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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.
SBN competition celebrates African and Asian entrepreneurs scaling up nutrition
15-07-2020 | 14:01:00
In Africa and Asia, SMEs provide the majority of food consumed and have the potential to increase access to safe, nutritious foods if they can grow their businesses through finance and technical assistance.
Why South Africa’s coronavirus death rate is lower than predicted
13-07-2020 | 13:45:00
Before the pandemic, when tourists flocked to Cape Town, they often ignored Khayelitsha township.
East Africa holds its ground as Africa’s fastest growing region despite COVID-19 disruption, AfDB
13-07-2020 | 06:03:00
Economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed East Africa’s growth projection for 2020 down to 1.2 percent, a rate that outstrips other African regions and is forecast to rebound to 3.7 percent in 2021, according to the AfDB.
UNHCR, WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages
09-07-2020 | 11:31:00
UNHCR and the World Food Programme are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters, as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 threaten to leave refugees across Africa without food.
African Union launches Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial
09-07-2020 | 08:46:00
The African Union Commission has launched the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial (CONCVACT).
Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster, report
09-07-2020 | 06:50:00
Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic Update released by the World Bank.
IFC provides funding to Nyaho Medical to expand access to quality healthcare in Ghana
09-07-2020 | 06:43:00
IFC announced a $5.2 million loan to Nyaho Medical Centre to support the Ghanaian health care provider’s expansion outside Accra and the upgrade of its existing hospital so it can better serve its patients.
WFP launches seasonal support for food insecure people in Mali
08-07-2020 | 10:37:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a large-scale food and nutrition intervention to assist nearly one million people in the northern and central regions of Mali.
Abbot Laboratories faces multimillion-dollar lawsuit over contract compliance with African Covid-19 Test Kits
08-07-2020 | 09:28:00
The Centurion Law Group has been engaged to institute legal action against American multinational health care company Abbott Laboratories for willfully undersupplying African suppliers of COVID-19 test kits
Africa’s growth stands to rebound to 3% in 2021, report
08-07-2020 | 08:29:00
Africa’s growth stands to rebound to 3% in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, African Development Bank says in African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement.
Yutong provides support in pandemic prevention of public transport in Africa
08-07-2020 | 07:59:00
China Yutong Bus has donated more than 1.2 million medical masks to African countries and shared the experience of public transport pandemic prevention in China.
Merck appoints Ramsey Morad as regional VP for MEAR region
08-07-2020 | 07:43:09
Merck, a science and technology company has appointed Ramsey Morad as Regional Vice President for the Healthcare business in Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia & CIS.
Team Europe supports Somalia with three EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights
07-07-2020 | 10:29:33
An EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Mogadishu from Brindisi, Italy, carrying humanitarian and medical supplies provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Orange Egypt partners with Tabibi Clinics to offer modern health services
07-07-2020 | 07:47:09
Orange Egypt has announced its cooperation with TABIBI clinics to avail the necessary health support to Orange customers.
Merck Foundation joins forces with African First Ladies to improve cancer care in Africa
07-07-2020 | 06:34:00
Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master degree for African doctors through their Cancer Access Program.
[Column] Caleb Onyango: Managing our wellbeing in these trying times
06-07-2020 | 08:15:00
Psychologically, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our emotions, our thought processes and ultimately our behavior.
Food security at risk in Ethiopia as WFP faces funding crises
04-07-2020 | 06:37:00
A funding shortfall of $158 million this year is threatening millions of people in Ethiopia who depend on food and nutrition assistance for their very survival, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.
Ecobank Group spearheads new private sector initiative to end malaria in Africa
03-07-2020 | 14:27:00
Ecobank Group has announced its commitment to support ending malaria, launching the first-of-its-kind Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative in partnership.
EANNASO launches AFYA digital health platform
03-07-2020 | 06:39:00
The Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO) announced the launch of its East Africa Wananchi Digital Health Platform (AFYA).
