News & Events
- From: 08/12/2009
- To: 10/12/2009
- Location: Tunis
The governing board of the World Health Organization (WHO) African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), comprising Health Ministers of the participating countries, representatives of donor countries and institutions and other health development partners, is to meet in the Tunisian capital to review progress towards elimination of the scourge of river blindness from the continent.
- Date: 01/12/2009
- Location: Tunis
“HIV/AIDS silence must be broken at our workplace. Let’s encourage open dialogue amongst ourselves,” Bank Group President, Donald Kaberuka, said on December 1, 2009, in Tunis while opening events marking the celebration of World AIDS Day; an event that was attended by many senior management members, executive directors, Bank staff and guests.
- From: 01/12/2009
- To: 05/12/2009
- Location: Tunis
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will be hosting, 1-5 December 2009 in Tunis, the 4th Annual Meeting of the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) initiative. What is exceptional about this year’s meeting is that it will convene a special two-day session involving Permanent Secretaries from Ministries in charge of Finance and Health from over a dozen African countries to deliberate on the Investment Case for Health Expenditures in Africa and to explore strategies to enhance coordination between these ministries.
- Date: 15/09/2009
- Location: Tunisia, Tunis
A Microsoft delegation on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, concluded a two-day working visit to the Bank Group. The visit served as an opportunity for both parties to agree on concrete areas of cooperation on ICT in the fields of health, education, public administration and governance. Countries targeted include Nigeria, Senegal, Angola and Kenya.
08/06/2009 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the German development finance institution DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH announced today that they have created a new private equity fund that will invest in Africa’s health sector.
30/04/2009 - The AfDB is keeping an eye on swine flu as it sweeps across the globe. In a memo issued by the AfDB Human Resources Director, Daniel Tytiun, to Bank staff, the Bank expressed its concerns about the flu and advised staff on what precautions to they should take.
27/04/2009 - « En Afrique au Sud du Sahara, le paludisme est la principale cause de mortalité chez les enfants de moins de cinq ans et constitue la principale menace chez les femmes enceintes et leurs futurs nouveaux nés…La Banque n’est pas en reste et a toujours appuyé ses pays membres régionaux (PMR) dans cette lutte contre le paludisme à travers des projets nationaux et multinationaux »
04/03/2009 - Guinea-Bissau’s Economy and Plan Minister, Héléna Maria José Nosolini Embalo; the WHO Resident Representative in Bissau, Allarangar Yokouide; and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s Regional Resident Representative in Senegal, Mohamed H’Midouche; on Friday, February 27, 2009, in Bissau, signed a letter of agreement for the implementation of a US$ 500,000 emergency aid grant in support of efforts at checking a cholera epidemic
08/01/2009 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved the restructuring of the support programme to National Health Development Programme (Health-II) and has provided a grant of UA 6 million, equivalent to US$ 9.24 million, from the Fragile States Facility (FSF) for Guinea Bissau.