2014 News

Africare Media Kit

Africare Media Contact:
Nicole S. Miles





2014 Africare News Releases and Media Coverage

Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola
www.one.org, August 18, 2014 — In the face of the worst Ebola virus outbreak on record, the international community has rallied around critical efforts to stop the virus’ spread and care for those affected. You can be a part of the solution by donating to organizations that are providing vital support to communities in Western Africa, including these:
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Entrevista a Edna Van Goor, directora nacional da Africare
www.redeangola.info, August 7, 2014 — Organização não-governamental norte-americana está em Angola desde 1990 e desenvolve actualmente um projecto de formação de quadros no Soyo.
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Ebola Cases Mix With Malaria Amid ‘Slow-Motion Disaster’
www.bloomberg.com, August 7, 2014 — As the death toll rises in West Africa amid the worst Ebola outbreak on record, a separate threat is compounding the problem: the rainy season and the malaria that comes with it.
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[Video] Africare Senegal's 2014 Saving Lives at Birth Project Launch
www.youtube.com, July 28, 2014 — Africare was selected as a Round 3 finalist at the 2013 “DevelopmentXChange” Saving Lives at Birth Conference for its Collaborative Community Based Technology To Improve Maternal and Child Health in Senegal model. With funding from Saving Lives at Birth, Africare’s Senegal team officially launched its model in five districts in Senegal on July 24, 2014.
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http://mysocialgoodnews.com, July 28, 2014 — Pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia continue to be risky, leading to death and disability for some women of childbearing age. Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, will present solutions to maternal and infant mortality in Zambia and Senegal at the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 30 until August 1, 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
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Zaire: Petrolífera disponibiliza USD 60 mil para formação profissional
www.portalangop.co.ao, July 24, 2014 — Na ocasião, a petrolífera GE, em parceria com a ONG Africare, entregaram o primeiro lote do donativo, composto por 11 computadores, equipamentos de soldadura e manuais para sustentar os cursos de mecânica industrial, electricidade, informática, soldadura e pintura, ministrados no referido centro de formação.
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Africare, Dimagi Project Selected as a Saving Lives at Birth Finalist
www.dimagi.com, July 21, 2014 — On Wednesday July 30, 2014, Africare will propose an integrated package of life-saving maternal and newborn interventions to increase demand for and access to high-quality health services in Zambia at the DevelopmentXchange Conference in Washington, D.C. The project, which includes an mHealth component from Dimagi, was one of 52 finalists selected for the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth competition.
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For Africare, Saving Lives at Birth Means Bringing Innovation and Community Partnerships to Zambia and Senegal
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 — Pregnancy and childbirth in Zambia continue to be risky, leading to death and disability for some women of childbearing age. Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, will present solutions to maternal and infant mortality in Zambia and Senegal at the 2014 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 30 until August 1, 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
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Nigeria Has Largest Aids Project in the World - USAID Director
www.allafrica.com, July 14, 2014 — Mission Director, of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Michael Harvey has said that Nigeria has the largest AIDs project of the agency, in the world. He said so today at the End of Project Dissemination of the Community Based Support (CUBS) for Orphans and Vulnerable Children which took place at the Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja.
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Liberia: AFRICARE Combats Maternal Death in Bong
www.allafrica.com, July 3, 2014 — In an apparent effort to reduce maternal mortality in Bong County, AFRICARE-Liberia has completed the construction of the 7th maternal waiting homes in the County.
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Farmers get training centre
www.ghanaweb.com, June 21, 2014 — A one-stop centre consisting of a warehouse, a training centre, an agriculture input shop, a farmer’s library and a community learning area, has been inaugurated at Atonkor in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region.
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Liberia: Yarpea-Mah Calls for More Health Centers
www.allafrica.com, June 19, 2014 — Citizens of Yarpea-Mah Administrative District in District # Three in Duo Tiayee Town have submitted a petition to the Nimba County Health Team and Africare Liberia for additional health facilities in the region.
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Empowered, Mphate’s poor take on poverty alone
timesmediamw.com, June 18, 2014 — They are just ordinary rural people but their drive to improve their lives is as determined as the canal of water from which they draw their inspiration.
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Africare/Liberia Seeks More Partnerships
www.liberianobserver.com, June 16, 2014 — Africare/Liberia Country Director has disclosed plans by the entity to seek for more partnerships in order to improve the health care delivery system of ‘vulnerable Liberians.’
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Adaptation To Agricultural Technology Holds Prospects for Sector
www.gbcghana.com, June 15, 2014 — Mr Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture on Friday said adaptation to innovation in agricultural technology and strategic planning holds the prospects to shore up productivity and create wealth in the sector.
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Darius Mans on Voice of America's "Straight Talk Africa"
www.voanews.org, June 11, 2014 — Africare President Darius Mans appears on "Straight Talk Africa." The segment discussed the role of the Congressional Black Caucus in Foreign Policy and President Obama's Power Africa initiative.
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Africare Donates to Less Fortunate Kids In Nimba
www.liberianewsagency.org, June 2, 2014 — Africare, an international NGO, has donated a consignment of relief and recreational materials to less fortunate children in Nimba County.
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Youth project launched in Mtwara
www.touch.dailynews.co.tz, May 10, 2014 — BG Tanzania, a British Oil exploration company, in partnership with Africare/Tanzania, an NGO, have launched a youth empowerment project, "Kijana Jikwamue," in Mtwara Region.
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Nigeria: Group Warns Pregnant Women, Children Against Malaria
