Press Releases

132nd Canton Fair: Machinery and Hardware Products to Support Infrastructure Development

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 132nd China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, is highlighting a wide range of machinery equipment, hardware, and tool products from top Chinese enterprises in its virtual exhibition that kicked off on October 15. This exhibition gathered about 500 high-quality mechanical enterprises and exhibited […]

Industry

World Food Forum: Exploring how science, technology and innovation can boost Africa’s lagging agricultural productivity

Rome – Africa’s agricultural productivity has been stagnating for decades, but science, technology and innovation could offer solutions with measures such as enhancing soil health and irrigation and improving crop varieties, the World Food Forum’s Science and Innovation Forum heard here today. “Africa is the future food basket” not just for the continent but for […]

Literacy

Children in Africa five times less likely to learn basics: New report

African leaders gathered in Mauritius on Thursday, to mull solutions to the education gap highlighted by a new UN education agency report which shows children on the continent are five times less likely to learn the basics, than those living elsewhere. The ability of education systems to ensure even rudimentary literacy skills for their students […]

Health Services

Covid-19: WHO says virus still an international health emergency

GENEVA— The World Health Organization (WHO) said that COVID-19 is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level. The announcement came although the number of weekly deaths is almost at its lowest level since the pandemic began. The WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee said after its quarterly assessment […]

General

Global leaders commit $2.6b to eradicate polio

BERLIN— World leaders have thrown more weight behind the campaign to end polio by confirming $2.6b funding toward the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) 2022-2026 Strategy. This timely commitment happened on Tuesday at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany. The funds will bolster global efforts to eradicate polio, a disabling and life-threatening disease caused […]