World Bank approves Funding to strengthen Education and Primary Healthcare Services in Haiti

World Bank has approved a total of US$162 million for three projects to improve access and quality of education and primary healthcare services, and to strengthen disaster risk management in Haiti. World Bank Haiti Country Director, Anabela Abreu said, "These three projects address key national priorities to build a better future for all Haitians. Access to quality healthcare and education are crucial to break the cycle of poverty and to build a stronger human capital so that Haitian children … [Read more...]

NGOs promote Safe Use of Medicine in Bono Region of Ghana

A nongovernmental organization, DKT International, has held a day’s workshop to promote safe use of medicine in Bono Region of Ghana. The workshop held in Sunyane brought together academia, doctors, nurses, and personnel from Ghana Health Service. The workshop aimed at minimizing errors in drug prescriptions and wrong usage. It is believed that some medical practitioners in Ghana misinform patients on the dosage of drug or the kind of medication to be taken for a particular ailment, resulting … [Read more...]

Germany provides 65.5 Million Dollars for various Programmes in Cambodia

Germany has provided 65.5 million dollars (58.6 million euros) for rural infrastructure, health and other social programmes in Cambodia, while noting that respect for human rights underscored development cooperation. This is according to a statement issued by the German embassy in Phnom Penh. The new commitments include a 30-million-euro concessional loan for rural infrastructure and 28.6 million euros in grants toward nutrition, public health and other development … [Read more...]

Wellbeing Foundation Africa expands MamaCare Antenatal and Postnatal Education Program

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) is expanding its MamaCare Antenatal and Postnatal Education program in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. The ‘MamaCare + Nutrition program’ will now reach four more local government associations and a further twenty-eight healthcare facilities. The Foundation has strengthened its midwifery workforce, who will help the program to reach an additional 11,000 mothers and newborns annually with respectful inter-personal maternity care, communications, … [Read more...]

World Bank approves US$400 Million to address Rising Rates of Malnutrition in Yemen

The World Bank has approved US$400 million in grants for Yemen to address rising rates of malnutrition and to contribute towards maintaining basic health, water and sanitation services for the Yemeni population. Along with the new funding, the Board of Directors also discussed the World Bank Group’s new engagement strategy for Yemen which will remain focused on preserving basic services and the institutions that deliver them, while also supporting livelihoods and economic recovery in … [Read more...]

UN Women and UNAIDS work closely to reduce Impact of Gender-Based Violence

UN Women is working closely with UNAIDS to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. In Malawi, UNAIDS and UN Women have partnered to reduce the impact of gender-based violence and mitigate the risk of HIV infection among women and girls. The representative of UN Women in Malawi, Clara M.W. Anyangwe said, "UN Women is the youngest of the UNAIDS Cosponsors, and we are delighted to work closely with UNAIDS and other partners under the UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability … [Read more...]

United Nations Foundation announces Press Fellowship focusing on Polio Eradication in Nigeria

The United Nations Foundation has announced a press fellowship to Nigeria focused on polio eradication during the week of July 22, 2019. Five selected journalists will have a firsthand look into the front lines of eradicating one of the world’s most contagious diseases. Journalists will go on house visits with community health workers, witness routine immunization programs, and learn about emergency response. They will also hear directly from experts from the Global Polio Eradication … [Read more...]

Maruti Suzuki commits Rs 125 Crore for Mega Projects

Maruti Suzuki India under its CSR initiative has announced to undertake two mega projects. The Company laid the foundation stones for a Multispeciality Hospital and a Senior Secondary School at Sitapur, Gujarat. R C Bhargava, chairman, Maruti Suzuki, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, Pankaj Patel, founder chairman, Zydus Hospitals and Harsh Podar, director, Podar Education Network jointly laid the foundation stones for the projects. The dignitaries were joined by senior management … [Read more...]

ICMR introduces Malaria Elimination Research Alliance-India

Indian Council of Medical Research has launched ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance-India (MERA-India)’ which is a conglomeration of partners working on malaria control. ICMR has launched the Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA)- India and organized the Stakeholders’ Meeting at ICMR Hqrs to have vibrant discussions on the roadmap of the Alliance. National and International leaders of malaria research, officials from Government of India, NGOs participated in the daylong … [Read more...]

New Initiative launched to support India’s Corporate Sector in Fight against Tuberculosis

A new initiative has been launched by the US envoy to India that is designed to help India's corporate sector in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). The initiative supports the Indian government's ambitious goal of eliminating TB by 2025, which would be five years ahead of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal. US envoy to India, Juster said, "The US is proud to be working with the Indian government to bring the corporate sector and civil society together to eradicate this devastating but … [Read more...]