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USAID pumps $768M into Nigeria to fight malaria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said it has contributed $768 million to assist Nigeria’s fight against malaria. The amount covers 2011 till date. USAID Mission Director in Nigeria, Dr Anne Patterson said the funding was made through the U.S President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), to enable robust and …

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Africa: Over 282,000 Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of April 20, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  11,465,800 while over 282,567,569 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached   252,640 and   9,646,671 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases of  3,743,582 and  100,195 people died. Other most-affected …

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Africa Has Ambitious Goals for 2063 – Plans for Outer Space Hold the Key to Success

Agenda 2063 is the African Union’s long-term framework for socio-economic development, regional integration and the preservation of history and culture. The agenda has 15 flagship projects. These have been identified as necessary for meeting the continent’s aspirations. They are wide-ranging and include constructing a network of high-speed trains; ending violence and creating …

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Africa witnesses longest-running decline in COVID-19 cases

Africa is experiencing its longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections since the onset of the pandemic. Recorded weekly cases have fallen for the past 16 weeks, while deaths have dropped for the last eight. Infections—largely due to the Omicron-driven fourth pandemic wave—have tanked from a peak of over 308 000 cases …

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USAID: investing in healthcare

To help scale-up the undoubtedly critical humanitarian aspect of the medical oxygen supply chain, an unavoidable fact is that business and commercial interests must also be considered. Without investment from public and private stakeholders, the gases and equipment industry would be unable to advance necessary technology innovation, which – as …

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