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PYXERA Global Announces Charles Hamidu as Chair of the Board of Directors for PYXERA Global Ghana

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WASHINGTON, July 26, 2019 — PYXERA Global is pleased to announce that Charles Hamidu, Founder and Managing Director of Amethyst Ghana Limited has become Chair of the Board of Directors for PYXERA Global Ghana. 

From the Street to the Street: The Circular Economy in Ghana

Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
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The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.

Delivering Real Change in Ghana

Building on a successful campaign in Rwanda, drones in Ghana will make on-demand, emergency deliveries of 148 high-priority products.
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As you read this, drones are making emergency deliveries of vaccines, blood products and life-saving medications. What’s remarkable is that this scene is playing out in Ghana.

The story began in Rwanda in 2016. In a groundbreaking collaboration between The UPS Foundation, Gavi and Zipline, life-saving medical supplies began reaching Rwandan patients in minutes — rather than hours or days — even in the most remote communities.

This School is Serving as a Sustainable Safe Haven for 240 Girls in Ghana

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Ghana's Volta region has the lowest quality education in the country, and lack of facilities means 87% of girls in primary school do not continue to secondary school. 

Tetra Tech partnered with Voices of African Mothers and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana to give girls a safe and sustainable place to receive an education. Watch the video above to learn more about this project and partnership.

The first classroom unit is slated to open in 2019.

3BL Media is Tetra Tech's partner in purpose.​

Government of Ghana Launches First of Its Kind Public-Private Partnership With Novartis to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of People With Sickle Cell Disease

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  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1
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  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana and global medicines company Novartis
  • Partnership to include the establishment of treatment guidelines, newborn screening, centers of excellence and the availability of accessible treatment options in line with the global standards of care
  • 15 000 babies are born with sickle cell disease every year in Ghana1

Tetra Tech Is Helping Build a Sustainable School to Empower Girls Through Education in Ghana

Providing funding and engineering support to the Voices of African Mothers Girls Academy in Sogakope, Ghana, to empower girls through education
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Ghana’s Volta Region has the lowest quality of education in the country. Girls are particularly affected by lack of education facilities, with enrollment dropping from 62 percent in primary school to only 8 percent in secondary school. Tetra Tech worked with nongovernmental organization Voices of African Mothers (VAM) and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana (SEG) team to create a sustainable school for girls in the Volta Region. The school will create a safe-haven for 240 girls to receive quality education, mentorship, food, water, and shelter.

Restoring Land and Increasing Resilience Needs Women

Raising awareness of gender equity and equality is critical for Africa’s future, with workshops like one held recently in Ghana an important contribution.
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Almost two dozen representatives from Ghanaian development agencies working in partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in northern Ghana gathered in the city of Bolgatanga on 13 November 2018 for a training workshop on Social and Gender Dynamics and their Importance for Improving Resilience and Livelihoods.

Helping Develop Thriving and Resilient Communities: Nestlé's Partnership with the IFRC

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Nestlé is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. To do this it works alongside partners to create shared value, contributing to society while ensuring the long-term success of its business.

The company’s longest partnership is with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Together they are delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) to rural communities across Africa.

General Mills Works to Make the Cocoa Sector More Sustainable

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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The cocoa industry has a dirty secret. Child labor is way too common in West Africa. Over 70 percent of the global cocoa supply comes from two West African countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Farmers supplying companies with the chocolate they use in their products receive little for the cocoa. That means they are unable to hire laborers to harvest the crop, and child labor is widely used as a result. A Tulane University report found that in 2013 and 2014, 2.26 million children in Ghana and the Ivory Coast worked in cocoa production.

Newmont Reducing Cases of Holes in the Heart in Ghana

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Investing in the wellbeing of our host communities is part of our mission as a sustainable and responsible mining company. In Ghana, we recently partnered with the Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) to help save the life of Daniel Darkwa, a three-year-old boy suffering from atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus, a rare condition that creates “holes” in the wall separating the top two chambers of the heart.

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