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23 Mar 2020
How Africa is combatting COVID-19

There have been more than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa as of 19 March. This number has rapidly…

How Africa is combatting COVID-19

There have been more than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa as of 19 March. This number has rapidly increased from 147 cases just one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant increase in confirmed cases recently, there are still fewer cases than in other parts of…

06 Feb 2020
e-commerce platform helps African women access women’s health products

A pioneering e-commerce platform is helping women in East Africa access menstrual care, personal care and women’s health products. The…

e-commerce platform helps African women access women’s health products

A pioneering e-commerce platform is helping women in East Africa access menstrual care, personal care and women’s health products. The platform is optimised to provide confidential access to products such as contraceptives and HIV self-test kits that are stigmatising to get in-person yet critical to access. Making a difference in…

17 Oct 2019
Uganda to immunise 18 million children against measles, rubella and polio

More than 18 million children in Uganda, 43 percent of the country’s population, will be immunised against measles and rubella.…

Uganda to immunise 18 million children against measles, rubella and polio

More than 18 million children in Uganda, 43 percent of the country’s population, will be immunised against measles and rubella. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than nine months, or 20.5 percent of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine. Uganda has experienced measles outbreaks across numerous districts…

07 Oct 2019
Siemens supports young African innovators

Siemens has extended its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The company is committed to…

Siemens supports young African innovators

Siemens has extended its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The company is committed to supporting and developing young, African innovators. In addition to extending its reach in Africa it is also refurbishing and restocking Sekondi College computer lab as part of Siemens localisation programme.…

25 Sep 2019
World’s first malaria vaccine launched in Kenya

The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the…

World’s first malaria vaccine launched in Kenya

The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that continues to affect millions of children in Africa. The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from six months…

13 Sep 2019
Symrise opens application labs in Nigeria

For the first time in its corporate history, Symrise has set up its own application labs in Nigeria. The global…

Symrise opens application labs in Nigeria

For the first time in its corporate history, Symrise has set up its own application labs in Nigeria. The global fragrance and flavouring manufacturer based in Germany opened the new facilities in Lagos on 4 September 2019. ‘This will strengthen our presence and underpin our growth goals in the region,’…

18 Jul 2019
WHO mobilises healthcare experts to humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

More than 200 000 people in Burkina Faso have been displaced. The World Health Organization is responding to this humanitarian…

WHO mobilises healthcare experts to humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

More than 200 000 people in Burkina Faso have been displaced. The World Health Organization is responding to this humanitarian crisis by mobilising experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services as well as increasing supplies of medicines and medical equipment.…

12 Jul 2019
WHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak

After assessing one of the high-risk districts for Ebola virus disease in western Uganda today, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health…

WHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak

After assessing one of the high-risk districts for Ebola virus disease in western Uganda today, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Africa, commended the corps of health workers and Health Ministry officials for their sharpened preparedness to respond to an outbreak. Fighting ebola Dr Moeti toured…

08 Jul 2019
More than a million people to be vaccinated against cholera in the DRC

Phase 2 of the biggest ever oral vaccination campaign against cholera is taking place from 3 to 8 July 2019…

More than a million people to be vaccinated against cholera in the DRC

Phase 2 of the biggest ever oral vaccination campaign against cholera is taking place from 3 to 8 July 2019 in 15 health districts in the four central provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – Kasaï, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami et Sankuru.  The second dose of vaccine confers…

24 Jun 2019
Africa to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project

Implementation of Africa’s first independent power producer floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project is continuing in the Seychelles. The project, launched…

Africa to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project

Implementation of Africa’s first independent power producer floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project is continuing in the Seychelles. The project, launched by the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Seychelles Energy Commission, will be the first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project in Africa, and aims to…

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