical Health and Hygiene Services to Mozambique’s Conflict-Affected Communities

According to an assessment by World Health Organization (WHO), around 27% of the province’s health facilities have been destroyed

Celestina Ceverano lives in Ntocota, a village in Metuge District in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado Province, which has been ravaged by armed violence since October 2017. This has led to the internal displacement of nearly a million people and caused widespread disruption to health and humanitarian services. According to an…

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International Rescue Committee (IRC): The threat of famine in East Africa shows the need for key changes in how the world battles famine and malnutrition

In East Africa, there are currently 20.9 million people who are experiencing hunger

From November 2021 to November 2022 the number of people experiencing hunger in East Africa increased as follows Kenya: 1.4 million to 4.4 million - an increase of 214% Somalia: 2.3 million to 6.7 million- an increase of 191% Ethiopia: 6.8 million to 11.9 million - an increase of 75%…

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Tunisia with Medical Equipment

Hedi Chaker Hospital provides service to patients coming from the cities of Kairouan, Sidi Bouzid, and Kasserine

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided mobile hemodialysis unit to be used in the treatment of patients with renal failures to Hedi Chaker University Hospital in Sfax which is the second largest city in Tunisia. Established in 1926 in Sfax, Hedi Chaker Hospital provides service to patients coming from…

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Technical Equipment Support from Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to Health Center in Uganda

TİKA provided technical equipment support to the Mother Mary Center for Health Sciences in the Teso region of Uganda

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided equipment support to a medical center in Uganda. TİKA provided technical equipment support to the Mother Mary Center for Health Sciences in the Teso region of Uganda. About the support provided, TİKA’s Coordinator in Uganda, Ömer Aykon said, “Our Agency delivered training manikins…

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Bringing Primary Health Services Closer to Underserved People in Gombe State

Gombe State Governor, Mr Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, recently commissioned the first primary healthcare (PHC) centre, Doma PHC, at Jekadafari ward, located in Gombe Local Government Area (LGA)

The big idea about Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) is that health services should not be a luxury, and everyone, everywhere, should receive the quality healthcare they need without suffering financial hardship. To achieve this objective,  Gombe State Governor, Mr Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, recently commissioned the first primary healthcare (PHC) centre,…