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Merck Supports Schistosomiasis Education in Mozambique

March 23, 2015 at 12:12

Around 80% of Mozambicans suffer from the parasitic worm disease Merck (http://www.merckgroup.com), a leading company for innovative, top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, is fighting schistosomiasis […]

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WHO and World Food Programme join forces to reach zero Ebola cases

March 12, 2015 at 10:40

WHO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The arrangement combines […]

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Pee-powered toilet designed to keep refugees safe

Pee-powered toilet designed to keep refugees safe

March 11, 2015 at 16:57

By SciDev.Net- Andy Extance A prototype toilet that can generate power from urine was launched last week.   The urinal, which is being trialled at the University of the West […]

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AfDB supporting women to become self sufficient

March 9, 2015 at 10:45

The opportunities for women to contribute to Africa’s development have been in sharp focus this week at the African Development Bank ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8. […]

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Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabagu

SA: Strategic leadership positions the next goal for women

March 6, 2015 at 12:45

By- SAnews.gov.za While South Africa has made major strides in promoting women’s rights, the country still has a long way to go in ensuring that women occupy strategic positions of […]

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SA to present progress report on women development

March 3, 2015 at 11:00

South Africa will table its country report, which reviews how far it has come in advancing women issues in the last 20 years, at the 59th Session of the United […]

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Ethiopian women cooperative increases incomes thanks to FAO-Eataly partnership

March 3, 2015 at 08:25

A cooperative of women in Ethiopia is set to reach the international market thanks to a partnership between Italian gourmet food store Eataly and FAO. The two joined forces in […]

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Women in Abobodoumé, Côte d’Ivoire, huddle around the FAO-Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT-Thiaroye) to smoke fish. Photo: FAO

In West Africa, UN launches improved fish drying technique to save lives and environment

February 25, 2015 at 11:31

A newly developed fish drying technology is improving food quality and saving lives in West Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today as it launched its […]

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UNICEF, Airtel form Pan-African partnership to empower children and youth

February 24, 2015 at 12:18

UNICEF and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, have entered a partnership agreement to expand their collaboration across 17 countries […]

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Ireland pledges €3 million to the UN’s Humanitarian Fund for South Sudan

February 11, 2015 at 14:50

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced today that the Government is to contribute €3 million to provide food, medicines, education and […]

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