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Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:44
In Egypt the World Bank will provide US$ 400 million for Health Insurance.
The bank announced that it will support the country in its fight against Covid-19 by providing US$400 million to support universal health coverage. The funds will be used to increase the capacity of the country’s universal health insurance system and to provide temporary support for out of pocket costs associated…
Unemployment, ,
Published 26.06.2020 15:45
China has canceled interest free loans to African States.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the country will cancel its interest-free loans to African countries that are due to mature by the end of 2020 in a bid to support the continent during the Covid-19 pandemic. He further added that countries that were hardest hit by the pandemic…
Unemployment, ,
Published 14.06.2020 15:38
In Somalia the FAO is using GPS enabled photo verification to verify their mobile beneficiaries.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is using mobile money to support vulnerable Somalians during the Covid-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, the organization would use fingerprint verification for beneficiaries collecting their mobile money transfers however as an added Covid-19 safety measure the organization is now using…
Lockdown, Unemployment, ,
Published 07.06.2020 10:02
In Egypt the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an emergency assistance grant to provide food relief.
The grant of US $500,000 will “provide food relief, and contribute to restoring the livelihoods of vulnerable populations severely affected by Covid-19.” The organization wants to ensure that the country is able to provide effective interventions quickly. Egypt is one of Africa’s hardest-hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lockdown, Unemployment, ,
Published 05.06.2020 16:03
In Somalia the UNHCR is providing cash assistance to 20 000 refugees.
In order to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown, the UNHCR has extended a once-off multi-purpose cash grant to supplement the monthly subsistence allowance of 20 000 refugees in the country. The organization has also paid the refugee’s monthly subsistence allowance three months in advance to…
Inclusion,
Published 27.04.2020 15:28
The African Development Bank, Jobs for Youth initiative hosted a three-day idea-thon #AfricaVsVirus.
Which brought together, problem solvers, creative minds, health experts, programmers, graphic and web designers in a 72-hour collaborative digital process to address the challenges presented by Covid-19 to African societies, economies and individuals and prototyping tech and non-tech solutions. The idea-thon was held from April 17-19 online. The best solutions…
Health,
Published 26.04.2020 20:56
In Africa, the African Development Bank approved $2 million in emergency assistance for WHO
The funding will specifically help 41 African countries on infection prevention, testing and case management. WHO Africa will also boost surveillance systems, procure and distribute laboratory test kits, and support coordination mechanisms at national and regional levels.

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