July 23, 2024

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Strengthening EGASP implementation in Zimbabwe

From June 19-21, 2023, a team from World Health Organization (WHO) Head Quarters with support from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), namely, Dr. Ismail Maatouk and Ms. Phiona Vumbugwa, Ms. Venessa Maseko; from Center for HIV and STI National Institute for Communicable Diseases  South Africa visited Zimbabwe to assess the implementation […]

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Two rescued alive as helicopter crashes in Lagos

Two rescued alive as helicopter crashes in Lagos

Two rescued alive as helicopter crashes in Lagos By Eyo Nsima Two persons have been rescued alive as an helicopter crashes at Oba Akran, Ikeja, Lagos. The helicopter with registration no 5NCCQ belonging to Airfirst hospitality and Tour Limited crashed near the AP filling station, by UBA branch, causing chaos in the area. .Details coming

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Shell, partners lead in PIA implementation – NUPRC

Bayelsa, Rivers communities get free eye care from NNPC, Shell “Vision First”

Bayelsa, Rivers communities get free eye care from NNPC, Shell “Vision First”   HUNDREDS of people from Rivers State’s Edeoha community in  Ahoada East Local Government Area; and Bayelsa State’s Onopa Community in  Yenagoa Local Government Area have benefited from free critical eye-care, including surgeries, at the kick-off of “Vision First Initiative”, a community-focused eye care programme

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Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS receives prestigious award for activism

The Executive Director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima has been presented with the prestigious Amsterdam Dinner Award 2023 for her activism and work to end stigma and discrimination around HIV. The annual Amsterdam Diner, initiated in 1992, is the Netherlands largest fundraising event for HIV and has raised millions of euros to support HIV projects around

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United States Commits Additional $112m to Support Ethiopia’s Continued Response to End HIV/AIDS by 2030

On May 23, 2023, Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Health Diplomacy, announced the approval of the $112 million (over 6 billion Birr) Country Operational Plan 2023 (COP23) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program to support Ethiopia’s continued response to end HIV/AIDS in 2030.

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New cholera cases in Africa surging fast, reaching a third of 2022 total in a month

Africa is witnessing an exponential rise in cholera cases amid a global surge. Cases recorded on the continent in the first month of 2023 alone have already risen by more than 30% of the total caseload reached in the whole of 2022. An estimated 26 000 cases and 660 deaths have been reported as of

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Boosting Healthcare in Kenya: Global Fund Country Team meets with Principal Secretary Tum

A significant meeting took place today between the Global Fund Country Team led by Manager, Paul Mac Carrick and Kenya’s Principal Secretary (PS) for Medical Services, Eng. Peter Tum. The two powerhouses came together to tackle pressing healthcare issues in Kenya and find ways to improve the sector. The meeting covered a wide range of

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Kenya: Posting of medical interns across public hospitals kicks off

The ministry of health has commenced posting the first batch of over 800 medical interns to public hospitals. The development follows a directive issued by health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha a fortnight ago following constructive dialogue with the leadership of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) and the Council of Governors(COG). During the

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USAID Provides Key Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services to Underserved Populations

The U.S. Government, through the USAID Open Doors activity, increased its key HIV services to marginalized, vulnerable, and underserved populations in eight targeted districts over the past six years. The USAID Open Doors Project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health through District Health Offices, used an innovative approach to overcome barriers to accessing HIV

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