450 Climate-Resilient Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda
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450 Climate-Resilient Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda

KAMPALA/COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, 10 February 2022 – UNICEF is deploying 457 high-performance tents to support school reopening in flood-affected districts in Uganda, marking the first time the newly innovated tents are rolled out in an emergency. The unique 72 square metre tents – which can be easily transported and reused – include ventilation systems and elevated […]

Equity Afia Opens Additional  Primary Healthcare Services
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Equity Afia Opens Additional  Primary Healthcare Services

Nairobi, 31st January 2022 Equity Afia has opened 6 additional medical centres in Ruai, Kariobangi, Lavington, Umoja, Kerugoya and Nanyuki as part of efforts to increase access to quality and affordable healthcare services in Kenya. The additional medical centres have been opened in line with Equity Afia’s goal to ensure the sustained improvement of the health and well-being of Kenyans […]

Africa Cannot Confront Climate Change Alone
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Africa Cannot Confront Climate Change Alone

Kristalina Georgieva and Félix Tshisekedi, KINSHASA – Africa contributes almost nothing to global warming. Its 1.4 billion people – around 17% of the global population – are responsible for less than 3% of the world’s total greenhouse-gas emissions. Moreover, data suggest that the forests of the Congo River Basin alone absorb 3% of global carbon-dioxide emissions every year Nonetheless, Africa finds […]

Uganda Secures $180M to Accelerate Access to Vaccines
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Uganda Secures $180M to Accelerate Access to Vaccines

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2021—The World Bank has approved $180.3 million in additional financing for the Uganda COVID-19 Response and Emergency Preparedness Project to expand affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and build a more resilient health system. Of the $180 million, $164.3 million is an International Development Association (IDA)* grant which includes $27 million from the […]

GIZ Supports 45 SMEs to Upgrade Health, Safety
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GIZ Supports 45 SMEs to Upgrade Health, Safety

8, December 2021. The GIZ Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa (E4D) program through the Consortium of E360 Group Limited and LMS Certification Services Ltd have today launched a project to support 45 Ugandan companies improve their Health, Safety, and Environment standards and practices. The selected companies will participate in a value-adding, competitive and intensive ISO […]

Health Innovation for All
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Health Innovation for All

Mariana Mazzucato and Jayati Ghosh, LONDON – Despite multiple technological breakthroughs in the fight to control COVID-19, twice as many people died from it in 2021 compared to 2020. The Omicron variant is a stark reminder that effective vaccines are merely the first step toward ending the pandemic. Until we establish a process to manufacture vaccines at scale and distribute them where […]

Mastercard, Africa CDC’s Deliver Vaccines to Uganda
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Mastercard, Africa CDC’s Deliver Vaccines to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda|12/07/2021—The Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC jointly announced that 756,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines purchased under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative have landed in Uganda and are set for distribution. The shipment is part of the first tranche of vaccines to be delivered under the initiative. Through Saving Lives and Livelihoods, the Mastercard […]

First African Medical Centre of Excellence in Abuja 
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First African Medical Centre of Excellence in Abuja 

Abuja, 7th December 2021 – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is formally breaking ground for the construction of the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) today in Abuja, Nigeria. The Centre aims to provide world-class healthcare across the continent in long-term partnership with King’s College Hospital, London (KCH), the official clinical partner for the AMCE. Commissioning of the Centre […]