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Deutsche Welle Examines Access To Medical Care, Treatment For People In Poor Regions

Deutsche Welle: All the health money can buy “…Facing death through preventable disease — it’s a common situation for the 1.2 billion people the World Health Organization estimates live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1 per day. No decent accommodation, no access to clean water or adequate sanitation…

SDGs Present Opportunity To Address NTDs, Other ‘Lost Causes’

The Guardian: Will the SDGs be the last hope for lost causes? Dominic Haslam, director of policy and program strategy at Sightsavers “…Despite many NTDs being straightforward to prevent or treat and progress being made to treat more people than ever before, they are still rarely prioritized in global health…

U.N., West African Nations Begin Recovery From Ebola Epidemic, Assess Needs

CIDRAP News: FAO unveils Guinea project for Ebola prevention, rural recovery “The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) [on Tuesday] announced a new $5 million initiative for rural parts of Guinea that pairs Ebola prevention messages with help for farmers whose livelihoods and food supply have been hurt by…

Ethiopia’s Decriminalization Of Abortion Helping To Reduce Maternal Deaths

IRIN: Ethiopia’s game-changing abortion law “After decades battling high maternal death rates — at least a third of which were due to botched abortions — Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives.…

Economic Crisis In Zimbabwe ‘Severely Affecting’ Country’s Health System

IRIN: Zimbabwe’s health system in crisis “Zimbabwe’s deepening economic crisis is severely affecting the government’s ability to fund public health delivery and restricting poor people’s access to health care, economists, government officials, and health experts agree…” (8/11).

Services For GBV Survivors In CAR Underfunded, IRIN Reports

IRIN: Little help for CAR rape survivors “…Despite recent commitments from governments, U.N. agencies, and NGOs to prioritize protecting women and girls from sexual and physical violence, current efforts in [the Central African Republic] remain underfunded. In the capital Bangui less than one third of clinics and health centers in…

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