600m mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from digital health initiative
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), is working to ensure that between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and other parts of the region benefit from a new digital health initiative.
Africa’s path to COVID-19 recovery requires boldness, says UNECA
Tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of COVID-19, requires boldness never seen before on the continent, says the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe.
Overdependence on drug importation, others kill local pharma industry, threaten medicine security
With Nigeria’s growing population expected to hit 206 million by 2020, ensuring national sufficiency and medicine security is crucial in tackling diseases, mortality and catering for other healthcare needs.
AfCFTA’s success hinged on poverty reduction, economic development
Though the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aspires towards deepening the integration of the African continent beyond merely a free trade area, latest trade report has argued for the need to make competition, industrial policies and property rights work well. According to the ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report…
UNECA seeks EU’s support for AfCFTA implementation
The United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the European Union delegation have met to discuss the role of non-state actors...
Nigeria, others spend $14 billion importing pharmaceutical products
Nigeria and other African countries currently spend at least $14 billion on importation of pharmaceutical products needed in the continent, owing to lack of capacity in local products, therefore exporting needed jobs to other countries, United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has said. Songwe said Africa should stop exporting much-needed…
UNECA, others advocate PPP for improved investment in healthcare
Top African leaders including Heads of States, Ministers, Chief Executive Officers as well as representatives from the African Union and United Nations have advocated improved investment in healthcare for economic growth.
Osinbajo, Gowon, Gambari, others canvass effective leadership for Africa
Eminent politicians and diplomats from Africa, yesterday, called for effective democratic values, accountability and sense of patriotism to overcome marginalisation and impunity in the continent.