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CAMA Launches Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria in Africa

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LAGOS, Nigeria, December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) announced the launch of its strategic plan for 2021-2023, which sets out the blueprint for action for the next three years. Through private sector initiatives, the Alliance aims to reach millions of people with malaria control interventions to improve awareness and scale up prevention activities. The plan was launched at CAMA’s 2020 Partners Meeting, which took place virtually on 24 November 2020.

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed to Address African Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders at Virtual SDG Summit

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UN Global Compact will convene Africa’s private sector on 3 December to discuss achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for a better Africa. 

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will address African Business, Government and civil society leaders next month at a virtual event to discuss progress on the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.

United Nations Global Compact Launches First Regional Network in Africa

The launch of the new Network for Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region takes place during 75th anniversary of the United Nations and 20th anniversary of UN Global Compact
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PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact today launched its first regional network in Africa for Mauritius and the Indian Ocean region at an event attended by representatives from business, civil society, academia and the United Nations.

Developing a Market-Based Approach to Sanitation in Uganda

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Household sanitation is a longstanding development priority for the government of Uganda. However, access to basic sanitation is still low and the country is off-track to meet the Sustainability Development Goal related to universal access to sanitation by 2030. This, coupled with the government’s policy that considers sanitation to be a household responsibility, provides tremendous opportunity to foster market-based sanitation as the mechanism to increase basic sanitation across the country.

Intel's Focus on Rwanda To Lead the Effort of Tracking Responsibly Secured Minerals Through Tech

By Russel A
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On 20th August, the effort to responsibly track minerals begun in Rwanda, Central Africa about 5000 feet in the Northern Rwandese jungles. Led by Intel’s Adam Schafer and Erin Mitchell summed up their visit with the words. “we’re here to learn.” The duo visited six mines and refining facilities over a five day period.

Schafer is the director of Supply Chain Sustainability at Intel. In late 2019 they crisscrossed the mineral-rich Rwandan mountains and creeks in four-wheel vehicles passing through her trails and entrances.

UPS Announces New Environmental Commitment Supporting Underserved Communities Globally

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ATLANTA, Ga. September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The growing urgency of supporting environmental and social justice efforts around the world has fueled a new commitment by UPS to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).

Intel Travels To Africa To Closely Track Responsibly Sourced Tech Minerals

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Adam Schafer, Intel director of Supply Chain Sustainability, and Erin Mitchell, Intel's Responsible Minerals Program manager, spent a week in late 2019 crisscrossing Rwanda’s mineral-rich mountains. Schafer and Mitchell made the trip to fully understand the first part of a complex process that brings minerals from Africa to high-tech companies for use in their devices.

New Agreements to Expand Access to 20 Lifesaving Cancer Medicines for Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Cancer Access Partnership is expected to result in a 59 percent savings on procured cancer medicines
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June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced agreements with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Novartis, and Mylan to expand access to 20 lifesaving cancer treatments in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Purchasers are expected to save an average of 59 percent for medicines procured through the agreements.

International Research Partnership and EDCTP to Invest €44m in Next-generation Antimalarials to Combat Drug-resistant Malaria in Africa

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  • EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million.
     
  • The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica aims to develop new medicines for both severe and uncomplicated malaria, designed to combat emerging artemisinin resistance.
     
  • The projects will include development of the first new malaria treatment for babies under 5 kg, a new fast-acting medicine for the treatment of severe malaria, and new combinations to treat drug-resistant uncomplicated malaria.
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  • EDCTP grants the PAMAfrica research consortium €21.9 million over a 5 year period; MMV, Novartis and other partners will provide an additional €22 million.
     
  • The PAMAfrica consortium brings together a global medicines company, a not-for-profit product development partnership and leading academic institutions in Africa and Europe. PAMAfrica aims to develop new medicines for both severe and uncomplicated malaria, designed to combat emerging artemisinin resistance.
     
  • The projects will include development of the first new malaria treatment for babies under 5 kg, a new fast-acting medicine for the treatment of severe malaria, and new combinations to treat drug-resistant uncomplicated malaria.

Rayuwa: Translating John Deere’s Purpose Into Practice

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“We work with, fund, and have seen lots of other programs. We have never seen anything like Rayuwa. It is truly integrated.  The progress the Rayuwa team has made in just a few months and the level of engagement by the community is incredible.
This is the standard.”  — JACQUES TAYLOR, Managing Director, John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa 

John Deere, PYXERA Global, the Government of Nigeria, and rural Nigerian communities share a vision—to achieve a food secure and prosperous Nigeria. To translate purpose into practice, John Deere and PYXERA Global created the Rayuwa program.

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