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Immunisation for nomadic children in Nigeria, and other news (9 July 2019)

From an immunisation initative for nomadic children in Nigeria, to mobile banking services in Myanmar

Each week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • The World Health Organisation is supporting an immunisation initiative in Nigeria to enhance routine vaccinations of children traveling in and out of the country, targeting nomadic communities in particular. Read more in All Africa.
  • Discussions have been raised over the need for more daycare centres across Bangladesh to support the growing number of working women in the country. The roundtable, partially organised by UNICEF, also discussed the need to ensure the safety of women and children as part of good city governance. Read more in Prothom Alo.
  • The European Commission for the Facility of Energy Inclusion have invested €40 million towards renewable energy access in Nigeria, as part of the African Development Bank’s aim to build partnerships with diverse organisations to fast-track sustainable energy access. Read more in Business Day Nigeria.
  • The head of Nigeria’s Management of National Malaria Elimination Programme estimates that Nigeria will need over $108 million of funds by 2020 to provide enough resources to eliminate Malaria. 53 million cases of malaria are recorded annually in Nigeria, making up 25% of the world's total. Read more in The Nation (Nigeria).
  • DFID are investing $1.7 million to improve mobile banking services in Myanmar, along with the UK microfinance institution VisionFund Myanmar (VFM). This is part of VFM’s mission to provide sustainable financial services to underserved populations. Read more in Myanmar Times.
  • 40 autoclave machines have been donated to the Jigawa Government, Nigeria, to be used at the DFID sponsored Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) project facilities in the state. Read more in The Nation (Nigeria).

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