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Malawi becomes the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate elephantiasis
29-10-2020 | 08:09:20
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in this week's WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record that Malawi has been validated to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
54gene launches clinical research program in Nigeria
29-10-2020 | 06:45:34
54gene, whose mission is to advance inclusive precision medicine through research, advanced molecular diagnostics, and clinical programs, has launched its Clinical Program Services (CPS) division in Nigeria.
FAO, OIE kickstart global initiative to stop spread of deadly pig disease
27-10-2020 | 10:51:00
As African swine fever marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world's most vulnerable populations, FAO and the OIE are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep this deadly pig disease at bay.
Ilara Health secures $1.1m grant to improve maternal health outcomes in Kenya
21-10-2020 | 07:07:26
Ilara Health, the healthtech company which provides point of care diagnostic testing to small primary care clinics in Kenya, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
[Kenya] M-TIBA and Britam partner on digital medical insurance
20-10-2020 | 06:39:00
M-TIBA and Britam have announced the signing of a new partnership to develop digital products to increase health insurance market penetration in Kenya.
Facebook partners with the Namibian Blood Transfusion Service to boost blood donations
14-10-2020 | 09:26:00
Facebook in partnership with the Namibian Blood Transfusion Service (NamBTS) and Ministry of Health and Social Services, have launched a new feature to encourage people to donate blood.
$100m Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative to boost disease surveillance, emergency response capacity in Africa
14-10-2020 | 05:34:00
A group of public, private and non-profit organizations, led by the African Union Commission through the Africa CDC launched the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative.
COMESA hails the new continental one-stop-shop for medicines
12-10-2020 | 13:19:00
COMESA has welcomed the launch of the African Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) as an invaluable One Stop Shop that will ensure access to safe and affordable quality medicines in Africa.
Africa Medical Supplies Platform, bioMérieux partner to facilitate supply of high-quality COVID-19 diagnostics
09-10-2020 | 06:23:00
bioMérieux and the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), have partnered to facilitate the supply of high-quality diagnostic solutions from the bioMérieux Pandemic Response Portfolio to African Union Member States.
United States commits $22.8m to support economic governance, women empowerment in Egypt
08-10-2020 | 06:28:00
The United States, through the USAID and Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation signed an agreement to add $22.8 million to the five-year Inclusive Economic Governance bilateral assistance agreement.
RDIF, Pharco agree to supply 25m doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Egypt
07-10-2020 | 13:01:00
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Pharco, a pharmaceutical group in Egypt have agreed to secure the supply of 25 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to Egypt.
Elevar Therapeutics, Taiba partner to commercialize Apealea in the MENA region
07-10-2020 | 12:41:00
Elevar Therapeutics has entered into an agreement with taiba Middle East, under which taiba will commercialize and distribute Apealea in certain countries throughout the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.
[Morocco] Vantage Capital invests $28 million to acquire minority stake in Cliniques Internationales du Maroc Group
07-10-2020 | 06:20:50
Vantage Capital, Africa’s mezzanine fund manager, has made a $28.0 million equity investment to acquire a significant minority shareholding in the Cliniques Internationales du Maroc Group.
Mercy Ships unveils new hospital ship in Africa, Global Mercy
06-10-2020 | 13:55:00
Mercy Ships unveils its new hospital ship, the Global Mercy, which will join the Africa Mercy, in service in Africa since 2007.
Del Monte Kenya targets 10,000 women with reproductive healthcare by 2024 in new deal with UN
06-10-2020 | 12:30:00
Food and beverage processing company Del Monte Kenya Limited has partnered with the UN women health and empowerment programme.
Global Fund, Chevron partnership support fight against HIV, TB and Malaria across the world
06-10-2020 | 07:02:00
The Global Fund and Chevron Corporation have celebrated a 12-year partnership that served as an example of the private sector’s contribution to the fight against infectious diseases and to building resilient health systems.
Ethiopian unveils COVID-19 global insurance cover
02-10-2020 | 13:55:00
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Largest Aviation Group in Africa announced it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 1st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021.
[Zimbamwe] MSF hands over successful HIV & cervical cancer project to Health Ministry
02-10-2020 | 13:36:00
After nearly 10 years of providing quality HIV and cervical cancer treatment and prevention services in Gutu District, Zimbabwe, the international medical humanitarian organisation MSF is handing over its project activities to the Ministry of Health.
