Humanitarian

Equatorial Guinea President Scores a Grand Slam for HIV testing

Equatorial Guinea President Scores a Grand Slam for HIV testing

April 26, 2013 at 01:38

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – In20minutes.org is a global campaign designed to encourage HIV testing. The campaign begins on World AIDS DAY 2013 and will be promoted during the Goree Challenge […]

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Canada Funds IOM Humanitarian Projects in Zimbabwe

Canada Funds IOM Humanitarian Projects in Zimbabwe

April 25, 2013 at 04:44

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has made a C$1 million contribution towards IOM’s humanitarian projects in Zimbabwe. The funds, which are part of Canada’s overall C$3.7 million contribution to […]

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MSD Africa Supports World Immunization Week

MSD Africa Supports World Immunization Week

April 25, 2013 at 02:53

World Health Organization calls for greater awareness of the public health benefits of vaccination. MSD Africa (http://www.merck.com) today announced its support of World Immunization Week, an annual global initiative launched […]

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In East Africa, heavy rains test emergency preparedness

In East Africa, heavy rains test emergency preparedness

April 22, 2013 at 02:02

Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure. “Above-normal rains have occurred in several areas, including northern and western […]

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Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZIMFUND) Launches Flagship Infrastructure Development Project

Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZIMFUND) Launches Flagship Infrastructure Development Project

April 18, 2013 at 02:17

ZimFund’s Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (Phase One) will increase the reliability, quality and availability of water, restore wastewater treatment capacity and reduce the incidence of cholera and […]

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Governments urged to support new Action Plan to save a million African child lives every year

Governments urged to support new Action Plan to save a million African child lives every year

April 15, 2013 at 09:17

•    New action plan to eliminate two of the main killer diseases of children in Africa – pneumonia and diarrhoea – launched by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF. •    UN states […]

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ECOWAS, partners take bold step to eliminate malaria

ECOWAS, partners take bold step to eliminate malaria

April 15, 2013 at 08:33

ECOWAS and its partners have achieved another milestone in their stride towards the elimination of malaria in the region with the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a biolarvicides […]

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Commissioner Lamamra meets Mr. Mark Simmonds, the UK Minister for Africa

Commissioner Lamamra meets Mr. Mark Simmonds, the UK Minister for Africa

April 11, 2013 at 10:26

Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, Commissioner for Peace and Security, met with Mr. Mark Simmonds, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa. The two diplomats discussed, among other pertinent issues, […]

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Labour Migration Database Set to Launch in Ghana

Labour Migration Database Set to Launch in Ghana

April 10, 2013 at 11:00

The Government of Ghana is set to launch a new labour market database as part of its new 2013-2016 Labour Department Strategic Plan. The database and plan were both facilitated […]

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IOM Trains Djibouti Officials in Counter Trafficking

IOM Trains Djibouti Officials in Counter Trafficking

April 8, 2013 at 10:20

IOM and the Djiboutian Public Prosecutor in charge of trafficking issues this week trained a group of 75 officers from Djibouti’s national police, gendarmerie and coast guard in combating human […]

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