2012 News

Africare Media Kit

Africare Media Contact:
Nicole S. Miles





2012 Africare News Releases and Media Coverage

Liberia: County Health Team Gets Major Boost

AllAfrica.com December 24, 2012
— In an effort to strengthen and expand the quality of health care services in Nimba County, a fleet of 12 AG 100 Yamaha motorcycles and two Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps, including a state of the art ambulance has been presented to the Nimba Team.
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1.3 million rice farmers now using innovative growing methods in Vietnam
Oxfam, December 19, 2012— The harvest season is just over in Thai Nguyen Province, and the vast terraces are filled with rows of freshly harvested rice stalks in countless small paddy fields. It was a good harvest, says 41-year-old Chu Thi Thanh Khuong as she shows visitors bags of rice stacked up to two meters high.
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Food vital for Mali following conflict and drought
Examiner.com, December 11, 2012—
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it plans to feed more than 400,000 people in conflict-torn Northern Mali. WFP will also help 130,000 people in Southern Mali, many who have been displaced for months.
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Africare renders services to 4,000 people in Mara
DAILYNEWS, Tanzania, December 3, 2012Over 4,000 people living with HIV/Aids in Mara region have started getting care provided by Africare, through its KAYA community care initiative project.
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African Well Fund, December 3rd, 2012— African Well Fund launched their Million Dollar campaign
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Phoenix Give Africare a lot to be Thankful For
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM, November 28th, 2012— As the holiday season approaches and we draw nearer to the end of the year, we take time to assess the events and achievements we have enjoyed. At Africare, we recognize how very much we have to be thankful for -- through individual donations alone, Africare raised more than $1 million in 2012. More>>

Educate  Girls Globally  Enters Partnership with Africare to Promote Education Reform and Development in Africa
PRWeb, November 20th, 2012—
Educate Girls Globally (EGG), a non-profit organizations committed to promoting education for girls and general education reform, has entered into a two-year partnership with Africare to implement its community empowerment model for educational reform in Africare’s areas of work, including water, sanitation and hygiene at school, community-driven change and education. More>>

5 Minutes with Africare Senegal's Country Director, Gwen Young
EMRC, Agribusiness Forum, November 14th, 2012—Interview of Gwen Young, Africare Senegal's Country Director, in view of the upcoming AgriBusiness Forum entitled, ‘Boosting African Agriculture through Partnership, Investment and Technology’ More>>

#GivingTuesday Partner Spotlight:  Africare 
#GIVINGTUESDAY.ORG, November 6th, 2012— Africare has spent over 40 years “giving back” to Africa. #GivingTuesday aligns perfectly with our mission and more recently our What Are You Thankful For campaign (#WAYTF) where we are asking our donors, staff and beneficiaries to answer one simple question: “What Are You Thankful For?” More>>

Inspiration in the Shadow of a Mountain: Africare, P&G, Rotary, and H2O for Life in Malawi 
PROCTOR & GAMBLE CHILDREN'S SAFE DRINKING WATER, November 6th, 2012— We arrive early in the morning and are chilled from the cool mountain air in the shadow of Mt Mulange, the highest peak in Malawi. I’m grateful for the cool air to wake me up following a long travel day yesterday from the central part of Malawi down to the south.
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China's play for African gold: At what cost?
Fortune Management, by David Rice, October 31, 2012—The ugly side of mining in Africa made global headlines this summer, with strikes and protests following violent clashes in South Africa, resulting in the death of 44 miners and a policeman. Many of the work stoppages that spread across South Africa following the violence have ended, but there is another story in African mining that has received comparatively little coverage, although the implications are just as significant. Learn More>>

Rates for sexual, physical abuse among children high-UNICEF
IPPMEDIA.COM, October, 26th, 2012—The United Nations Children's Fund—UNICEF’s Chief of Child Protection in Tanzania, Andy Brooks has disclosed that the prevalence rates of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children in the country is critical. Learn More>>

Africare Enters Partnership With Educate Girls Globally to Promote Education Reform in Africa
Washington, October 11, 2012— Africare, a non-profit committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, has entered into a two-year partnership with Educate Girls Globally to implement a community empowerment model for educational reform in African schools. Learn More>>

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #35, Nobel Peace Prize
Huffington Post, October 9th, 2012—Whether you're PRObama, NObama, or still undecided, 52 Reasons to Vote for Obama gives you all the information you need to share with friends, debate with relatives and decide for yourself as we head toward one of the most important elections of our lifetime. I'll post a new reason in random order every Monday through Friday from now 'til the election. More>>

