World Education Day, an even greater challenge for Africa

According to UNESCO figures, this is a major challenge: around 20% of 6-11 year-olds do not attend school, with the rate rising to 33% for 12-14 year-olds and 60% for 15-17 year-olds. In Niger, for example, the average number of years of schooling is estimated at 3, while in Mali and Sudan it is barely better, at 4. Among girls, Niger has the lowest school enrolment rate in the world, at less than 60%.

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The next Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire, a symbol of Africa’s sporting renaissance.

Côte d'Ivoire is preparing to host the 34th edition of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 soccer tournament, proving the country's ability to organize major sporting events such as the African Basketball Championship, the Taekwondo World Cup in 2013 and the Jeux de la Francophonie in 2017.

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The African healthcare markets

In just a few years, healthcare systems in Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa in particular, have undergone major transformations, with double-digit growth set to continue over the coming decades. The major issues at stake, on which tomorrow's demographic, health and geopolitical balances depend, now place Africa at the heart of global changes in terms of food, health and the environment, explaining this ongoing investment policy. Let's take a look at these economic prospects, boosting healthcare policy across the African continent.

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New mRNA vaccine plant in Rwanda: an inspiring example!

This mRNA vaccine production facility, built from recycled shipping containers, should eventually employ around 100 people, on a 35,000 square meter site. This is Africa's second mRNA vaccine plant, following an initial partnership in South Africa between biotech companies Afrigen and Biovac, supported by the WHO and the South African Medical Research Council.

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SEMEN AFRICA CONSULTING, sponsor of the 1st Djibouti Medical Congress: a partnership of conviction

Continuing its ambitious policy in the field, Djibouti is part of an increasingly qualitative African medical offering, striving to understand the challenges facing the health economy. Despite its small population, the Republic aspires to be one of the health leaders in the Horn of Africa, by becoming a pool of excellence and reference in the medical field.

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What if AIDS were no longer a fatality in Africa by 2030?

While the African continent has long been plagued by the HIV epidemic, many countries have since embarked on ambitious health policies, barely slowed by the Covid episode. On this December 1st, World AIDS Day provides an opportunity to take stock of the situation, and to highlight issues that go far beyond the health and medical impact of the epidemic, to include new economic and socio-cultural implications.

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The current state of health systems in sub-Saharan Africa: what prospects?

Health systems in sub-Saharan Africa reflect chronic technical and human underdevelopment. A better understanding of these deficiencies is essential to bring the African health economy closer to international standards, which have been steadily rising in recent years thanks to major medical advances. This public health issue goes beyond the African continent. It is one of the major challenges of tomorrow, which the world must rise to if it is not to upset the increasingly fragile social and geopolitical balance of the world.

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