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Norway to step up drought response in Ethiopia

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The drought in Ethiopia is having enormous consequences for the population. More than 15 million people are now dependent on food aid. ‘The number of people who need food aid may rise dramatically if the international community fails to provide enough aid quickly enough. Norway is now allocating an additional NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance,’ said Minister of Foreign …

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IOM, Partners Unite to ‘End Malaria For Good’

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Today, World Malaria Day 2016, IOM joins the World Health Organization, Member States, global health stakeholders and key affected communities in calling for concerted and coordinated efforts to “End Malaria For Good” as reflected in the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030.* According to WHO, 3.2 billion of the world’s population remains at risk of malaria. There is an urgent …

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World Malaria Day: The SDC reaffirms its commitment to fight malaria

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There has been some success in the fight against malaria since the turn of the millennium – not least thanks to Switzerland’s activities in this field. Nevertheless, more than 400,000 people still die from the disease every year, mostly children under five. At the event to mark World Malaria Day on 25 April 2016, SDC Director General Manuel Sager therefore …

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Ethiopia Marks World Health Day 2016

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On 7 April 2016, Ethiopia commemorated the 2016 World Health Day under the theme, “Beat diabetes – Integration and decentralization of diabetic care with primary health services” in a series of activities since 05 April 2016 which culminated with mass walk and promotional gathering at Teklehaimanot HC in Addis Ababa. Pre-event activities such as free blood glucose tests and counseling …

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APRM critical for Africa’s Development Agenda

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The APRM was established when Africans turned to themselves to mobilize their own resources in order to realise African change and development. The APRM is therefore a critical mechanism for Africa’s Governance landscape,” these are the words of former President of Mozambique H.E Joaquim Chissano during his response to the presentation of the APRM’s Turnaround Strategy at the 4th General …

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SA: Government to support drought hit areas

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has committed all spheres of government to provide extra support to areas hard-hit by drought. The President was responding to a series of concerns raised by the members of the community of the uThungulu District Municipality and surrounding areas, in KwaZulu-Natal, during a Presidential Imbizo, on Sunday. The community informed him that …

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Tackling rural development is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, says new OECD Development Centre report

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With the number expected to increase until 2028, 3.4 billion people currently live in rural areas, with around 92% of the rural population located in developing countries. They are mainly concentrated in Asia and Africa. The situation is particularly fragile in sub-Saharan Africa, the only place where the number of poor has risen steadily in the last decade. Achieving the …

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African Union Hosts Partners Meeting on the 10 year Celebration of the African Youth Charter

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The Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology and Social Affairs hosted a partners meeting with key stakeholders in youth development to reflect on the African Youth Agenda and prepare for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the African Youth Charter as well as for the second session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Youth Culture and Sports(STC-YCS). The …

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Empowering Berna – A new initiative of “Merck More than a Mother” to mark CSW60 in partnership with Africa Fertility Society, BPW International and AFRAWE

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Empowering Berna – A new initiative of “Merck More than a Mother” to mark CSW60 in partnership with Africa Fertility Society, BPW International and AFRAWE (African Alliances for Women Empowerment) Berna Amullen is a Ugandan woman who suffered infertility as a result of an untreated Sexually Transmitted Disease. Merck KGaA (MerckGroup.com), Darmstadt Germany, in partnership with African Fertility Society, African …

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SA: Government drafts plan to combat racism

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By – SAnews.gov.za Durban – President Jacob Zuma has at the Human Rights Day celebrations in Durban earlier today announced that government has drafted a national action plan to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Addressing the thousands of citizens who had gathered at Moses Mabhida Stadium, the President said the plan will help ensure that the concerns …

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