Boschs launches new rapid coronavirus test delivering reliable results in 39 minutes
01-10-2020 | 09:08:00
Bosch has developed a new rapid test for its Vivalytic analysis device to detect the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, providing a reliable result in 39 minutes and is currently the fastest polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test worldwide.
Global healthcare supply chain management market to reach $3.6 billion by 2026, survey
30-09-2020 | 07:48:55
The Global Healthcare Supply Chain Management market is expected to reach $3.60 billion by 2026 growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 9.0 per cent during 2019 to 2026 according to the latest report by Research and Markets.
African island states launch joint medicines procurement initiative
30-09-2020 | 06:10:00
Ministers of Health from seven small African island states signed an agreement to jointly procure drugs and vaccines in a bid to improve quality and access to medicines and other health products.
COVID-19 accelerates insurance digitization to meet customers’ demands, report
25-09-2020 | 07:25:00
Insurers must explore new ways to build capabilities to meet the digital needs of customers as BigTechs and non-traditional players enter the insurance space, according to the World InsurTech Report 2020.
OPEC Fund approves $100m for operations in developing countries
24-09-2020 | 07:16:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.
U.S. funding to International Atomic Energy Agency supports cancer treatment in Egypt
24-09-2020 | 06:03:00
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help Egypt enhance radiation therapy for cancer patients.
USAID, Power Africa grant $2.6m in healthcare electrification to solar energy companies in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-09-2020 | 13:37:00
Power Africa, through the USAID, announced grants totaling $2.6 million to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
IFC, Imperial partner to pilot modular COVID-19 screening in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-09-2020 | 07:27:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a partnership with South African-listed Imperial to jointly develop a modular screening and treatment healthcare infrastructure program in Sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services acquires MENA-based Clinart
23-09-2020 | 07:21:00
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) has announced the acquisition of Clinart, a full-service CRO with nearly 20 years of experience and strong local expertise in the (MENA) region.
Islamic Development Bank approves $320.6m for development projects in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Indonesia
23-09-2020 | 06:40:00
The Islamic Development Bank approved $320.56 million in financing to new development projects in water and sanitation, health, roads and women empowerment in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Indonesia.
WHO, Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan
22-09-2020 | 14:07:00
The World Health Organization received a donation of $1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year.
Nurses lay foundation for better chronic disease management in Zimbabwe, study
21-09-2020 | 06:40:00
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) encourages the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care to maintain and replicate this first of its kind nurse-led Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) healthcare model across the country.
Expert panel endorses protocol for COVID-19 herbal medicine clinical trials
21-09-2020 | 06:03:00
The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19.
Sierra Leone, China and UNICEF unveil newly established Special Care Baby Unit in Kailahun
18-09-2020 | 06:11:00
A newly established Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has been unveiled at Kailahun District Hospital in Sierra Leone.
Seychelles joins e-VidyaBharti and e-ArogyaBharti project
18-09-2020 | 06:03:11
Ambassador Selby Pillay, High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to India, signed a MoU with Telecommunications Consultants India for the e-VidyaBharti (e-education) and e-ArogyaBharti (tele-medicine) project (e-VBAB).
Facebook partners with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe to increase blood donations in the country
17-09-2020 | 07:14:00
Facebook, in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) announced a new feature to encourage people to donate blood.
[Column] Shiraaz Joosub: Sustainable interoperability and quality integrated public healthcare in South Africa
16-09-2020 | 16:44:20
South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner.
AFREXIMBANK, ITFC, ARSO partner to facilitate intra-African trade in pharmaceuticals and medical devices
15-09-2020 | 09:34:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) have partnered with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), to launch a new Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program initiative.
WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DRC and beyond
14-09-2020 | 06:15:45
Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Kenyan tech startup Xetova shortlisted for MIT 2020 health security & pandemics track
11-09-2020 | 13:21:00
Kenyan technology startup, xetova, has been named 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health security and pandemics track.
Illumina partners with 54gene to establish Genomics facility in Nigeria
11-09-2020 | 13:06:00
Innovative health organization Illumina, Inc. has collaborated with 54gene, a health technology company whose mission is to advance precision medicine capabilities in Africa through research, advanced molecular diagnostics and clinical programs.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero-rates new COVID alert SA app
09-09-2020 | 12:25:10
The national Department of Health (DoH) launched a COVID Alert SA App in partnership with Discovery, to strengthen the existing contact tracing methods to help break the transmission of COVID-19.
Lower-income countries to leapfrog high-income nations with AI-enabled health technologies, report
09-09-2020 | 07:16:00
Low- and middle-income countries could soon leapfrog high-income countries in their adoption of new AI-enabled technologies in health, suggests a report led by the Novartis Foundation and Microsoft.
