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Moving from Reactive to Proactive Healthcare in Rwanda

Data-driven decisions make a difference for CARITAS Rwanda
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Think globally; act locally. This is the mentality CARITAS Rwanda embraces to achieve its mission.

Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line Establishes the Shared Humanity Award and Bestows First Honor on Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Grand World Voyage in Cape Town

Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
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To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing the Shared Humanity Award to be given annually starting this year. The award will be presented to a leader and change-maker who has dedicated their life to inspiring others to see that the things that unite us are greater than those that divide us.  
 

48 African Countries Meet in Nairobi to Explore Climate Change Technologies

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NAIROBI, Kenya, April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Climate experts from Africa will meet next week in Kenya to discuss collaboration and technology transfer. Representatives from government, private sector, finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018.
 

Lessons Learned From My Trip to Africa

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Never did I imagine that a brief trip to Africa could have such a profound impact.

In the course of just a few days, I learned how the work of Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) is improving the food value chain across Africa and how that work is also improving livelihoods in the most surprising ways.

While my time in Africa opened my eyes to levels of material need I’d not seen before, it also filled my heart with awe at the power of human resilience.

First Mercy Ships Volunteer Comes Onboard a Ship in Carnival Corporation's Costa Group

Costa offers the opportunity for Mercy Ships officers and engineers to gain experience onboard Costa Group ships
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March 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As part of the cooperation announced in 2017 between Mercy Ships and Costa Group the joint volunteer program is proceeding with the first Africa Mercy crewmember embarking onboard Costa neoRomantica.

Rodrigo Souza Fraga, a 38-year-old Spanish national, embarked as a 3rd Officer onboard to gain experience and time at sea. Reporting to the ship’s officer on watch, Rodrigo is serving as a member of the bridge staff for navigation and watchkeeping.

Celebrating International Women’s Day SafeMotos Launches Women Moto-Drivers in Rwanda

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KIGALI CITY, Rwanda, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- SafeMotos, Africa’s most progressive ride hailing company, is pleased to announce in line with International Women’s Day the launch of the first 3 female SafeMotos Drivers in its driver network.

Partnering with AMP Health to Increase Access to Healthcare in Africa

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We’re proud to share that we have joined the Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health) and its network of partners to help strengthen community health systems in Africa by increasing access to quality healthcare. With our support, AMP Health will be able to scale its existing programs in Malawi, Kenya, and Sierra Leone by building the capacity and leadership necessary to set in place critical systems of thousands of community health workers.

Preventing Future Environmental Hazards in Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

by Po Yan Ho and Meron Agonafir
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In Weledi, a town located 330 km from the capital city of Addis Ababa, Bechtel experts in partnership with the local government, NGOs, and community; and Engineers Without Borders, worked together to strengthen the resilience of the community against future health hazards that arose from water contamination. 

Caterpillar Invests in Africa

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With the fastest-growing middle class in the world and a population expected to double by 2050, Africa had tremendous potential for growth in the construction, agriculture, mining, power, energy and transportation sectors.

Click here to learn how Caterpillar, our dealers and the Caterpillar Foundation are committed to helping Africa realize its potential by investing in service facilities, logistics facilities, and education and skills development.

VIDEO | Schneider Electric Uses Solar Power to Illuminate Primary Schools for 45K Students in Africa

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Today nearly 1.3 billion people — almost 1 of every 5 persons on the planet — lack access to modern energy. Almost all live in poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, unconnected to utility networks. Many companies offer stand-alone solar powered systems and mini-grid solutions, but the target communities often cannot afford the purchase price and lack the know-how to operate the systems.

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