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Innovate, Save Lives, Advance our World
08 January 2018

Innovate, Save Lives, Advance our World

As we enter 2018, the humanitarian challenges of the previous year amplify, with increasing population numbers, greater impacts of climate change and frequent yet unpredictable natural disasters. The call for innovative solutions to alleviate poverty and build stronger communities grows louder each day.

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Interview with Pauline Wambeti, the Country Director of Nuru Kenya
02 January 2018

Interview with Pauline Wambeti, the Country Director of Nuru Kenya

"Cross-industry collaboration can be further achieved by integrating appropriate ecosystems, making new, strategic business connections, building the local community’s capacity and be holding individuals accountable to their inclusion and diversity commitments."

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Amref Signs Grants from the Global Fund
02 January 2018

Amref Signs Grants from the Global Fund

The Global Fund has granted USD$ 46 million to Amref Health Africa towards tuberculosis disease (‘TB’) and malaria control in Kenya. Kenya was taken a step closer towards the goal of ‘Universal Health Care’, with the recent grants assisting Amref to strengthen Kenyan health systems. Dr. Meshack Ndirangu, Country Director at Amref in Kenya, predicts improvements to operations at the community level with health workers.

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Interview with Johanes Koku Nyagblordzro, Executive Chairman of CADeP
02 January 2018

Interview with Johanes Koku Nyagblordzro, Executive Chairman of CADeP

"We, at CADeP, have come to the realisation that Africa has been wishful in its thinking for too long. Leadership has failed drastically, and the time has come for a ‘leadership turning point’. We must begin to walk our talk and wishes. There are lots of ideologies in Africa but how are we transforming these ideologies into creativity and innovation?"

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‘No Time To Retreat’ Report by UN OCHA
02 January 2018

‘No Time To Retreat’ Report by UN OCHA

The reinforcement, rather than replacement, of local and national crisis management systems by international actors was the most reported area of progress by the participating stakeholders, according to ‘No Time To Retreat’ by UN OCHA, the first annual synthesis report on progress since the World Humanitarian Summit.

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World Malaria Report 2017: The Fight Against Malaria Has Stalled
02 January 2018

World Malaria Report 2017: The Fight Against Malaria Has Stalled

Every two minutes malaria kills a child under five. Resulting from a single mosquito bite, malaria is a deadly, yet preventable and treatable disease. With several malaria prevention tools and treatments available, the global fight against malaria continues. The World Malaria Report 2017, published by World Health Organization (WHO), reveals that progress in global malaria control and elimination has stalled.

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Safe Water, Sanitation Key To Socio-Economic Transformation in Kenya
08 December 2017

Safe Water, Sanitation Key To Socio-Economic Transformation in Kenya

3.5 million people in Kenya were identified by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in June 2017 as urgently requiring safe drinking water. Universal access to clean and safe drinking water and basic sanitation systems are key to achieving socio-economic transformation in countries, such as Kenya.

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Turning The Tide In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS
01 December 2017

Turning The Tide In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises the 1st December as World AIDS Day, a global public health campaign dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS spread by HIV. Approximately 36.7 million people worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, 2016). Of these, 2.1 million are children.

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“WHO” is creating awareness for resistance to antibiotics?
29 November 2017

“WHO” is creating awareness for resistance to antibiotics?

Resistance to antibiotics is a serious threat; every year, at least 700,000 people die worldwide from infections that no longer respond to antibiotics. That toll could rise to 10 million by 2050. Pneumonia and malaria are two of the deadliest diseases in the world, and are becoming resistant to antibiotics.

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Interview with Matthias Boyen, UNICEF Malawi
29 November 2017

Interview with Matthias Boyen, UNICEF Malawi

UNICEF has a long history of working in emergencies and humanitarian contexts, both natural and man-made. Originally called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the organisation was created to provide humanitarian assistance to children living in a world shattered by the Second World War.

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Reaching SDGs through Private Sector Partnerships
08 November 2017

Reaching SDGs through Private Sector Partnerships

Presently, over half of partnerships with the UN involve only one private sector partner. Additionally, 79% of UN partnerships last less than five years. These factors have led to a lack of scalability with partnerships and the inability for scaling up to increase positive impacts.

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Interview with Karin Källander, Senior Research Advisor, Malaria Consortium
08 November 2017

Interview with Karin Källander, Senior Research Advisor, Malaria Consortium

How is Malaria Consortium involved in humanitarian and development sectors? Malaria Consortium began as a malaria-focused non-profit organisation in 2003 and has grown to implement programmes across sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia.

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