As part of efforts to further strengthen its advocacy capacity and that of partners, WaterAid West Africa has concluded a 5-Day Sanitation Advocacy Workshop in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The exercise from August 29 to September 2, 2016 was also the final Sanitation Advocacy Meeting for the Gates Foundation Project. In line with this WaterAid West Africa Region brought togather selected staff and partners to contribute towards building momentum and gathering of evidence for effective influencing on sanitation in the sub-region.
The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) is commending the adoption of a comprehensive new roadmap to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2030. On Sunday, African leaders endorsed the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030during the 27th African Union (AU) Summit in Kigali. The framework outlines a pathway to “eliminate malaria incidence and mortality, and prevent its transmission and reestablishment in all countries by 2030.” By building Africa-wide consensus, leaders have charted a pathway to malaria elimination.
From many indications, the hundreds of diverse potential investors the Ghana Transformational Agenda: An Opportunity for Business and Investment forum attracted at the Espace event gallery Tuesday in midtown Manhattan exhibited an immense success. Surprisingly, a large number of Ghanaians in the Diaspora who attended the forum expressed their readiness to repatriate and invest in the development of their country.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) will host a series of energy and engineering focused seminars in Ghana and Nigeria for prospective students keen to develop their careers or make a start in the oil and gas industry. The free sessions, which will be held in October and November, will feature presentations from four of the university’s lecturers and focus on the breadth of energy related courses on offer at RGU, and the career opportunities they can lead to. Ibiye Iyalla, course leader for MSc Subsea Engineering at the School of Engineering and Dr David Lonie, course leader for MSc IT for the Oil and Gas Industry at the School of Computing Science and Digital Media will both give presentations.
A health advocacy group is empowering the Ghanaian patient with education and legal support to demand better and quality services from healthcare providers. The Patients’ Aid is set up with the aim of assisting victims of medical negligence to access free legal services whilst promoting the rights and responsibilities of patients.