www.allafrica.com, April 30, 2014 — Uyo — Pregnant Women and children under the age of five have been charged to sleep under long lasting insecticide treated bed nets as they are more vulnerable to malaria attack.
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Washington Life Magazine Photography from 2014 Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner
www.washingtonlife.com, April 18, 2014Washington Life Magazine photographer Tony Powell covered Africare's 2014 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner.
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Harnessing Resources and Expertise for Development - Jay Ireland, GE Africa
www.allafrica.com, April 16, 2014 — Prepared remarks by Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa, at the inaugural Africare 'Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa (CODA) Summit' at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
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"Partnership and leverage is the model for supporting the transformation of Africa," says Donald Kaberuka
www.allafrica.com, April 14, 2014 — The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Africare signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding in Washington, D.C. on 12 April.
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Africare Celebrates Power in Africa at its 2014 Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa Summit
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 200 global leaders in business and government on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at its inaugural Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa (CODA) Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. The event honored General Electric (GE) and Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote with awards for their work in powering the African continent.
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Value chain training picks up the pace in vegetable hubs
www.avrdc.org, April 9, 2014 — Eastern and Southern Africa’s peri-urban horticulture initiative (VINESA) continues to gather momentum. Two rounds of Training of Trainers took place in February 2014, with Value Chain Thinking consultant Benjamin Dent taking nearly 40 people through the three-day course in Malawi and Mozambique.
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Africare Celebrates African-American Leadership at its 2014 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 — Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders in business, government and philanthropy on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event honored Africare’s pioneering Co-Founders C. Payne Lucas and Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the tremendous contributions they have each made to Africare over more than four decades.
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Africare/Mali Builds Resilience in the Koulikoro Region (en Français)
April 2014 — Local coverage of Africare/Mali's Multi-Year Assistance Program in the Koulikoro region. The film focuses on the organizational activities of vulnerable communities to address food insecurity and how Africare has managed to build the resilience of these communities in response to various crises in Mali.
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Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Delivers Speech at Africare about Democracy, Security and Humanitarian Work
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 — On Wednesday March 19, Africare and its International Board of Counselors hosted Assistant Secretary of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. In the presence of more than 83 guests, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield delivered insight into the U.S. government’s vision for its partnership with Africa.
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Liberia: Africare Donates 24 Bikes to Bong
www.allafrica.com, March 19, 2014 — Africare/Liberia has presented twenty-four Yamaha motorbikes to the Bong County Health Team. At the presentation of the motorbikes last weekend, the head of the Africare-Medical Teams International consortium told our Bong County correspondent that the donation was in line with the agreement signed with the County Health Team, with support from USAID and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
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New theatre to boost maternal health care
www.ippmedia.com, March 18, 2014 — Opened at the climax of the national White Ribbon Day celebrations at the turn of the week, the state-of-the art maternal care theatre at Mtowisa Health Centre in Sumbawanga was inaugurated by the Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr Seif Rashid on behalf of Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda.
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Africare/Senegal Country Director Gwen Young to Speak at Mobile Communication for Development Conference
March 13, 2014 — The fourth International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication for Development will be held in Dakar, Senegal on April 7-9, 2014. Africare/Senegal's Gwen Young will participate in a panel discussion on the experiences, challenges and the way forward for mobile health platforms in the country.
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African Women in a Changing World
www.washingtoninformer.com, March 12, 2014 — The circumstances of women in Africa are a conundrum complicated by patriarchy and bias. Although women constitute the cornerstone of African economic development, they are often less likely to know how to read or write, have access to health care and occupy low-skill jobs.
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Health fund brings relief to Tarime villagers
www.dailynews.co.tz, March 4, 2013 — Establishment of a Community Health Fund scheme has become a big relief to hundreds of poor families in nine rural villages of Tarime District. The scheme was introduced in the villages early last year by Africare through its Lake Zone Health and Economic Development Initiative.
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Africare Names Stephen D. Cashin Chairman of the Board
WASHINGTON, January 23, 2014Africare, an African-American founded development organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, announced that Stephen D. Cashin, founder and CEO of Pan African Capital Group (PACG), has become its new Chairman of the Board.
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Learning from U.S. Nutrition Investments in Tanzania: Progress and Partnerships
www.bread.org, January 2014 — Bread for the World Institute research profiles how Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program addresses nutrition and builds local capacity in Tanzania.
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The shifting paradigm: A new landscape for collaboration
www.miningengineeringmagazine.com, January 10, 2013 Africare's Director of International Programs, Eric Lundgren, describes how non-profits and private sector mining companies can partner to promote economic opportunity for local communities.
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