Multinational - Strengthening West Africa’s Public Health Systems Response to the Ebola Crisis (SWAPHS) - Appraisal Report

The objective of the project is to contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce morbidity, mortality and to break the chain of transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by strengthening sub-regional public health systems. In the short term, the Bank’s assistance will support the EVD Outbreak Response Plan of West Africa (July to December 2014). The main objectives of this plan are to:i) Stop transmission of EVD in the affected countries through scaling up effective evidence-based outbreak control measures and ii) Prevent the spread of EVD to at-risk neighbouring countries by strengthening...

Multinational- Appraisal Report - strengthening West Africa’s public health systems response to the Ebola crisis - SWAPHS

The objective of the project is to contribute to ongoing efforts to reduce morbidity, mortality and break the chain of transmission of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by strengthening sub-regional public health systems. In the short term, the Bank’s assistance will support the EVD Outbreak Response Plan of West Africa (July to December 2014).The main objectives of this plan are to:i) Stop transmission of EVD in the affected countries through scaling up effective evidence-based outbreak control measures and ii) Prevent the spread of EVD to at-risk neighbouring countries by strengthening epidemic...

Niger - Health care Quality Improvement Project in the Tahoua and Tillaberi Regions - Project Completion Report (PCR)

Combating poverty remains the country’s main development challenge. The Government adopted an interim poverty reduction strategy paper. In the health sector, the planning process initiated led to the drafting of the 1994-2000 Health Development Plan. A health sector policy declaration was adopted in 1995. The National Health Policy is "aimed at improving the health and nutritional status of individuals, families and communities through the applicaton of Primary Health Care".

SPN – Uganda - Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of MRI Scanner and Accessories - East Africa’s Centre of Excellence for Skills and Tertiary Education in Biomedical Sciences Phase 1 Project

The invitation follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for the project that appeared inthe UN Development business online Ref: AfDB716-10/14 of 24 October 2014 and the African Development Bank website on 22 October 2014

World Hepatitis Day: WHO urges bolder commitment, resources for 2030 elimination target

Marking this year’s annual World Hepatitis Day on 28 July, the World Health Organization has called for increased financing for hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment, and care services in the context of universal health coverage (UHC). The theme, “Invest in eliminating hepatitis” highlights new research indicating that about $6 billion in investments is required annually to resource the health sector to achieve global elimination targets by 2030. Today, more than 325 million people live with viral hepatitis B and C, with an estimated 2.8 million people infected in 2018 alone. Most...

Economic Brief - Health in Africa Over the Next 50 Years

The health landscape has transformed dramatically since the independence of African countries about 50 years ago, and this is expected to continue as the continent progresses over the next half-century. Africa has made considerable headway in improving the health outcomes of its populations, in spite of the challenges posed by pervasive poverty, epidemic diseases, and food insecurity. The traditional communicable diseases of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis remain the main drivers of mortality. Concomitantly, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer –...

World Health Day 2019: African Development Bank joins the global call for universal health coverage for all

On the occasion of World Health Day 2019, the African Development Bank Group is renewing its call for firmer commitment to pledges made by countries for universal health coverage for all individuals and communities. In a statement issued Sunday 7 April 2019, Oley Dibba-Wadda, Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development at the Bank said: “The Bank supports national efforts to accelerate investments in Universal Health Coverage. It recognizes that inclusive economic growth must be accompanied by strong efforts to improve equitable access to care for vulnerable...

Côte d’Ivoire : la Banque africaine de développement va accompagner le programme social du gouvernement à hauteur de 283 milliards de Francs CFA

Une délégation de la Banque africaine de développement, conduite par son président Akinwumi Adesina, a rencontré, aujourd’hui à Abidjan, le Premier ministre ivoirien, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, pour échanger sur le programme social mis en place par le gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire (PSGouv) pour la période 2019-2021. Ce programme, que l’Etat de Côte d’Ivoire souhaite exécuter dans des délais optimaux, couvre les domaines de la santé et de la protection sociale, de l’éducation, de l’accès aux biens de première nécessité, du bien-être en milieu rural, de la lutte contre le sida, de l’emploi et de...

Mali : la Banque africaine de développement soutient trois projets en faveur de l’autonomisation des femmes, des secteurs de l’électricité et de l’imagerie médicale

La République du Mali et la Banque africaine de développement ont signé, aujourd’hui à Abidjan, des accords de financement pour trois projets d’un montant total de quelque neuf milliards de francs CFA, portant sur l’autonomisation des femmes, le développement de mini-centrales hydroélectriques et l’imagerie médicale. Le premier projet, portant sur l’autonomisation des femmes dans la filière karité, bénéficie d’un premier prêt de 1,67 milliard de francs CFA (FCFA) du Fonds africain de développement et d’un second de 2,24 milliards FCFA du Fonds spécial du Nigéria. Ces prêts doivent...

Interview avec Mme Bineta Ba-Diagne, économiste en santé en chef, BAD, à l’occasion de la Journée africaine de lutte contre le paludisme (25 avril 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 » Question : Comment appréciez-vous,  d'une part, l’impact de ce fléau sur le continent et d’autre part,  les efforts déployés, par les parties prenantes, dont la BAD, dans ce combat ?     Réponse...