USAID announces additional $15m to help fight Ebola in DRC
08-09-2020 | 09:04:00
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in DRC.
IFC, IMG partner to support access to healthcare in Uganda
07-09-2020 | 15:04:00
IFC announced a loan to International Medical Group (IMG) to strengthen services at the healthcare provider’s Ugandan hospital and clinics, allowing them to continue to deliver quality medical care.
World Bank appoints Keith Hansen as New Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda
07-09-2020 | 14:54:00
The World Bank has appointed Mr. Keith Hansen as the new Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020.
Mary Beth Powers joins CMMB as President and CEO
07-09-2020 | 14:37:00
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), announced the appointment of Mary Beth Powers as President and CEO.
World Bank provides $75m to mitigate COVID-19 impacts, support recovery in Madagascar
07-09-2020 | 06:38:00
The World Bank approved $75 million development policy operation for Madagascar to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
[Column] Neil Kinsley: Creating patient trust in telehealth
04-09-2020 | 12:26:26
With Covid-19, came a flood of new telehealth (virtual consulting) healthcare solutions, exposing more patients to its benefits and features.
Africa CDC launches web-based tool to better manage public health emergency workforce deployments
04-09-2020 | 06:17:20
Africa CDC, in partnership with IHR Strengthening Project of Public Health England, launched a web-based tool, AVoHC Net, to facilitate rapid deployment and better administration of a standby workforce for public health emergencies across Africa.
Novartis, AMSP collaborate to facilitate supply of COVID-19 related medicines
04-09-2020 | 06:04:00
Novartis and the African Union (AU) through the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) have announced a new collaboration to facilitate the supply of medicines from the Novartis Pandemic Response Portfolio to the AU member states.
UAP Old Mutual, Gertrude’s Hospital partner for enhanced children's medical cover
03-09-2020 | 07:10:00
UAP Old Mutual General Business and Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital have partnered to provide a comprehensive medical cover for children, ranging from birth to 21 years old of age.
Sub-Saharan Africans increase healthy habits to beat the virus
02-09-2020 | 10:49:06
Finding ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic has been a shock. We've spent a lot of time fine-tuning ways in which we can prevent ourselves from catching the virus.
EIB releases €100m in emergency funding to help Morocco combat COVID-19
02-09-2020 | 09:45:00
The Moroccan Minister of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform and the Vice-President of the EIB announced the release of €100 million to finance the Kingdom of Morocco’s most urgent requirements as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Digital Horizon invests in Nigerian health startup Healthlane
02-09-2020 | 07:47:00
Digital Horizon venture fund has invested in Y Combinator alumnus Healthlane, the startup focusing on modern, online consultations for local and remote patients, alongside traditional face-to-face public health services across Africa.
Imperial Logistics acquires 49% stake in South Africa's healthcare company Pharmafrique
02-09-2020 | 07:28:00
Imperial Logistics acquired a 49% shareholding in Pharmafrique (trading as Kiara Health), an African pharmaceutical manufacturing and healthcare services company based in Johannesburg South Africa.
Global Fund seeks $5b as money runs out for COVID-19 response
31-08-2020 | 13:04:00
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is running out of funding for its COVID-19 Response Mechanism, and is seeking an additional $5 billion.
Ada Labs to launch four startups by December to provide solutions for Africa
31-08-2020 | 07:08:00
Ada Labs Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya announced that since it’s launch earlier this year, the fusion lab has acquired six startups. The Lab currently has two in the market with the other four launching in the coming months.
[Column] Garsen Naidu: Employee mental health during crisis, the role of leadership
28-08-2020 | 14:23:00
Mental health is said to be a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
Canada supports UNFPA Somalia on Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights initiative
28-08-2020 | 14:15:37
The Government of Canada has provided CAD$ 11 million to support the Government of Somalia, through UNFPA, on a new initiative on Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
How previous Ebola virus outbreaks helped Uganda respond to COVID-19 outbreak
28-08-2020 | 14:05:00
For many public health workers in Uganda, responding to disease outbreaks of epidemic potential in not new. This is because the country has been in preparedness and response modes for quite some time.
[Column] Wambui Gichuri: African water and sanitation projects critical to preparedness for COVID-19-like pandemics
28-08-2020 | 05:18:13
As the prevalence of COVID-19 accelerates across Africa, over 40 per cent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water and are unable to heed the advice of health experts to wash their hands.
