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31 Jan 2011 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, le 31 janvier 2011- Ritva Reinikka, Directrice du secteur Développement humain en Afrique de la Banque mondiale, évoque les dernières avancées réalisées dans la région en matière de développement humain - éducation, santé et protection sociale - et les progrès à accomplir d'ici à 2015, date à laquelle les Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement devront être atteints.

On entend beaucoup parler d'un énorme manque d'infrastructures en Afrique.

31 Jan 2011 description
report World Bank

Ritva Reinikka, World Bank Director for Human Development in Africa, speaks about what's happening in the region on the human development front-that is, in education, health, and social protection-and about what is needed in the run-up to 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals come due.

Q1. We hear a lot about Africa's huge infrastructure gaps. What about investments in people?

It's certainly true that a lot of physical capital must be built quickly in Sub-Saharan Africa. By that I mean roads, electricity, water supply, internet connectivity, and so on.

11 Sep 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 11 September 2009 (IRIN) - Vaccination coverage against pneumonia, the leading preventable cause of under-five child deaths worldwide, is low in the most-affected countries, according to data to be released in The Lancet medical journal on 12 September.

Though vaccines exist to fight two bacteria responsible for more than one million child deaths a year, their roll-out in Asia and Africa has been slow due to lack of money and awareness, according to research groups specializing in pneumonia.

"Prevention of pneumococcal and Hib [haemophilius influenzae type b] cases and …