News & Updates
DCR launches vaccination campaign to prevent spread of Ebloa in cities
18 May 2018

DCR launches vaccination campaign to prevent spread of Ebloa in cities

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed that a case of Ebola has been confirmed in the city of Mbandaka, which is home to 1.2 million people.

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Uganda launches new campaign to protect refugees from cholera
04 May 2018

Uganda launches new campaign to protect refugees from cholera

Uganda has launched a new cholera vaccination campaign to protect over 360,000 people from the disease, the campaign is receiving support from the World Health Organisation and its partners.

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5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger
04 May 2018

5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger

Humanitarian relief workers have warned that about 5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger and are in urgent need of food and livelihood assistance.

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Kenya flooding: ‘we are staring at another humanitarian crisis’
01 May 2018

Kenya flooding: ‘we are staring at another humanitarian crisis’

Experts have warned that flooding in Kenya could escalate into a humanitarian crisis unless prompt action is taken.

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Flooding is causing large scale destruction in Kenya
23 April 2018

Flooding is causing large scale destruction in Kenya

The flooding has hit Mandera country and the town of Dadaab, which is one of the world’s largest refugee camps home to over 235,000 people.

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1 billion to be vaccinated against yellow fever in Africa
13 April 2018

1 billion to be vaccinated against yellow fever in Africa

The UN has announced an ambitious aim to eliminate yellow fever in Africa by 2026. The plans will involve vaccinating almost 1 billion people.

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Innovator of the Year Award 2018: Winner Announced
28 February 2018

Innovator of the Year Award 2018: Winner Announced

Aid & International Development Forum is delighted to announce the winner of the Innovator of the Year Award at the Aid and Development Africa Summit.

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Interview with Scotto di Cesare, SVP, Commercial Business Development for Globecomm
05 February 2018

Interview with Scotto di Cesare, SVP, Commercial Business Development for Globecomm

"Globecomm’s mission is to provide communication solutions anywhere. We are technology agnostic, satellite centric IT networking organisation serving non-profit, commercial and government entities requiring connectivity solutions around the globe. Our services can be designed to operate independently from local infrastructure; areas of operation often have little or no local communication services. These qualifications have allowed us to assist organisations in Africa such as UNICEF, USAID, and the Peace Corps"

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Innovator of the Year Award: Finalists Announced!
26 January 2018

Innovator of the Year Award: Finalists Announced!

AIDF is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalist for its "Innovator of the Year Award". We received a large number of nominations recognising inspiring leadership, creative problem solving and innovative approaches to aid and development.

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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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