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Newsletter - November 2017

Dear colleagues,

This year brought an increase in technology that has been designed to make a difference in disaster zones. Mobile devices have been extremely useful in situations where victims could not be reached due to limited infrastructure. Ensuring everyone has access to clean water and medical care is imperative to their survival.

Public-private partnerships can really help make a difference in finding innovative ways to accelerate access to health information and services. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is looking towards tech companies in Silicon Valley to create digital identity solutions for the one-third of children without an identity in developing nations and connect them to vaccinations and other health services.

Some of the most influential actors working towards achieving the SDGs in Africa have been featured in the AIDF Top 100 Twitter Accounts. Take a look at the list and see who you should be following in African aid and development!

Kind Regards,


Africa healthcare

Technology Giving Access to Healthcare in Africa

Access to healthcare in Africa differs greatly from region to region; and from urban centres to rural villages. The distance one lives to an urban centre determines the access they have to medical services, and is frequently a barrier. According to the World Economic Forum, it is estimated that Africa holds a quarter of the world’s disease burden yet it is home to only 2% of its doctors. Digital access to critical professional services is set to be a potential game changer, especially in healthcare.

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Gavi,The Vaccine Alliance

Gavi and CDC Group Expanding their Programmes through Partnership and Investment

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, is exploring new partnerships to expand their reach in the developing world. The public-private partnership is currently looking towards tech companies in Silicon Valley to aid in increasing equitable access to immunisations in developing countries and to reach their goal of immunising 300 million people by 2020. Gavi CEO Seth Berkley said the goal of this new partnership is...

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Aid for Sudan

€106 Million in Aid for Sudan

Last week Monday the European Commission announced they would be providing Sudan with a €106 million aid package, €46 million in humanitarian assistance and €60 million for development. The support comes after this year’s declaration of famine throughout parts of Sudan.

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Drinking Water

5 Reasons why Everyone Needs Clean Drinking Water

Science clearly states that a human being can survive three weeks without food, but where water is concerned most people can’t go on 3-4 days without it! Dehydration sets in, and even if the person continues to breathe, they will go into shock.

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Top Twitter Accounts

Top 100 Twitter Accounts to Follow in African Aid & Development

In advance of the Aid and Development Africa Summit, AIDF has created a list of the Top 100 Twitter Accounts to follow in African aid and development. The list is comprised of 50 humanitarian leaders and 50 organisations all working to advance Sustainable Development Goals.

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Devex PPP report

Public-Private Partnerships in the Development Sector

The continent of Africa is currently at a development impasse. As global aid patterns shift and African economies weaken from the drop in commodity prices, Africa’s development becomes stagnate. According to the ONE 2017 Data Report: Financing for the African Century...

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AIDF Africa Summit

To learn more about achieving impact of technology on sustainable development in Africa, join the 3rd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit on 27-28 February 2018 at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Reserve your participation and explore best practice, project updates, innovations and opportunities of sustainable collaboration in Africa's humanitarian and development space.


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