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The African Development Bank Group approves a Borrowing Policy to strengthen Debt Sustainability in Low-income Countries

The new policy primarily targets recipients of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the Bank Group

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a new policy that aims to strengthen debt sustainability among low-income African countries. The Board approved the Sustainable Borrowing Policy on 23 February 2022. The new policy primarily targets recipients of the African Development Fund, the concessional…

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African Development Bank and WHO strengthen South Sudan’s emergency response with phase two of public health center

During phase two, the Center was equipped with hardware and software to facilitate emergency response operations

The government of South Sudan on Thursday inaugurated its Public Health Emergency Operations Center designed to respond promptly and effectively to public health risks and emergencies of international concern. The center is part of a $4.2 million African Development Bank grant-financed Covid-19 response project that included procuring an oxygen plant,…

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South Sudan: A doctor recalls trauma and triumphs with Covid-19 patients

Lori said that improvements in the infectious disease unit have made a significant difference

Dr. Abe Manase Lori is haunted by the memory of a 45-year-old patient who succumbed to Covid-19 at the beginning of the pandemic in South Sudan. “This was a time when we ran out of resources…It was unfortunate. We lost him,” said the 34-year-old doctor, who works at the Dr.…

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South Sudan: Country’s first oxygen plant comes on stream at Juba hospital to help fight Covid-19

The $980 000 oxygen plant project cost includes the procurement and construction of a facility to house the plant

South Sudan has begun producing oxygen following the successful installation of the country’s first oxygen plant at Juba Teaching Hospital, set up with funding from the African Development Fund. The oxygen plant was procured as part of measures to support the country’s ongoing Covid-19 response with a grant from the…

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South Sudan: African Development Bank and WHO hand over vehicles to support Covid-19 response

The cars will be used by the Public Health Emergency Operation Centre in Juba to coordinate the incident management system

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has donated two cars to support South Sudan’s ongoing Covid-19 response as part of efforts by the Bank and its partners to ease the toll of the pandemic on vulnerable African states. The donation was made to the Ministry of Health through the World Health…

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The African Development Bank: a strategic partner in developing resilience and sustainable energy in the Sahel region

The Sahel Alliance has invited the African Development Bank to lead a working group on agriculture, rural development and food security

The Sahel Alliance will hold its second general assembly in N'Djamena, Chad on Monday, 15 February 2021. The meeting will take place on the side-lines of a summit for the G5 Sahel countries— Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad—as well as France. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) played an active…

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The African Development Bank and WHO cut sod for Public Health Emergency Operations Center building in Juba, South Sudan

WHO appreciates the generous contribution of the African Development Bank

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is financing the construction of the second phase of the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) in Juba, South Sudan. The groundbreaking ceremony, held on Thursday, was presided over by Elizabeth Acuei Yol, South Sudan Minister of Health, in the presence of the African Development…

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African Development Bank, FAO and South Sudan’s government ink protocols for $14 million grant to boost agricultural markets

The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development project aims to enhance agricultural productivity and boost the marketing and trade of agricultural products

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday signed protocols to disburse a $14 million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to be implemented by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development (AMVAT) project aims…

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African Development Bank, partners, host online workshop on enhancing water security in the Greater Horn of Africa

The virtual discussion, held on 15 December, was hosted by the Bank’s Water Development and Sanitation Department and the African Water Facility

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (https://bit.ly/3nDsT4E), a regional organization of Horn of Africa countries, held a webinar to discuss the pressures affecting water security in the Greater Horn of Africa and how the Bank can support regional member countries to better respond to…

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South Sudan: For the people of Juba, an African Development Bank Group (AfDB) supported water project brings better health - and peace

Access to drinking water in South Sudan is a crucial issue for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from conflict and crisis

Farida, her school bag on her back and her face betraying a hint of a smile, sings softly on her way to school in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Along with thousands of other South Sudanese girls, Farida has been able to attend class thanks to a project that…