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New Financing Agreements between the IDB and Number of Member Countries for USD231 Million

On the occasion of the 38th Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors held in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, a number of financing agreements have been signed under which the Bank shall participate in financing new development projects in (10) member countries (in addition to the Republic of Kosovo) for a total amount of USD230.9 million , The details are as follows:

1 . The Republic of Tajikistan

Loan for USD10 million, to participate in phase-3 in the Dangara Valley Irrigation Project with the objective of poverty reduction among the population.

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Farmers are key to climate change but poor policy is locking them out


Agricultural productivity across Africa has plummeted greatly as a result of climate change, pointing to future food crises on the continent.

According to the Worldwatch Institute, a New York-based environment research organisation, there is an urgent need for sweeping policy changes on the continent to combat worsening weather patterns.

Africa's major focus is on adaptation, ignoring other factors, hence the sluggish progress in combating climate change.

Tree planting is a preferred initiative

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Senegal + 7 others
IFC Issue Brief - Africa health care report & IFC-World Bank health in Africa initiative


- People in Sub-Saharan Africa have the worst health, on average, in the world. The region has 11 percent of the world's population, 24 percent of the global disease burden, and lacks the infrastructure to provide even basic health care to its people. That challenge is fostering growing acceptance of the view that the private sector should be a key part of the overall health strategy.

- An IFC report, The Business of Health in Africa: Partnering with the Private Sector to Improve People's Lives, says spending on health in Sub-Saharan Africa could double in the next

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CCF recognized at White House for malaria eradication efforts

By Jennifer Harter, Communications Associate

It was a gathering of the most powerful organizations in the global fight against malaria in one of the most powerful places in the world.

And Christian Children's Fund (CCF) was among those invited to the White House on Wednesday for Malaria Awareness Day.

The Vice President for Global Programs at CCF, Michelle Poulton visited the White House on the organization's behalf for a key event in President Bush's efforts to fight malaria.

Poulton attended the luncheon in the

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Africa: IRIN AIDS Briefs, 26 October

SOUTH AFRICA: News HIV/AIDS policy guidelines announced
The South African government this week announced new guidelines for treating people living with HIV/AIDS. Speaking at the launch of the guidelines Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said that although the government was still considering the possibility of procuring cheaper HIV/AIDS drugs through parallel imports and compulsory licensing, the department would continue treating patients suffering from opportunistic infections with drugs generally available in clinics and

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