Working Paper 312 - Quality Homes for Sustainable Malaria Prevention in Africa

Despite a sharp decline in malaria cases, the mosquito transmitted diseases continue to affect millions of people in developing countries. In 2015, 214 million malaria cases were reported in 95 countries and an estimated 438,000 people died because of the disease (WHO, 2015). The malaria burden is overwhelmingly concentrated in Africa with 88% of cases and 90% of deaths in 2015. Within Africa, only 10 countries constitute 87% of high incidence areas—DRC, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Mozambique, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Togo.

RDC - Aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la lutte contre l’épidémie de fièvre hémorragique Ébola dans la province du Nord-Kivu

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a connu plusieurs épidémies de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) depuis 1976. Depuis le 01 août 2018 le pays fait face à une nouvelle épidémie, déclarée par le Ministre de la Santé dans une annonce officielle notifiée à l’OMS. Cette épidémie est la 10e du genre, et survient à seulement une semaine de la fin de la précédente épidémie survenue le 8 mai 2018 dans la province de l’Equateur. Cette 10e épidémie s’est déclarée dans la zone de santé de Mabalako, dans la province du Nord Kivu, située à l’Est du pays, avec comme épicentre la localité de Mangina, à...

Zimbabwe - Proposal for a grant of US$1,000,000 as emergency assistance to support efforts to control and avert the 2018 cholera outbreak - Appraisal Report

Zimbabwe has witnessed episodic cases of diarrhea outbreaks in rural and urban areas for such a long while. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It has a short incubation period and produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given. Cholera remains a challenge in countries where access to safe drinking water and sanitation is not adequate. The first recorded case of cholera in Zimbabwe was in...

African Development Bank and ICRC join forces to accelerate economic resilience in fragile contexts

The African Development Bank Group and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed a letter of intent on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The letter commits the institutions to increase their collaboration to accelerate gender equality, build resilience, and provide improved economic opportunities in Africa’s transition countries. “We recognise that security issues cannot be divorced from development. And that sustainable, healthy and inclusive economic development is not possible without security. We have agreed to bring together...

African Development Bank invests US$7.5 million in Africa Tech Ventures to boost innovative start-ups

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US$7.5 million equity investment in Africa Tech Ventures (ATV) to boost operations of highly scalable companies that use technology to innovate in key sectors such as consumer goods, corporate services, education, logistics, energy, fintech, agriculture or healthcare. The equity investment is part of the Boost Africa Investment Program, a joint collaboration between the Bank, the European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), which has already committed US$10 million to the Fund. ATV will provide...

Sénégal : 60 millions € de la Banque africaine de développement pour appuyer le Programme d’urgence de développement communautaire

La Banque africaine de développement va aider le Sénégal à poursuivre son Programme d’urgence de développement communautaire, destiné à développer l’agriculture en milieu rural et à offrir aux populations des contrées les plus reculées du pays un meilleur accès aux services sociaux de base. Pour ce faire, la Banque vient d’accorder un prêt de 60 millions d’euros, entériné par son Conseil d’administration, jeudi 27 septembre 2017 à Abidjan. Le gouvernement sénégalais avait lancé son Programme d’urgence de développement communautaire en 2015, auquel la Banque avait contribué à hauteur de 43,...

African Development Bank Approves $50mn facility to support Nigeria’s rural populations

The African Development Bank has approved a US$50 million line of credit to Nigeria’s Sterling Bank Plc to support micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) in strategic sectors, including agriculture, renewable energy and social sectors such as health and education. The facility, approved by the Bank’s Board on Tuesday, seeks to improve the quality of life for Nigeria’s rural population by supporting sectors that directly affect the livelihood of its population. The facility aims to increase access to social infrastructure such as healthcare centers, education centers and clean...

African Development Bank calls for greater push for breastfeeding to jumpstart wellbeing of future generation

As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off this year, the African Development Bank calls on African countries to push breastfeeding as a means to give children a vital head start to their future wellbeing. “A prosperous and well-nourished Africa that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life will provide potential for children in Africa to grow, learn and earn in the future,” said Oley Dibba-Wadda, Bank’s Director of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Department. Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in August each year to improve the health of...

African Development Bank calls for domestic financing solutions alongside aid in fight against malaria

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2018, April 25, the African Development Bank has released Money and Mosquitoes: The Economics of Malaria in an Age of declining Aid. Authors include Harvard University’s Nobel laureate economist Eric Maskin; African Development Bank Group Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, Célestin Monga; Josselin Thuilliez of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and Jean-Claude Berthélémy, Professor of Economics at the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne and Corresponding Member of the Institut de France. The...

The African Development Bank supports Nigeria’s healthcare sector

Lagos State, Nigeria’s largest healthcare market, lacks an adequate supply of quality secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities with only about 700 to 1,000 quality beds for a population of over 21 million people. It is in response to this latent situation, that the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a Senior Loan in Naira (equivalent to USD 20 million) to Santa Clara Medical Limited, to finance the development of a hospital and referral clinics in Lagos, Nigeria. By supporting investment in healthcare infrastructure, the Bank will help the Nigerian...