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21 Nov 2014 description

Cotonou, Bénin | AFP | vendredi 21/11/2014 - 11:31 GMT

Deux personnes sont mortes au Bénin après avoir contracté la fièvre de Lassa, cousine de celle d'Ebola, ont annoncé vendredi le gouvernement béninois et un responsable local de l'organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

"Après les prélèvements et les analyses, les résultats se sont révélés positifs au virus lassa, un virus voisin de Ebola mais qui n'est pas aussi virulent qu'Ebola", a déclaré la ministre béninoise de la santé publique, Dorothée Akoko Kindé-Gazard.

19 Nov 2014 description
report Africare

BEREMBEKE (NOVEMBER 19, 2014) – Today is World Toilet Day. It may not be considered a polite dinner conversation topic, but ensuring access to clean water and sanitation facilities like latrines is one of the most important global public health issues. Thousands in the developing world, primarily children, die every day of preventable water-borne illnesses. People are forced to walk for miles to fetch potable water.

08 Oct 2014 description
report Africare

President Yayi recognizes Africare for significantly reducing malaria infections and deaths among children under five years old

COTONOU, BENIN (October 2, 2014) – Children across the West African nation of Benin sleep safer at night and live healthier because a modest pilot program to decrease malaria-related deaths directed by Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, delivered such outstanding results it was rapidly expanded to span the entire country.

08 Aug 2014 description

08/07/2014 21:40 GMT

COTONOU, August 7, 2014 (AFP) - Benin said Thursday that it has placed two patients with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation and was waiting for test results to establish if the pair were infected with the deadly tropical disease.

Deputy chief of staff at the health ministry, Moufalilou Aboubakar, told journalists that the two patients were being treated as suspected cases of Ebola and that blood samples had been sent to foreign labs for conclusive results.

09 May 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$6.4 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA*) to help Benin recover after heavy rains flooded the country in 2010. As a result of the flooding, 278 schools were flooded, and more than 50,000 houses were destroyed, leaving 150,000 people without shelter, according to the 2010 World Bank Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) document.

26 Feb 2014 description

Investing in rural youth is critical if they are to stay in rural areas and contribute to their development

Rome, 26 February 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a grant of US$1.95 million to the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) to support creating opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa, beginning in Benin, Cameroon, Gambia and Nigeria.

Heather Spidell, President and CEO of CEED, and Michel Mordasini, Vice President of IFAD, signed the grant agreement today.

20 Dec 2013 description

Bénin Burkina Faso Cap Vert Côte d’Ivoire Gambie Guinée Guinée Bissau Mali Mauritanie Niger Sénégal Tchad Togo

Dans ce numéro :

  • 1ère édition de la foire aux savoirs au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Lancement des programmes de coopération technique entre le CILSS, l’IGAD et la FAO.

  • Partenariat CILSS-USAID

  • 29ème réunion annuelle du Réseau de Prévention des Crises Alimentaires au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest (RPCA) - les indicateurs et outils méthodologiques de mesure de la résilience passés à la loupe

20 Dec 2013 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 19, 2013 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved funding to help Benin fight widespread malnutrition that has seriously affected growth and cognitive development among young children, and accounted for half of the country’s under-five mortality rate.

08 Nov 2013 description

COTONOU (8 novembre 2013) – La Rapporteuse spéciale des Nations Unies Najat Maalla M'jid a exhorté ce matin les autorités béninoises à inscrire la protection des enfants parmi les priorités politiques en vue de protéger tous les enfants, sans discrimination, contre toute forme de violences, d’abus et d’exploitation, et de sanctionner lourdement les coupables. Elle a par ailleurs exprimé sa grande préoccupation face à la relative tolérance sociale envers la violence et l’exploitation des enfants et face à l’impunité dont jouissent les auteurs de ces crimes.

08 Nov 2013 description

COTONOU (8 November 2013) – UN Special Rapporteur Najat Maalla M’jid on Friday urged the Government of Benin to make the protection of children a priority in its political agenda, after a visit to the country revealed that violence and exploitation of children is tolerated, even justified in many instances, and perpetrators largely enjoy impunity.

05 Nov 2013 description

La visite du Directeur général comprend la mise en place d’un programme de reconstruction

5 novembre 2013, Cotonou/Rome – La FAO vient en aide aux familles agricoles du Bénin qui ont tout perdu – récoltes, animaux et étangs piscicoles – en août dernier, suite au débordement du fleuve Niger, alors que de nombreux villageois étaient tout juste en train de se remettre des inondations de 2012.

05 Nov 2013 description

José Graziano da Silva’s visit to Benin includes launch of FAO programme to help communities rebuild after floods

5 November 2013, Cotonou/Rome – FAO is supporting farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, livestock and fishing grounds when the Niger River overran its banks in August, just as many villagers were only barely getting back on their feet from the last floods in 2012.

01 Nov 2013 description

To date, CRS has been awarded over $130 million through 41 grants in 26 countries across seven of the eight Global Fund regions, including both Principal Recipient (PR) and Sub Recipient (SR) grants. According to the disease area, 23 of these grants were for HIV, 14 were for malaria, 3 were for TB, and one was for HSS. CRS is currently managing 17 grants, including six as Principal Recipient, in 14 countries with a total program value of approximately $88 million.

The main objectives of CRS’ current Principal Recipient grants in malaria are:

31 Oct 2013 description

Cotonou, Benin - After seven years, the USAID West African Cotton Improvement Program (WACIP) has successfully completed its activities to reduce poverty and hunger by helping increase both cotton farmers' incomes and the added value of cotton processed by artisans and ginners. The program, implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center, supported the cotton sectors in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, commonly known as the C-4 countries, plus Senegal.

29 Oct 2013 description
report ECOWAS

Some Eighty-three young men and women, ages 18-35 from ECOWAS forteen Member States will round-off a one month intensive training in integrated agriculture entrepreneurship at the Songhai Centre, Porto Novo, Benin Republic, on 29th October 2013, under the youth capacity building programme of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

24 Oct 2013 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
- Benin currently confronts a high rate of chronic malnutrition among children under age five
- The government’s Community Nutrition Education Project seeks to combat this scourge
- In the hardest-hit communities, grandmothers have been mobilized to lead the effort

13 Sep 2013 description

The situation in the communes of Karimama and Malanville in Northern Benin is deteriorating following the overflow of the Niger river, with water levels 1 meter higher than usual. 54 localities in Karimama and 18 in Malanville have been inundated, with a total of 33 535 people affected. Massive loss of housing, assets and crops has been reported in the two communes. High risk on public health and increasing rates of malnutrition. The immediate needs include water, hygiene, shelter, NFI and food supplies.

10 Sep 2013 description
report CARE

Heavy rains in Niger and Mali over the last month have affected neighbouring Benin, with areas close to the Niger River – Malanville and Karimama – being severely flooded. The floods have washed away homes built of black earth, damaged farmlands and crops and endangered human lives; nearly 10,000 people have been displaced, more than 33,000 people have lost their homes, and over 21,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed.

10 Jun 2013 description

DAKAR / GENEVA (10 June 2013) – More than 40 parliamentarians, government officials, and representatives of civil society and national human rights institutions will come together in Dakar on 13-14 June 2013 to identify the best ways of putting the human right to adequate food into practice in the region.