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28 Nov 2015 description
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Millet, maize, and sorghum are the most important food commodities for household consumption.

27 Nov 2015 description

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  • AGIR - the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative - was launched during the Sahel food and nutrition crisis of 2012 with the aim of achieving 'Zero Hunger' in the West Africa Sahel region by 2032. The EU was closely involved in establishing AGIR and continues to provide support.

27 Nov 2015 description

New recommendations show how to treat all people living with HIV and decrease new infections

Harare, 27 November 2015 –The world is poised to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – provided it can accelerate the pace of progress achieved globally over the past 15 years, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report.

Already, much has been achieved. This year, the Millennium Development Goal that called for halting and reversing the spread of HIV on a global basis was met.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Ghana. #MissingMigrants.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UNAIDS

On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte

24 Nov 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020

An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind

20 Nov 2015 description


Enhance food security, economic growth, resilience, and poverty reduction in West Africa through an integrated common market

Life of Program:

5/2015 – 5/2020

Total USAID Funding:


Geographic Focus:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

18 Nov 2015 description

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region.

18 Nov 2015 description


Ghana, with a population of 26 million, has abundant natural resources that have played an important role in the agricultural, industrial, economic and social development of the country. However, Ghana faces a number of risks due to climate change, including frequency and intensity of extreme weather events increasing the risk of flood, landslides, drought and heat stress. This could subsequently intensify existing challenges of poverty, food insecurity and infectious and vector-borne diseases.


17 Nov 2015 description

Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.

11 Nov 2015 description

Enhanced rains and tropical cyclone activity sustains the risk of flooding during early November in East Africa.

Delayed seasonal rains continue to strengthen early season dryness throughout several parts of southern Africa

1) Persistent below-average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Ghana, Togo, and Benin led to strong moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. However, increased rainfall since October has resulted in much improved ground conditions in the region.

10 Nov 2015 description

For a century, epidemics of meningococcal A meningitis, a bacterial infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord, have swept across 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa killing and disabling young people every year. The disease is highly feared on the continent; it can kill or cause severe brain damage within hours.

10 Nov 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | mardi 10/11/2015 - 00:01 GMT | 423 mots

Le vaccin contre la méningite A, introduit il y a cinq ans en Afrique, a permis d'éradiquer presque complètement cette maladie, mais les nourrissons doivent être intégrés aux programmes de vaccination pour éviter sa résurgence dans 15 ans, selon une étude publiée dans un journal britannique.

09 Nov 2015 description


Fourth modification as of 16/10/2015

06 Nov 2015 description

Washington, D.C. - Today at an event on Capitol Hill, Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, announced that developing countries are making substantial progress against global hunger, poverty and malnutrition, thanks in part to U.S. Government support. In 2014 alone, Feed the Future reached nearly 19 million households and helped nearly 7 million farmers gain access to new tools and technologies. New data demonstrate that, through Feed the Future and other U.S.

05 Nov 2015 description
report AmeriCares

When school starts in Kumasi, Ghana, students receive pencils, books and a little white pill – Vermox. The pill kills intestinal parasites that rob children of nutrients, creating weakness and even malnutrition. Treatment is simple and effective. Regular doses have been shown to increase school attendance, improve health and even boost earnings during adult years.