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12/12/2008 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), on Thursday 11 December 2008 in Tunis, approved a 70 million Euros loan to finance the Kingdom of Morocco’s Phase II Program Support for Medical Insurance (PARCOUM II), to be implemented over a period of two years (2009-2010).

Categories: Morocco, Health, Human Capital Development


05/12/2008 - La Banque africaine de développement et l’Organisation mondiale de la santé ont procédé, jeudi 4 décembre 2008 à Tunis, à la signature d’un accord de don d’un montant de 15 millions d’unités de compte (environ 23 millions de dollars EU), relatif au financement du programme africain de lutte contre l’onchocercose ou « cécité des rivières ».

Categories: Health, Human Capital Development


01/12/2008 - The AfDB on Monday, December 1, 2008, joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day. As part of the events marking this day, the AfDB organized a forum in Tunis in which medical experts and AfDB staff exchanged views on HIV-related issues.

Categories: Health


28/11/2008 - "Lead – Empower – Deliver" is the slogan for this year’s commemoration marking the 20th anniversary of the World AIDS Day (WAD). Positive responses have been given to the epidemic since 1988, when it was established. However Africa still faces great challenges in this regard and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has been a partner of African governments in the fight against HIV/AIDS. "The HIV/AIDS epidemic has an obvious negative impact on welfare from increased mortality rates and reversed gains in life expectancy associated with the disease" – said Tomas Hurley in his interview.

Categories: Health


15/07/2008 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the soft loan window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, in Tunis on Tuesday approved a grant of 15 million Units of Account (UA*) about US$ 24.5 million to finance Phase II and the phasing out stage of the Onchocerciasis (river blindness) Control Programme (APOC) in 19 African countries.

Categories: Sudan, Health, Human Capital Development


05/04/2008 - Statement on the Occasion of the 2008 World Health Day: "The AfDB has started mainstreaming renewable energy and energy efficiency in its operations", by Daniele Ponzi, Manager, Sustainable Development Division, African Development Bank

Categories: Tunisia, Health, Human Capital Development


31/01/2008 - The Bank Group on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, in Freetown participated in the launch of the Strengthening District Health Services Project which aims at improving access to quality health care in five districts in the country, namely; Bonthe, Port Loko, Bo, Kenema and Tonkolili. The project will also enhance the institutional capacity of the country’s ministry of health and sanitation.

Categories: Sierra Leone, Health, Human Capital Development


21/12/2006 - The workshop was organized by the NEPAD Secretariat, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the South African Trust (SAT) with the support of the Bank Group.

Categories: South Africa, NEPAD, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Infrastructure, Health, Human Capital Development


18/08/2006 - The AfDB Group and the Government of Burkina Faso signed a loan and a grant agreement amounting to US$ 19.48 million to finance rural development and the National Avian Influenza control Program in Burkina Faso.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Health, Human Capital Development


22/06/2006 - The Board of Directors of the AfDB has approved a grant of US$ 500,000 as emergency assistance to support the Sudanese government’s initiatives on preparedness to combat avian influenza in 2006.

Categories: Sudan, Health, Human Capital Development


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