New awards to strengthen Covid-19 response across Africa, Asia from Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation announced has awarded three new grants to support organizations that are working with countries, communities and regions in Africa and Asia to leverage data and technology to bolster their Covid-19 response. These grants will enhance data collection through contact tracing, symptom checking, and testing that can generate data that is crucial for ensuring efficient Covid-19 responses across community, country and regional levels. The Foundation is also expanding its support of off-grid technologies that can quickly address the energy needs of healthcare facilities currently operating without electricity.

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Nigeria’s capital infow falls by 31.19% to $5.8b in Q1 2020

WorldStage Newsonline– The total value of capital importation into Nigeria  stood at $5.8 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, a 31.19 decrease compared to the first quarter of 2019 and an increase of 53.97 per cent compared to Q4 2019, according to  “Capital Importation” report released on Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) .

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