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10 Jun 2016 description

Ethiopia - IOM has helped 14 unaccompanied child migrants stranded in Zambia to voluntarily return home to Ethiopia.

The children were intercepted by Zambian police while attempting to cross into South Africa and were detained for several months. After their release, they remained stranded in Zambia, unable to return home due to lack of money.

Aged between 12 and 17, the children were lured to leave Ethiopia by smugglers promising attractive work opportunities in South Africa. These promises turned out to be little more than a scam to extort money from their families.

22 Jan 2013 description

Africa has many accomplishments in which to take pride and confidence.

Progress on many fronts is dramatic with a new sense of optimism right across the continent.

Economic growth is strong, feeding through into increased incomes and better living standards. Foreign investment is pouring in, encouraged by the energy and talent of Africa's people, rising consumer demand and improved standards of government.

15 Nov 2012 description
report Voice of America

Kim Lewis Last updated on: November 15, 2012 6:38 AM

A 7.8 million dollar grant offered through the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will help an American university work with eight African countries to improve their farming techniques.

Michigan State University, through funding from the Gates Foundation Global Development Program, says the research aims to intensify farming methods that meet the agricultural needs of Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

18 May 2010 description

SIXTY-THIRD WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY A63/DIV/6

Agenda item 4 19 May 2010

World Health Assembly

Geneva, Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Mr President, Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

It is an honour and a privilege to have been invited to speak before you today. Just three years ago, you took the decision to create a World Malaria Day to be celebrated on 25 April each year.

29 May 2009 description
report Oxfam

Jon Slater

Promotion of medicine distribution through private shops instead of expanding public health care risks accelerating the spread of drug-resistant strains of malaria in developing countries, Oxfam warned today.

The UK Government and World Bank are backing the Affordable Medicine Facility, which encourages the sale of anti-malaria medicines - including artemesinin, the last drug effective against all strains of the disease - via unregulated private shops.

Clinical trials in Cambodia, reported by the BBC today, found evidence of resistance to artemisinin among …

29 Oct 2008 description
report World Bank
  • Malaria is the No.
11 Oct 2007 description
report World Bank

A Two-Year Progress Report

Part I: Executive Summary

Every year, malaria infects more than 500 million people around the world. The burden is highest in Africa, where more than 90 percent of the world's approximately 1 million malaria deaths occur annually. Children in many parts of Africa suffer from malaria about four times each year and it is one of the leading causes of child deaths on the continent, yet the disease is completely preventable and treatable.

The impact of the disease extends far beyond the health of victims.

15 Dec 2005 description

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31 Oct 2003 description

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ZAMBIA - MIDSA Workshop on Forced Migration - The Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) held a workshop this week on Forced Migration in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.