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WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

  The World Health Organization has scaled up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states.  and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. In a statement released to the press Tuesday, the WHO said nearly 450 suspected cases were reported, of

Destroying Kenya’s Ecosystem destroys Livelihood says Greenpeace

The Machakos County forestry department has approved the cutting down of  22 hectares of Iveti Forest in Kathiani Sub County. Three saw millers are expected to clear the forest. Most of the local community members are  unaware of this exercise. Iveti forest is not the only case of government’s inaction to preserve forests, there has

UNCCD to focus on consumers making smart investments in the land

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has said thirty percent of all land is degraded, and has lost its true value. Land grabbing and a headlong rush for productive land signals a growing recognition that access to productive land will be crucial for future economic growth, peace and stability. The World Day to Combat

South Sudanese Educators, Policy Makers shift focus on the youth

The majority of the population in South Sudan is under thirty years of age. However, ongoing conflict, high unemployment and lack of consistent access to education risks leaving the generation of youth without the skills to politically, economically, and socially grow the world’s newest nation. Peace and the stability it provides are paramount in South

Global leaders from across Africa meet to counter microbial resistance, help global fight

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) will convene a landmark summit of key regional stakeholders and international experts today to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and diagnostics. During the event, a significant Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between the two organizations, pledging a commitment to identify

Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa 

African nations have been urged to renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030. At a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Senior health, finance and foreign affairs officials from across the continent were briefed on the latest findings from the

The African Global Health Leaders Fellowship launched to support the future of health in Africa

The Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) announced Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland the establishment of the 2018-2019 African Global Health Leaders Fellowship. The fellowship supports the development of the next generation of public health leaders

Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health enters pact with Oranga, Gavi

In a bid to increase immunisation rates in Ivory Coast, the country’s Ministry of Health has announced plans to enter into partnership with the Orange SA and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The partnership is to ensure lowest vaccine coverage in some remote villages. The “M-Vaccin Côte d’ Ivoire” project uses Orange mobile technology to inform

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