Source: Ambassade des États-Unis en Cote d'Ivoire |

Return to Care Campaign (RTC)

The PEPFAR Côte d’Ivoire interagency team launched the Return to Care (RTC) campaign

The PEPFAR Côte d’Ivoire interagency team launched the Return to Care (RTC) campaign on Tuesday, 7 January through Thursday, 9 January by training USG interagency and site personnel on patient tracking tools, standard operating procedures, etcetera to be used at 31 high priority sites in Abidjan by site personnel. Over…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

U.S. Government handover 16 Motorcycles to President’s Office – Regional Administrator and Local Government (PORALG) for improved Community HIV Services

The motorcycles will be used to monitor the provision of social welfare services to vulnerable children and families

On January 23, 2020, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 16 Yamaha motorcycles and 800 filing cabinets to the Government of Tanzania. The motorcycles will be used to monitor the provision of social welfare services to vulnerable children and families. Community caseworkers are…

Source: British High Commission - Kigali, Rwanda |

UK aid contributes £3 million to help feed Burundian refugees in Rwanda

UK Aid money has helped to avert cuts in refugees’ rations and in reinstating cash-based transfers to all camp residents

DFID has provided £3 million (US$3.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help improve the food security of Burundian refugees in Mahama Camp in Eastern Rwanda. UK Aid money has helped to avert cuts in refugees’ rations and in reinstating cash-based transfers to all camp residents.…

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: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000

Since the start of 2019, around 310 000 suspected measles cases have been reported

With the death toll from the world’s worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) surpassing 6000, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more funding to stop the outbreak. Under the leadership of the DRC Ministry of Health, WHO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and other…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) hospital receives laboratory and theater equipment

Maj. Gen. Lakara noted that the provision of quality medical services is critical for the welfare and morale of the troops

The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) has handed over medical equipment to a health facility operated by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu. The health facility located within the AMISOM Halane Base provides medical services to African Union troops and Somali Security Forces involved in…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

40 confirmed cases were reported from 10 health areas within five neighbouring active health zones in North Kivu province

Since the last disease outbreak news published on 19 December 2019, 29 new confirmed cases were reported from 18 to 31 December in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu province. The confirmed cases in this week were reported from eight health areas in four health zones: Mabalako…

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) |

Natural weapons put malaria on notice: eco-friendly insecticides in Eswatini

The project is experimenting with biological larviciding as an alternative to DDT, using the Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis bacteriu, or 'Bti

Living atop a hill in Malindza, a tiny county in eSwatini’s lush east, 56-year-old Ntombi Ndzimandze is the matriarch of her household of 11 women and children. At the beginning of the year, two of Ndzimandze’S grandchildren were bitten by Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes, one of the key vectors of malaria…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

UN Calls for Nominations for Nelson Mandela Prize

Laureates will be selected by a United Nations committee chaired by the President of the General Assembly and composed of representatives of six Member States

The United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. The Prize was established in June 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting the purposes and principles…

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USAID reaches more than a million and a half vulnerable Nigerians with HIV Control Activity

‘One stop’ delivery model gets 23,000 in treatment

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) closed the books on a long running activity that provided high quality and stigma-free HIV prevention services to some of the most at-risk populations with the overall aim to control and ultimately eradicate the deadly virus in in Nigeria. Along the way the…