WFP supplements government support to poor families hit by COVID-19 in Kenya
03-07-2020 | 06:07:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched cash transfers and nutrition support for more than a quarter of a million people struggling to survive from the impact of COVID-19 on informal settlements in Nairobi.
Portable solar power system boosts COVID-19 testing in Zambia
02-07-2020 | 09:06:00
First Aid Africa and Renovagen Ltd have announced the success of a rapid response project to support testing operations in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia.
Digital health platform targets 600 million African mobile subscribers with timely information
02-07-2020 | 07:29:23
A mobile-based tool for two-way information and communication between citizens and governments during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched.
IFC, IFU and PROPARCO provide $108.5m to improve healthcare in Egypt and Morocco
01-07-2020 | 10:23:00
IFC, IFU and PROPARCO are providing an equity financing package of up to $108.5 million to Humania, a private healthcare company, to help improve medical care in Egypt and Morocco.
Delmonte Kenya unveils holding facility to tame spread of coronavirus among employees
01-07-2020 | 08:21:22
Del Monte Kenya Limited has unveiled a six bed isolation room to be used in the event of employees exhibiting Corona virus symptoms before they are referred to the Government health facilities.
World Bank supports jobs, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana
01-07-2020 | 07:20:00
The World Bank approved $315 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support job creation, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana.
World Bank realigns Africa into two Vice Presidencies for greater focus on country progress
01-07-2020 | 06:55:00
As a sign of its strong commitment to Africa, the World Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional portfolio will now be managed by two Vice Presidents, covering Western and Central and Eastern and Southern Africa, respectively.
UNICEF, WFP partner to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia
26-06-2020 | 07:44:00
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers.
Over 600 million mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from first of its kind digital health platform
24-06-2020 | 13:09:00
Newly launched Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) has the capability of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa.
African Development Bank approves $3 million loan reallocation to agriculture sector in Togo
24-06-2020 | 06:57:00
The African Development Bank approved the reallocation of $3 million in loan resources to help Togo purchase agricultural inputs to enhance food security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly crucial medical supplies into Africa
23-06-2020 | 12:14:46
Virgin Group, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Unite – the Virgin Group's not-for-profit Foundation – are supporting UNICEF and the World Food Programme-led Global Common Supply Chain Services Provision.
Germany donates $5.9m to protect vulnerable African farmers with climate insurance
22-06-2020 | 12:48:00
The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided $5.9 million for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to continue protecting 1.2 million vulnerable African farmers with climate risk insurance.
Global embolic protection devices market to reach $605 million by 2023, MarketsandMarkets
18-06-2020 | 06:43:00
Predicted to grow at an annual growth rate of 8.3 per cent during the forecast period, the global Embolic Protection Devices Market is estimated to reach $604.9 million by 2023.
WHO urges for constant vigilance as COVID-19 increases in Africa
12-06-2020 | 06:57:00
COVID-19 is accelerating in Africa, with more than 200,000 cases and more than 5,600 deaths, as reported by the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO).
Internet Society Foundation announces skills development grants
11-06-2020 | 13:27:00
The Internet Society Foundation has launched a new grant programme that aims to expand economic growth, improve health outcomes, and increase educational opportunities.
Access Bank to issue N100bn worth of loans to Nigerian health sector
11-06-2020 | 09:35:00
In a bid to strengthen the capacity of players in the Nigerian healthcare sector, Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be issuing loans, worth up to N100bn.
DBSA, CSIR partner to accelerate technology and infrastructure in South Africa
10-06-2020 | 14:19:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are set to work together to develop technologies and infrastructure to support socio-economic development in South Africa.
USAID E-WASH partners with Nigerian Bottling Company to improve urban water services
10-06-2020 | 12:29:00
USAID E-WASH announced partnership with the Nigerian Bottling Company to strengthen and expand the delivery of safe drinking water in Nigeria’s urban cities.
WFP resumes direct deliveries of emergency food to South Sudan from Kenya
10-06-2020 | 10:55:00
For the first time since 2018, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to send a humanitarian convoy from Kenya directly into South Sudan via the Nadapal Border crossing just as hunger is peaking in the country.
