keyboard_arrow_upUganda to immunise 18 million children against measles, rubella and polio
keyboard_arrow_downUganda to immunise 18 million children against measles, rubella and polio

More than 18 million children in Uganda, 43 percent of the country’s population, will be immunised against measles and rubella. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than nine months, or 20.5 percent of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine. Uganda has experienced measles outbreaks across numerous districts in the past three years. […]

keyboard_arrow_upSiemens supports young African innovators
keyboard_arrow_downSiemens supports young African innovators

Siemens has extended its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The company is committed to supporting and developing young, African innovators. In addition to extending its reach in Africa it is also refurbishing and restocking Sekondi College computer lab as part of Siemens localisation programme. Eskom Expo From 23 to […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s first malaria vaccine launched in Kenya
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s first malaria vaccine launched in Kenya

The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that continues to affect millions of children in Africa. The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from six months of age in selected areas […]

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise opens application labs in Nigeria
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise opens application labs in Nigeria

For the first time in its corporate history, Symrise has set up its own application labs in Nigeria. The global fragrance and flavouring manufacturer based in Germany opened the new facilities in Lagos on 4 September 2019. ‘This will strengthen our presence and underpin our growth goals in the region,’ says Rudy McLean, managing director […]

keyboard_arrow_upWHO mobilises healthcare experts to humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso
keyboard_arrow_downWHO mobilises healthcare experts to humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

More than 200 000 people in Burkina Faso have been displaced. The World Health Organization is responding to this humanitarian crisis by mobilising experts to strengthen interventions, including preventative and responsive vaccination campaigns and strategies for provision of health services as well as increasing supplies of medicines and medical equipment. Violence and inter-communal conflicts which […]

keyboard_arrow_upWHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak
keyboard_arrow_downWHO and Ugandan officials take swift action to successfully deal with Ebola outbreak

After assessing one of the high-risk districts for Ebola virus disease in western Uganda today, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Africa, commended the corps of health workers and Health Ministry officials for their sharpened preparedness to respond to an outbreak. Fighting ebola Dr Moeti toured the Kasese border area with […]

keyboard_arrow_upMore than a million people to be vaccinated against cholera in the DRC
keyboard_arrow_downMore than a million people to be vaccinated against cholera in the DRC

Phase 2 of the biggest ever oral vaccination campaign against cholera is taking place from 3 to 8 July 2019 in 15 health districts in the four central provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – Kasaï, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami et Sankuru.  The second dose of vaccine confers lasting immunity against cholera and […]

keyboard_arrow_upAfrica to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project
keyboard_arrow_downAfrica to benefit from Seychelles solar energy project

Implementation of Africa’s first independent power producer floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) project is continuing in the Seychelles. The project, launched by the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Seychelles Energy Commission, will be the first utility-scale, private-sector funded floating solar project in Africa, and aims to support the country’s transition to […]

keyboard_arrow_upFully traceable Beeswax from Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFully traceable Beeswax from Africa

Launched at in-cosmetics Global, The East Africa Wax Company is a fresh new venture, aiming to do Beeswax differently. The company’s mission is to enrich its products, people and the planet by offering the very best quality, most desirable, sustainably sourced Beeswax to the global market.

keyboard_arrow_upBayer launches a new tool in the fight against malaria
keyboard_arrow_downBayer launches a new tool in the fight against malaria

With nearly half of the world’s population at risk of contracting malaria, primarily in sub Saharan Africa, stepping up the fight against the disease has never been a more pressing challenge. Bayer is rising to this challenge as it launches a new Indoor Residual Spray (IRS), Fludora Fusion which is set to make great strides […]