Daily Archives: November 13, 2020

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: Vision Impact Institute Encourages Efforts to Link Good Vision to Safer Roads

Inclusion of vision in road safety conversation is crucial to reducing accidents. DALLAS, Nov. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On November 15, the Vision Impact Institute will join organizations around the world to commemorate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. According to the World Health Organization, 1.35 million people died on the world’s roads […]

iONEBIO Inc. Deployment of FICS (Fast Infection Control System) at the International Airport of Paraguay

iONEBIO iLAMP Novel-CoV19 Detection Kit is a high-speed laboratory assay intended as a groundbreaking aid in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. This technologically advanced solution was developed in an attempt to serve as the gold standard in high-throughput high-accuracy testing, without compromising analytical sensitivity and specificity. PCR amplification assay time of 20~30 minutes allows for […]

Statement on behalf of the UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa, Mohamed Malick Fall

“UNICEF is deeply concerned about the safety and wellbeing of children affected by ongoing military operations in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. UNICEF calls on all parties to the conflict to adhere to international humanitarian law and to protect children from harm. UNICEF also calls on all parties to ensure that humanitarian actors have unconditional

COVID-19 Response in the World Health Organization African Region, February to July, 2020

Even before the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the WHO African Region was reported in Algeria on 25 February 2020, we at WHO were working with governments and partners to strengthen readiness and response capacities. This report details the progress made and key achievements in the first six months of the response as well

A Demographic, Threat? youth, peace and security challenges in the Sahel

Executive Summary The increase in various forms of violent conflicts across sub-Saharan Africa has led scholars and policy makers to raise questions about the correlations between demography, peace and security. In regions such as the Sahel, peace and development have in recent years been threatened by increasing internal and cross-borders security challenges including armed conflicts,

Modelling the relationship between demography, peace and security

Abstract In this work, we present a multidimensional analysis of peace and security and its determinants (military expenditure, schooling for young people, demographic dependency, etc.). We then analyse the sociodemographic factors that foster insecurity in the Sahel. Lastly, we determine the explanatory factors behind the level of peace and security in Africa, taking spatial correlation

UNHCR West & Central Africa COVID-19 Emergency Response, 13 November 2020

21 Countries covered by the Regional Bureau: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Although the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to decrease to reach 13,281 as of

Global Climate Fund approves $160 million to support FAO-led projects

New grants will increase resilience to climate change and combat deforestation in Argentina, Guatemala and Sudan 13 November 2020, Rome – The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved three new FAO-designed projects in Argentina, Guatemala and Sudan for a total amount of $158.6 million aimed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening resilience to