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PACJA launches new plan to position Africa’s climate voices

PACJA Road to COP26 Conference

A group of African civil society organisations (CSOs) on Monday, July 12, 2021 commenced a weeklong meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to deliberate on key issues touching on COVID-19 and its nexus with the climate change on the continent, especially issues that will flow into the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ...

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UN calls for preventive measures against future pandemics

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday, December 27, 2020 urged the world to start thinking about the next pandemic as it strives to recover from the current one. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General In a message to mark the maiden International Epidemic Preparedness Day, Guterres stressed the need for countries to strengthen their disease prevention capacities to prevent another pandemic. ...

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Nearly 1:5 COVID-19 deaths in Africa linked to diabetes, says WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that 18.3% of COVID-19 deaths in Africa are among people with diabetes, one of the conditions that global studies have found to increase the risk of severe illness and death among patients infected with the virus. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The WHO analysis of 14 African countries, which provided information ...

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Pandemic caused 8.8% decline in CO2 emissions, says study

Coronavirus

Restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic led to an 8.8 per cent worldwide decline in carbon dioxide emissions in the first half of 2020, an Institute said. Coronavirus The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) said this in a study released on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Measures imposed by national governments, which included border closures, curfews and other restrictions ...

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Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus, says UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has called on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation, as he addressed a UN Climate Action Roundtable hosted by the UN Secretary-General. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Boris Johnson attended the virtual roundtable on Thursday, September 24, 2020 via video link from Downing ...

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Investments in hygiene, sanitation and water key to fighting COVID-19 (2)

Coronavirus

Continued from Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Part 3: Investing in water, sanitation and hygiene is a matter of prioritisation The critical question during and after COVID-19 is – how can governments support the sector given the impact of COVID-19 on the tax base as many people and industries have been affected? Basically, the cake to be distributed has significantly been reduced. ...

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Investments in hygiene, sanitation and water key to fighting COVID-19

Coronavirus

Part 1: A break from the past is needed to Build Forward Better Going back to the old normal is not the way forward. COVID-19 has taught us that a world where nearly half of its population do not have what they need to properly wash their hands at critical times is not a safe world. Coronavirus We are delicately ...

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Improving the Murfu, by Faith Amadi

Murfu

The doctor at the general hospital had warned Nana to stay away from the fumes. It wasn’t good for her health and the pain in her eyes were signs that could very much be signs of cataract. But she had a family of 10 to feed. Her husband was retired early because of an arthritis caused by a bike accident. ...

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CAPPA describes fuel price increase ‘inhuman’, ‘insensitive’

Muhammadu Buhari

Last Wednesday’s increase in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)  by the federal government is insensitive and an affront on the collective sensibilities of Nigerians who have endured pains and agony in the last five years, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has said. President Muhammadu Buhari The increase, which was announced by the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company ...

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Mozambique to assess possibility of using TB vaccine for COVID-19

Filipe Nyusi

Health authorities in Mozambique will start conducting a study this month to assess the possibility of using Tuberculosis vaccine to combat COVID-19 infections in the country, Radio Mozambique reported on Friday, September 4, 2020. President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique According to the report citing the research coordinator for acute respiratory infections and evasive bacterial diseases at Manhica Health Research Centre ...

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