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Malawi commits to halve maternal, neonatal deaths over next five years

By Gondwe M. The Governments of Malawi and eight other countries from Africa and South East Asia have committed to halve maternal, new-born and stillborn births. The commitment comes at a time Malawi and eight other countries launch the Network on the improvement of quality of care for maternal, neonatal and child health. Through the

JICA, UNCCD to strengthen Partnership to fight desertification in the Sahel

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have pledged to jointly accelerate efforts to eradicate poverty in Africa and achieve global stability through the “African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience Climate Change in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa”. Issuing a statement from the

Ethiopia: Dams, Plantations a Threat to Kenyans

Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today. Based on publicly available data from the United States Department of Agriculture, Lake Turkana’s water levels have dropped

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

Prof. Frank Stangenberg-haverkamp empowers African women and girls in STEM

Merck has announced five winners of the first ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’. Entries from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Uganda and Ethiopia emerged winners under the category of ‘Best African Women Researchers Award’. Other four winners from Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia and Zimbabwe won ‘Best Young African Researchers Award’. Congratulating winners, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive

Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies acquire Wildlife Law Prosecution skills

In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence. As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and

Cancer: Africa taking the bull by the horn

By Henry Opondo Reports from the many African representatives at the ongoing World Cancer Congress in Paris show a continent just waking up to the cancer challenge. From Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania in Eastern Africa to Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa in Southern Africa to Sierra Leone in West Africa, the picture painted at the

First Ladies hold the key in the fight against cancer in Africa

By Henry Opondo Africa’s First Ladies hold the key in the fight against cervical and breast cancer—the big killer cancers of women in sub Saharan Africa, Dr Adetu Olateju a physician and Country Programme Manager, Red Ribbon, East and Southern Africa said at a session of the ongoing World Cancer Conference in Paris. “First Ladies

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