Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria - half of them died. The situation caught the attention of Jamaican technology student Rayvon Stewart who set about finding a way to curb the spread of harmful germs.
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Government of Rwanda are monitoring developments regarding the spread and impact of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. We will apply guidance provided by the World Health Organization and we will update member countries in due course.
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts communities across the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth is urging countries and their citizens to make use of the information and resources provided by the World Health Organization.
The Commonwealth has developed a coronavirus tracker that shows daily cases in member countries. The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected member countries.
Earlier this year the UK announced it was putting conditions on part of its funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat. We can now confirm the United Kingdom's £4.7million worth of funds has been received.
The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub has successfully helped Jamaica to secure a grant of over US$270,000 to integrate gender concerns into their climate action planning process.
At this time of global crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, our Commonwealth focus turns – as it always does – to the most vulnerable and least resilient.
The nomination deadline has been extended for 9 youth leaders to represent the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people on the Commonwealth Youth Council. Have you got what it takes?
The Commonwealth Observer Group to the 2 March 2020 General and Regional Elections was constituted and deployed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, following an invitation from the Government of Guyana. The Group withdrew from Guyana on 15 March 2020.
The Commonwealth is making the internet a safer place, by helping countries make new cybercrime laws and fight crime together.