Burkina Faso takes innovative approach to tackling major food and nutrition crisis

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, March 26, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Two million people in Burkina Faso need humanitarian assistance because of the food security and...

RIP Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

Egypt: Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has been following with interest Egypt’s presidential election process. These historic elections, in which Egyptians will freely choose their President from amongst...

Sierra Leonean Healthcare Professionals in UK Want to Contribute to Home Country’s Health Sector

Sierra Leonean healthcare professionals in the UK are keen to volunteer for short term assignments to fill acute healthcare staffing shortages in their country...

Micronutrient supplementation ‘may increase malaria risk’

A WHO recommendation to supply all iron-deficient children with micronutrient supplements has been called into question by a study that has found this...

Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines

© Manoocher Deghati/IRIN South Africa's gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease...

In East Africa, heavy rains test emergency preparedness

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...

Ethiopia: IFRC Secretary-General Bekele Geleta to Co-Chair World Economic Forum

Bekele Geleta, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will be a Co-Chair for this year’s World Economic Forum...

WaterAid Launches New Initiative to Help West African Communities Cope with Drought

Three-Year Initiative to Help Improve Water Resource Management in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger WaterAid announced today plans to support 29 drought-prone West African communities...

Ethiopia Marks World Health Day 2016

On 7 April 2016, Ethiopia commemorated the 2016 World Health Day under the theme, “Beat diabetes - Integration and decentralization of diabetic care with...

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