Great progress has been made in overcoming malaria, but the disease remains a serious threat in sub-Saharan Africa, especially to young children.
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ILAJE Local Government Area of Ondo State, with its headquarters in Igbokoda, is a riverine area. Chevron Plc recently embarked on the “Prevention of Malaria in Pregnancy Project” in the local government.
Africare/Liberia has started distributing TOMS shoes to public school students to buttress government efforts in easing the economic burden of citizens as schools open after closing due to the Ebola outbreak.
DIEPSLOOT – What began as a light-hearted challenge between two acquaintances, has evolved in to a world record attempt to knit 21 000 blankets to commemorate 21 years of freedom.
Approximately 100 women will be contributing 1000 blankets to the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day drive which aims to produce 21 000 blankets by April 21 and create a world record in the process.
On Friday, March 6, Africare/Senegal hosted a breakfast in celebration of International Women’s Day. The theme was Female Entrepreneurship in Senegal.
MPENJE Village in Kalambo District, Rukwa Region has recorded zero maternal deaths for the past three years, thanks to the efforts of Africare, a non-governmental organization which focuses on reducing maternal deaths and child mortalities among rural communities.
Africare’s Katelyn Brewer joined Chris Waters on Radio Today to discuss the community-led initiative, #Diepsloot2030. South Africa’s Diepsloot township is often characterized negatively in the media as stricken with poverty and crime, but these perceptions don’t do justice to the energetic, positive efforts of Diepsloot’s residents to enliven their community.
Africare President Darius Mans joined host Shaka Ssali to discuss some of the biggest stories of 2014 and what impact they might have in the new year.
The Ministry of Health entered into an agreement with at least three international NGOs and one local NGO for the management of US$6 million to revive routine health services in five counties considered most affected by the Ebola virus.