Malawi distributes personal ’emergency alarms’ to albino to prevent attack

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Malawian government is handing out some 1,600 personal security alarms to its albino citizens, in an attempt to stop deadly attacks on the community. “The gadgets will be distributed to persons with albinism in all the regions in Malawi,” Cecilia Chazama, minister for Gender, Children and Disability, said Friday Albinos … Continue reading “Malawi distributes personal ’emergency alarms’ to albino to prevent attack”

Senegal launches digital platform for integrated healthcare payment

London, May 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Agency for Universal Health Coverage in Senegal has unveiled a digital platform, the first of its kind in the continent that seeks to digitise payments across the medical value chain By extending this process of democratisation to provide access to health to all countries on the African continent, Senegal aims … Continue reading “Senegal launches digital platform for integrated healthcare payment”

Ghana becomes second country after Malawi to launch vital malaria vaccine

London, May 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana on Tuesday rolled out the world’s only proven malaria vaccine for infants as part of a landmark campaign against the deadly mosquito-borne disease, one week after Malawi became the first country to do so. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people each year, mainly in Africa, and it is hoped … Continue reading “Ghana becomes second country after Malawi to launch vital malaria vaccine”

UN grants $13 million emergency fund to Mozambique for Cyclone Kenneth damage

London, April 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to infrastructure, the organisation said late on Sunday, after the second cyclone in a month slammed into the region. Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the northern province of the … Continue reading “UN grants $13 million emergency fund to Mozambique for Cyclone Kenneth damage”

SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners

London, April 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced $ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises, SMEs in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. … Continue reading “SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners”

Malawi becomes first nation to immunize children against malaria with licensed vaccines

London, April 24, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe … Continue reading “Malawi becomes first nation to immunize children against malaria with licensed vaccines”

Concern in East Africa as diaspora remittances, $17.38 billion outpace foreign investments

London, April 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The ten countries of East Africa received a total sum of $17.38 billion from their citizens living abroad between 2013 and 2018 The diaspora remittances outpaced foreign direct investment to become the largest source of external financing in low and middle-income countries raising serious concern among global financial agencies According to … Continue reading “Concern in East Africa as diaspora remittances, $17.38 billion outpace foreign investments”