In 2017, Senegal became the 15th country to sign the 'Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities' with the Global Fund, strengthening a 15-year long partnership to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
DFID and Gavi complete cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen
In partnership with Gavi, the vaccine alliance, the UK development agency DFID has completed a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, the first of its kind. Following the world's largest cholera outbreak in 2017, the campaign's goal was to vaccinate everyone over 12-months old in five districts around the city of Aden. Over 450,000 people have been vaccinated.
DFID Secretary Penny Mordaunt is calling for unfettered humanitarian access to the remainder of the country so that more people can be protected from the disease.
Spain's 2018 Princess of Asturias award for international cooperation goes to Amref
The Spanish Foundation Princess of Asturias announced that its 2018 award for international co-operation will be awarded to the global health NGO Amref Health Africa. The Foundation Princess of Asturias underlined in a press release that the work done by Amref, particularly through its initiative “Flying Doctors”, has been providing essential health services to millions of vulnerable people in Sub-Saharan Africa.
June 26, 2018: AFD and Expertise France host event on health and security in the Sahel
French Development Agency (AFD) and Expertise France host the conference "Health and safety of populations in the Sahel", in order to discuss how to better target their health interventions in the Sahel and promote innovative operating methods adapted to the region's crisis context. Speakers will include Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer of AFD; Sébastien Mosneron Dupin, Chief Executive Officer of Expertise France; Daouda Maiga, Governor of Menaka in Mali; Xavier Crespin, former Director General of the West African Health Organization; and Issa Guire, Chief Medical Officer, Djibo District, Burkina Faso.
Oxfam Novib and Partos host discussion on the Netherlands' new development policy
Oxfam Novib and Partos, the Dutch umbrella NGo organization, host a high-level discussion on the new development policy of the Netherlands, which Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag is expected to publish on May 18, 2018.
The meeting brings national and international experts to discuss Kaag's plans and the future of development cooperation policy. Deputy Director-General International Cooperation, Reina Buijs, will outline the government's plans for the development sphere over the next four years. Other key note speakers include Amadou Kanouté, director of the Pan-African institute CICODEV, Farah Karimi, director of Oxfam Novib's director, Bart Romijn, director of Partos, and Mahir Alkaya, MP.
The discussion takes place in Dutch, however an English translation will be provided.