HEALTH

Kristalina Georgieva calls on Lebanon to reform to receive financial assistance from IMF

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Sunday that Lebanon should embrace reforms to receive some financial assistance following the deadly explosion on August 4 that killed hundreds of...

Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging him to use his “good offices to encourage the Federal Government and 36 state governments...

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo mocks former Senator Buruji Kashamu who just died from COVID-19

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has mocked a former Nigerian Senator Buruji Kashamu who died from COVID-19 on Saturday. The former lawmaker representing Ogun-East Senatorial District and businessman Buruji Kashamu died at First...

68 percent of people who contracted COVID-19 in Africa have recovered while five countries – South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana and Algeria account for...

About 68 percent of people who contracted COVID-19 in Africa have recovered, the Africa CDC announced at a briefing on Thursday. "Nearly 68% of all cases have recovered, (673,757 recoveries)," Dr John Nkengasong,...

WHO ramps up COVID-19 support to hotspot countries in Africa

The first members of a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19. As the continent nears one million cases, WHO is expanding support to countries...

Plane carrying WHO trauma and surgical supplies arrives in Beirut, Lebanon, following deadly explosion

A plane carrying 20 tonnes of WHO health supplies has landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive blast that occurred in the city on August 4. The supplies will...

From Egypt to India, Iran to Turkey and elsewhere, governments continue to arrest and jail human rights defenders in virus-hit prisons, Amnesty International laments

Governments who were lauded for releasing prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks have excluded human rights defenders from the measures and continue to make new arrests of activists, journalists and critics, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

30 top CEOs make 64 recommendations to scale up funding for SDGs

In a report released on Wednesday, 30 CEOs from prominent corporations around the globe – members of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) – identify more than 60 concrete measures to accelerate and scale...

24,000 South African health workers contract coronavirus, 181 die

About 24,000 South African health workers have contracted coronavirus and at least 181 of them have died, health minister Zweli Mkwize told a news conference on Wednesday. South Africa is the hardest hit...

WHO sends 43 health experts to South Africa as COVID-19 pandemic worsens

The South African COVID-19 response will soon be bolstered by a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO will be deploying 43 experts from various fields to support...

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Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in...

Nigerian activists ask World Bank to ‘tread carefully’ before disbursing $114.28 million loan to Buhari administration to fight COVID-19

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the World Bank President Mr David Malpass, urging...

Climate financing by seven leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totalled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion...

IMF approves disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a disbursement of $152.61 million to Gabon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

IMF approves $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $49.1 million loan for Lesotho to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

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