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Malaria vaccine big advance against major child killer

Malaria vaccine big advance against major child killer

Health & Wellbeing
A cheap malaria vaccine that can be produced on a massive scale has been recommended for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). The vaccine has been developed by the University of Oxford and is only the second malaria vaccine to be developed. Malaria kills mostly babies and infants, and has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity. There are already agreements in place to manufacture more than 100 million doses a year. It has taken more than a century of scientific effort to develop effective vaccines against malaria. The disease is caused by a complex parasite, which is spread by the bite of blood-sucking mosquitoes. It is far more sophisticated than a virus as it hides from our immune system by constantly shape-shifting inside the human body. That makes it har...
Youth urged to protect, promote, preserve culture at NAFAC 2022

Youth urged to protect, promote, preserve culture at NAFAC 2022

Africa News, Ghana News
The Director of the Volta Regional Centre for National Culture, Bernice Ann Deh-Kumah has called on the Volta Regional Minister to complete the Volta Regional Theatre for the people of the region as a vehicle to preserve and promote culture. She made this remark at the 60th anniversary celebration of this year’s Regional Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) dubbed; “Reviving Patriotism, Peace and Unity through Cultural Diversity for Sustainable Development” at Agogoe Lume, a farming community in the Ho Central Constituency of the Volta Region. According to Mrs. Deh-Kumah, the festival is a courtesy call to revive lost culture, as indicated by this year’s theme. ”It is no doubt that our culture lays emphasis on communal values such as family, respect for the elderly, honouring...
African Peer Review disappointed in Ghana’s downgrade

African Peer Review disappointed in Ghana’s downgrade

Africa News, Ghana News
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has expressed disappointment at the recent downgrade of Ghana's economy by two international credit ratings agencies. The APRM, which has the mandate from the African Union (AU) Assembly to support African countries in the area of credit ratings, said ratings actions by Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch was unnecessary and risked worsening the confidence decline in the economy. In a statement reacting to the actions of the agencies, the continental body described the downgrades as one of the "unjustified negative rating actions in Africa since the beginning of 2022." It said the actions were "unwarranted and contrasting the continent’s economic recovery efforts from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. "This is compoun...
Tech companies making a difference in Africa

Tech companies making a difference in Africa

Africa News, International, Science & Technology
Africa has long been touted as the continent with the most growth potential when it comes to tech and innovation. Many African countries are building their own equivalents of Silicon Valley and tech companies from all across the world have been setting up offices and launching themselves into markets across the continent. And in addition to growing their customer bases, these companies are also committing to making affecting change in Africa. Here’s how.  They are Investing in communities and equipping people to become entrepreneurs Last year Airbnb announced a three-year commitment to South Africa to address barriers to becoming a tourism entrepreneur, and to help rebuild a more inclusive and resilient domestic tourism economy. The commitment focuses on infrastru...
Kenya election result: William Ruto wins presidential poll

Kenya election result: William Ruto wins presidential poll

Africa News
Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election amid dramatic scenes. He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga, taking 50.5% of the vote, according to the official results. The announcement was delayed amid scuffles and allegations of vote-rigging by Mr Odinga's campaign. Four of the seven members of the electoral commission refused to endorse the result, saying it was "opaque". "We cannot take ownership of the result that is going to be announced because of the opaque nature of this last phase of the general election," said Juliana Cherera, the vice-chairperson of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). "We are going to give a comprehensive statement... and again we urge Kenyans to keep calm. There is an open door...
Russia to blame for food insecurity in Africa – US

Russia to blame for food insecurity in Africa – US

Africa News, Ghana News, International
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield has stated that "Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine" is the reason for a food insecurity crisis on the African continent. According to her, the conflict has led to price increases and additional suffering for Africans. Speaking in an interview on CNN before the start of a three-nation trip to Africa, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield rejected suggestions by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that sanctions imposed by the West on Russia had caused the rise in food prices. She added that Russian food and agricultural products were not affected by US sanctions. "What we are concerned about is that that narrative is not factual. The reason that there is a food insecurity crisis on the continent of Africa at this ...
Ghana performing better than most African countries in Agric – US

Ghana performing better than most African countries in Agric – US

Africa News, Ghana News, International
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield has praised Ghana as a leader in food security in Africa ahead of her visit to the country on Friday. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is currently on a three-nation trip to Uganda, Ghana and Cape Verde. She is expected to discuss the impact of Russia’s war on Ukraine, specifically the impact it’s having on global food security tomorrow in Accra. Before she departed for her first stop in Uganda today, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield told a U.S. Department of State Africa Regional Media Hub Briefing, that all three countries face serious food security situations because of the significant rise in the cost of food and energy. However, she said Ghana had been a leader in dealing with it and she will be visiting a market, me...
Ghana retains spot as the second most peaceful country in Africa

Ghana retains spot as the second most peaceful country in Africa

Ghana News, International
Ghana has retained its spot as the second most peaceful country in sub-Saharan Africa behind only Mauritius on the 2022 Global Peace Index (GPI). Ghana was also ranked the 40th most peaceful country in the world on the index published by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. The GPI covers 163 countries comprising 99.7 percent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the d...
Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative hits one-year milestone

Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative hits one-year milestone

Africa News, Ghana News, Science & Technology
The Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC initiative – Saving Lives and Livelihoods – which has so far greatly helped the continent deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, is one year old. The initiative is said to be the largest public health partnership between a global philanthropic organisation and an African institution. A joint statement issued by the partners said the initiative has proven to be catalytic and is now a $1.5 billion partnership with four key objectives, namely: To purchase COVID-19 vaccines for at least 65 million peopleTo drive millions more vaccinations by enabling the delivery and administration of vaccines.To lay the groundwork for vaccine manufacturing by focusing on human capital development.To strengthen the capacity of Africa CDC. “The Saving Lives and Li...

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