Saving lives, economies and livelihoods campaign launches in Africa
27-08-2020 | 13:30:00
African Union (AU), and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched Africa Against COVID-19: Saving Lives, Economies and Livelihoods campaign, to facilitate the development of a harmonized strategy.
Orange Egypt, Misr El Kheir Foundation partner to provide hospitals with FDA approved COVID-19 testing kits
27-08-2020 | 12:33:00
Orange Egypt signed a new cooperation protocol with Misr El Kheir Foundation and Prime Speed Medical to provide hospitals with FDA approved rapid test kits to diagnose COVID-19 infected cases.
Kenyans in Diaspora mobilize funds and resources to tackle COVID-19
27-08-2020 | 06:06:00
Kenyans living in the diaspora have come together to mobilize funds and other resources to compliment the Kenya Government’s efforts in the fight to combat the effects of COVID-19.
[Kenya] Standard Chartered extends KShs. 200m credit line to Gertrude’s Hospital
26-08-2020 | 14:38:00
Standard Chartered Kenya announced Gertrudes Hospital is the latest company to complete a drawdown from the Bank’s global $1 billion COVID-19 financing commitment.
Medical Teams International awarded $3.4m to provide comprehensive, timely medical care in Uganda
26-08-2020 | 14:20:00
Medical Teams International was awarded $3.4 million by the U.S. PRM to support Medical Teams’ ongoing work to provide comprehensive and timely medical care to refugees and host populations in Uganda.
Africa pushes for stronger health systems as continent battles COVID-19
26-08-2020 | 12:17:00
Health Ministers and representatives from African countries gathered for the annual World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa voiced concern over the impact of COVID-19.
Wild polio wiped out in Africa with UK aid support
26-08-2020 | 12:07:00
UK efforts to stop wild polio in Africa have contributed to the continent being officially declared free from the disease, which can kill or maim children for life.
South Africa's GDP will take at least five years to recover from COVID-19 impact, UNDP
26-08-2020 | 07:15:00
South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least 5.1 and up to 7.9 percent in 2020 and recover slowly through 2024. This will lead to major setbacks in addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality, according to a new UNDP study.
World Health Organization’s African region certified wild poliovirus-free
26-08-2020 | 06:46:00
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced a historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization’s African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free.
[South Africa] Government’s ventilator project enters production phase, first units expected soon
21-08-2020 | 11:34:00
In a first on the African continent, South African manufactured ventilators are in production and the first life-saving machines will be ready in a few weeks’ time.
iHerb e-commerce expands global deliveries to 23 countries
20-08-2020 | 08:40:00
iHerb, a global leader in health and beauty focused e-commerce, is expanding global availability to 23 additional countries, one of the largest expansions in the company history.
Economic uncertainty, food instability in Nigeria propel Alight to engage with unexpected partners
20-08-2020 | 07:48:00
The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns throughout Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, has led to growing concerns around food instability.
More help needed to save millions from hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo
17-08-2020 | 06:38:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns millions of lives could be lost in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to hunger unless the international community steps up with more help.
[Column] Kumar Utpal: What is needed to streamline South Africa healthcare
14-08-2020 | 08:30:00
Most people have heard stories about inefficiencies, unexpected costs or redundant re-testing while visiting medical facilities across the globe. I have a few, such as having to re-run tests because my regular specialist couldn't be reached.
The U.S. announces $7.5m to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
11-08-2020 | 06:46:00
The United States, through the USAID, is providing more than $7.5 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the 11th outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in Northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Africa CDC, African Risk Capacity launch COVID-19 modelling tool for Africa
10-08-2020 | 11:55:00
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Risk Capacity have launched two COVID-19 modelling tools for Africa: COVID-19 Potential Outcomes Scenarios and COVID-19 Spread Simulation Tool for Africa.
WHO ramps up COVID-19 support to hotspot countries in Africa
07-08-2020 | 06:12:12
The first members of a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19.
WFP launches nutrition programme in Khartoum, Sudan
06-08-2020 | 06:26:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its nutrition support programme for the first time in Khartoum for 175,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under five, in collaboration with the Khartoum State Ministry of Health.
Safaricom, Samsung extend communication support to frontline health workers in Kenya
05-08-2020 | 14:09:00
Over 5,500 frontline healthcare workers in Kenya will continue receiving monthly communication bundles following Safaricom’s move to extend the communication support that was provided for three months from April 2020.
Nigeria launches COVID-19 online course on Infection Prevention and Control
05-08-2020 | 14:00:54
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched a course on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in the context of coronavirus disease.
