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Mount Elgon Farmers Look to the Future with Hope

KAMPALA (December 2, 2022) — Farmers in Eastern Uganda are looking to the future as they continue to recover from unseasonal flooding and landslides in July and August. “It normally floods [earlier], but this year that changed and so we were not expecting it at all,” says farmer Edward Mukhwana. Edward’s farm is in Bumbobi […]

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Canada responds to hunger in greater Horn of Africa region

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in more than 4 decades, and Canada is extremely concerned about the drought’s impact on vulnerable populations already struggling as a result of poverty, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 to 2022 drought has now surpassed the horrific droughts in 2010 to 2011 and 2016 […]

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Africa’s progress on maternal and child mortality is in decline, says WHO report

Brazzaville – According to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today, a slowdown in the progress made over the past decade in the fight against maternal and child mortality is projected in the African Region. The Atlas of African Health Statistics 2022 has assessed the nine targets related to the Sustainable […]

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Overview of the West and Central Africa Region Solar Technical Hub (July 2022)

The Regional Solar Technical Hub is dedicated technical support for the West and Central Africa region on all aspects of solar powered water systems from the planning/design/procurement stages, to the installation and operation, as well as evaluation of systems and development of capacity building materials/training. It is a free-of-charge support, demand-driven support for any organization […]

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Zimbabwe Scores Another First Against HIV In Africa

In October, Zimbabwe became the first African country to approve the use of the injectable HIV prevention drug called cabotegravir. A 32-year-old Zimbabwean woman, who requested not to be identified, said she received an injection of the HIV prevention drug while she was working in the United States. She had been taking HIV prevention pills […]