Restoring essential health services after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), July 5, 2019/ — More than 50 health facilities across Sofala Province, Mozambique, suffered serious damage from Cyclone Idai. WHO is working closely with the Ministry of Health and partners to assess and support the return of essential health services, using its Health Resources Availability Mapping System (known as HeRAMS). “The roof had blown off most of the buildings and the water was more than one metre high. We had to move the patients out and put their beds up on top of the benches…

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Benin follows Nigeria to join Africa’s iconic free trade market, Eritrea still hesitant

Just days after Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, finally agreed to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, Benin, which was undecided, has followed suit. The AfCFTA, which will allow freer movement of goods, services and people within the continent, became a binding international legal instrument on May 30, 2019. At the time, 52 out of the continent’s 55 countries had signed the agreement with the exception of Benin, Eritrea, and Nigeria. Nigeria, which had chosen not to join the zone due to concerns raised by local…

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Sacred Women Travel – Women’s Journey to Kenya

Women’s Journey to Kenya With Maasai Mara Safari We’ll arrive in Nairobi, Kenya the evening of September 20th (leaving US on September 19th) and our return flight leaves Nairobi on October 2nd, to arrive back home on October 3rd, 2019. Travel includes 12 days in Kenya. Activities in Nairobi will begin the morning of September 21st, visiting the David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi Giraffe Center to feed the giraffes, and more. This is a unique opportunity of intimate experiences meeting the local women in three different regions in Kenya. We’ll…

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Hlosi Game Lodge – where the lions roar

As dusk gave way to darkness, we hurtled across the rough terrain in our Land Cruiser in search of the lion that had been spotted there earlier.  He had been evading us for a while. Suddenly, we stopped. There he sat majestically, staring into the distance, mere metres away from us. Then he began roaring repeatedly, marking his terrain to all and sundry. Lion The following morning, as we set off on our morning game drive, dawn began to break in the African bush. It was cold but we were excited…

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