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Africa Oil Week 2018 announces comprehensive conference programme for 25th Anniversary

Africa Oil Week 2018 announces comprehensive conference programme for 25th Anniversary

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
LONDON, United KingdomAfrica Oil Week (AOW) has announced its programme for the 25th Africa Oil Week conference, to be held from 5th-9th November in Cape Town, South Africa. The event is spread across five days and promises to present a content and networking-rich summit programme featuring over 150 speakers from across the international oil and gas sector including industry leaders, 11 African Energy and Petroleum Ministers, Heads of NOCs, banks and PE Funds and CEOs from all major oil companies and independent operators. Addressing the latest developments and trends in Africa’s oil and gas sector, Africa Oil Week will explore and facilitate new opportunities, partnerships and deal-making through a high-profile summit, a dynamic exhibition and a roster of unrivalled networkin
WHO to support Ebola preparedness plan for countries at risk

WHO to support Ebola preparedness plan for countries at risk

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA
GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization is supporting 9 countries bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo to scale up their national emergency preparedness and response capacities. According to WHO, the ongoing Ebola outbreak poses a significant risk of spread to these countries on the basis of proximity to the current outbreak and the current capacity of their health systems to cope with the disease. The 9  countries are Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Based on the IHR assessment and status of core capacities implementation in countries, the plan lays out WHO’s recommendations to ensure that these countries are operationally ready to prevent the importation of cases, implement ri
Immunization partners launch week-long campaign across Africa

Immunization partners launch week-long campaign across Africa

AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo The World Health Organization in the African Region, in collaboration with UNICEF, African Union and other partners, has  launched the eighth African Vaccination Week (AVW).The week long campaign from 23 to 29 April 2018 under the theme: ’Vaccines work, Do your part!,’  will raise awareness of the need and right of everyone, particularly children and women, to be protected from diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. It will also draw attention to the progress that has been made to ensure access to basic life-saving vaccinations across the continent. “The African Region has made commendable progress towards improving access to vaccines. African Heads of State and Government committed to investing more in immunization services and ensurin