ICPD25 and what the future holds for Africa

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By Mabingué Ngom As delegates converged on Nairobi for the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD), we celebrated two milestones of immense importance globally and particularly in Africa – the 50th anniversary of the setting up of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). It was in an … Read More

Ian MatthewsICPD25 and what the future holds for Africa

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

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Essential Elements in Response to Global Health Care Inequalities By Anthony Rock As global leaders of governments, industry, finance, and development converged on New York City for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the crisis of global inequality was in sharp focus.  Commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, established in 2015, remain woefully unfulfilled, even as … Read More

Ian MatthewsWater, Sanitation, and Hygiene – A fundamental necessity of primary health services

Global Fund Steps Up the Fight, Exceeding USD 14 Billion Replenishment Target in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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In 2002, the year the Global Fund was founded, the world was a different place. Three diseases, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, were at their peak and causing millions of deaths per year. Seventeen years later, the Global Fund has established itself as the largest funder of health programs to combat the three diseases in the world. The Global Fund reported … Read More

Ian MatthewsGlobal Fund Steps Up the Fight, Exceeding USD 14 Billion Replenishment Target in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Looking ahead to ICPD25: Partnerships for empowering women & girls

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The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 will take place from November 12-14. This summit, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, will be co-convened by the governments of Kenya and Denmark as well as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This year is also the 50th anniversary of UNFPA. The aim of the … Read More

Ian MatthewsLooking ahead to ICPD25: Partnerships for empowering women & girls

Celebrating success of #GlobalAMRChallenge: Year-long initiative to combat growing threat of antibiotic resistance culminates with UNGA event

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According to the CDC, in the U.S. alone, at least 23,000 people die each year from the more than two million resistant infections that occur In September 2016, world leaders convened at the UN General Assembly to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at a high-level meeting. This represented only the fourth time in history that a health topic has been the … Read More

Ian MatthewsCelebrating success of #GlobalAMRChallenge: Year-long initiative to combat growing threat of antibiotic resistance culminates with UNGA event

Private Sector Partners Step Up the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Five private sector partners today announced new pledges for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment during the World Economic Forum on Africa. Goodbye Malaria, which is supported by Nando’s, an international restaurant group founded in South Africa, as well as other corporate partners, has pledged R85 million (about US$5.5 million) to the Global Fund to expand a … Read More

Ian MatthewsPrivate Sector Partners Step Up the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

New African: The right to health belongs to everyone

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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) wrote a guest column for New African where they discuss how “[g]ood health is vital not only for personal wellbeing but also for any country’s economic development.” They write, “How do we ensure that the continent’s incredible source of human energy and capital drives future growth, well-being … Read More

Ian MatthewsNew African: The right to health belongs to everyone

Quiz: UHC

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Whaddya know about universal health coverage (UHC)? Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information Preceding the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, a high-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) is scheduled, titled ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’.  This reflects a general worldwide movement towards UHC, ... Read More
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Malaria Prevention Community Outreach

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“One of our major problems in this community are mosquitoes, I hope they will stop tormenting us after this program,” said Abiola from Ikate. This was just one response to a recent malaria community outreach program carried out by Access Bank in partnership with The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), HACEY Health Initiative and the OVL Foundation in … Read More

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Algeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination

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By Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige, Country Manager, Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA), Nigeria On 22nd May the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Algeria and Argentina malaria-free, bringing to 38 the number of countries now officially rid of the disease. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted malaria transmission for at least three consecutive years within its borders. … Read More

Ian MatthewsAlgeria Declared Malaria-Free: Lessons Learned from Algeria Malaria Elimination