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Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) + Belgium Innovative solutions for Zero Hunger

The geographic distribution of Belgium’s contributions shows that the majority (69 percent) were directed to Africa

Partnership at a Glance Belgium is a key strategic partner for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), supporting the Organization’s mandate for both humanitarian and development activities. The country is generously funding innovative and critical areas in support of food security, economic growth, employment and income…

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Merck Foundation marks World ART (Artificial Reproductive Technology) Day by training local Embryologists and Fertility Specialists across Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation makes history by training the first African Embryologists and Fertility Experts in many countries

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) provides long term hands-on Embryology & Fertility Specialists training to develop local Embryologists & Fertility Experts across Africa and Asia; Merck Foundation makes history by training the first African Embryologists and Fertility Experts in many countries such as; The Gambia, Burundi, Guinea, Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19

This is due to disruptions in the delivery and uptake of immunization services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

WHO and UNICEF call for immediate efforts to vaccinate all children as new data shows that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine coverage stalled at 85 per cent for nearly a decade, with 14 million unvaccinated infants yearly The World Health Organization and UNICEF warned today of an alarming decline in…

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SES launches Free-To-Air Satellite Channel to Fight Spread of COVID-19

SES uses reliable content from trusted organisations such as UNICEF and AFP to bring critical, informative COVID-19 messages to rural communities

Millions of households across Africa, Europe, and Asia-Pacific will be able to access a free-to-air TV channel via SES satellites (www.SES.com) dedicated to delivering reliable, informative content about COVID-19. The channel – Fight COVID-19 – broadcasts content that is aimed at providing underserved and rural communities with critical information about…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UN torture prevention body - COVID-19 shows need to strengthen national preventive mechanisms

The Subcommittee has been remotely assisting local NPMs to help safeguard detainees from torture and other ill-treatment

The UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has called for the role of domestic monitoring bodies, officially known as National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs), to be strengthened, highlighting the importance of monitoring the conditions of people deprived of liberty in critical situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. The SPT, which monitors…

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Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies continue their strategy to provide specialty training for African doctors to better manage diabetes and hypertension patients

Merck Foundation has also started Coronavirus healthcare capacity building by providing online one-year diploma and two-year master degree in Respiratory Medicine and Acute Medicine for African Doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue their strategy to provide one-year diploma and two-year master degree in both Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes for medical postgraduates from more than 35 African and Asian countries. Dr.…

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Coronavirus - Africa: World Bank Group - 100 countries get support in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Of the 100 countries, 39 are in Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank Group today announced its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) have reached 100 developing countries – home to 70% of the world’s population. Since March, the Bank Group has rapidly delivered record levels of support in order to help countries protect the poor and vulnerable, reinforce health…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope, for COVID-19 and other diseases

The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone

On 8 May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared: ‘The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.’ The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone.  It was…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Racing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 70 countries

In Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, and South Africa, MSF has started producing cloth masks for use in the community

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are racing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the more than 70 countries where we run existing programs, while opening projects in new countries as they become outbreak hotspots. MSF’s response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, focuses on…