Launch of the Africa Health and Economic Transformation Initiative (AHETI)

AHETI is a pan-African initiative aimed at eradicating poverty diseases endemic in Africa, namely, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, hepatitis B and diarrhoea by promoting efforts and policies to ramp up local production of pharmaceuticals in Africa. NAIROBI, December 13th 2022 – The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) together with its sister […]

JENA Lauds Donor Nations’ Support

The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) has welcomed the international community’s generous gesture to support poorer countries’ recovery efforts in the wake of the prolonged COVID-19 crisis. On Wednesday last week, the World Bank announced a $93 billion replenishment package of the International Development Association (IDA) to help low-income countries respond to the  COVID-19 crisis and build a greener, more resilient, and inclusive future. “The donor contribution to the IDA, World Bank fund […]

Partial win in COVID-19 vaccine access for developing world, much more remains to be done

16th March 2022 – In a landmark development yesterday, the European Union (EU), South Africa, India and USA are reported to have reached a compromise in long-running negotiations for a waiver on intellectual property (IP) rights for coronavirus products. However, it still needs agreement from EU member countries as well as other World Trade Organization (WTO) […]