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Chinese and African leaders will come together at the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation to explore new partnerships to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing Africa and strengthen an innovative health partnership based on south-south cooperation. This year’s roundtable is the first to take place on the African continent. It will focus on promoting sustainable health solutions that meet the needs and priorities of African countries and draw on China’s unique expertise.
Commissioner Piebalgs and FAO Director-General underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), will meet today President Joyce Banda to discuss the country’s challenges on nutrition and food security and underline ongoing EU and FAO support in this area.
KOLDING, Denmark, Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Bestnet A/S announced that now, in addition to being available in traditional white, Netprotect® bed nets are available in Zambia in decorative orange and green stripes. Which means that consumers can buy a mosquito bed net that is long lasting, strong, beautifully colored and contains an insecticide to kill mosquitoes.
KOLDING, Denmark, Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Now, in addition to being available in traditional white, Netprotect® bed nets are available in Uganda in decorative red and white stripes. Which means that consumers can buy a mosquito bed net that is long lasting, strong, beautifully colored and contains an insecticide to kill mosquitoes.
By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
Exset’s Digital Monetisation System will assist in the drive towards UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk, UNEP and Kenya Forest Service Report Finds / Services from Kenya’s Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy
NAIROBI, Kenya, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($US 68 million) in 2010 and 6.6 billion shillings in 2009, far outstripping the roughly 1.3 billion shillings injected from forestry and logging each year, according to a joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report.
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:
Antigen Discovery, Inc. Awarded Phase II SBIR Grant to Identify Biomarkers Associated with Protection against Malaria
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Antigen Discovery, Inc. (ADi) today announced that it has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health. The three-year award, totaling approximately $ 2.5 million, is a continuation of a Phase I SBIR grant to scan the Plasmodium falciparum proteome for protective antigens. The funds will support a collaborative research effort between ADi and Sanaria, Inc. to use ADi’s proteome microarrays to identify biomarkers associated with responses to the administration of Sanaria’s malaria products in human trials, including Sanaria® PfSPZ Vaccine (radiation attenuated sporozoites), Sanaria® PfSPZ Challenge (fully infectious sporozoites), and Sanaria® PfSPZ-CVac (PfSPZ Challenge administered with malaria chemoprophylaxis). An effective malaria vaccine would greatly benefit the billions at risk throughout the world. “By comparing the serum antibody profiles from vaccinees who are protected with those who are not, we aim to identify surrogate antibody biomarkers associated with sporozoite vaccine mediated protection. Such markers are a critically important component of vaccine development,” states Dr. Philip Felgner, Principal Investigator, Founder and Chairman of ADi. According to Dr. Stephen L. Hoffman, Sanaria’s Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, “This is an unprecedented opportunity to exploit ADi’s unique technology to advance our understanding of protective immunity against malaria, and thereby accelerate development and licensure of a highly effective malaria vaccine.”
U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong Doesn’t Bring Home Medal but Now Part of Half Million Dollar Fundraising Effort
Former Sudan Lost Boy to Join Team World Vision on Trip to Africa In Effort to Help Children Living in Poverty