African Development Fund mobilizes $8.9 billion for Africa’s low-income countries, the highest in its 50-year history

After a year of intense negotiations and a difficult global economic outlook, development partners of the African Development Fund (ADF) have agreed to commit a total package of $8.9 billion to its 2023 to 2025 financing cycle. It is the largest replenishment in the history of the Fund. ADF is the concessional window of the […]

Eritrea: Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022

WHO Eritrea joined the World in commemorating World AIDS Day 2022 under the theme “Equalize” at Orotta Conference Hall in Asmara on 1st December 2022. The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day sought to highlight ongoing inequalities holding back the end of HIV/AIDS and for countries to address these inequalities. The national commemoration of […]

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian aid challenges in Rutshuru

Download logo The October 2022 resumption of fighting in North Kivu between the Congolese army and the March 23 Movement (M23) has forced thousands of families to flee their homes. The hostile, dangerous environment leaves them struggling to survive. “I returned from Nyiragongo disgusted by the human disaster that these months of conflict have caused. […]

International Year of Millets: Unleashing the potential of millets for the well-being of people and the environment

Download logo As the global agrifood systems face challenges to feed an ever-growing global population, resilient cereals like millets provide an affordable and nutritious option, and efforts need to be scaled-up to promote their cultivation. This was the message at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Millets 2023 (IYM) at the headquarters of […]

Bolstering Africa’s health emergency readiness and response

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in partnership with Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, West African Health Organization, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UK Health Security Agency, Robert Koch Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today kicked off the region’s largest public health emergency operation […]

South African Field Epidemiology Training Programme Collaborates with the Eastern Cape Department of Health to Launch the FETP-Intermediate Program in South Africa

Download logo The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s monitoring and evaluation framework for implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR-2005) recommends that every member state should attain a target of at least one field-trained epidemiologist per 200 000 population, as one of the crucial workforce development indicators to ensure optimal public health security. Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) […]

Global crackdown on illegal wildlife and timber trade: INTERPOL and World Customs Organization join forces

Download logo World Customs Organization (WCO) law enforcement operation has seen hundreds of arrests and the disruption of wildlife and timber crime networks globally. Codenamed “Thunder 2022”, the month-long (3-30 October) operation brought together police, customs, financial intelligence units, wildlife and forestry enforcement agencies from 125 countries – the largest number of countries to take […]

Cholera : European Union allocates EUR 540 000 in emergency funding to Malawi

Download logo The European Union is providing EUR 540,000 in humanitarian funding to support the fight against the ongoing cholera outbreak in Malawi. Our humanitarian partner UNICEF will use this funding to address the epidemic through a health operation aiming to reduce the mortality and the spread of the disease. This action will include an […]

United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomes political agreement in Sudan

Download logo The UAE has welcomed the agreement of an initial political framework reached by Sudanese parties to complete the transitional period in a way that enhances the stability and prosperity of the Republic of Sudan. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed that the agreement is an essential […]

Uganda: Government Tables Bill to Improve Sports Administration

Download logo The Ministry of Education and Sports has introduced the Physical Activity and Sports Bill, 2022. The Bill was presented by the State Minister for Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang at a sitting of Parliament on Tuesday, 06 December 2022. The bill provides for the existence of the National Council of Sports, membership of the […]