EBRD, ONEE partner for clean water in Morocco
10-06-2020 | 10:39:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has partnered with the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) in Morocco to speed up the construction of a water treatment plant.
Access Bank to issue $260 million worth of loans to the Nigerian health sector
10-06-2020 | 06:42:00
Access Bank, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be issuing loans, worth up to N100 billion, approximately $260 million.
Central Bank of Nigeria introduces the Healthcare Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme
08-06-2020 | 09:56:00
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduces the Healthcare Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme (HSRDIS) to help strengthen the public healthcare system.
African Development Bank approves new five-year strategy for Nigeria
08-06-2020 | 09:16:00
The African Development Bank has approved Nigeria’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2020-2024, which builds on the successes and challenges of the 2013-2019 edition, and incorporates emerging developmental realities and opportunities.
Red Cross calls for swift, extensive response to the new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
05-06-2020 | 07:25:00
More than 150 trained Red Cross volunteers have been deployed as part of a first wave of response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Équateur Province, in the western part of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
African Development Bank mobilizes more than $13m to support the CEMAC zone and DR Congo
04-06-2020 | 07:46:00
The African Development Bank granted Abidjan a funding of $13.55 million to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic within the Economic and Monetary Community Central Africa (CEMAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Evonik becomes exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa
01-06-2020 | 08:05:00
Evonik has agreed with Swedish manufacturer, Perstorp, that it will be the exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa.
African Development Bank mobilizes $22 million for low-income countries in the ECOWAS region
01-06-2020 | 07:51:00
The African Development Bank approved an emergency project in favor of low-income countries members of ECOWAS for strengthening the health systems of The Gambia, Mali and Niger.
AFD provides €70m to improve water and sanitation in Morogoro, Tanzania
29-05-2020 | 10:24:00
The Government of Tanzania and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a financing agreement for a 70M€ concessional loan aiming at improving water supply and sanitation services for the residents of Morogoro Municipality.
Germany, WFP expand multi-year partnership to empower resilient communities in Niger
29-05-2020 | 07:43:22
The WFP in Niger welcomed an additional €24 million contribution from Germany to scale-up resilience building at a time when Niger is facing the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic on food security.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates what3words website to help save lives
28-05-2020 | 06:13:39
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.
[South Africa] Nu Menu Solutions introduces Covid-19 prevention technologies
27-05-2020 | 07:08:00
Nu Menu Solutions has introduced two products which will help in ensuring the safety and health of individuals in public.
AUDA-NEPAD, CSIR partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation agenda
26-05-2020 | 09:05:00
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are strengthening their partnership through formalised technical cooperation to accelerate technology development in Africa.
As world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity, UN
25-05-2020 | 07:30:00
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests.
World Bank approves $54 million to strengthen health services in Liberia
22-05-2020 | 06:11:00
The World Bank has approved a $54 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to improve health service delivery to women, children, and adolescents in Liberia.
Schools in South Africa to reopen on 1 June 2020
20-05-2020 | 06:56:00
South African Basic Education Minister said schools will reopen on 1 June 2020 with Grade7, Grade 12 and small schools being the first learners to return to the classroom.
Tunisia startup launches corona virus-tracking app
20-05-2020 | 06:40:00
Tunisia has launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus.
Villgro Kenya invests $50,000 in The Pathology Network
19-05-2020 | 11:31:00
Villgro Kenya announced an investment of $50,000 to The Pathology Network, a digital referral platform for pathologists in Kenya.
Global study to test malaria drug to protect health workers from COVID-19
19-05-2020 | 08:32:00
With $9 million in philanthropic support, an international group of physicians and scientists is establishing a research network to evaluate promising therapies for COVID-19.
Orange Egypt contributes to maintain, repair ventilators in Egyptian hospitals
19-05-2020 | 07:48:00
Orange Egypt announced its contribution to maintain and repair medical ventilators as part of the “Breathe” campaign in cooperation with the Egyptian Cure Bank and under the supervision of the Ministry of Health.
