Connected for Better: AACSB’s Focus on Positive Societal Impact

World’s largest business education alliance seeks to highlight impactful change TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AACSB International (AACSB) announces business education’s renewed commitment and focus on creating positive societal change, demonstrating that business schools are connected for better. AACSB is leading conversations about the role of business schools as a force for good in society, a […]

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Selon les nouvelles prévisions de l’IHME à propos de la COVID-19 en Éthiopie, près de 8 000 personnes décéderont d’ici au 1er novembre prochain, mais l’utilisation de masques pourrait réduire de 65 % le nombre de décès

On craint qu’après que la nation décide d’assouplir les mesures, « ce virus vicieux se propagera rapidement dans tout le pays, et en particulier à Addis-Abeba » SEATTLE, 4 août 2020 /PRNewswire/ — L’Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) de l’Université de Washington prévoit que 7 872 personnes (dans une fourchette comprise entre 1 115 et 31 971) décéderont de […]

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Education about Corona

An already ongoing project to strengthen the health system in Côte d’Ivoire is being expanded to bring COVID-19 infection awareness to every corner of the West African country. On behalf of the German Federal Government KfW Development Bank is providing EUR 3 million for measures to raise awareness of the dangers of corona. By Charlotte Schmitz “Many people still do not believe in the existence of the Corona disease. Or they assume that it is a political manoeuvre,” explains Gogoua Solange Lago. The chairwoman of the local women’s association is…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Livelihoods, Food Security & Nutrition in East Africa: Urban Focus, August 2020

HIGHLIGHTS Urban populations in East Africa are highly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly 35 million people, or 58% of the urban populations living in informal settlements who are at high risk from its impact. Livelihoods and incomes of these urban populations are seriously affected, particularly the urban poor who depend on the informal sector, with serious consequences for their food security and nutrition. The number of food insecure people in East Africa is estimated to increase this year to more than 41 million people as a result of COVID-19,…

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EHT officers follow WHO guidelines for early detection of COVID-19 symptoms

Beitbridge, Zimbabwe – To all patients who visit Beitbridge District Hospital, Mmoloki Malemane seems like just any other person who checks people’s temperatures at the gate. To those not aware of his role, this might seem the case yet Mmokoli is an Environmental Health Technician (EHT) responsible for COVID-19 pre-screening at Beitbridge Hospital. As an EHT officer, Mmokoli works in the public sector to identify and correct various environmental health issues. His duties include examining the environment and its impact on the population, determine what issues may exist within it,…

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Somalia: COVID-19 Monthly Report (July 2020)

Overview Confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Somalia and as of July 31, the number increased to 3,196, 93 deaths and 1,543 recoveries were reported. The pandemic has had an impact on the socio-economic situation of the country exacerbat-ing pre-existing vulnerabilities. The triple threat of COVID-19, desert locusts & floods has significantly changed the humanitarian context in the country, prompting the Humanitarian Country Team to re-prioritise the Humanitarian Response Plan which now requires US$1.01BN to assist 3M people. Despite the COVID-19- related operational challenges, the UN agencies and partners…

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West and Central Africa – Irregular Migration Routes to Europe (January – June 2020)

This report presents data collected by IOM as well as the Italian, Spanish, Greek and Maltese Ministries of the Interior on migration flows and routes leading from West and Central Africa (WCA) to Europe during the 2017-2020* period. IOM works closely with a diverse range of actors, including government, non governmental and civil society partners to gather and compile key data on migration to Europe on a quarterly basis. The data presented in this document covers ther period from 2017 to 2020 (up to June, except for some nationality data…

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Situation Report – 197 (4 August 2020)

Highlights With over 18 million cases reported today, and new cases rising by around 250 000 each day, now is not the time to be complacent. As some economies and societies open up, WHO continues to urge the public to remain vigilant and take precautions to avoid getting COVID-19; while urging countries to increase testing and contact tracing to ensure no cases are missed and ensure appropriate treatment is available. In his regular media briefing yesterday, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros reiterated that “We have seen around the world, that it’s…

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