09/03/2016 - The inadequate water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Cuamba and Lichinga in northern Mozambique accounts for the majority of incidences of water-borne diseases and environmental degradation in Niassa Province.
In order to address this situation, the Mozambican Government requested financial and technical assistance. The African Development Bank’s response was to provide an African Development Fund loan of US $27.7 million to rehabilitate and expand the water and sanitation infrastructure in both cities for the benefit of more than 250,000 people.
13/08/2013 - Nakuru, Kenya's fourth largest city is a major industrial and tourist center. Prior to the AfDB Group’s intervention, unreliable water supply and sanitation services resulted in scaling down and ultimate relocation of industries, resulting in high incidence of water-borne diseases. Women and children spent long hours collecting water or buying it at a very high cost.
25/07/2013 - Côte d’Ivoire’s political crisis in 2001 worsened the humanitarian situation in the country and gender-based violence (GBV) grew to affect 67% of women. Sexual violence was used as a weapon of war and GBV survivors had to grapple with various almost insurmountable challenges, including a) the physical and psychological traumas and other medical conditions; b) a lack of judicial systems leaving crimes unpunished; c) the lack the financial resources to cover the high cost of medical certificates, psychologists’ fees and prescription drugs; d) security system’s failure to protect survivors, discouraging many victims to come forward and seek assistance.
20/05/2013 - Investir dans les soins de santé est à la base de la croissance inclusive et durable. Tel est le crédo de la BAD, mais aussi du Maroc, qui travaille depuis 2005 à favoriser l’accès de tous, notamment des plus démunis, à des soins de qualité.
04/10/2012 - As many countries in Africa experience impressive economic growth, the continent has made significant gains in health such as an overall reduction in child mortality. However, gains made vary and certain segments of the population remain vulnerable. For example, while child mortality is on the decline in Uganda, the maternal mortality rate is still high and estimated at 435 deaths per 100,000 live births. About 30 per cent of households in the capital Kampala are run by women, meaning Uganda’s high maternal death rate has far reaching effects societally and economically.
01/04/2010 - Given the shortage of health research, health personnel and health services, particularly in rural areas, the Government of the Republic of Benin sought to create a public health institute in Benin with support from the World Health Organization.