Africare and 10x10 Will Celebrate the United Nations’ First-Ever International Day of the Girl
Washington, October 5, 2012— Africare, a non-profit committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, is pleased to announce its cooperation with 10x10 in celebrating the first-ever International Day of the Girl. Africare will host an event to emphasize the importance of empowering young women worldwide. An interactive discussion will take place in Washington on Thursday, October 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Africare’s headquarters.Learn More>>

US Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt visits Africare-Tanzania
WASHINGTON, September 26th, 2012—On September 24th, 2012, The Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Republic of Tanzania, Alfronso E. Lenhardt, visited Pamoja Tuwalee project in Tanzania, USAID/PEPFAR funded project that focuses on Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC). Learn More>>

Africare Supports Coca-Cola's Commitment to Bringing Water Purification Systems to Communities in AfricaBUSINESS WIRE, New York, September 25th, 2012—To further advance The Coca-Cola Company's goal to replenish 100 percent of the water used in its beverages and their production by 2020 and support sustainable communities, the Company announced a long-term global clean water partnership with DEKA R&D to bring DEKA President Dean Kamen's "Slingshot" technology to communities where potable water access is limited. More>>

Africare at the XIX International Aids Conference
For the first time ever, The International Aids Conference will be held in Washington DC. Join our Health Experts as they present their abstracts. Learn More>>

Africare Opens the Door to Reproductive Health Services on  World Population Day
July 11, 2012 — In recognition of the theme for this year's World Population Day, "Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services," Africare joins the rest of the global health community in stressing the need for universal access to reproductive health services. Read More>>

Former First Lady Laura Bush visits Africare-Zambia
Zambia, June 9th, 2012 – On July 2, former U.S. first lady Laura Bush visited the Lufutuko Community School in Kabwe where Africare-Zambia is currently running its “Sustainability Through Economic Strengthening, Prevention & Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children” (STEPS OVC) program. Learn More>>

Coca-Cola Donates $1.5 Million (R12 Million) in HIV and Aids Funding to Africare
Johannesburg, June 1, 2012— Coca-Cola South Africa is adding impetus to the fight against HIV/AIDS by making a $1.5 million (R12 million) donation to Africare. Learn More>>

Africare lauds Mobil over Malaria Control Program
BUSINESSDAY ONLINE.COM, Nigeria, June 1, 2012— Africare, a non governmental organisation involved in health campaigns, gave the commendation during the demonstration on the proper method of hanging Long Lasting Insecticide Nets as parts of activities marking this year’s World Malaria Day celebration at Odio in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.  More>>

Mama Kikwete shows her support for Tanzanian Food Security, Health and Nutrition during visit with
Africare, USAID and other US NGOs
Washington, DC, May 18th, 2012— First Lady of Tanzania Her Excellency Salma Kikwete joined the staff of Africare, USAID and several US based NGOs at the Africare House for a briefing on the organizations’ work focused on health, nutrition and food security in Tanzania. Recently, Africare was selected as the lead implementing partner on a $30 million 5-year nutrition program under USAID’s Feed the Future initiative.

Cooks mold spuds to global taste
CAPITAL PRESS, May 10th, 2012— Getting people in African countries to like dehydrated potatoes prepared in a typical manner is a challenge for food aid programs.

Claude Nankam, who works for the nongovernmental organization World Vision International, is certain that youths in Cameroon would come back for more dehydrated spuds incorporated into one of their favorite snacks -- a sweet fritter called beignet. Learn More>>

10 Year Old, Nathaniel Crossley works to build wells in Africa
Alberta, Canada, April 26th, 2012- One small drop in a pool of water can create an ongoing ripple effect, and 10-year-old Nathaniel Crossley has taken on the roll of becoming that drop. What started out as his personal “get well” Facebook page for U2 lead singer Bono, has now exploded into an extraordinary fundraising campaign that will help 30 different schools in Malawi and Tanzania. Learn More>>

Tanzania: Fighting HIV and Aids At Mara Mines
ALLAFRICA.COM, Tanzania, April 6th, 2012— The Lake Zone Health and Economic Development Initiative ( LAZHEDI) is a programme that fights poverty, HIV and AIDS in communities surrounding the North Mara Gold Mine in Tarime District.

