Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth Ugx 74 million to Mubende Regional Referral Hospital to support the community in the fight against COVID 19.
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StanChart donates COVID 19 PPEs to Mubende Frontline Workers

Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth Ugx 74 million to Mubende Regional Referral Hospital to support the community in the fight against COVID 19. The PPEs donated include; Disposable coveralls, Eye goggles, heavy-duty and surgical gloves, Aprons, Infra-red thermometers, N95 masks, […]

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$25 million AfDB grant for Somalia will bolster budget for COVID-19 responses

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 24 July 2020—The African Development Bank today approved grants worth  $25.1 million to Somalia to bolster the national budget for government efforts to mitigate national and regional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, comprised a $10.04 million  grant from Pillar 1 of the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and a $15.06 million grant […]

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$31.6 million loan to Uganda by AfDB for COVID-19 response

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 July 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund today approved a $31.6 million COVID-19 Crisis Response Support Program (CRSP) to Uganda to support the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are designed as budget support within the framework of the Bank Group’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Facility. The objective of […]

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A Marshall Plan for Planetary Health

Tolullah Oni CAMBRIDGE – The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of the significant flaws in our urban infrastructure, and highlighted our lack of attention to how human health, natural systems, and the built environment interact to determine planetary health. It is now clear that our economic system increases food insecurity, our streets prioritize motorized traffic […]

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First ever crisis response budget support of R5 billion to South Africa approved by African Development Bank to fight COVID-19

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 22 July 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of approximately R5 billion ($288 million) to the government of South Africa, as the country battles one of the largest COVID-19 caseloads in the world. South Africa confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on 5 […]

Ecobank Group has confirmed its commitment to support ending malaria, launching the first-of-its-kind Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative in partnership with Dakar-based not-for-profit strategic communications and advocacy organization, Speak Up Africa, and the UN-hosted RBM Partnership to End Malaria.
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Ecobank Group spearheads new private sector initiative to end malaria

Ecobank Group has confirmed its commitment to support ending malaria, launching the first-of-its-kind Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative in partnership with Dakar-based not-for-profit strategic communications and advocacy organization, Speak Up Africa, and the UN-hosted RBM Partnership to End Malaria. The new programme is set out to drive private-sector engagement on the fight against malaria in […]