December 14, 2022

USAID Teams Up with Private Sector Leaders to Strengthen Healthcare Across Africa Through New ‘Transform Health Fund’

Today, during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C., the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) announced the Transform Health Fund for healthcare solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, a new primarily women-led collaboration. USAID and DFC plan to provide $1 million in catalytic grant funding and $10 million in equity financing, respectively, to the fund to support locally-led supply chain transformation, innovative care delivery, and digital solutions to secure Africa’s healthcare future. With these investments, the Fund announced total approved commitments is now $50 million.   Africa is home to 16 percent of

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US-Africa Summit: DR Congo leader blames climate change for devastating floods

WASHINGTON— The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo joined the United States on Tuesday in blaming climate change for major floods that have claimed around 100 lives in the capital Kinshasa.   “The DRC is under pressure but unfortunately it’s not sufficiently heard or supported,” President Felix Tshisekedi told Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they met at a US-Africa summit in Washington.   The flooding is an example of “what we have been deploring for some time,” he said.   “Support must come from countries that pollute and unfortunately trigger the harmful consequences in our countries that lack

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