The three-year programme is being implemented by Africare, under the sponsorship of African Barrick Gold in joint    co-operation with the USAID through the Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME). The Africare KAYA, Chief of Party, Ms Ranahnah Afriye, granted an exclusive interview with our writer MUGINI JACOB on the role of LAZHEDI in addressing these issues. Learn More>>

President Darius Mans delivers Leadership Award to Lula
Brasilia, Brazil —On Monday, April 2, 2011, President of Africare, Darius Mans and the Director of Africare in Angola, Christian Isely visited Lula's foundation, The Citizenry Institute and formally delivered the 2011 Africare Bishop John T. Walker Leadership Award to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. More>>

Africare's Gender Advisor Guest Speaker at International Women's Day Event in Abuja, Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria— On March 9, 2012, the International Women Community in Abuja organized a special event to celebrate the International Women's Day.  It was the second edition of such an important global event in Abuja to celebrate women's achievements and most importantly to recognise the strategic role women play in the society. 
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Africare and UNCHR tackle a humanitarian crisis in NIGER
Mali– March 22, 2012, Fierce fighting between government forces and Tuareg rebels has so far forced more than 80,000 Malians to flee across the borders in the hope of finding safety in Niger and other nearby countries. Africare working with United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has sprung into action.
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Africare President, Dr. Darius Mans, attends State Department Event on World Water Day
Washington D.C. -- This morning, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) at the State Department. The USWP is a public-private partnership formed to share U.S. knowledge, leverage and mobilize resources, and facilitate cross-sector partnerships to find solutions to global water accessibility challenges, especially in the developing world. The USWP will answer some of the challenges outlined in the Global Water Security Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA)
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“Public Health is Like Sex”: Recommendations on How to Advance the Women’s Health Agenda in Africa
Population Reference Bureau, March 13th, 2012 - At the March 7, 2012 event A New Century: A New Century:
African Women, Health And The Future Of Development”. Dr. Daniel Singer, Director for Global Health Research and International Activities at National Institutes of Health remarked, “Public health is like sex. Thinking about it and talking about it is not the same as doing it.” Those in attendance at the Africare-sponsored event shared his sentiment that more work is needed to implement women’s health initiatives in Africa.
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Joseph Kony video takes students by storm
TALAHASEE.COM, March 11th, 2012- " I believe it would be much better to donate to groups that spend a much higher percentage on actually helping people, like Africare or AMREF USA,” Alex Holzbach, Florida State University student. Learn More>>

How 'Kony' Clip Caught Fire Online
WALL STREET JOURNAL, March 9th, 2012- "People have more pressing problems such as poverty and diseases," Mr. Patrick said. Even so, other charities focused on helping Africa are benefitting from the halo of the campaign. Africare, a Washington-based nonprofit organization devoted to humanitarian issues in Africa, says that it has seen donations to its group spike "by several thousands of dollars" following the "Kony 2012" video.
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Invisible Children's "Kony 2012" viral video stirs emotion and controversy
CBSNEWS.COM, March 8th, 2012- Invisible Children has been criticized for spending more of their resources on advocacy and filmmaking rather than on-the-ground humanitarian work. According to Charity Navigator, Invisible Children's accountability and transparency score is at 45 out of 100. In comparison, similar organizations Africare and AMREF USA have scores of 70 and 67, respectively.
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Africare Loses A Friend: Africare's Statement on the passing of Donald Payne
“The passing of Donald Payne is a real loss for the United States and Africa.  For more than two decades no member of Congress has been a greater voice for freedom, democracy and economic development in Africa than Congressman Donald Payne.  On a more personal level, Africare has lost a friend, and we have all lost a champion. Our hearts go out to his constituents, friends and family during this difficult moment.“ 
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US Representative Donald Payne Dead at 77
VOANEWS.COM, March 6th, 2012— Africare President Darius Mans mourns the passing of 'the conscience of the Congress on Africa. Africare President Darius Mans was among the first to react to the death of Congressman Donald Payne. He said the congressman’s passing is a real loss for the United States and Africa.More>>

US AID - White House, Department of State and USAID to Host Diversity Networking Reception in Celebration of Black History

Former CBC Chair, Trade Diplomat Honored by International Affairs Group
AFRO.COM, February, 16th, 2012—United Nations Association of Washington D.C., (UNA-NCA) in partnership with Africare chose to honor Trade Diplomat Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) who once chaired the Congressional Black Caucus, and Rosa Whitaker, former assistant ...U.S. trade representative for Africa, for their contributions to civil rights, social, global and economic justice and African development.
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