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UNAIDS participates in China-Africa Children Summer Camp

Chinese version of award-winning book is launched at the Opening Ceremony. The China-Africa Children Summer Camp opened today under the theme of “Love in the Sunshine”, bringing together 60 young people living with or affected by HIV from China, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Held on the grounds of the Forbidden City, in attendance at the event were the First …

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World Bank, AfDB bolster aid transparency data

The African Development Bank (AfDB) took a step toward increased transparency on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 with the release of AfDB data on AidFlows (www.aidflows.org), a website that visualizes global development aid. The new data provides information on AfDB funds committed and disbursed to beneficiaries, including South Africa, South Sudan, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. “Transparency keeps us accountable and engaged …

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WHO trains health workers to provide lifesaving services in Borno State

With this training, the number of HTR teams supported by WHO will now increase to 24. The biggest challenge that WHO and other partners face in supporting the SMoH to deliver life-saving health services throughout the state is that of insecurity. The World Health Organization (WHO) and Borno state Ministry of Health are scaling-up Hard-to-Reach programme (HTR) with training of …

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COP22: A Defining Moment for Africa’s Climate Movement

By Lerato Letebele Upcoming UN climate summit in Morocco should help spark the energy among Africans to mobilize for the sustainable future we all aspire for. Africa’s climate struggles are set to take centre stage at this year’s annual UNFCCC Conference of the Parties meeting from 7-18th November. Host country Morocco will see its city, Marrakesh, come to life as politicians, …

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Water, sanitation and hygiene project with the Ministry of Water Resources, funded by UK Aid, to benefit more than 150,000 people in Sierra Leone

As part of the project, children in 180 primary schools in the priority areas will be provided with child friendly WASH facilities as per the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology minimum standards. Large inequalities exist between urban and rural communities when it comes to current access to safe water sources and sanitation. More than 150,000 people in Sierra Leone …

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Uganda’s first-ever Social Service Delivery Equity Atlas launched

Atlas maps key results vs public expenditures for children across Uganda. The Government of Uganda has today launched an Atlas that helps to monitor the delivery and impact of basic services for children and other vulnerable groups across Uganda. Dubbed as the Social Service Delivery Equity Atlas, Uganda’s first-ever publication that maps key results versus public expenditures for children, the …

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Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation

The purpose of the bootcamp is to develop two mobile applications (“apps”) aiming at educating South Sudanese youth on the process of building a peaceful and literate nation as well as to encourage a culture of peaceful co-existence. UNESCO and UNDP in partnership with WB4ALL are organising a Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation Bootcamp for 16 students from the …

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Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development announces Winners for Health and Food Security Categories

The winners of the Kuwait-sponsored, Al-Sumait 2015 Health Award and 2016 Food Security Award have been announced by the prestigious Board of Trustees at a meeting in Kuwait City. Today’s Board of Trustees meeting of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (AlSumaitPrize.org) honored ground-breaking research on tackling childhood malaria and addressing undernourishment through Africa, which both impact the lives of …

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USAID Awards More Than $6 Million for Innovative Approaches to Fighting Extreme Poverty

12 Organizations Supported Through the Development Innovation Ventures Program. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab has announced $6.2 million in new grants to 12 organizations from around the world. The awards are funded through the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, an open innovation fund that sources, tests, and scales breakthrough ideas that address global development …

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Victoria Beckham and son Brooklyn on HIV awareness raising mission to Kenya with Born Free Africa and UNAIDS

Witnessing first-hand the successes and challenges of Kenya’s AIDS response, Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham call for greater commitment, action and funding to end the AIDS epidemic. UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Victoria Beckham and her son, Brooklyn Beckham, have completed a three-day mission to Kenya with Born Free Africa and UNAIDS to raise awareness about HIV. Their visit focused on preventing …

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