U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and Medical Credit Fund partner to improve maternal healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa

AFRICA – The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Medical Credit Fund, a non-profit organization founded as part of PharmAccess Group, has announced a new collaboration aimed at reducing maternal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. This collaboration will result in the design and implementation of a technical assistance facility for health providers in the region that will serve low-income mothers and their families. The effort will be aided by the MOMs (Maternal Outcomes Matter) Initiative, a program launched in June 2019 by DFC, MSD for Mothers, Credit Suisse, and…

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USA grants Mozambique government US$800,000 to further Malaria research

MOZAMBIQUE – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided an US$800,000 grant to the Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça (CISM) for malaria and maternal and child health research. The grant will fund studies on the effectiveness of the pneumococcal vaccine and anti-malaria medicines and treatments. USAID, CISM and the Mozambican Ministry of Health (MISAU) collaborated to identify these topics as critical to improving malaria and maternal and child health care in Mozambique. USAID support will allow CISM to gather the most…

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Somalia receives boost of US$20 million from USAID to combat COVID-19

SOMALIA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has renewed its unwavering commitment to enhance the protection, health, and wellbeing of the most vulnerable children in Somalia by contributing an additional US$20 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). These funds will play an integral role in supporting the organization and its partners to boost local capacity and reinforce the resilience of communities and systems in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises facing the country. So far, USAID has made donations totaling to US$ 34.7…

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USAID announces US$30 million for research and innovation centers in Africa

LIBERIA – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced new funding to create research and innovation centers in Liberia and Guatemala. Subject to availability of funds, USAID plans to provide US$30 million over the next five years for this initiative. In Liberia, the center will use research and build training capacity to address health system challenges. These two new awards add to the growing Higher Education Solutions Network portfolio at USAID focused on strengthening research systems in USAID partner countries. This US$15 million project establishes a public-private-academic hub…

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USAID gives SolarWorks! US$320,000 grant to solarise 92 clinics in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which leads the Power Africa initiative, is providing SolarWorks! Mozambique a US$320,000 grant to install solar photovoltaic systems in 92 health centres in the Mozambican province of Sofala. In all the clinics selected to benefit from this Power Africa grant, the solar energy provider will install 55.2 kWp of capacity. According to Power Africa, this electricity will be used for lighting, charging mobile phones, powering hoovers, gynaecological examination lights, microscopes, and computer equipment. SolarWorks! will also install battery storage systems…

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