Partenariat mondial pour l’introduction d’une plateforme de diagnostic au point de service connectée pour le dépistage de l’antigène COVID-19 en Afrique

LONDRES, 10 novembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LumiraDx, la société de diagnostic au point de service de nouvelle génération, a annoncé aujourd’hui un partenariat mondial de 32 millions de dollars avec l’Union africaine, les Centres pour le contrôle et la prévention des maladies (Africa CDC), la Plate-forme africaine de fournitures médicales (AMSP), La Fondation Bill et Melinda Gates (BMGF) et […]

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Global Partnership to Introduce a Connected, Point-of-Care Diagnostic Platform for COVID-19 Antigen Testing in Africa

LONDON, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LumiraDx, the next generation point-of-care diagnostic company, announced today a $32 million global partnership with Africa Union, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) with the support of the COVID-19 Therapeutics […]

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Cameroon Activists Fear for Fate of Asylum Seekers US Plans to Deport

YAOUNDE – A second group of Cameroonian asylum-seekers are expected to be deported from the U.S. Tuesday, sparking condemnation from rights groups. Activists fear the mostly English-speaking Cameroonians will be prosecuted for alleged involvement in the country’s separatist conflict. There are also growing concerns over the fate of the first group of Cameroonian asylum-seekers deported from the U.S. last month. Cameroon media reports say 36 citizens will arrive in Douala from Texas on Tuesday after failed asylum bids in the United States. Rights groups condemned the deportations, the second group…

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East Africa Cross Border Trade Bulletin (October 2020, Volume 31)

SUMMARY POINTS • Maize grain was the main commodity traded in the region between July and September 2020 (third quarter of 2020) followed by dry beans, rice and sorghum as shown in Figure 1. • Easing of some measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections in addition to adaptation by traders to operating under COVID-19 scenario led to increased regional trade for most commodities during the second quarter of 2020. • Livestock trade (especially for goats and cattle) increased for some specific trade corridors despite the end of the…

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The Government is investing SEK 140 million to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has had major negative impacts on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) worldwide, and at the same time many donors have reduced their aid. Sweden is therefore providing SEK 40 million to Sida’s Strategy for SRHR in sub-Saharan Africa and SEK 100 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed more than one million lives worldwide, and the indirect impacts are very extensive, not least in the case of SRHR. Access to modern contraceptives, safe and legal…

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Impacts of COVID-19 on the Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

Prepared by the Fragile and Conflict Situations (FCS) / International Development Association (IDA) Coordination Unit, IFC, in collaboration with FCS Africa, Africa Region, IFC The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant negative impact on the private sector in developing economies, and businesses and individuals in fragile and conflict-affected situations are among the most severely affected. The pandemic has evolved rapidly from a health emergency to a global economic crisis, spreading through the real sector and posing growing risks to financial systems. Notable sector-level impacts include supply and demand-based shocks to…

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Team Europe: The European Union supports the Sahel’s response to the coronavirus pandemic with €92 million

As part of its cooperation with the Sahel, the European Union announced today funding of €92 million to strengthen the response of Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad to the spread of the coronavirus. The aim is to provide quality health care to the populations and reduce the economic and social impact of the pandemic. High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell said: « Today we reiterate our commitment to step up our mobilisation of support for the Sahel in its fight against the pandemic. Beyond a short-term response to the urgent needs…

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Despite New Ceasefire in Libya, Justice for Atrocity Crime Victims Thwarted by Failure to Arrest Fugitives, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Warns Security Council

Libya’s Delegate Points to ‘Damning Evidence’, including Perpetrators’ Names, as Council Members Disagree about Court’s Jurisdiction, Impartiality Against the welcome backdrop of a newly signed ceasefire and fresh political talks in Libya, States must recommit to bringing justice to the victims of the country’s worst atrocity crimes, the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor told the Security Council during a videoconference meeting today, describing the failure to arrest and surrender fugitives as a “major stumbling block” impeding her work. Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda recalled that, on 23 October, the warring Libyan…

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