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Tanzania’s Healthy Pregnancy Text Message Service Reaches 100,000 Subscribers in 15 Weeks

The unique healthy pregnancy text messaging (SMS) service reached 100,000 active registrants in March 2013. More than 4 million text messages have been sent to those who signed up for the free healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood information, since the launch late November 2012.

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£179 million five-year healthcare British-backed programme to rebuild clinics, train health workers, supply essential medicines and equipment, and improve water and sanitation in DR Congo

Six million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will have access to essential healthcare under a new British-backed programme, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced during his visit to Eastern DRC, in a joint statement with the International Development Secretary Justine Greening.

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New World Bank report offers policymakers roadmap for building resilient sustainable cities

 

New World Bank report offers policymakers roadmap for building resilient sustainable cities

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Study asks Government of South Africa to legislate Alternative Energy policy, but not coal and nuclear

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

A radical green energy plan can not be ignored by all stakeholders of society, an energy study declares.

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Equatorial Guinea Sets Sights On Improving Professional Capacity And Upgrading Facilities In Health Sector

 

Minister of Health and Social Welfare discusses improvements in national health services through the education of Equatorial Guinean health care professionals

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Burundi: Country Results Profile

 

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With a history of conflict and widespread poverty, Burundi has been working with the International Development Association (IDA) to rebuild peace and security, modernize public finance, provide basic services, and strengthen the agricultural sector. Since the Arusha Accords in 2000, Burundi has made progress toward political and social stability while also improving the lives of its people. From 2005 to 2009, net primary enrollment increased by 23 percent, under-five mortality decreased from 153.9 per thousand in 2005 to 141.9 per thousand in 2010, and births assisted by skilled personnel doubled.

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USAID Awards $50 Million to Plan International to Improve Health Care in Northern Uganda

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Plan International USA will lead a multi-year collaborative effort to improve health systems in 15 districts in Northern Uganda. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded Plan and its partners a $50 million grant to:

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U.S.A.: 163,000 New Jobs in July: Over Half Go to Women

 

WASHINGTON, Aug. , 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — According to Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the August unemployment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth continued in July with 163,000 jobs added to nonfarm payrolls. In July, women gained 86,000 jobs, or 53 percent of the total, and men gained 77,000 jobs.

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