Adesina addresses African ambassadors in Washington

Good morning to you all. I am really delighted to be here with you. I know you are busy people but thank you for...

Health meets Tech hackathon opens Sep 10

A continentwide hackathon gets underway on September 10 to explore technologies and innovations that can impact on the continent. In its sixth edition, the Health...

Nigeria alerts on alarming effects of climate change

The 19th of August marks World Humanitarian Day (WHD), a day that honors humanitarian aid workers all over the world. This year’s WHD theme is...

Joint efforts to fight hunger in north east Nigeria

Hunger is on the rise worldwide. The combination of conflict, COVID-19, increased food prices and the effects of climate change are decimating livelihoods and...

For every two COVID-19 deaths, one child loses a caregiver

by Laura Rawlings &Susan Hillis The COVID crisis will leave many unwanted legacies. The world has been closely tracking the COVID-19 death toll, with official...

World Bank finance for COVID-19 vaccine rollout exceeds $4b

The World Bank announced today that it is providing over $4 billion for the purchase and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines for 51 developing countries,...

Untangling risks, benefits of food from livestock

A more balanced, sustainable approach to consuming food from livestock—one that meets nutrition needs and focuses on local production methods—is essential for delivering on global commitments to...

Social safety nets, community spirit help a mother through COVID-19 crisis

Around 40 km outside Cape Town, Leebah Bessick wipes sweat from her forehead as she digs a pitchfork into the earth at a neighbourhood...

No barriers in way of equitable vaccine access, says BMGF

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says no barriers should stand in the way of equitable vaccine access. Given the tragic situation in India and...

Project SafeUp distributes 1 million PPEs in 5 months

Project SafeUp has distributed over one million items of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools, nongovernment organisations, markets and health facilities in the...

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