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13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

30 Sep 2008 description
report World Bank

Foreword

When the World Bank published Rolling Back Malaria: The World Bank Global Strategy and Booster Program in 2005, the world had what now seems like a modest goal of halving malaria deaths in Africa by 2010. At the time, many thought that target unrealistic and doubted the commitment of both African and global partners to achieving it. Since then, an influx of new funding, new partners, and remarkable successes in several Sub- Saharan African countries have re energized the global malaria control movement.

02 Mar 2006 description
report World Bank

Foreword

Malnutrition remains the world's most serious health problem and the single biggest contributor to child mortality. Nearly one-third of children in the developing world are either underweight or stunted, and more than 30 percent of the developing world's population suffers from micronutri-ent deficiencies.

14 Jun 2005 description
report World Bank

Washington, June 14, 2005 -- The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a project to manage groundwater and drought in the Southern African region to be executed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

15 Jul 2002 description
report World Bank


News Release No: 2003/019/AFR
Washington, July 15, 2002 - World Bank Group President, James D. Wolfensohn, will meet in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Tuesday July 16, 2002, with finance and economic ministers from nine African countries that have experienced conflict to discuss issues of economic recovery and reconstruction efforts.