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Gender Ministry calls for concreted approach to tackle surging teenage pregnancies

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has called for a concerted and decisive approach to control surging teenage pregnancies in the country. Parents,...
IOM staff assist Somali, Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

Lebanon to tackle illegal crossing problems: president

Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged on Thursday Lebanon's state security to take proper measures against illegally human smugglers by sea to other countries, a...

UN chief calls for fighting misinformation to tackle COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged joint efforts to address the infodemic, mitigating the harm done to people by misinformation and...

World leaders call for multilateralism, international cooperation to tackle global challenges

World leaders have urged efforts to champion multilateralism and strengthen international cooperation to tackle global challenges, as this year marks the 75th anniversary...
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Veep supports Strategic National Stockpile establishment to tackle health emergencies

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has supported the establishment of a Strategic National Stockpile, which the country can immediately fall on to deal with...
european commission

EU unveils new action plan to tackle racism

The European Commission on Friday unveiled its plan to step up enforcement and raise more awareness about racism, with the ultimate goal being...
United Nations

Deputy UN chief urges major countries to work together to tackle pandemic

Deputy United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Thursday urged the world's major countries to work together in face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Stakeholders Children

Stakeholders call for a collective approach to tackle issues affecting children

Stakeholders at a forum in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region have called for collaboration among various mandated institutions to tackle issues affecting the...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

UN chief calls for urgent funding for WHO-led mechanism to tackle COVID-19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for urgent funding for the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator" (ACT-Accelerator), a global collaboration led by the...

Expert calls for more attention to tackle e-waste challenge in Nigeria

A Nigerian expert on Tuesday called for efforts from the Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) producers to embrace a paradigm shift in operation for...
Health Society Statement

Governments Alone Can’t Tackle Infrastructure Challenges in Health Sector – AigImoukhuede

African governments alone cannot tackle the deep challenges in the continent’s health sector. For success to be guaranteed, Africa’s private sector must be engaged...

Kenya vows to focus on home-based care to tackle COVID-19

Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Wednesday it will put more focus on home-based care programs as part of the strategy to combat COVID-19...

South Sudan and FAO launch project to tackle animal disease

South Sudan's Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Tuesday launched a...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

South African mineral sector implementing programs to tackle COVID-19

The Minerals Council of South Africa on Wednesday said the industry has adjusted their programs to prevent COVID-19 infection while growing the economy. ...
Zimbabwe Screening By Healthcare Workers For Covid

East African leaders agree on joint interventions to tackle COVID-19

East African leaders on Tuesday agreed on joint regional interventions as part of measures to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic. Presidents Uhuru...

UNICEF, Microsoft launch global learning platform to tackle COVID-19 education crisis

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced the expansion of a global learning platform to help children and youth affected...
Hand Sanitizer

Cuba’s manually-made hand sanitizers help tackle COVID-19 outbreak amid U.S. blockade

Havana Distillery, which used to produce alcohol for pharmaceutical and liquor industries, has turned into the only manual maker and distributor of hand sanitizers...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Somalia calls for unity to tackle COVID-19 epidemic

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called for public support and unity among people after Mogadishu reported the first case of COVID-19. Farmajo...
Senegalese president Macky Sall

Senegal to ban public events for 30 days to tackle COVID-19

Senegalese president Macky Sall announced on Saturday to ban all public events on Senegalese territory for a period of 30 days as a measure...

Zambia cabinet approves creation of contingency fund to tackle COVID-19

The Zambian cabinet has approved for the creation of a contingency fund for emergency preparedness, prevention and mitigation measures against the outbreak of novel...

Gates Foundation firmly supports China and the world to tackle the coronavirus outbreak

By Yan Huan China is taking active steps to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, and it is actively sharing data with international partners...

UN agencies appeal for more funding to tackle locust outbreak

The director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, and the executive director...
Hassan Rouhani

Iran president orders formation of national headquarters to tackle coronavirus

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in...
Wildlife migration

Namibia launches conservation fund to tackle human-wildlife conflict

Namibia launched an initiative that will contribute to the collective efforts of conserving the environment as well as the conservancies and communities in the...
poverty children

UN chief urges African leaders to tackle uneven progress on eradicating poverty, exclusion

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that progress remains slow and uneven in Africa's efforts to eradicate poverty and end exclusion. ...
sexual harassment

UK employers should have legal duty to tackle sexual harassment at work

The British government should change the law so that employers have a legal duty to make sure their workplaces are harassment-free, the country's main...

Concerted efforts needed to tackle food insecurity caused by desert locusts – Oxfam

International humanitarian actors have called on the international community to exert urgent concerted efforts to avert desert locust-inflicted food insecurity across Ethiopia and its...
climate change

Kenya to embrace green finance to tackle climate change

Kenya plans to embrace the use of green finance in order to tackle negative effects of climate change, an official said on Thursday. ...
Cyber Security

Cyber industry calls for global cooperation to tackle digital threats

by Nick Kolyohin "The highest-rated man-made threat in the world is the cyber threat," said Yigal Unna, director general of the Israel...
Special Task Force

Mozambique strengthens security measures to tackle armed attacks in central region

Mozambican Defense and Security Forces (FDS) have reintroduced the methods of escorting passenger buses and private cars and increased patrols to counter the recent...