The global road safety crisis has reached epidemic proportions.
, and millions more sustain serious injuries that often result in permanent disability.
Despite growing awareness, the numbers keep creeping up. The situation is particularly alarming in low and middle-income countries, where economic growth has boosted vehicle ownership and road construction, but road safety action hasn’t kept pace.
While reading a newspaper over the holidays, one of us came across an article with an often common story: “car collision causes mass fatalities on mountain road”. The collision resulted in 51 deaths, after a bus–one of the vehicles involved, plunged down a cliff in Peru. Many of the dead were returning to Lima after celebrating the New Year’s holiday with family outside the city.
Press Release; 26 August, 2016
African Heads of State and Partners Mobilize around Plans for Universal Health Coverage to Achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 26, 2016—Today at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), African heads of state and partners vowed to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa. To help countries implement their health reforms, the World Bank and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund) committed to invest $24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years.
Deadline: 23-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
As part of the EAC medicines regulatory harmonization (MRH) work the AMRH (African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization) partners World Bank, WHO, NEPAD, US FDA, donor agencies Gates Foundation, DfID and US Government as well as the EAC MRH Steering Committee are interested in developing a model for improving the financial standing of regulatory agencies and enable them to cope with the increased demand from their governments, citizens and private sector stakeholders. A group of executive MBA students from Cambridge University developed a concept already that can serve as a starting point. There is an opportunity now to elevate the topic to the EAC policy organs and try to get political approval for a joint approach across all EAC countries, which would make it easier for individual agencies to get changes accepted by their national executive and legislative bodies.
The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the largest health policy meeting in the world and the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization. Held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, the decisions and outcomes from WHA guide the health agenda around the world that could impact your health in the future.
For the second year, WHO and the UN Foundation are partnering to bring you World Health +SocialGood from May 18-22, 2015. Building upon the success from last year, this five-day digital event is your pass to the 68th World Health Assembly. Every day at 16:00CEST/10am EST, through a daily live, one-hour broadcast, World Health +SocialGood will provide insight into the major happenings of each day at the World Health Assembly, while also offering exclusive, original content and interactive conversations with experts about key health issues under discussion.
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On Tuesday, September 16, the Board of Directors of the World Bank approved a $105 million dollar emergency response package to confront the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The project consists of three components. The first component ($45m) is to support the Ebola outbreak response plans of the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The second component ($38m) aims to bolster the human resources side of the response, while the third component ($22m) consists of providing food and basic supplies to the quarantined populations and affected households. The full Project Appraisal Document can be found here.