October 25, 2022

La Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates annonce un soutien supplémentaire pour promouvoir la R&D locale. Appels à propositions

BRUXELLES, 25 octobre 2022 /PRNewswire/ — La Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates a annoncé aujourd’hui une série d’initiatives et un appel à propositions en vue de faire progresser l’innovation locale qui soutient les travaux de scientifiques et de chercheurs dans les économies en développement. L’annonce a été faite lors de la réunion annuelle de Grand Challenges plus […]

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IAVI to Accelerate Promising Investigational Sudan Ebolavirus Vaccine Development for Potential Outbreak Research and Response

Merck will provide the investigational vaccine based on a proven platform technology NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 25, 2022 / IAVI, a nonprofit scientific research organization, and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, have entered into an agreement that could enable IAVI to accelerate the entry of a promising Sudan […]

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UNHCR’s Grandi sounds alarm as drought grips Horn of Africa

NAIROBI – As he concluded a five-day visit to Somalia and Kenya on Tuesday, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, called on global leaders to spare no efforts in assisting countries in the Horn of Africa to break the cycle of conflict and climate crises.   As people try to avert famine and seek safety, many have been forced to flee. According to the UNHCR-led Protection and Return Monitoring Network, in Somalia, the number of people displaced internally primarily by drought this year alone is nearing 1 million, with another nearly 500,000 displaced due to conflict and insecurity.  

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FAO advocates for scaling up the early warning and anticipatory action approaches at a regional meeting

Maputo – “When I received the SMS alert in the last week of April indicating that there was going to be heavy rain in the following three days, I was able to speed up the harvesting of sorghum crop before it got moisture damaged,” Thulani Maposa said during a review of the Early Warning Messaging Activity in her area. She is from Fumukwe (Ward 17) in Zimbabwe. Thulani’s story is one of the several that depict the importance of early warning and anticipatory actions among farming communities. At the Southern Africa Ministerial Meeting on Integrated Early Warning and Early Action System

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Africa Tourism Leaders Seek to Revive Sector After COVID-19

Africa’s leading tourism operators are meeting in Botswana for talks on reviving the industry after the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Intra-African travel is at the top of the agenda at the three-day meeting, which has attracted more than 450 delegates from 43 countries. Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who gave the keynote speech Tuesday at the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum in Gaborone, told attendees they need to focus on ways to encourage travel to and within the continent. “This vital forum will undoubtedly provide the travel and tourism industry in Africa — and indeed the rest of the world

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Security Forum Focuses on Stability Challenges in Africa

Policymakers from around the world met Monday and Tuesday in Senegal to discuss Africa’s most pressing security challenges. This year, attendees of an annual conference focused on redefining the role international partners play in promoting stability in Africa. More than 1,000 people participated in the eighth edition of the International Forum of Dakar on Peace and Security. Attendees included the heads of state from Liberia , Angola and Guinea-Bissau, as well as high-ranking officials from Japan, Saudi Arabia and France. The event opened with a speech from Senegalese President and African Union Chairman Macky Sall, who spoke about the need

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