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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 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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Coronavirus – Africa: European Union funding boosts COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is supporting the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and increase coverage in 15 African countries. With a total of €16 million from ECHO, WHO is supporting operational and technical aspects …

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Africa: Secretary Antony J. Blinken with AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation Between the United States and the African Union

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning, everyone.  It’s a particular pleasure, Mr. Chairman, to welcome you here to Washington.  After two long years of COVID delays, we are finally together and it is a great pleasure. (Via interpreter)  I’m very happy to meet with you in person, face to face, for these meetings, …

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