Africare currently operates in 17 African countries with approximately 1,200 staff members working across the continent and about 40 at our Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ninety-eight percent of our staff in Africa is local, and more than 95% of our staff in Washington is African-American or African.
www.allafrica.com — 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.
www.allafrica.com — 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.
[Photos] NBA, WNBA, Africare and ExxonMobil Launch New Initiative to Engage and Empower Nigeria’s Youth
ABUJA, Nigeria (November 19, 2013) — The National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Africare and ExxonMobil today announced the launch of “Power Forward,” a youth engagement initiative that will use basketball to develop health, leadership and life skills in Nigeria. Nigerian native and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, fellow countryman and former NBA player Obinna Ekezie and three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash joined leading Nigerian government officials in tipping off the program today during a two-day launch event in Abuja.
The CUBS OVC Project in Nigeria held an Exchange Learning Visit for its Delta State Household Economic Strengthening stakeholders on June 25 & 26, 2013.
Gender Interventions in Nigeria Empower Vulnerable Children and Female Caregivers through Education, Economic Strengthening, and Advocacy
msh.org – In Nigeria, women and girls carry the bulk of the caregiving burden for those infected with HIV and children left vulnerable or orphaned by AIDS. These responsibilities often prevent girls and women from obtaining an education and developing income-generating skills.
WASHINGTON (March 8, 2013) – Even as President Obama signed the reauthorization of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act yesterday, March 7, Africare is raising awareness of violence against women and girls as we celebrate International Women’s Day. Of note are today’s activities in Nigeria and Tanzania.