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22 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 22 novembre 2012 (IRIN) - Les travailleurs de la santé, qui vaccinent actuellement des milliers d'enfants et de jeunes adultes contre la méningite A au Bénin, le font désormais sans passer des jours à préparer des accumulateurs de froid, des glacières et des réfrigérateurs pour les charger dans des camions, car le vaccin a reçu l'autorisation d'être stocké à une température maximale de 40 °C pendant quatre jours maximum.

20 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 20 November 2012 (IRIN) - Health workers currently immunizing thousands of children and young adults against Meningitis A in Benin are currently doing so without having to spend days preparing ice packs and sourcing generators and fridges to load on trucks because the vaccine has now won approval for being kept at up to 40 degrees Celsius for as long as four days.

Before, like almost all vaccines, the Meningitis A vaccine (marketed in Africa as MenAfricVac) was only licensed for use if kept at temperatures of 2-8 degrees Celsius.

23 Mar 2012 description

A total of 6 634 cases and 646 deaths (CFR: 9.7%) were reported from 14 countries as at 11 March, 2012

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Between January and 11 march 2012, a total of 6 634 meningitis cases and 646 deaths have been reported from 14 countries resulting in a CFR of 9.7% (Figure 1). Twenty districts from 9 countries experienced menin-gitis outbreaks during the period under review as indicated in the map.

07 Oct 2010 description
report World Bank

- Malaria still kills about 850,000 people in Africa each year  

- Anti-malaria efforts play a role in economic growth and poverty reduction

- The World Bank, through IDA, is directly supporting countries and catalyzing investment

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2010-Sub-Saharan Africa has made much progress against malaria in recent years, but this preventable and treatable disease still kills about 850,000 people in the region each year. Victory against malaria requires sustained funding, expanded prevention, stronger national and regional health systems, and continued research.

08 Jul 2010 description

As political leaders across Africa prepare for the World Cup education summit scheduled for 11 July in Pretoria, UNESCO warns that shortfalls in aid threaten to derail efforts to get the region's 32 million out-of-school children into classrooms.

The education summit, convened by President Jacob Zuma, marks a culmination in efforts led by the 1Goal campaign and FIFA to push Africa's education crisis up the international agenda. That crisis is holding back economic growth, poverty reduction and progress in areas such as public health.

16 Jun 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

Day of the African Child 2010: Theme is planning and budgeting for children, our collective responsibility

NEW YORK/ADDIS ABABA, 16 June 2010 - Many of the millions of African children who don't live to see their fifth birthday could be saved with greater investment in basic health services and infrastructure.

17 Mar 2010 description
report Caritas

Desarrollo comunitario, salud, alimentación, educación, sida y ayudas de emergencia son los principales objetivos de las ayudas aprobadas para distintas Cáritas de Africa, Asia, América Latina y Europa del Este

Cáritas.

20 Dec 2009 description

Jeddah,14.12.2009: The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), which concluded its 263rd session at IDB Headquarters in Jeddah, approved new finances totaling US$ (504) million for development projects and technical assistance in favor of Benin, Kyrgyz, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Uganda, Bangladesh, Iran and Uzbekistan. A Technical Assistance Grant was also approved for the Regional Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).

16 Sep 2009 description

While donors had responded "remarkably generously" to United Nations consolidated appeals for emergency aid, they had nevertheless provided less than half of what was required this year to address the needs of people facing severe humanitarian crises around the world, the top United Nations relief official said today.

During a press conference at Headquarters today, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, announced that the $4.6 billion collected in response to the mid-year review of the consolidated appeals this past July was the highest amount ever, in …

24 Aug 2009 description

KIGALI, Rwanda - Experts in adolescent reproductive health from ten African countries converged here today to share information and harmonize programming that can improve the lives of young people.

The meeting was opened by the Minister of Health Dr. Richard Sezibera of Rwanda, a country whose extraordinary development progress in the last decade has confounded all expectations.

"Like other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, a majority of our people, are young... It only makes sense that our programming should focus on them," said the minister.

05 Jun 2009 description

By Jean-Luc Martinage, IFRC communications officer, global health

More than 7,000 volunteers in 14 West African countries have been involved in major multi-country synchronized vaccination campaigns aimed at immunizing children against polio.

The disease has been re-emerging over the past few months, with outbreaks in several African countries, some of which had not reported a case of wild polio virus in over a decade. As of 2 June, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative had reported a total of 506 cases of wild polio virus throughout the world, including 423 in Africa.

11 May 2009 description
  1. As the largest and most active international financial institutions (IFIs) and development finance institutions (DFIs) investing, lending, and providing advisory services in Africa(1), the African Development Bank Group, the Agence Française de Développement Group, the European Investment Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, German Financial Cooperation (through KfW), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, and the World Bank Group, are launching a Joint IFI/DFI Action Plan to respond to the Financial Crisis in Africa coordinated through the African Financing …
30 Apr 2009 description

Les travaux du Conseil d'administration se sont conclus à Rome

Rome, le 30 avril 2009 - Cette semaine, le Conseil d'administration du FIDA a donné un coup de fouet aux efforts d'éradication de la pauvreté dans neuf pays en développement grâce à l'octroi de plus de 131,57 millions d'USD sous forme de prêts et 63,62 millions d'USD sous forme de dons.

09 Sep 2008 description
report UN Foundation

Innovative technology deployed to help improve healthcare delivery and save lives

WASHINGTON, DC, GENEVA and LONDON (September 9, 2008) - The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's Technology Partnership (Technology Partnership) announced today the expansion of its mobile health (mHealth) program in Africa.

14 Dec 2006 description

The White House Summit on Malaria

On December 14, 2006, The President And Mrs. Bush Will Host The First-Ever White House Summit On Malaria In Washington, D.C. The White House Summit on Malaria will bring together international experts; corporations and foundations; African civic leaders; and voluntary, faith-based and non-profit organizations. The Summit's goals are to raise awareness of malaria and to mobilize a grassroots effort to save millions of lives in Africa. One American with just $10 can help save a life in Africa. A school, a church, or a team can help save a village.

29 Sep 2006 description

Tunis, 29 September 2006 - The Netherlands today granted the ADB a grant of US$ 25 million to finance the Bank's operations in the water sector.

This contribution comes on the heels of the successful visit to the Bank and discussions held with President Donald Kaberuka by Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation Mrs A. van Ardenne van der Hoeven in February 2006.

The grant agreement was signed in Tunis by the AfDB Vice President in charge of Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration Mr. Mandla Gantsho and The Netherlands Ambassador in Tunisia, Mrs.

29 Sep 2006 description

Tunis, le 29 septembre 2006 - Les Pays-Bas ont accordé à la Banque africaine de développement un don de 25 millions de dollars pour financer les opérations de l'institution dans le secteur de l'eau.

Cette contribution intervient après une visite officielle fructueuse qu'a effectuée la ministre hollandaise de la Coopération pour le développement, Mme A. van Ardenne van der Hoeven en février 2006 à la Bad en février 2006, au cours de laquelle elle a rencontré le président de l'institution, M.

07 Sep 2006 description

Situation of Child Rights in Samoa, Ethiopia, Oman, Kiribati, Swaziland, Senegal, Republic of Congo, Benin, Ireland and Jordan to be Reviewed

The Committee on the Rights of the Child will meet at the Palais Wilson in Geneva from 11 to 29 September to review the promotion and protection of children's rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Samoa, Ethiopia, Oman, Kiribati, Swaziland, Senegal, Congo, Benin, Ireland and Jordan.

The promotion and protection of children's rights under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the sale of children, child …