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REGIONAL BUREAU FOR AFRICA August Digest: Pressing Ahead on the COVID-19 Response

As Africa grapples with new peaks of COVID-19 infections amidst a third – sometimes fourth – wave, thinly stretched health systems remain overwhelmed, even as they fight back.  


UNDP and Japan sign a new digital project to strengthen health systems in Ghana

The “Project for Digital Solutions for Health, Nutrition and Medical Services” will adopt multi-stakeholder partnerships approach, mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technology, and…  


International cooperation for developing countries is essential to reduce disaster risks and losses

Many developing countries lack the capacity or resources to adequately design these strategies that, if acted on, can help lay the foundations for success in achieving several of the SDGs, including…  


Sahel Resilience Project

With funding from Sweden and UNDP, the project Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation for Resilience in the Sahel Region: fostering risk-informed solutions for sustainable…  


African Union's COVID-19 Recovery Coordination Mechanism

In July, with ongoing support from UNDP and other partners, the AU adopted a guidance on COVID-19 Recovery Coordination Mechanism for Africa, an initiative that will provide effective continental…  


African Regional Judges’ Forum highlights impact of COVID-19 on the rights of marginalized and vulnerable populations

The discussion focused particularly on the intersection of COVID-19 and the rights of LGBTI populations.  


‘Homegrown’ Solutions Can Bolster Africa’s COVID-19 Response

The fourth AFRI Converse dialogue this year looked at Africa’s ingenuity, productivity and capacity to mitigate the pandemic, as well as determine how we can support such opportunities in building a…  


The Government of Angola and UNDP launch a USD 103.2 million grant with support from Global Fund to help fight HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis and COVID-19 pandemic

The Angolan Government, through the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), launched today the new Global Fund Grant for 2021 2024. The investment of USD103.2 million in…  


COVID-19 Response in the Sahel Region

The Sahel Resilience Project re-programmed activities to respond to COVID-19 pandemic at the regional level and in the seven project countries in June 2020. Total resource envelope is $1,442,000 US…  

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