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Ministry of Health and Partners Commit to Improving the Quality of Care for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health Services in Uganda

Better accountability and coordination for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) – progress towards ending preventable maternal, perinatal and child deaths

The Ministry of Health (MoH) convened the Third Annual National Assembly on Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Services where government and partners committed to scaling up RMNCAH services to reach the most vulnerable populations. Held under the theme- ‘Better accountability and coordination for RMNCAH – progress towards ending…

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Innovative Insurance Cover to Help Drought-Hit Communities in Africa

These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches catastrophic levels

Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought. The countries benefitting include Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and the Gambia.  These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches…

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World Health Organization (WHO) supported "Presidential Health Compact" is launched

The Compact lays down a five-year roadmap for health systems strengthening reforms under the ‘9 pillars’ towards accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril M Ramaphosa, on Thursday 25 July 2019 launched the country’s ‘Presidential Health Compact’. The Compact lays down a five-year roadmap for health systems strengthening reforms under the ‘9 pillars’ towards accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in South Africa. It originated from months of extensive…

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Sudanese Migrant Returnees to access Health Insurance

A pilot targeting 2,000 Sudanese returnee families will run for a year, beginning in July 2019, and could pave the way for access by all migrant returnees

Abuse, stress and lack of medical care are constant bedfellows for migrants in Libya’s detention camps – and those who are rescued unwittingly transfer the health burden to their countries of origin where assistance is often limited. Luckily for Sudanese returnees, a solution is underway. Returning migrants in the country will soon access…

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Bank of Kigali Plc selects Temenos to power its Digital Transformation Strategy

Bank of Kigali Plc chooses cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos T24 Transact to provide end-to-end digital banking services to customers

Bank of Kigali Plc (www.BK.rw) has selected Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, to power its digital transformation journey in order to support its regional growth plans and realize its financial inclusion objectives. With Temenos packaged and upgradeable banking software, Bank of Kigali Plc will gain business agility and…

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UN police in Bor fund eye surgery for four-year-old

Initial checks with medical officials in Bor called attention to the danger of Chan losing her sight

At 7.56 a.m. on Monday, Pulpham Ngor and her daughter, Chan Gatluak, boarded a commercial flight from Bor to see an eye surgeon at Boluk Eye Clinic in Juba. There, she would undergo successful 30-minute emergency eye surgery to correct a debilitating defect. “I was very worried. I didn’t know…

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Africa’s current pharmaceutical status not sustainable, says Ali Mufuruki

In a keynote address to a Horn of Africa trade forum focusing on the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Mufuruki said the status quo for Africa was not sustainable

It is critical that Africa develops its own manufacturing and research capacity, in particular its pharmaceutical industry, says Mr. Ali Mufuruki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Infotech Investment Group and Vice Chair of the AfroChampions Club. In a keynote address to a Horn of Africa trade forum focusing on…

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Professional Provident Society (PPS) Elevates Digital Transformation by Integrating with Freshworks

Using Freshservice, their IT Services Management (ITSM) tool, helps teams within PPS collaborate better and work towards providing the best possible experience to its employees

Professional Provident Society (PPS) (www.PPS.co.za), the South Africa-based specialized insurance services leader, has aligned its Information Technology teams with Freshworks (www.Freshworks.com), a leading customer engagement software provider. PPS uses Freshservice, the IT Services Management (ITSM) software from Freshworks to ensure that all teams work towards a quick and effective resolution…

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After 5 years of existence, Kotula distributes more than 350,000 meals per year to the most disadvantaged people in Soweto and aims to double this number by 2021

All the programmes provided by Kotula are exclusively funded by Evolve, who get great support from Diakonia AIDS Ministry, in Soweto

Independently funded for the last 5 years, Kotula is now taking a new step in its development and is looking for investors to support the expansion of all its charitable projects. Kotula is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative (CSR), launched in 2014 by Adam Ginster, founder and CEO of the…

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Malawi: African Development Bank boosts cyclone response with emergency relief package and measures to combat climate change

The Bank’s Climate Fund will also release $150,000.00 to Malawi to enable authorities to assist communities and internally displaced persons impacted by the cyclone

Malawi’s recovery and reconstruction plans in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai has received a boost from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), which is supporting the country with an emergency relief package and measures to combat the effect of climate change in the Southern African region. Mateus Magala, the Bank’s Vice…