Humanitarian

Mikkel Ostergaard / Panos

Let’s make a success of failures

August 7, 2013 at 07:00

   By Ben Taylor – SciDev.Net Unsuccessful development initiatives offer vital lessons — but only if we are open about failure, says Ben Taylor I was recently involved in a […]

Read more ›
SA: Gauteng to relive 1956 women’s march

SA: Gauteng to relive 1956 women’s march

August 5, 2013 at 12:30

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane will lead thousands of women in a 3.5km walk from Tshwane City Hall to the Union Buildings on Friday, August 9 in honour of the women […]

Read more ›
Charlize Theron: “The Moment to Act Against AIDS is Now”

Charlize Theron: “The Moment to Act Against AIDS is Now”

August 3, 2013 at 11:15

HIV/AIDS campaigner and actress Charlize Theron today met Youth Ambassadors who act as role models for their peers and raise awareness of how to prevent the spread of HIV in […]

Read more ›
.

Secretary-General appoints Speciosa Wandira-Kasibe of Uganda special envoy for HIV/Aids in Africa

August 2, 2013 at 15:14

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Speciosa Wandira-Kasibwe of Uganda as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. She will replace Asha-Rose Migiro of the United Republic of Tanzania, […]

Read more ›
West Africa cholera down but officials vigilant

West Africa cholera down but officials vigilant

August 1, 2013 at 07:45

Source – IRIN Some 1,700 people in West Africa have contracted cholera since mid-June, a significant decline compared to the same seven-week period in 2012 when 11,834 were affected. Overall, 50,439 […]

Read more ›
AIDS-related deaths have fallen by nearly 40% since 2005 in Eastern and Southern Africa

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by nearly 40% since 2005 in Eastern and Southern Africa

July 30, 2013 at 14:00

A ten-fold increase in access to antiretroviral therapy has contributed to significant declines in AIDS-related mortality and an average increase in life expectancy across the region A new report by […]

Read more ›
African Experts Join Forces with MSD to Battle Hepatitis

African Experts Join Forces with MSD to Battle Hepatitis

July 29, 2013 at 09:35

Conférence Internationale sur les Hépatites states: Hepatitis B and C remain under-diagnosed and under-reported in Africa From July 20 to 22, the Initiative Panafricaine de Lutte Contre les Hepatites (IPLH) […]

Read more ›
African Experts Join Forces with MSD to Battle Hepatitis

African Experts Join Forces with MSD to Battle Hepatitis

July 23, 2013 at 15:34

Conférence Internationale sur les Hépatites states: Hepatitis B and C remain under-diagnosed and under-reported in Africa From July 20 to 22, the Initiative Panafricaine de Lutte Contre les Hepatites (IPLH) […]

Read more ›
How Africa Can Transform Land Tenure, Revolutionize Agriculture, and End Poverty, A Ten Step Plan for Change

How Africa Can Transform Land Tenure, Revolutionize Agriculture, and End Poverty, A Ten Step Plan for Change

July 23, 2013 at 11:00

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the world’s usable, uncultivated land but so far the continent has not been able to develop these unused tracts, estimated at more […]

Read more ›
Canada Announces Support for Women in Middle East and North Africa

Canada Announces Support for Women in Middle East and North Africa

July 22, 2013 at 09:27

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today announced Canada’s contribution to two projects that will encourage the participation of women in the political process in […]

Read more ›