Africa Markets Wellness

Pfizer Appoints Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 January 2021: Pfizer announced today the appointment of Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) region. Patrick’s Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies.  In his new role as Regional President for AfME, Patrick will […]

Africa Wellness

‘Conserving Our Environment is a Business for You & Me’ – King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV

The Tooro Kingdom has intensified its efforts to conserve the environment under its ‘Save River Mpanga’ campaign. The Save River Mpanga campaign involves clean-up activities to physically remove plastic waste from River Mpanga, and to mobilise and sensitise the community about the dangers of irresponsible waste management. Campaign activities were stepped up in November with […]

Africa Wellness

Ilara Health Raises $3.75m Series A Led by TLcom  to Provide Life-Saving Diagnostics Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Round joined by DOB Equity, Global Ventures and Chandaria Capital will accelerate data driven healthcare for peri-urban clinics. Nairobi, Kenya. December 15 2020 Ilara Health,  a healthtech start-up focused on bringing essential, affordable and life-saving diagnostics to African consumers, has raised $3.75 million in Series A funding led by TLcom Capital, with participation from DOB Equity, Global Ventures and Chandaria Capital. The […]

Africa Wellness

Nordic Development Fund extends grant of $8.8 million to African Water Facility for COVID-19 Recovery in the Sahel and Horn of Africa Regions

Abidjan, 11 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF)  on Tuesday  approved $8.8 million in grant funding to the  African Water Facility (AWF) to bolster investments in COVID-19 recovery and preparation for investment of water supply, sanitation, and integrated water resources management projects in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. […]

Africa Opportunities Wellness

Bill and Melinda Gates Call for Collaboration, Continued Innovation to Overcome Challenges of Delivering COVID-19 Scientific Breakthroughs to the World

Gates Foundation pledges additional $250 million to accelerate development and equitable distribution of COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines to end the pandemic. SEATTLE – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced it will commit an additional $250 million to support the research, development, and equitable delivery of lifesaving tools in the global effort against […]

Africa Wellness

Regional Development Banks Heads Discuss Common Challenges, Opportunities to Build Back Better Post COVID-19

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 9 December 2020 – Heads of four regional development banks (RDBs) meeting virtually on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to working together to build back better in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was hosted by African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, the outgoing chair of the group. He was joined by Odile Renaud-Basso, […]

Africa Wellness

The Coca-Cola Foundation Joins Hands with Uganda Red Cross Society to Promote Public Hygiene in the Fight Against COVID-19.

The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) has today handed over a substantial financial donation to the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) as a contribution towards Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities that will be implemented in high traffic areas and other activities relating to coronavirus pandemic. The one hundred eighty six million shillings (Ush186,000,000) donated will go […]

Africa Wellness

Taiwan Signs Agreement to Improve Healthcare, Agriculture and ICT in Somaliland

Taiwan and Somaliland have signed an agreement to improve maternal and infant healthcare in the Horn of Africa nation. In the agreement signed on Tuesday December 1, 2020, Taiwan Technical Mission will offer support to Somaliland through the Ministry of Health Development to uplift the country’s healthcare capability through the bilateral cooperation between the two […]

Africa Wellness

Africa’s Customs Chiefs Commit to Implementing New Continental Covid-19 Trade Facilitation Guidelines

Addis Ababa, 27 November 2020 (ECA) – Africa’s customs experts have given their support to the adoption of continental guidelines to facilitate free and timely flow of cross-border trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the start of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 1 January 2021. They made the pledge […]

Africa Industry Wellness

Chronic Underinvestment in Clean Energy Putting Millions in Sub-Saharan Africa at Risk as They are Left Behind in Energy Transition

The world is neglecting investment in electricity and clean cooking access despite COVID-19 highlighting the critical need for energy access to protect the most vulnerable and save lives Fossil fuel financing increased substantially in 2018 while grid-connected renewables financing decreased, despite urgent need for action and large pledges made since the Paris Climate Agreement.VIENNA, Austria, […]