400 000 children to be vaccinated against polio and measles in Banadir in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

30 August 2020 – For 3 days during a blazing Mogadishu summer, across 17 of Banadir’s districts, around 2500 women and 790 men pulled on their masks and sat cautiously at a safe distance from each other to undergo refresher training. They were preparing for no ordinary feat – conducting a health campaign that will see them offering around 400 000 children aged under 5 measles and polio vaccines, and vitamin A and deworming tablets at fixed and outreach sites, all amid a COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the trainees have…

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World Bank Group Exceeds 2020 Climate Finance Target for 3rd Consecutive Year – $21.4 Billion in Funding for Climate Action

STORY HIGHLIGHTS • In fiscal year 2020, the World Bank Group allocated nearly $21.4 billion to climate-related investments, surpassing its climate-finance target for the third year in a row. • Bank Group climate finance exceeded $83 billion over the 5 years that the first Climate Change Action Plan (2016-2020) was in effect. • Three country snapshots illustrate ways in which climate change considerations were integrated into projects in Malawi, Bangladesh and Tunisia. Facing a Development Challenge Like No Other As countries struggle with COVID-19, they are also being hit by…

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How To Certify A Region As Wild Polio Free

Professor Rose Leke on polio eradication, gender and women in science. After the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio worldwide in 1988, the Global Certification Commission led the way in establishing a formal certification process, asking each of the six WHO regions to set up a Regional Certification Commission. Then in 1996, the WHO Regional Director for Africa created the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication: a 16-person independent body tasked with overseeing this process, and later on containment activities in the African region. Professor…

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Global Price Watch: July 2020 Prices (August 31, 2020)

KEY MESSAGES • In West Africa, market supplies remained sufficient to meet demand, despite normal lean seasonal demand increases. Insecurity-related market disruptions persisted in the Greater Lake Chad basin, the Tibesti region, and the LiptakoGourma region. Coarse grain prices in the Sahel were near or below average in surplus and self-sufficient areas due to limited trade related to COVID-19 and purchasing power, but above average in deficit areas affected by trade disruptions. Nigerian food prices continued to rise, with annual inflation increasing for an eleventh consecutive month while the NGN…

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Weekly Epidemiological Update (30 August 2020)

Data as received by WHO from national authorities, as of 10 am CEST 30 August 2020 For the latest data and information on COVID-19, please see: • WHO COVID-19 Dashboard • Rolling updates on COVID-19 • WHO COVID-19 Weekly Operational Update Global epidemiological situation Over 1.8 million new COVID-19 cases and 38 000 new deaths were reported to WHO in the week ending 30 August, a 1% increase in the number of cases and 3% decrease in the number of deaths compared to the previous week (17 to 23 August)…

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Cameroon Secures Borders Amid Renewed Threats

GAROUA, CAMEROON – Cameroon says it is increasing security along its borders with the Central African Republic and Nigeria after suspected rebel incursions and interceptions of vehicles transporting explosives. Government officials and the military braved a heavy downpour in northern Cameroon Monday to visit the commercial town of Pakete on the border with Nigeria. Jean Abate Edi, governor of Cameroon’s North region where Pakete is located said his trip is to make sure that the border with Nigeria is immediately secured. He said intelligence reports at his disposal indicate that…

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CNBM organise une journée portes ouvertes au parc industriel de Zambie

LUSAKA, Zambie, 31 août 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China National Building Material Group Co., Ltd. (CNBM) a organisé sa première journée portes ouvertes en ligne portant sur la bonne utilisation des ressources au parc industriel de Zambie (Zambia Industrial Park) à Lusaka, capitale de la Zambie, le 26 août. Au cours de l’événement, Lulu Wood, une hôtesse locale, a […]

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RevBits gagne la première place parmi les 100 meilleures jeunes pousses de la cybersécurité pour 2020

Lors de l’évènement Black Hat USA 2020, RevBits Cybersecurity Solutions fut classée première parmi les 100 meilleures entreprises dans cette catégorie du prestigieux prix qui est exclusivement réservé aux jeunes pousses de la cybersécurité MINEOLA, New York, 31 août 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Le fournisseur d’une suite complète de solutions de sécurité, REVBITS CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS, a annoncé aujourd’hui sa […]

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