[South Africa] Vodacom IoT solutions get people back to business safely
19-05-2020 | 07:28:15
As businesses across the country start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance; Vodacom has created specific digital solutions to support businesses as they navigate their return to work.
[Column] Agnes Kalibata, Tony Blair: Building food security during the pandemic
19-05-2020 | 06:41:00
Every year, some nine million people worldwide – equivalent to the population of Austria – die of hunger or hunger-related diseases.
[Column] Cathy Smith: Why I am resolute in my afro-optimism despite the continent’s challenges
19-05-2020 | 06:38:03
It is becoming clear that most – if not all – our major social, economic and political decisions over the next few years will be made through the prism of the coronavirus and the ripple effects of the pandemic.
Telkom Kenya partners with Valentis Health to launch subsidized telemedicine services
19-05-2020 | 06:35:00
Telkom Kenya customers will now have convenient and subsidised access to medical consultations through its partnership with Valentis Health, a doctor-founded healthcare service providing telemedicine.
FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact
19-05-2020 | 06:01:00
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19's impact could be devastating.
[South Africa] Heroes On Bike providing bicycles for essential worker during COVID-19
18-05-2020 | 07:36:00
Khaltsha Cycles and Avalanche Bicycle Company have come together to launch the Heroes on Bikes campaign to raise funds towards supporting essential workers.
Sandile Buthelezi appointed Director-General, Department of Health, South Africa
15-05-2020 | 12:46:00
The South African Department of Health has announced the appointment of Dr Sandile Buthelezi as its Director-General.
COVID-19 poses formidable threat for fragile states in Middle East, North Africa, IMF
15-05-2020 | 09:39:00
COVID-19 will trigger a sharp drop in household incomes in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries that are fragile and in conflict situations, such as Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Somalia.
COVID-19 to slash global economic output by $8.5 trillion over next two years, WESP
14-05-2020 | 09:35:00
Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply by 3.2 per cent this year, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2020 report.
[Column] Risha Isaac: How companies can restore employees confidence through health benefits
13-05-2020 | 07:08:00
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it has become even more critical for organizations to properly manage the impact of a disaster.
Norway commits $3 million to Sub Saharan Africa’s Covid-19 fight
13-05-2020 | 07:04:17
Norway has pledged to do more to assist these countries strengthen their health systems and assist vulnerable people,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.
South Africa reports outbreak of African Swine Fever in Eastern Cape
12-05-2020 | 09:36:53
The South African Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced the outbreak of African Swine Fever at Amathole District Municipality in Eastern Cape.
Cigna Corporation appoints Jerome Droesch CEO for MEA region
12-05-2020 | 07:36:00
Cigna Corporation, a global health services company, has appointed Jerome Droesch as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Germany, WFP collaborate to build resilient communities in Mali
11-05-2020 | 11:20:00
Germany has reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term improvement of livelihoods and food security in Mali through an EUR 11 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme’s life-changing activities in the country.
Liquid Telecom installs free Wifi at COVID-19 quarantine centres in Zambia
05-05-2020 | 12:04:00
Liquid Telecom Zambia is supporting the Ministry of Health with free internet connectivity at COVID-19 quarantine centres.
Schools remain locked for more than 127 million children in Eastern, Southern Africa, UNICEF
05-05-2020 | 09:31:00
More than 127 million pre-primary, primary, and secondary school students in Eastern and Southern Africa, who are supposed to return to school this week, remain at home, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
World Bank approves $100 million to improve governance for service delivery in Malawi
05-05-2020 | 07:53:00
The World Bank approved a $100 million grant for the Malawi Governance to Enable Service Delivery Project with the objective of strengthening Local Authorities’ institutional performance, responsiveness to citizens, and management of resources.
[Kenya] Safaricom to provide communication support to front-line health care workers, MOH
04-05-2020 | 15:37:00
Safaricom will provide communication resources equivalent to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs to critical Government healthcare workers for the next three months.