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World Bank approves $200m to enhance electricity access in Benin

Algeria Times 16 Jun 2021
The World Bank approved $200 million in International Development Association (IDA), funding to help Benin improve access to electricity services for households, businesses, and basic public services ... Electrification of schools and clinics is critical to improve the country's education and health indicators’’.
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Development Outreach and Communication Specialist

Reliefweb 11 Jun 2021
The DOC reports directly to the Supervisory Program Officer, within the Office of Program Coordination (OPC) at USAID/Benin ... Knowledge and interest in technical areas supported by USAID/Benin (maternal and child health, family planning, malaria, health systems strengthening, and health governance) required.
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How The Gambia beat trachoma, an infection that causes blindness

Beijing News 06 Jun 2021
The government of The Gambia recently announced that the country had eliminated trachoma, a highly contagious eye disease, after years of hard work by health workers, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and communities ... As at September 2020, 13 countries had reported that they had eliminated it as a disease of public health concern.
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Taking vaccination closer to underserved communities- States optimize Africa Vaccination Week commemoration

Reliefweb 20 May 2021
Benin City, 19 May, 2019 - Sitting inside the Church, Pastor Evelyn Omigie of Home for the Needy Foundation (IDP) Uhogua, Benin City, Edo state says, “We are grateful for the recent health intervention rendered by the government and the World Health Organization.
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Benin's Achievement in the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reliefweb 15 May 2021
Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020, the assessments of Benin’s health system revealed that the country lacks a robust surveillance system capable of monitoring common diseases ... support the implementation of the Benin COVID-19 Health Response Plan.
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Literacy Specialist, USDA Benin Activity

Reliefweb 03 May 2021
AIR is seeking a Literacy Specialist to work on a USDA-funded Food For Education project in Benin ... 1) improved literacy of school-aged children; and 2) increased nutrition, health and dietary practices of beneficiaries in Northern part of Benin ... knowledge of Benin education system.
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COVID-19 cases in Africa much more than reported: UN

Anadolu Agency 29 Apr 2021
... high risk of virus resurgence, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday ... Besides low testing, poor adherence to public health measures, mass gatherings such as recent political rallies in countries like Benin, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Guinea caused a spike in infections.
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Edo enrols 9,604 elderly, others in health insurance scheme

Business Day Online 26 Apr 2021
The Edo State Health Insurance Commission has registered over 9,604 elderly, physically challenged, pregnant women and other vulnerable persons to benefit from the Equity Plan of the Edo State Health Insurance Scheme (EDOHIS). Director- general, Edo Health Insurance Commission, Amegor Rock, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Benin City.
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Edo accredits 22 facilities for health insurance scheme in 3 LGAs

Business Day Online 19 Apr 2021
“The Health Service Standard and Claims Department in charge of the accreditation of these facilities has been on a routine inspection visit to various facilities in Benin City to ensure that only qualified facilities are ...
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One killed, six injured in Benin protest

Ghana Web 08 Apr 2021
One person was killed and six were wounded by gunfire Thursday, a local health official said after troops in Benin cleared protesters in a flashpoint town three days before presidential elections ... Benin goes to poll on Sunday in a presidential ballot critic say is already tilted in President Patrice Talon's favour after a crackdown on opponents.
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One killed, 6 wounded in Benin after army clears protesters: health official

Urdu Point 08 Apr 2021
One person was killed and six were wounded by gunfire on Thursday, a local health official said, after troops in Benin cleared protesters in a flashpoint town three days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election. Save, Benin, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th ...
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Nigeria commemorates 2021 World Health Day-assents to ‘building a fairer, healthier world for everyone’

Reliefweb 08 Apr 2021
Benin, 8 April 2021 - ... The minister made the remark during a Press briefing to mark the 2021 World Health Day (WHD), celebrated virtual and physical with ceremonies held simultaneously in Benin City, Edo State and at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) Abuja on 07 April 2021.
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Benin voters remain split over the election

Ghana Web 08 Apr 2021
With three days to go before the presidential election, Benin ... One person was killed and six were wounded by gunfire on Thursday, a local health official said, after troops in Benin cleared protesters in a flashpoint town three days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election.
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One protester killed in Benin days before polls: Health official

Al Jazeera 08 Apr 2021
One person has been killed and six others have been wounded by gunfire in central Benin, according to a local health official said, after troops cleared protesters days before presidential elections ... Benin was once praised as a vibrant multi-party democracy, but critics say the ...
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One killed in Benin after army clears protesters

Ghana Web 08 Apr 2021
One person was killed and six were wounded by gunfire on Thursday, a local health official said, after troops in Benin cleared protesters in a flashpoint town three days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election ... Benin, lying between Togo and Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea, ...
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