University of Botswana and Khoemacau Mine Explore Possible Areas of Collaboration

Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris and his delegation from the University of Botswana main campus and Okavango Research Institute (ORI) on September 23, 2022 visited Khoemacau mine at Toteng to explore possible areas of collaboration and partnership. The delegation comprised ORI Director, Professor Joseph Mbaiwa, Deputy Director Professor, Olekae Thakadu, Dean of the Faculty of […]

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WHO South-East Asia Region polio-free, accelerated efforts needed in view of increased risks: experts

The WHO South-East Asia Region sustained its polio-free status despite disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic but needs to scale-up measures in view of the persisting and increased risks of polio globally. “Countries have been making efforts, but gaps persist, specially at sub-national level. We need to scale-up surveillance and immunization coverage and update our polio […]

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Rotary President Jennifer Jones announces US$150 million pledge toward polio eradication

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional US$150 million pledge toward that end. Jones, who spoke in front of 60,000 people in New York City and tens of thousands more online and […]

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Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in West and Central Africa by 2030: Côte d’Ivoire, UNFPA and South Korea call for increased investment and South-South and triangular cooperation

Abidjan – 13 September 2022: The Government of Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of South Korea through its International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), is organizing from September 13 to 15, 2022 in Abidjan an international conference on the theme: “South-South and triangular partnership to eliminate fistula by […]

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WFP and the government of Cabo Verde join forces to support school children amidst the socio-economic crisis driven by COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine

PRAIA – A week after schools reopened in Cabo Verde, the Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today, signed an agreement to meet the food and nutrition needs of nearly 90,000 school children through the national school feeding programme. “The agreement now signed reflects […]

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