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Political will needed to improve women’s access to maternal health services

By Adlyne Wangusi   Dr. Joyce Banda, the former President of Malawi on Monday called on the African leaders to provide political good-will to improve access to maternal health services…

 
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Donors Announce Major Push to Generate Funding for “Data to End Hunger” for millions of Smallholder Farmers

By Mike Okenwa In an unprecedented effort to harness the power of data to boost the productivity and livelihoods of the world’s 500 million small-holder farmers, a coalition of donors…

 
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SADC Heads commit to ending malaria by 2030

Sixteen Heads of State across southern African countries are stepping up commitments to eliminate the malaria disease by 2030. Meeting at the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State…

 
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Malawi: Rotavirus vaccine effective against infant diarrhoea deaths

A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by…

 
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UNICEF, UNAIDS launch report on ending adolescent AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) launched a report titled All In, in Eastern and Southern Africa: Catalysing the HIV response…

 
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Despite some success, bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

Despite the successful repeal of the HIV criminalization laws by the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Zimbabwe, discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is still seriously hampering the global…

 
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Nutrition International, Amref Health Africa partner to fight malnutrition across Africa

Amref Health Africa and Nutrition International ─ through its Nutrition Leverage for Transformation (NLIFT) model, have on Monday formalised a partnership intended to provide nutrition benefits to communities across nine…

 
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African smallholder farmers get insurance worth $ 1.5 m after low rainfall

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience…

 
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Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018 to deliberate on climate change technology transfer. Organised by…

 
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Malawi commits to halve maternal, neonatal deaths over next five years

By Gondwe M. The Governments of Malawi and eight other countries from Africa and South East Asia have committed to halve maternal, new-born and stillborn births. The commitment comes at…

 
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