Tag: Liberia

Merck Foundation starts its first Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

Merck Foundation starts its first Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA, RWANDA, TANZANIA
WINDHOEK, Namibia Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany starts its first Merck Health Media Training on 10th of July 2018 from 10:00 to 17:30 at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. The training program is part of ‘Merck more than a Mother’ community awareness initiative. It is being organized to emphasize the important role that media plays to influence our society to create a cultural shift with the aim to break the stigma around infertility in general and Infertile women in particular. During the training program, Merck Foundation will announce the start of new hashtags #MenToo and #NotoInfertilityStigma to invite media from all over Africa to share its opinions and stories on social media about the topic. “I am very happy to initiate this important
VC4A and ABAN announce 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Cape Town

VC4A and ABAN announce 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Cape Town

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
CAPE TOWN, South AfricaAfrica’s early stage investor community will convene on November 11th and 12th, 2018 for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit . This exclusive investor-only event unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals. For the second consecutive year, the Summit will be hosted at Workshop17 in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. This year, the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit is set to kick off Cape Town’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, encompassing a number of leading industry events and numerous networking opportunities. The Summit organizers Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)  and the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) have partnered
UN Secretary-General appoints Ahunna Eziakonwa of Nigeria as Assistant Administrator, Director, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa

UN Secretary-General appoints Ahunna Eziakonwa of Nigeria as Assistant Administrator, Director, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
NEW YORK, United States of America The United Nations has appointed Nigeria's Ms. Eziakonwa who will succeed Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal, as the new Director for UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. The Secretary-General has expressed gratitude to Mr. Mar Dieye for his dedication and commitment to the Organization during his term as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at UNDP. Ms. Eziakonwa has many years of distinguished service with the United Nations, most recently as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia since 2015. Before that, she served as Resident Coordinator in Uganda and Lesotho, and held several posts with the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as Chief of th
Three Year Initiative to Strengthen Community-Led Prevention of Sexual Gender Based Violence in Liberia

Three Year Initiative to Strengthen Community-Led Prevention of Sexual Gender Based Violence in Liberia

AFRICA
MONROVIA, Liberia The European Union has provided financial support to Action Aid Liberia in collaboration with, Community Health care Initiative to launch a three-year project  that was set up on 8th May, 2018, entitled “Enhanced Protection from Sexual Gender Based Violence for Women, girls and sexual minorities in Liberia”. According to Action Aid Liberia, the new initiative is a comprehensive approach to addressing sexual gender based violence (SGBV) in Liberia through prevention and support at community level and enhanced response from providers (legal, health, education, gender) to survivors. By the end of the implementation period, the project is expected to contribute to a more gender sensitive society, benefiting at least 6000 women, girls and sexual minorities i
Ecobank Wins Best Digital Strategy Award

Ecobank Wins Best Digital Strategy Award

AFRICA, BUSINESS
LOME, TogoEcobank has won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London last week. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise in Africa and to achieve its target of serving 100 million customers. As a pan-African bank we’re absolutely committed to meeting the rapidly changing demands for convenience and functionality that Africans need and demand The Ecobank Mobile App, which has already been downloaded by over 5 million people, is a unified banking app serving 33 African countries, enabling 24/7 banking services and transactions in 18 different currencies and in
Programme to Improve Liberia Cocoa Sector Officially Launched

Programme to Improve Liberia Cocoa Sector Officially Launched

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
MONROVIA, LiberiaSolidaridad West Africa and the European Union have launched the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme (LICSIP) on the campus of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County. The event brought together over 400 smallholder cocoa farmers who are currently participating in the programme, as well as other stakeholders of the cocoa sector. LICSIP is implemented in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Agriculture and mainly funded by the European Union. The Liberian Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Mogana Flomo, who formally launched the programme encouraged cocoa farmers to embrace the programme. “As we launch LICSIP today, I entreat all Liberian cocoa farmers and actors to give their utmost support to the programme as cocoa can mean a lot to livelihoods
Merck Foundation supports the training of Thirty Future Oncologists in Africa through one and two-year Oncology Fellowship Program

Merck Foundation supports the training of Thirty Future Oncologists in Africa through one and two-year Oncology Fellowship Program

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
NAIROBI, KenyaMerck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, continues the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa. In June 2017, BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), and the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) released a white paper on the African continent’s emerging cancer crisis. Over 20% of African countries have no access to cancer treatments at all, while access is limited and sporadic in other countries. Later-stage diagnosis in African patients contributes to poorer outcomes. For example, 5-year female breast cancer relative survival rates are 46% in Uganda and 12% in The Gambia, compared with around 90% in develo
Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia

Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
NEW YORK, United States of America,Liberian Journalist Tyron Brown has been found dead and his body dumped outside his home in the eastern Paynesville suburb of Monrovia. According to the statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Brown was a video editor and camera operator with Super Communications, a privately owned outlet that runs Super FM and Super Television. The station manager Smith Toby, of the privately owned radio OK FM, and media reports said, Brown had been stabbed in at least three places that lead to his death. "Liberia must thoroughly investigate Tyron Brown's killing, including whether journalism could have been the motive," CPJ's Africa program coordinator, Angela Quintal, said. "By acting quickly and transparently to track the killers, L