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Regional bodies meet in Madagascar to discuss domestic financing

Regional bodies meet in Madagascar to discuss domestic financing

The African Union (AU) Commission, in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC), the Economic Community of Central African States ‎‎(ECCAS) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States, ‎is ‎convening experts on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)‎ programming for ‎a regional meeting to discuss mobilising domestic ‎resources and ‎strengthening ‎programs to combat NTDs in the ‎Eastern and Central African ‎regions from 31 May to

Kenya: Pollution killing more new born babies today than before

By Gitonga Njeru Dr. Evan Abwao is a doctor based in Nairobi. He is a Neonatologist in private practice. A Neonatologist is a Pediatrician that provides specialized care and treatment of newborns. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, Neonatal is a period starting before birth all the way to one month after birth. Dr

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Helen Clark Call on G7 Leaders to ensure COVID-19 the Last Pandemic

As G7 leaders meet in the coming days, we call on leaders at the Summit to make specific commitments to pandemic preparedness and response which will sustain political momentum between health emergencies. Past experience suggests that the world quickly forgets health crises and neglects the preparedness required to avert future ones. Given the multiple damages

Amidst crises, Malawi showcases resilience with major vaccination push 

With support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO, UNICEF, TyVAC, and other partners, the Government of Malawi today launched a nationwide integrated vaccine campaign to deliver measles-rubella (MR) vaccines and typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV), which will be followed by the introduction of TCV into the national routine immunisation programme. Throughout the campaign, eligible children who

Signing of a new agreement to drive vaccine impact in Africa   

The African Union Commission (AUC) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase access and accelerate the uptake of life-saving vaccines across African Union member states towards supporting immunisation, providing technical and learning assistance and health systems strengthening. The MoU was signed on behalf of the African Union Commission

New Eastern Africa FAIMER Regional Institute Will Serve Health Professions Educators Throughout the Region

 By Henry Neondo The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), a member of Intealth™, today announced the launch of the Eastern Africa FAIMER Regional Institute (EAFRI) in partnership with Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Mbarara, Uganda. Fellowships with the new Institute will

Investing in Innovation Africa announces its second call for Healthcare Startups applications

 Investing in Innovation Africa (i3), a pan-African initiative for start-ups building the future of healthcare supply chains is calling for leading innovators to join its second cohort. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and sponsored by AmerisourceBergen, Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD), Microsoft and Chemonics, i3 is supporting the commercialization of 60 promising

Kenya’s Avenue Group Receives $12.7 Million Investment from IFC

Avenue Group Limited (“Avenue” or “the Group”), an Evercare Group company has announced an investment from IFC that will support the Group’s strategy to grow its healthcare offering and boost its patient reach across the country over the next five years. The $12.7 million loan to Avenue will enable the company to continue to expand