sub-Saharan Africa

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sub-Saharan Africa

(sŭb″să-har′ăn)
The large region of Africa that lies S of the Sahara desert. Common infections in this region include malaria, meningitis, tuberculosis, HIV, and HIV/AIDS.
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The 48 Sub-Saharan African countries (with 800,000,000 people) generate roughly the same power as Spain (with 45,000,000 people).
South Africa's overseas acquisitions accounted for 71.9 per cent of Sub-Saharan African outbound M&A activity, while acquisitions by companies headquartered in the Mauritius and Seychelles accounted for 17.8 per cent and 10.3 per cent respectively."
According to a statement issued by the Department, the event is part of strengthening the partnership and cooperation relations between Tunisia and Sub-Saharan African countries in line with a comprehensive strategy aimed at enhancing Tunisia's presence on the continent at the diplomatic and economic levels.
In early December more than 400 sub-Saharan African migrants managed to force their way over the Ceuta border fence.
Eyal et al recognize that "even in a predominantly NPC-based health system, physicians remain highly necessary" and, therefore, the physicians role within the health system in sub-Saharan African countries need to be reviewed and updated.
With an estimated 500,000 - 650,000 hospital beds to be built in the next decade, the resulting demand in hospital equipment, medical devices and pharmaceuticals and the healthcare market in the sub-Saharan African continent is poised for substantial growth.
Further cross-border cooperation with other sub-Saharan African regulators will be required to ensure that systemic risks do not build up and regulators have access to transparent and comparable information regarding consolidated risks, limits and positions.
Reportlinker has provided a recent analysis that finds financial services have been a priority for Sub-Saharan African countries in recent years, increasing financial inclusion as part of the socio-economic growth objectives adopted by most countries in this region, the company said.
In nearly all sub-Saharan African countries Gallup polled in 2015, urban residents are far more likely than rural residents to say they own a mobile phone.
Pan-African banking group Ecobank Transnational signed a landmark agreement with global payments company MasterCard for more than 32 sub-Saharan African markets.
In a major initiative to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the Sub-Saharan African countries, Educate A Child (EAC), a global programme launched by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser under Education Above All Foundation (EAA), yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) in Paris.