Partnering with AMP Health to Increase Access to Healthcare in Africa


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

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.

A Business Sustainability Framework for Understanding Water Stewardship through Shared Value


While many companies are already engaging with climate change and an array of other environmental issues, water is quickly emerging as an impactful driver of both business risk and opportunity in the 21st century. Water is a critical input for many supply chains, providing energy and both direct and indirect materials for production as well as giving life to essential natural resources beyond the company gates.

Transforming Farming in Rural Africa

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Profound change is sweeping across the grasslands and vast expanses of the East African savanna. Here, amid the verdant valleys and hillsides rippling through this sea of grass, small farmers have struggled for millennia to eke out a living from the sun-baked soils.

Living With Hypertension in Cameroon When You Live on Only a Few Dollars a Day

Alvine strives to get affordable drugs for hypertension in Cameroon

This month like the previous ones, Alvine Nyintché is visiting the Etoug-Ebe Baptist Hospital in Yaounde. Aged 50, Alvine has been diagnosed with high blood pressure seven years ago.

“Most Cameroonians do not have medical insurance. Today, I pay 800 francs CFA every month for my hypertension treatment (about USD 1.5), whereas just a few months back, it cost me 5000 CFA francs. I am a single mother. My two daughters are unemployed and we have to pay rent,” says Alvine, who lives in Briqueterie, one of the largest slums of the Cameroonian capital.

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

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New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.

Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth Join Forces to Build African Business Coalition for Health

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NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Aliko Dangote today announced that the Aliko Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership in Africa.

Getting Off-Grid Energy to Work for Agriculture

Examining the transformational power of energy-ag off-grid solutions for small farmers in Africa

Jeannelle Blanchard, clean energy project director, was part of a Tetra Tech delegation that attended the Africa Energy Forum (AEF) in Copenhagen, Denmark. As part of a panel discussion on Powering Africa Off-the-Grid, Jeannelle discussed her experiences working with early stage companies selling energy-agriculture (energy-ag) off-grid solutions. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.


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