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Dr Matshidiso Moeti nominated to a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

Her nomination will be ratified by the 146th WHO Executive Board at its January 2020 session

The 47 Member States of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region nominated Dr Matshidiso Moeti to serve a second five-year term as Regional Director for Africa. The nomination took place today during the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, which is the governing mechanism involving health…

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Minister in the Presidency talks about the need for better coordination between the United Nations and the Government

UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) hosted their inaugural brunch, Women to Women, yesterday at Sandton Convention Centre in honour of National Women’s Month

The Women’s Business Network for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) hosted their inaugural brunch, Women to Women, yesterday at Sandton Convention Centre in honour of National Women’s Month. The event served as an awareness building and advocacy opportunity to support access to education for refugee youth across Africa. Kristin Davis,…

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Malawi: Human rights defender survives petrol-bomb attack, car burned to ashes

Timothy and his family narrowly escaped harm after three petrol bombs were thrown into his compound

In response to a petrol bomb attack targeting the home and car of Malawian human rights defender and activist Timothy Mtambo, which took place in the early hours of this morning, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, said: “This cowardly and malicious attack on Timothy Mtambo’s…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health (MOH) brief Malawian journalists about the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak situation in the African Region

The status is that there are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola outside the DRC and WHO is continuing to monitor the situation and providing guidance accordingly

On 13 August 2019 journalists from five media institutions namely; Malawi News Agency, The Times Group, Nations Publication Limited, Zodiak Broadcasting Station and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation in Malawi were informed of the status of the Ebola Disease outbreak in the African Region. This took place at a press conference that took…

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Rugby: Bhubesi Pride Foundation concludes 2019 Zambia Tour

Close to 400 girls and boys attended training sessions from Monday to Thursday in various locations across town

The Bhubesi Pride Foundation has concluded a successful 2019 tour of Kabwe in Zambia. The coaches who arrived in the former mining town on Sunday 4th August hit the ground running by conducting an orientation tour of participating schools in the company of Local Organizer (who is also Get Into…

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UN boosts humanitarian appeal to help tackle Zimbabwe’s ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis

The revised humanitarian appeal covers January 2019 through to April 2020 with a total requirement of $331.5 million need from this point onwards

With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation.  “Yesterday the humanitarian community launched an urgent appeal for funds to respond to the country's very difficult…

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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Visits Malawi to Discuss New Program to Advance Economic Growth

Malawi was selected by MCC’s Board of Directors as eligible for an MCC compact program in December 2018

A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by MCC CEO Sean Cairncross, visited Malawi this week to discuss the development of a second MCC compact program to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in partnership with the Government of Malawi. Malawi was selected by MCC’s Board…

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Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit fosters and builds relationships that support and expand U.S.-Africa cooperation

Nearly 700 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa, chosen from more than 38,000 applicants, will meet with U.S. government officials, civil society and private sector leaders at the State Department-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit from July 29-31 in Washington D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit fosters…

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Secretary-General appoints Fayaz King of Zimbabwe as Deputy Executive Director, Field Results and Innovation for the United Nations Children’s Fund

Mr. King recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at Econet Wireless where he was influential in digitally transforming the Telecommunications Company

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Fayaz King of Zimbabwe as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director, Field Results and Innovation for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He will succeed Shanelle Hall of the United States, to whom the Secretary-General and UNICEF…

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Merck Foundation launches first ‘Merck Foundation Health Media Training’ and Media and Fashion Awards in partnership with the First Lady of Malawi to break infertility stigma in the country

Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for “Merck More than a Mother” Media Recognition Awards and Fashion Awards to break infertility stigma

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany organized their first “Merck Foundation Health Media Training” in Lilongwe, Malawi in partnership with H.E. PROF. GERTRUDE MUTHARIKA, The First Lady of Malawi and Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother together with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Information…