Germany’s BfArM Joins SNOMED International for Nationwide Use of SNOMED CT

LONDON, Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has announced their membership in SNOMED International for national use of SNOMED CT from the beginning of January 2021. SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology and a recognized critical element for the electronic exchange of health data, […]

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US Envoy Sees Hope in Africa’s Violence-Wracked Sahel Region

JOHANNESBURG – The top U.S. envoy to Africa’s Sahel region acknowledges that it has been a rough few weeks in the sprawling desert region — which covers the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Recent violence in Mali, Niger and the Central African Republic have left hundreds dead. For years, the region has been beset by a wave of deadly violence from extremist groups, with more than 1,000 violent incidents in the first half of 2020, according to a report from the Armed Conflict Location…

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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 2.85 Million

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 6 (NNN-ENA) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent reached 2,854,971, as of yesterday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The continental disease control and prevention agency, said, death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has reached 67,986, as of yesterday afternoon. The Africa CDC, a specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) Commission, also said that a total of 2,361,900 people infected with COVID-19 had recovered from the infectious virus across the continent, so far. The…

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Democratic Republic of Congo Says China Has Granted Pandemic-Linked Debt Relief

KINSHASA – China has granted some debt relief to Democratic Republic of Congo to help it overcome economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the Congolese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. As a result, Congo will not have to repay its interest-free loans from China that matured at the end of 2020. The ministry did not say how much this amounted to. China has extended debt relief worth over $2 billion to developing countries under a G-20 framework aimed at giving those hammered by the COVID-19 crisis some financial breathing space.…

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In Africa’s Sahel Region, Violence and Hope Compete

JOHANNESBURG – Recent violence in Mali, Niger and the Central African Republic have left hundreds dead in recent weeks. But the United States’ envoy to the Sahel region says there is hope in the West African region, as several nations have recently held peaceful polls, with more elections to come in 2021. The top U.S. envoy to Africa’s Sahel region acknowledges that it has been a rough few weeks in the sprawling desert region — which covers the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. The…

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Background paper on mainstreaming gender into National Adaptation Planning and implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract/Description Climate change adaptation is dependent on access to a number of resources, including information, land, financing, and mobility. Successful climate change adaptation, therefore, will need to integrate an understanding of gender and take action on it, including an appreciation for the importance of women in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. This paper undertakes a review of the policies and legal frameworks for gender and climate change, including key UNFCCC decisions on gender and climate change and gender mainstreaming in National Adaptation Planning process. An analysis of resiliency is…

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LeddarTech Announces the Appointment of Carl-Peter Forster to Its Board of Directors

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl-Peter Forster to the Board of Directors, which further enhances the diversity and experience of the Board. Carl-Peter Forster holds a degree in economics from Bonn University and […]

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LeddarTech annonce la nomination de Carl-Peter Forster au sein de son conseil d’administration

QUÉBEC, 06 janv. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, chef de file de calibre mondial en technologie de détection pour les systèmes avancés d’aide à la conduite (systèmes ADAS) et de conduite autonome (systèmes AD) de niveau 1 à 5, est heureuse d’annoncer la nomination de Carl-Peter Forster au sein de son conseil d’administration, renforçant ainsi […]

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