World leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children against polio – UNICEF

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year.

According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), at a Rotary convention in Atlanta.

Major pledges include: $75 million from Canada, $61.4 million from the Continue reading “World leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children against polio – UNICEF”

Trump acknowledges African-Americans’ support, pledges to unite America

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the contributions of the African-Americans to his election, saying they gave him the highest votes they had ever given a Republican nominee in recent times.

Trump, at a “Thank you tour” of Ohio, said the African-Americans had nothing to lose in his presidency, a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

“Remember when I was making speeches, I said what a hell do you (African-Americans) have to lose?

“The African-American community was so great to me in this election; they were so great to me; amazing!

“I couldn’t believe i Continue reading “Trump acknowledges African-Americans’ support, pledges to unite America”