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29 June 2020
https://www.cnbcafrica.com
This was not Steven Soderbergh 2011 movie “Contagion” or any sci-fi movie where a rogue character unleashes biological warfare for profit maximization. It was not a bad dream, either! It happened.
28 June 2020
https://www.biztechafrica.com
The recent launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) means national and regional COVID task forces can now access user-generated survey data and actionable health and economic insights that will enable authorities to better analyse pandemic-related problems and implement appropriate responses.
28 June 2020
https://www.algerie-eco.com
La Plateforme africaine de communication et d’information (ACIP) pour la santé et l’action économique vient d’être lancée par la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique et 36 pays. Elle servira à améliorer les interventions sanitaires des Etats ainsi que la surveillance des maladies.
28 June 2020
https://lefinancierdafrique.com
Cet outil va fournir à plus de 600 millions d’utilisateurs à travers le continent les derniers conseils de santé publique.
27 June 2020
https://africacdc.org
The second day of this virtual conference started with a special session featuring six presentations on the role of the private sector in COVID-19 vaccine development and access. Dr. Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, spoke about the collaborative nature of vaccine development and the need for increased...
27 June 2020
https://www.ippmedia.com
IT is essential for African governments to build back strong from the coronavirus crisis by placing investments in sustainable energy among the central recovery goals and linking recovery investment to strengthening the foundation of future sustainable development.
26 June 2020
https://www.devex.com
Drastic measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, such as strict lockdowns, are not sustainable on many parts of the African continent because of crowded living conditions and the need to keep economies afloat. That’s why an effective vaccine is one of the best chances African countries have to return to normalcy, experts said this week.
26 June 2020
https://gouvernement.cg
The world is going through a serious health crisis with unprecedented consequences on the economies and health systems of our different countries. In support of our strategies to respond to the COVID pandemic - 19, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa intervenes to give more relevant content to communication and information for health and economic action in Africa .
26 June 2020
https://thenationonlineng.net
BETWEEN 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers will benefit from Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP). Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Vera Songwe said this during the virtual launch of ACIP.
26 June 2020
https://uccinfo.blog
Africa’s telecom giants MTN, Vodacom, Airtel and Orange have thrown their weight behind the newly launched digital health platform designed to reach more than 600 million mobile phone users across the continent.
25 June 2020
https://afrique.latribune.fr
« La Tribune Afrique » organise le 30 juin 2020 son premier forum 100 % digital sur l'Afrique post-Covid. Réunis ensemble, décideurs politiques et privés feront le point sur la situation économique en ces temps de crise pandémique et répondront aux questions en suspens qui dessineront les contours de l'Afrique d'après-crise : la dette, le financement des entreprises, puis le...
25 June 2020
http://venturesafrica.com
The United Nations is working with leading telecommunications players in Africa to fight misinformation on the coronavirus outbreak, executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe said Wednesday.
25 June 2020
https://oceans-news.com
La Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique (UNECA) en collaboration avec 36 pays africains a officiellement lancé le 23 juin 2020, la Plateforme africaine de communication et d’information pour la santé et l’action économique (ACIP). La plateforme aura pour objectif d’améliorer les interventions sanitaires des États ainsi que la surveillance des maladies.
25 June 2020
https://www.ft.com/
25 June 2020
https://www.journalducameroun.com
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) aims to reach up to 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit them from the first-of-its-kind digital health platform, reports said on Thursday.“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission...
25 June 2020
https://www.downtoearth.org.in
Africa has decided to tap data to manage health, social and economic crisis due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) — a mobile-based digital public communications platform aimed to provide 600-800 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice — was launched on...
25 June 2020
https://atcnews.org
It is essential for African governments to build back strong from the coronavirus crisis by placing investments in sustainable energy among the central recovery goals, and linking recovery investment to strengthening the foundation of future sustainable development.
24 June 2020
https://www.cnbcafrica.com
“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) on 23 June 2020.
24 June 2020
http://rnanews.com
Kigali: «Avec cette plate-forme, nous avons la possibilité d’atteindre entre 600 millions et 800 millions d’abonnés mobiles en Afrique », déclare Vera Songwe, Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), lors du lancement virtuel de la Plate-forme africaine de communication et d’information pour la santé et l’action économique (ACIP), le 23 juin 2020.
24 June 2020
https://afriquenvironnementplus.info
« Avec cette plate-forme, nous avons la possibilité d’atteindre entre 600 millions et 800 millions d’abonnés mobiles en Afrique », déclare Vera Songwe, Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), lors du lancement virtuel de la Plate-forme africaine de communication et d’information pour la santé et l’action économique (ACIP), le 23 juin 2020.
24 June 2020
https://www.modernghana.com
“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) on 23 June 2020.
24 June 2020
https://alternativeafrica.com/
“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) on 23 June 2020
24 June 2020
https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca
The United Nations is partnering with Africa-focused wireless carriers including MTN Group Ltd. and Orange SA on a mobile-data platform that delivers coronavirus-related information around the continent.
24 June 2020
https://www.aa.com.tr
UN launches digital health platform for better disease surveillance in world's 2nd-largest continent.
24 June 2020
https://cityvoiceng.com
“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) on 23 June 2020.

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