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Global health awards recognize outstanding women in health

Global health awards recognize outstanding women in health

Twelve women on the frontlines of health systems across the African continent including Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, Nigeria, Togo and Ghana are the winners of the 2023 Women in Global Health Heroines of Health Awards. Award winners have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to advance safe maternity and sexual

Nigerian teacher wins 2023 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Award

Today, at an awards ceremony at his small rural school attended by his whole village, Cambridge University Press named local hero, Akeem Badru, overall winner of the 2023 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards – a global competition that celebrates the efforts of teachers around the world. The selfless and inspirational teacher, who earned almost 60 percent of the public vote,

Qualcomm Announces Shortlisted Teams for the Inaugural Qualcomm® Make in Africa Mentorship Program

 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced the selection of 10 startups to participate in the inaugural Qualcomm Make in Africa startup mentorship program, as part of the Qualcomm Africa Innovation Platform announced in December 2022. These startups are developing innovative products in clean energy, agricultural technology, computing for education, geospatial predictive analysis, medical technologies, and innovations

Sasakawa Africa Association and the Japanese Embassy in Nigeria join forces to support country’s agricultural sector

  The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria and the Sasakawa Africa Association (formerly SG2000) have reiterated their commitment to strengthen joint efforts to help Nigeria transform the agricultural sector. The two institutions made the assurance during a courtesy visit by the Country Director of SAA, Dr. Godwin Atser to the Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday.

Online Safety: Fund seeks applicants for grant awards

A new google.org-supported call for applications for the award of grants under its $1,000,000 Africa Online Safety Fund (AOSF) has been issued. Africa Online Safety Fund will be awarding grants to organisations throughout Africa, but will be focused on four primary countries, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, that address one or more of the

Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Laos have received Oral Antiviral Treatments for High-Risk Patients through COVID Treatment Quick Start Consortium

The COVID Treatment Quick Start Consortium announced today that the governments of Zambia, Laos, Malawi, and Rwanda have received shipments of PAXLOVID™ (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir), Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral treatment. Partners involved in the Quick Start Consortium are supporting test-and-treat programs to improve access to antiviral treatments in low- and middle-income countries. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its

One out of Eighteen! The sad tale of gender disparities in Africa’s political space

By Imali Ngusale On Wednesday this week, the curtains closed on Africa’s largest political campaigns when the Independent Nigeria Electoral Commission declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 70-year-old male as Nigeria’s new President-Elect. However, with the announcement, the continent continued with its dismal display of disdain for gender parity on matters political governance. Tinubu, a male, takes

More married and sexually active women turning to contraceptives

By Henry Neondo Use of contraceptives has sharply risen in Africa than ever before and this is mostly among married but sexually active women, a report by FP2030 reveals. The latest FP2030 Measurement Report took a deep dive into 15 African countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda,