BioNTech introduces first modular mRNA manufacturing facility to promote scalable vaccine production in Africa

Developing turnkey solution to enable mRNA-based vaccine production in modular and scalable sites installed by BioNTech Presidents of Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Director of the Africa CDC and the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany met in Marburg to jointly discuss the infrastructure, regulatory and technological requirements to establish end-to-end manufacturing network for mRNA-based vaccines in Africa First manufacturing facility to become a node in a decentralized and robust African […]

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VDMA: Strengthen relations with Africa!

V Commenting on the sixth Summit between the EU and the African Union on 17 and 18 February 2022, Ulrich Ackermann, Head of the Foreign Trade Department at VDMA, says: “It is important that this Summit lays the foundation for a deeper and comprehensive partnership between the EU and the African Union, especially in the areas of trade, infrastructure and climate change. Africa is our neighbouring continent with more than 1.3 billion people, making it an important partner region. It […]

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Continental Presents Best Goalkeeper Award at TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021

• Edouard Mendy receives Best Goalkeeper Award for Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 from Official Sponsor Continental • Best Goalkeeper Award reflects Continental’s safety values as a pioneer in road safety spanning 150 years, and the VisionZero initiative which aims for zero fatalities, zero injuries and zero crashes Premium tyre manufacturer Continental handed over the Best Goalkeeper Award for the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (AFCON) at the conclusion of the tournament in Yaoundé, Cameroon last night. […]

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African Development Bank’s African Leaders for Nutrition lauded by African Union during Assembly declaration of 2022 as “African Union Year of Nutrition”

The African Leaders for Nutrition initiative, housed at the African Development Bank, has been honored by the African Union for progress made toward advancing investments in nutrition across the continent. At the conclusion of the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly on Sunday, an African Union summary decision commended “the African Leaders for Nutrition initiative in sustaining nutrition advocacy in the effort to ensure member states commit adequate financial resources to nutrition interventions.” The African Leaders for Nutrition […]

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Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group at the Twenty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Addis Ababa, 5-6 February 2022

Mobilizing Financing for Africa’s Accelerated Economic Recovery, Development and Integration Your Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union Your Excellency Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Our Gracious Host Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government Your Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission Your Excellency Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Representing the Secretary General of the United Nations Your […]

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“Africa cannot outsource its healthcare security to the benevolence of others”

Akinwumi Adesina says at 35th AU Summit African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has said that the most important lesson of the Covid-19 pandemic for Africa is the need to build a defense mechanism against external shocks, especially in healthcare and financial security. “Investing in health is investing in national security,” Adesina told African leaders on Saturday, at the opening of the 35th African Union Assembly in the Ethiopian capital. “Africa cannot afford to outsource the healthcare security […]

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As Covid-19 strains health budgets, African Development Bank and partners develop tool to enhance public-private collaboration

The African Development Bank, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa and their partners in the Harmonization for Health in Africa Initiative have published a study on public-private collaboration in the health sector. The publication provides an assessment tool to assist countries and other interested development partners to identify related constraints and conduct constructive dialogue that enhances partnerships. Insights are offered from Burkina Faso, Malawi and South Africa, where the assessment tool was tested. Public-private collaboration in health is […]

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African Development Bank President promoting continent’s recovery at 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly

African Development Bank Group president, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, is leading his institution’s delegation to the African Union’s Executive Council and Assembly meetings taking place in Addis Ababa this week. Adesina and his team will use the summit as an opportunity to promote key issues on the African Development Bank Group’s agenda. This includes mobilizing financing for Africa’s accelerated economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the all-important topic of nutrition, which is a key component of the African Development […]

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