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07 Feb 2018 description

Malnutrition in Eastern Africa among children raises concern

18 January 2018, Addis Ababa – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Africa Union Commission have signed an agreement to launch sustainable school food and nutrition programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.

24 Sep 2012 description

As part of a $100 million commitment from 2009–10 to 2012–13, Australia has provided $60 million to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, managed by the World Bank (external website).

04 May 2012 description
report Voice of America

The battle against HIV/AIDS has received more donor funding than most other diseases combined. Many tens of billions of dollars has been spent in the more than 30 years of the epidemic. The amount of funding has raised concerns among some that attention is being taken away from other killer diseases. Now, a new study says that’s not the case.

The 6 year study took place at health clinics in Rwanda.

03 May 2012 description
report AllAfrica

The debate within the global health community about the impact of dedicated HIV/Aids funding on general public health services has been taken a step further with a study showing that funding dedicated to HIV/Aids does not undermine health funding for other diseases.

A six-year long study in Rwanda published in the May 2012 issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, found that when rural health clinics expanded Aids services, these efforts had no adverse effects on other types of health care.

23 Jan 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Jan 20, 2012 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are making significant progress towards eradicating extreme hunger and poverty. Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and South Africa are some of the countries that have made tremendous achievements towards achieving these goals.

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.

21 Sep 2010 description

21 Sep 2010 22:46:30 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Stronger ownership needed by developing countries

* Germany's Merkel says governance, rights important

* More investment needed in sectors that help women (New throughout)

By Lesley Wroughton and Missy Ryan

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - African leaders said on Tuesday they could do more to meet U.N. goals to slash extreme poverty and urged stronger leadership among developing countries to tackle hunger and disease and attract investment.

A special session of the U.N.

15 Sep 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 15 September 2009 - The highly successful Schools for Africa partnership entered its second phase today with a memorandum of understanding signed by its three main partners - UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society for the Promotion of Democracy and International Law.

Founded in 2004 by German shipping magnate and Hamburg Society founder Peter Krämer, Schools for Africa has reached its target of raising $50 million for education in six African nations - and has done so a year ahead of schedule.

"I'm amazed that we have 26 …

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 …

25 Sep 2008 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2009/085/HDN

United Nations, New York, September 25, 2008-The World Bank today announced a $1.1 billion expansion of its malaria-fighting programs in Africa at the United Nations Special Session on the Millennium Development Goals in New York.

Speaking at a UN panel of leaders from OECD and malaria-endemic countries, World Bank Group President, Robert B.

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10660

Sixty-second General Assembly
Plenary
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chernobyl Disaster, Aid to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Also Discussed; Adopts Resolution on Overview of United Nations Climate Change Activities

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


AG/10660

Assemblée générale
Soixante-deuxième session
53eet54e séances plénières – matin & après-midi

24 Mar 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

30 Sep 1999 description
report UN Security Council


SC/6736
The West was prepared to spend $40 billion to fight a war in the Balkans, and less than 1 per cent of that to save the lives of tens of millions in Africa, the representative of Nigeria told the Security Council at the end of its two-day open debate on the situation in Africa.