Category: Health

Campaign against harmful cultural practices

UNFPA, partners call for urgent action to confront the silent and endemic crisis of Gender-Based Violence & harmful practices

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and...

MSF response to HIB

MSF response to UNAIDS 2020 Global AIDS Update

As the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) released its 2020 Global AIDS Update Report yesterday, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières...

Johnson & Johnson has reduced price of TB drug

Johnson & Johnson TB drug price reduced

MSF has pushed J&J for years to lower the price of its lifesaving TB drug bedaquiline The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without...

India donates USD100 000 worth of COVID-19 medicines to Zimbabwe

Staff Writer The Indian Government yesterday donated USD100000 worth of COVID-19 medicines to Zimbabwe despite the country’s struggle to contain the pandemic...

Strive Masiyiwa Buys Back Mascom Botswana For USD$300 Million
Strive Masiyiwa

Masiyiwa salutes frontline healthcare workers in the Diaspora & in Africa

Econet founder and Africa Union Special Envoy for COVID-19, philanthropist and businessman Strive Masiyiwa, has paid a stirring tribute to African frontline health...

ILO African Summit on COVID-19

African ministers, social partners join ILO high-level summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

The pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing massive human suffering and exposing the extreme vulnerability of millions of workers and enterprises on the...

Action Alert from Adolescent Girls and Young Women with support from ATHENA network

Across the world, the public health emergency posed by COVID-19 continues to impact and unfold in multiple and intersecting ways in our communities. A crisis has the...

The African Development Bank

Ethiopia: African Development Fund approves $165 million grant for national COVID-19 emergency response

The grant, awarded from the country’s ADF-15 Performance-Based Allocation, will help bolster Ethiopia’s COVID-19 National Emergency Response Plan (NERP The Board of...

Community Health Worker Lydia Ganda conducting community awareness activities in Boitekong township in Rustenburg. Photographer: Siyathuthuka Media

COVID-19: Women and girls face greater dangers during COVID-19 pandemic

INTERVIEW FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Providing safe abortion care during a national lockdown The COVID-19 pandemic is having potentially catastrophic secondary impacts on the...

Madagascar Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Agriculture and ARC Partners during the ceremony

Madagascar receives USD 2.13 million from African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited Policy for Drought Response

The Government of Madagascar today received a symbolic cheque in the amount of USD 2,13 million from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) to...