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16 May 2017 description

Water: Are we all too wet behind the ears?

March 22 marked World Water Day; a day when we’re all supposed to take action to tackle the water crisis. But how many people even know there’s a crisis to be tackled? Certainly, a good few in the developing world will be aware that there’s something not quite right, since a full 1.8 billion of them still use a contaminated source of drinking water. This puts them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins UN-Water, the organization that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation, and the international community in celebrating World Water Day. Every year since 1993, the international community has celebrated World Water Day on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

14 Mar 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, March 14, 2017. Over 15 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing, totaling nearly US$190m, which was approved at the 158th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The public sector loans, which total US$106m, will support the following projects/programs:

Country: Bolivia

Project

17 Jan 2017 description

Can holding down the cost of milling grain, using renewable energy, hold the line on food prices in Zambia?

By Danstan Kaunda

LUSAKA, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Inonge Imutowana, buying food for her family of six is becoming increasingly costly. On the outskirts of the capital, a 25-kilo bag of staple mealie meal that cost 65 kwacha a year ago now is selling for 140 kwacha ($14).

09 Sep 2016 description

by Danstan Kaunda | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 8 September 2016 07:53 GMT

Farmers may need to switch from maize to millet, sorghum and cassava to survive drought in the long term, experts say

By Danstan Kaunda

LUSAKA, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lower harvests of maize, wheat and sugarcane as a result of severe weather in the region are pushing up prices for Zambia's staple foods, according to the country's Ministry of Agriculture.

07 Sep 2016 description

When the fields no longer yield enough to care for their families, Zambia's farmers need another source of income

By Whitney Mulobela

LUSAKA, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia's central Mumbwa region, to do what was previously unthinkable.

Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

19 Jul 2016 description

Hunger: More than a moral outrage

The statistics are shocking, so utterly appalling as to be beyond comprehension: 780 million people deprived of sufficient nourishment; three million under-fives dead from hunger in just one year; and, 66 million primary school children sent to class every day on empty stomachs.

Tragically, this is not the trailer for some postapocalyptic sci-fi blockbuster, but hard truths about the world we live in.

08 Jun 2016 description

by Danstan Kaunda | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 12:37 GMT

KAZUNGULA, Zambia, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Munji Malambo and his younger brother used to wake up at 5 a.m. every day to fetch water for their family and livestock. With the nearest working well over two kilometres away, the boys often missed school as they carried enough water home.

Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

26 Feb 2016 description

Tendai Marima

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bare-chested, Alan Siyampondo shovels soil onto a smoking kiln stuffed with burning teak wood to produce a batch of charcoal in the heart of Dambwa Forest Reserve outside Livingstone.

Read the full article on the [Thomson Reuters Foundation]](http://news.trust.org/item/20160225112928-17dzw)

18 Feb 2016 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:54 GMT

By Whitney Mulobela

LUSAKA, Feb 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As erratic rainfall leaves Zambia's reservoirs running low and its crops thirsty, the government is planning to harvest water and tap the precious resource more efficiently.

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06 Feb 2016 description
report The Global Fund

PRETORIA, February 5, 2016 - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) representing a group of 10 Southern African countries today signed a landmark grant to pioneer innovative models to reduce high rates of TB in the mining sector.

19 Nov 2015 description

GENEVA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

28 Sep 2015 description

DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

11 Feb 2015 description
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Synthesis Report
Africa Outlook
Working Paper

NEWS: Better use of long-term climate information could reduce risks for African investments

London and Cape Town, Monday 9 February 2015 - African governments and businesses are putting their investments at risk from the long-term impacts of climate change because they are failing to take climate information into account, says a new report from the Overseas Development Institute and SouthSouthNorth for the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), launched today.

19 Jan 2015 description

Zambia’s climate is bound to change in the coming decades – as climate change takes hold globally. Even if global greenhouse gas emissions fall drastically, Zambia will be affected by changes in temperatures and rainfall for the next generation. How should policy-makers and investors take these climate risks into account? That’s the subject of a new policy brief from the Future Climate for Africa programme and CDKN.

09 Jan 2015 description
report The Global Fund

09 January 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia - The Government of the Republic of Zambia, the Churches Health Association of Zambia, and the Global Fund today reaffirmed their partnership, signing four new grants worth US$234 million to fight HIV, TB and malaria in Zambia.

13 Nov 2014 description

The impacts of climate change in Africa will be significant and long-term. Long-lived infrastructure and development planning are likely to be particularly affected. Factoring climate change into their design and implementation is, therefore, vital to development outcomes. Yet we know very little about how long-term climate information is used in African decision-making.

14 Aug 2014 description
report The Global Fund

Zambia: Power of Partnerships

Irene Sinzi stood eagerly outside of her home in the village of Mufumbwe, in Zambia’s North-Western province, waiting to receive her insecticide-treated net. It was an important day for Irene and her one-year-old child, as the Government of Zambia is undertaking the mass distribution of nearly nine million nets, simultaneously distributing them to all provinces across the country.

“I’ve had malaria before and it was terrible,” said the 21-year old mother. “I’m so happy because this mosquito net will protect us from malaria.”