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Novartis Expands Africa Sickle Cell Disease Program to Uganda and Tanzania

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  • New collaborations aim to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in East Africa and improve access to high quality care
  • Program continues progress in Ghana with more than 2000 patients being treated with hydroxyurea in 11 treatment centers across the country
  • Novartis plans to roll the program out to a total of 10 African countries by 2022
  • Approximately 1 000 children in Africa are born with SCD every day and more than half will die before they reach the age of five1
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  • New collaborations aim to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in East Africa and improve access to high quality care
  • Program continues progress in Ghana with more than 2000 patients being treated with hydroxyurea in 11 treatment centers across the country
  • Novartis plans to roll the program out to a total of 10 African countries by 2022
  • Approximately 1 000 children in Africa are born with SCD every day and more than half will die before they reach the age of five1

The UPS Foundation Commits US$3 Million to Gavi to Expand Innovative Last Mile Delivery Network and Bring Essential Vaccines to Children in Hardest to Reach Communities

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June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced today a commitment of US$3 million in new funding and in-kind logistics support spanning two years, provided by UPS and The UPS Foundation to Gavi.

Video | HP's Sustainable Impact: Bringing EdTech To Learners In Uganda

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HP believes education is a human right, and technology can be the great equalizer. We are partnering with Education Cannot Wait, UNHCR and Learning Equality to bring tech-enabled learning to students in Uganda, including refugee learners, through a pilot initiative using HP School Cloud. HP School Cloud is a learning management system preloaded with content and curriculum, and a wireless router all built into one that students can access from any wifi-enabled device--without an Internet connection.

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Providing Financial Solutions for Uganda’s Unbanked Communities

Ugandan fintech social enterprise Innovate More is empowering savings and credit cooperatives with digital information management systems to provide financial services tailored to the needs of unbanked communities.
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KAMPALA, Uganda, March 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fintech social enterprise Innovate More Uganda has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide access to digital financial management services to 168,000 low income Ugandans, along with complementary digital finance and mobile banking training, by 2023.  

Transforming Pediatric Cancer Care In Africa

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When Joseph Lubega, M.D., returned to Uganda in 2016 to care for children with cancer, the grim reality was that up to 90 percent of them would not survive. Inadequate health care and a severe lack of specialists meant that proper diagnosis, treatment and care were simply out of reach.

Refining Honey Production Through Investing in Bee Houses

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Farmers in Uganda are learning new ways of managing their bees, avoiding conflict and making more money thanks to the help of an ‘innovation platform’.

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Farmers in Uganda are learning new ways of managing their bees, avoiding conflict and making more money thanks to the help of an ‘innovation platform’.

Agroforestry With Refugees in Uganda: Overwhelming Demand and a Huge Desire to Plant

Developing agroforestry models for refugees and host communities to meet their energy, construction and food needs.
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by Cathy Watson

“There is space for trees in refugee settlements,” Clement Okia told officials, NGOs, donors and UN agencies on 30 June 2018, as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) closed its first agroforestry project for refugees. “Before we started, we did not realize that refugees have such a commitment to plant,” said the ICRAF country representative in Uganda.

Global HOPE – Our Journey One Year Later

By John Damonti, President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
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How do you treat 11,000 new cases of pediatric cancer annually with only five pediatric oncologists?

With those numbers, it’s not surprising the mortality rate for pediatric cancer in Botswana, Malawi and Uganda in southern and east Africa is as high as 90 percent.

Uganda Will Use Trees on Farms to Meet National Biodiversity Targets

Trees on farms in Uganda are the focus of a new strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity on agricultural land
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Expansion of agriculture is one of the main drivers of global deforestation and loss of habitat. Like many other countries in the world, Uganda has experienced severe deforestation, with forest cover declining by nearly 60 percent from about 5 million hectares in 1990 to just under 2 million in 2015.

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