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23 Sep 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI Special Correspondent

In Summary

  • The African Medical Research Foundation (Amref) has partnered with health ministries to execute the three-year programme.

  • The three-year campaign dubbed “Stand up for African mothers,” aims at training midwives and create awareness about maternal deaths in the region.

  • Lennie Bazira, the Amref Kenya country director, said currently one skilled midwife is able to provide care for 500 mothers every year and safely deliver 100 babies.

01 Feb 2006 description
report Xinhua

NAIROBI, Feb 1, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An eleven-nation summit on restoring stability to Africa's Great Lakes region, earlier scheduled for December, 2005 in Kenya, will now take place in August due to scheduled elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations announced here on Wednesday.

The summit in the Kenyan capital was to be held on December 15 and 16, 2005, but was put off until later this year, Ibrahim Fall, Special Representative of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region, told a news conference in Nairobi.

21 Nov 1997 description

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