Why population matters for development: The 8th African Population Conference

About 1000 participants who attended the 8th African Population Conference organized by the Union for African Population Studies under the auspices of the Government of Uganda in Entebbe, Uganda on November 18-22 2019 adopted the “Entebbe Declaration” that called on African governments to mainstream population issues in their policies and development plans.

In reading the declaration, Prof Madise, who chaired the conference scientific committee and is the new Vice President of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), noted that “African governments’ commitment to the AU Agenda 2063 and the UN Agenda 2030 constitutes a right step towards realising development, but commitment alone will not be enough if concrete steps are not taken to work towards the attainment of these goals.”

Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global, One Health Concern

At the core of the spread of the AMR-bacteria is the relationship between humans, animals and the environment. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the issue, a ‘One Health’ approach is best suited to understanding how human behaviour, environmental degradation and antibacterial usage in animals lead to the transmission of AMR.

Leveraging Africa’s demographic transition: The young teachers’ imperative

October 5th, is World Teachers Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the work that teachers play in everyday life in building societies. The theme for this year is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” In Africa, and particularly in Malawi, the theme’s message could not be more poignant. The continent is at a crossroads, and decisions governments make today about the role of teachers in shaping the minds of young Africans will have long-lasting impacts.

Sepsis is a policy issue: Reshaping stakeholders’ perceptions of sepsis in Africa

From 14th – 16th June 2019, experts converged in Dar es Salaam under the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS) initiative to discuss sepsis in Malawi, Gabon and Uganda and the need to highlight sepsis as a policy issue. The meeting saw experts identify three inter-related problems confronting sepsis in these countries.

Nurturing a culture of evidence-based reporting in the media: AFIDEP partners with the Media Council of Kenya

The media plays an invaluable role in promoting good governance and driving development in Africa. By covering stories, events and investigating issues that directly or indirectly affect the everyday lives of ordinary people, the media creates public awareness, influences behaviour, shapes public policy and opinion, and acts as a watchdog. AFIDEP appreciates the media’s

World Population Day 2019: Accelerating the Promise

On 11 July 2019, AFIDEP joined stakeholders in population to commemorate World Population Day 2019 in Kisayani High School in Kibwezi town, Makueni County. The commemoration was led by the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) – the host of the event and the focal government agency on matters relating to population and

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