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Hope for Africa as AU Summit launches Centre for Disease Control

The African Union Heads of State on Tuesday launched the African Centre for Disease Control in a bid to curb emerging and reemerging disease threats. According to an advisory from the African Union, the CDC will provide early warning and response surveillance systems, respond to emergencies, build capacity, and provide technical expertise to address health

African Heads of State commit to immunisation

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, outgoing African Union Commission Chairperson Tuesday led African Heads of State to commit to advance the goal of universal access to immunisation by 2020 by endorsing the Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI), a landmark commitment supporting and prioritising immunisation at the continental scale. Zuma noted that universal access to immunization is achievable. “The

World Cancer Day: Union for International Cancer Control, the Movember Foundation join forces to support fight against cancer

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) today welcomed the Movember Foundation as a Visionary Partner of World Cancer Day, a global movement that unites the world to reduce the global cancer burden under the one banner. World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the

Advanced technology will solve Africa’s housing deficits and pothole crisis

“There is no reason why Africa should be suffering massive housing shortages and dangerous road conditions”, claims Philip Deighton, Executive Chairman of Quiktec. “Advanced technology is available to provide rapid, affordable solutions if only governments would act to facilitate the introduction of new products and ways of doing things” he said, adding “The shortage of

Hope for Africans as the Medicines Patent Pool Announces First Licence for Tuberculosis Treatment

The Medicines Patent Pool has announced signing a licence with Johns Hopkins University to facilitate the clinical development of tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate sutezolid. Long considered a promising investigational treatment, its further development in combination with other drugs, could offer hope to millions of African suffering from TB particularly those that are both drug-sensitive and

Youth to attend Rwanda forum on Agriculture

More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs will come together for. The event will spark new. Fifty young people will attend and share their perspectives on how Africa’s growing youth population could transform the agricultural sector at The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit on February 16-17 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Food communities to meet in Burkina Faso

The first of West African food communities will be held on February 3 and 4 in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Organized by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity as part of Fondazioni for Africa Burkina Faso, the event will promote the right to food run by 28 banking foundations which are members of ACRI, the association

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