Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Novartis, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Last Mile Health, Lilly, Living Goods, Pfizer Inc |

Public-Private Collaboration commits to Accelerate Access to Health Services in Africa, reaching 1.7 Million People

Healthcare companies and philanthropies to fund training of thousands of community health workers as part of larger initiative led by Last Mile Health and Living Goods to advance universal health coverage

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.com), Lilly (Lilly.com), Novartis (Novartis.com), Pfizer (Pfizer.com), GSK (GSK.com) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (GatesFoundation.org) have joined forces with Last Mile Health (LastMileHealth.org) and Living Goods (LivingGoods.org) to increase access to community-based primary healthcare for nearly 1.7 million people in up to six African countries,…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura as Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

Ms. Bangura has also served as Executive Director of the National Accountability Groups as well as Coordinator and Co-founder of the Campaign for Good Governance

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).  The Secretary-General wishes to extend his appreciation and gratitude to Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), who will continue to serve as Acting Director-General…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Liberia |

United States announces Technical Assistance Program for the Central Bank of Liberia

The aim of the technical assistance program is to assist the CBL to more effectively perform its core functions

The Embassy of the United States of America, in coordination with the Government of Liberia and international partners, announces a technical assistance program to be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The aim of the technical assistance program is to…

Orange
Source: Orange |

Orange and GIZ form strategic alliance to enhance digital employability of 20.000 young people in Africa and the Middle East

This partnership will have a long-lasting impact on the economic perspective of young people

Today, Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Africa and Middle East (www.Orange.com), and Kathinka Kurz, Head of the Development Partnerships Program with the private sector (develoPPP.de) at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, signed a partnership agreement to develop the digital skills of 20.000 young people in 14 countries…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

The goal is to expand the program to 130 centres of excellence across Africa over a 10-year period

After graduating from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a degree in Communication and Language Arts in 2016, Olashile Odetola could not find a job. But an online learning program piloted by the African Development Bank has given her two “gifts”: digital skills and a sense of confidence. Odetola,…

Source: UNICEF Liberia |

Despite significant increase in birth registration, a quarter of the world’s children remain ‘invisible’ – UNICEF

UNICEF works on Birth Registration in Liberia in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the generous funding of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

The number of children whose births are officially registered has increased significantly worldwide, yet 166 million children under-five, or 1 in 4, remain unregistered, according to a new report released by UNICEF today on its own 73rd birthday. Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track? –…

Ecobank
Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank wins Bank of the Year and Best Bank in prestigious London awards ceremonies

The judging panels were impressed by Ecobank’s sound management, business model and strategic initiatives as well as its pioneering technology

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) wins “Bank of the Year” and “Best Bank” at The Banker and EMEA Finance Awards in London. Ecobank Cameroon, Gambia and Rwanda won Bank of the Year at The Banker Awards on 28th November. This recognition came just before Ecobank Cabo Verde, Gambia, Liberia and Zimbabwe won Best…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

Source: MSD |

Cote d’ Ivoire and Liberia both Launch National Immunisation Programmes for Human-Papillomavirus (HPV)

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women aged 15 to 44 years in Cote D’ Ivoire

MSD (www.MSD.co.za), known as Merck & Co., Inc., (NYSE: MRK) in the United States and Canada, congratulates both Cote d’ Ivoire and Liberia on the successful launch of the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) for the Human-Papillomavirus (HPV - the main cause of cervical cancer).[1] Approximately 530 000 women are diagnosed…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Economic Conference 2019 – Participants Converge on Sharm El Sheikh to Debate Jobs, Skills and Capacity Development for Africa’s Youth

The three-day conference, from 2-4 December, brings together researchers, youth representatives, business leaders, policymakers and media representatives from Africa and around the globe

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year’s focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa’s youth. The three-day conference, from 2-4 December, brings together researchers, youth representatives, business leaders, policymakers and media representatives…