News & Updates
Co-ordination is necessary to tackle Somalian drought crisis
07 December 2018

Co-ordination is necessary to tackle Somalian drought crisis

From 2016-2017, Somalia encountered four consecutive poor rainy seasons which resulted in crop failure, high levels of livestock deaths and illness, and almost pushed the country to the verge of famine.

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152,000 vaccinated against Cholera in Niger
07 December 2018

152,000 vaccinated against Cholera in Niger

In collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners, the Niger government has participated in an oral cholera vaccination campaign to protect over 152,000 people at risk.

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Niger becomes first African country to introduce law protecting IDPs
07 December 2018

Niger becomes first African country to introduce law protecting IDPs

Niger has become the first African country to introduce a national law for the protection and assistance of people fleeing floods, droughts and violence.

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Nominations for Africa Innovator of the Year are open!
06 December 2018

Nominations for Africa Innovator of the Year are open!

Aid & International Development Forum are pleased to open nominations for the Africa Innovator of the Year Award 2019.

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How close is Africa to eliminating polio?
06 December 2018

How close is Africa to eliminating polio?

During the Africa Regional Commission for the Certification of poliomyelitis eradication (ARCC) in Kenya, a committee came together to review Africa’s progress toward becoming certified polio-free.

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Cross-border surveillance necessary to mitigate Ebola, says WHO
04 December 2018

Cross-border surveillance necessary to mitigate Ebola, says WHO

Due to the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and the DRC have taken measures to increase cross-border surveillance.

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New satellite programme to protect millions of farmers launched by DFID
03 December 2018

New satellite programme to protect millions of farmers launched by DFID

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is using new early-warning systems and technology to train thousands of farmers across Africa, Asia and the Americas to become ‘plant doctors’.

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World Aids Day 2018
30 November 2018

World Aids Day 2018

Tomorrow, 1st December 2018, marks World Aids Day, a day that rallies support for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. It commemorates those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and to show support for people living with the disease.

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Greater measures needed to tackle HIV among children, urges UNICEF
29 November 2018

Greater measures needed to tackle HIV among children, urges UNICEF

According to a report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) titled “Children, HIV and Aids: The World in 2030”, approximately 360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030.

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UNDP projects work to prevent further deterioration of Lake Chad
28 November 2018

UNDP projects work to prevent further deterioration of Lake Chad

In collaboration with its partners, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) carries out development projects that focus on the rehabilitation of Lake Chad’s ecosystems and the natural resource management.

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UNAIDS wants more availability in HIV testing, says new report
23 November 2018

UNAIDS wants more availability in HIV testing, says new report

UNAIDS have released a new report ahead of World Aids Day titled ‘Knoweldge is Power’ which illustrates the importance of improving HIV testing around the world.

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Agricultural innovation key to solving food security challenges, says FAO
22 November 2018

Agricultural innovation key to solving food security challenges, says FAO

“We are seeking to develop solutions that can be easily, cheaply, and sustainably replicated across countries and regions. We need to increase our understanding of the innovation drivers and processes.”

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