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African Union Commission signs a MOU with CAFOR

The African Union(AU)  and the Coalition on Media and Education for Development Africa Forum (CAFOR) signed on 18 January 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide cooperation to enhance the integration of global SDGs and continental Agenda 2063 and its sectorial policy frameworks in education development, into country-level policy and implementation. These frameworks include

Ghana’s First Lady picked Nutrition Champion

Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has been made a Nutrition Champion by the African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday in acknowledgement of her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the

Kenya: NCDs leading cause of death of older people, Global AgeWatch Insights report reveals

The number of deaths attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya is on the rise, according to the Kenya findings of Global AgeWatch Insights 2018, a new report from HelpAge International and AARP. Kenya has seen an increase of cases of non-communicable diseases, with the Ministry of Health reporting they are responsible for over 55%

 Climate change: Plan to end Drought on African Farms  

With news from last week’s global climate talks in Poland looking ominous for African farmers, a high-level group of African agricultural experts gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday to accelerate farmer access to innovations that can sustainably increase food production—even as temperatures rise and weather extremes and crop pests become more common. The event,

NCDs Debilitating Africans over 60, Global AgeWatch Insights reveals

By Adlyne Wangusi Africans are more likely to live with disabilities caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in their later years than any other health problem, a new joint report by the HelpAge International and AARP reveals. According to Global AgeWatch Insights, studies from around the world show that NCDs, like Cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (like

UAE, GAVI meet to focus on health for next generation

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance are bringing together leaders and the global health community for a two-day meeting on December 10-11 to review progress half way through Gavi’s 2016-2020 investment period, examine challenges and refine actions for increasing access to immunisation in the world’s poorest countries to help empower the next

NIAP’s Promotion of Irrigation Best Practices to Boost Food Security Lauded

By PATRICK AMUNAVI The Principal Secretary, State Department for Irrigation, Prof. Fred Segor has lauded efforts being spearheaded by the National Irrigation Acceleration Platform (NIAP) in advancing knowledge sharing, learning and building synergies to promote and upscale irrigation best practices amongst small-scale farmers in Kenya, thus contributing to the attainment of the Government’s Big Four

Sub-Saharan Africa:  Child deaths on the rise amidst slowing preventive progress –UN report

A baby born in sub-Saharan Africa or in Southern Asia was nine times more likely to die in the first month than a baby born in a high-income country. Yet progress to saving newborns has not been slower than for other children under five years of age since 1990. In 2017, half of all deaths

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