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Marie Stopes Zambia's (MSZ) innovative family planning project is coming to an end of its funding (around €750,000) from the European Union. However, MSZ plans to continue delivering family planning services in 2016 in conjunction with other donors, says MSZ Senior Programme Manager Julia Ross.
The Ebola epidemic has taken many lives, breaking up families and leaving numerous children parentless. But it has also left its mark on the economies of affected countries. In Sierra Leone it has more or less ‘destroyed’ the economy, disrupting all key sectors including agriculture, mining and tourism. Donor support has been too slow to arrive and has not ‘kept pace’ with the disease, according to Alimamy Bangura, Director of the Economic Policy and Research Unit at Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance.
Woman being provided with contraceptives
In our first-ever podcast, we look at how one EU-funded programme is attempting to provide 120 million women in developing countries with access to contraceptives.
Air Quality Governance in the ENPI East Countries
Iliyana Arnaudova 14 November 2014

The Air-Q-Gov project supports Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine to tackle the challenges those countries face with the increase of air pollution emissions.

In particular, the project supports the countries in their efforts...

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Eric Turyasingura chases after a ball made from plastic bags outside his mud-brick home in the mountains of southern Uganda. Yelling in his tribal tongue, Nkore, “Arsenal with the ball! Arsenal with the ball!” he jostles with his younger brothers for possession. The fame of the English soccer club has reached even his little ears. Pretending to be a sports’ star offers a moment of escape from his daily struggles. At five years old, Eric’s tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity.
In the last quarter-century, maternal deaths around the world have almost halved. But there is much work still to do. Some 300,000 women die every year during childbirth or pregnancy – most of them in developing countries, and from preventable causes.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 3 April 2015
It may seem curious to begin the fourth thematic month of the European Year for Development on Health by talking about roads, but as experience in Ethiopia has shown, improving transport infrastructure can make a big difference to people’s well-being.
Capacity4dev Team posted Information 21 November 2013

Earlier this month, EuropeAid's Deputy Director General Marcus Cornaro visited a number of projects funded by the European Commission in Fiji.  

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European Development Days - 2015 Edition

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There are still 2 billion people in the world today without access to medicine. “We cannot solve this problem without the efforts and cooperation of many people and organisations,” said Wim Leereveld, founder and CEO of the Access to Medicine Foundation (AMF).

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