COVID-19 raises urgency for structural reforms in South Africa, study
03-08-2020 | 08:59:00
South Africa responded swiftly to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency for structural reforms, according to a new OECD report.
WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger
31-07-2020 | 06:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.
IFC launches EPiHC to promote improved healthcare and access
28-07-2020 | 06:24:00
IFC has launched an initiative to strengthen health systems by encouraging providers, payors, and investors to adopt a set of 10 ethical principles that can help guide decision-making and improve access to quality, affordable care for all.
[South Africa] Sibanye-Stillwater, AngloGold, Sasol and Imperial join forces to distribute hand sanitisers
27-07-2020 | 06:58:00
Sibanye-Stillwater, AngloGold Ashanti, Sasol and Imperial Logistics have formed a strategic partnership which will see Sibanye-Stillwater distributing hand sanitisers produced by Sasol to schools, health facilities and taxi ranks.
Malawi's new economic analysis forecasts slow growth due to COVID-19, report
24-07-2020 | 08:11:00
Malawi’s three-year trajectory of increasing economic growth has been interrupted by the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, but the full extent of the pandemic’s negative impact is still uncertain as the crisis unfolds, says World Bank.
IFC announces $50m loan to Equity Bank to support Kenyan SMEs
23-07-2020 | 07:24:00
IFC announced a $50 million loan to Equity Bank Kenya to help it increase working capital and trade-related lending to its small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients.
AfDB approves first crisis response budget support of $288m to fight COVID-19 in South Africa
23-07-2020 | 07:16:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $288 million to the government of South Africa, as the country battles one of the largest COVID-19 caseloads in the world.
Belgium supports anticipatory action project to enhance food security, nutrition in Zimbabwe
23-07-2020 | 07:03:00
Belgium has contributed to an anticipatory action project aimed at enhancing the food security and nutrition of populations affected by COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.
Commonwealth unveils online platform to help governments tackle Coronavirus
23-07-2020 | 06:34:56
A COVID-19 dashboard has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help member countries make vital decisions during the ongoing crisis.
IFC invests $5.6 billion for private sector development in Africa and the Middle East
22-07-2020 | 07:27:00
IFC committed $5.6 billion to private sector development in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa in fiscal year 2020, supporting businesses across the two regions.
Global mHealth market to be worth $230 billion by 2027, report
21-07-2020 | 12:23:16
According to the report, the mHealth market was valued at $46 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach $230 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 22.3% from 2020 to 2027.
EU mobilises €64.7m to support vulnerable communities in Southern Africa
21-07-2020 | 10:16:00
The European Union is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought.
World Bank extends support to MENA region amid dual economic shocks
21-07-2020 | 09:31:00
The World Bank responded to dual economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent collapse in oil prices with strong lending, technical assistance and global expertise throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
IMF approves $7.6m debt relief for Burundi under Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust
21-07-2020 | 07:23:00
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a grant under the IMF’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to cover Burundi’s debt service falling due to the IMF from July 21, 2020 to October 13, 2020, equivalent of $7.63 million.
Global action needed to halt spread of African swine Fever
21-07-2020 | 06:28:00
African swine Fever (ASF), which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs, has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations and generating drastic economic consequences.
Nyimpini Mabunda appointed CEO for General Electric, Southern Africa
20-07-2020 | 12:23:00
General Electric (GE) has appointed Nyimpini Mabunda as the Chief Executive Officer for Southern Africa.
Africa Investment Forum founding partners unveil unified COVID-19 response to support Africa’s private sector
20-07-2020 | 11:13:00
Increased and decisive investment will be the channel for Africa’s economic recovery post COVID-19, partners of the Africa Investment Forum said, expressing confidence in the continent’s potential to rebound from the ongoing health and economic crises.
15.4 million expected cases of acute malnutrition in West and Central Africa, UN agencies
20-07-2020 | 09:46:15
15.4 million cases of acute malnutrition in children under five years old are expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa if adequate measures are not put in place now, warns UN agencies, UNICEF and WFP.
Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola cases rise, surpasses previous outbreak
17-07-2020 | 09:38:00
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur Province continues to grow, causing major concern as the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners face critical funding gaps.
EIB approves €16.6 billion financing for projects around the world
16-07-2020 | 08:29:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved € 16.6 billion of new financing for projects across Europe and around the world, including more than € 10 billion of COVID-19-related investment to improve public health.