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Vaccine ‘ll reduce deaths, burden of malaria disease – Stakeholders

Malaria Vaccine

Stakeholders in the health sector in the South-West Zone say the World Health Organisation (WHO) endorsement of vaccine for malaria in children in sub-Saharan Africa, will reduce deaths and burden of the disease in Nigeria. Malaria vaccine They made the assertions in separate interviews across the states in the zone, describing the vaccine endorsement by WHO as a welcome development. Malaria is ...

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Scheme seeks solutions to curb plastic usage in Africa

Plastic pollution

The Afri-Plastics Challenge has now launched its second strand, Creating Solutions. This Strand invites individuals or organisations with a new or early-stage idea that seeks to reduce or eliminate plastic usage across sub-Saharan Africa to apply for the Afri-Plastics Challenge. Plastic pollution In recent years, the demand for plastic has substantially increased in sub-Saharan Africa with over 17 million tonnes ...

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Facebook launches Climate Science Information Centre in Nigeria, South Africa


Facebook announced on Thursday, February 18, 2021 the roll out of its Climate Science Information Centre to sub-Saharan Africa, starting with South Africa and Nigeria, as part of its commitment to connecting people to accurate, expert advice and information about global developments that affect their lives. Facebook Climate Science Information Centre The Centre, available in 16 countries from Thursday, aims ...

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Increase investment in mini-grid electricity to get Africa out of darkness

Mohamed Adow

Covid-19 is pushing Africa into an education crisis.  Of the 39 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, full learning is only taking place in six of them. Mohamed Adow. Photo credit: A survey, by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Children’s Agency UNICEF, found that of the 33 countries where learning is curtailed, it is completely closed in 14 ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa to benefit €5bn from EU green plan

Ursula von der Leyen

Sub-Saharan Africa will  benefit €5 billion from EU Green Economy Recovery Plan, an EU official has said. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Mr Leonard Mizzi, the Head of Unit, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, made this known at the ongoing 2020 virtual summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) hosted by Rwanda. ...

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Partnership seeks to generate power from cassava waste


Challenges associated with electricity generation in sub-Saharan Africa may soon be a thing of the past following the formation of a consortium that will use thermal technology to generate power from agricultural waste. Freshly harvested cassava tubers. Photo credit: thisdayonline The consortium, which appears to have perfected use of agriculture waste such as cassava peel to generate electricity, is led ...

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Extreme heatwaves are not being recorded in sub-Saharan Africa, study reveals

heat wave

Extreme heat events in sub-Saharan Africa are rapidly worsening because of climate change – but the records suggest they are not happening, and thus raising concerns over global efforts to combat the phenomenon, a new analysis published on Monday, July 13, 2020 by the University of Oxford has said. Above-danger heat stress: A man cools off amid searing heat wave For ...

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GEF/UNDP scheme fosters resilience, tackles food insecurity

Hajia Salamatu Garba

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has commenced the implementation of a programme aimed at promoting the sustainable management and resilience of ecosystems as a means to address food insecurity. Titled “Fostering Resilience and Sustainability for Food Security in sub-Saharan Africa”, the project involves states in the nation’s North East, North West ...

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Fresh hopes for Africa as Obama signs electricity initiative into law


President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa. Observers say the act will save lives and accelerate growth on the continent. The Electrify Africa Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives and Senate, leverages partnerships with the private sector in order to bring first-time electricity access to ...

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African dams intensify malaria transmission, says study


The study finds that the construction of an expected 78 major new dams in sub-Saharan Africa over the next few years will lead to an additional 56,000 malaria cases annually. It urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures Settlements in close proximity to sizeable dams in Africa such as the Akosombo in Ghana, Kainji in Nigeria, Koka ...

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