SPCA Wellington my Chosen Beneficiary as MySchool celebrates 21st Birthday.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme is celebrating 21 years of giving back. To date, the program has raised over R500 million for South African schools, charities, animal and environmental causes, thanks to supporters simply swiping their cards when they shop at participating retailers. I’m proud to have had a card for about 15 years, and as a regular at Woollies, know that I’ve contributed towards the program over the years. In celebration of its 21st anniversary, MySchool has launched the ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign, with R2.1…

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Africa’s leaders gather to launch new health financing initiative

African Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Health and Finance, business leaders and global partners gathered yesterday ahead of the 32nd Summit of the African Union (AU), to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing commitments for health, improving the impact of spending and ensuring the achievement of universal health coverage across Africa’s 55 countries. With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development just over a decade away, H.E. President Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda and AU Chair,convened the Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health to encourage African governments and global partners to…

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Africa: Poorer African Nations Rank High in Disease-Fighters’ League Table

press release Addis Ababa — African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking. NTDs such as blinding trachoma, the leading cause of infectious blindness, or intestinal worms that can stunt growth in children, are endemic in poor communities without access to clean water and with inadequate sewerage systems. The diseases affect 1.6 billion people worldwide – that’s one in five on the planet –…

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