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FAO / EDIBLE INSECTS

Population growth, urbanisation and the growing middle class are all contributing to a growing global demand for protein. Insects contain high levels of essential nutrients and vitamins, as well as high protein content comparable to meat products. FAO

13 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / TROPICAL DISEASES

A  UN report launched today (16 January) by the World Health Organization   in Geneva highlights momentum in controlling, eliminating and eradicating some of the longest-term scourges faced by humankind, especially the poor, and says the world is closer to the elimination of many of them. WHO

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

CAMEROON / LIVESTOCK

Livestock are the lifeblood of African society, providing financial and food security for around 300 million people, but an estimated 25 per cent of animals die annually from preventable diseases. In countries like Cameroon, nuclear and nuclear-related technologies are helping to protect vulnerable communities from outbreaks of disease. IAEA

27 Oct 2012 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL UPDATE

The UN’s Sahel regional humanitarian coordinator David Gressly today (13 July) reports on severe drought. UNTV / FILE

13 Jul 2012 | Read More »

UN / CAMEROON-NIGERIA BORDER

The Secretary-General today encouraged Cameroon and Nigeria to bring their landmark agreement to a successful conclusion following the commitment of both parties to finalize the demarcation of the common border by the end of 2012. UNTV

22 Nov 2011 | Read More »

AFRICA / MOTHER TO CHILD HIV

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé calls for a virtual elimination of mother to child HIV transmission by 2015 saying that there are currently “400,000 babies born every year in Africa with HIV when we know in the rest of the world we don’t have transmission from mother to child.” UNAIDS

19 Jul 2010 | Read More »

CHAD / ISHMAEL BEAH

Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, visits former child soldiers in Chad to support efforts to demobilize and rehabilitate them. Prior to his visit, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon signed a declaration on ending the use of child soldiers. UNICEF

28 Jun 2010 | Read More »

CAMEROON / AIDS

Half a million people are known to be living with HIV in Cameroon, of which 69,000 are under the age of 15. Young women are especially at risk because they’re often unable to negotiate safe sex. UNICEF

27 Nov 2009 | Read More »

CAMEROON / EDUCATION

UNICEF with the government of Cameroon and Recamef, an association of mothers, is going into villages to try and convince families and traditional leaders to send girls to school. Friday, 20 November is the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF

17 Nov 2009 | Read More »

CAMEROON / MALNUTRITION

Voluntary community workers fight malnutrition in northern Cameroon through a UNICEF supported initiative, where 412 voluntary community workers visit households to educate families on nutrition. UNICEF

13 Nov 2009 | Read More »

 

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