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Tanzanian, Kenyan Authorities Working Together To Stop Cross-Border FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania cracks down on secret ceremonies to circumcise teenage girls “…Mary Wandia, program manager for London-based charity Equality Now, said the law against FGM is poorly enforced in Tanzania, putting thousands of girls at risk and encouraging others from neighboring countries to travel there. … Police in…

U.N., Partner NGOs Launch $2.66B Appeal For Emergency Assistance To 8 Sahel Region Nations

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches $2.66 billion appeal for emergency assistance in Sahel region “The United Nations and its partner nongovernmental organizations [Wednesday] launched an appeal for $2.66 billion to provide emergency assistance across eight countries in the Sahel region, where ‘millions of people still live in conditions of deplorable…

Saving Mothers, Giving Life’s 2016 Annual Report Shows Progress In Reducing Maternal, Perinatal Mortality In Uganda, Zambia

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative Reveals Latest Results “[On Wednesday], Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, released its 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report highlights SMGL’s progress in…

Ugandan Researchers Testing Several Experimental Ebola Vaccines

PRI: Uganda is leading the world in the fight to find a vaccine for Ebola “…Uganda is especially susceptible to viral hemorrhagic fevers — a group of animal and human diseases transmitted by bodily fluids and known for causing profuse bleeding, high fevers, and an almost unprecedented mortality rate. Currently,…

Collaboration On, Implementation Of Mobile Technologies Can Improve Maternal Health Care Uptake

Devex: Opinion: Using mobile tech to influence behavior and improve maternal health Janet Aika Matemu, technology manager, and Lindsay Sanders, communications and development manager, both with Jacaranda Health “…With the generous support of Johnson & Johnson, Jacaranda Health has piloted a package of mobile technology innovations in its maternity hospitals…

Physicians Working To Bring Health Care To Remote, Rural Areas Of Thailand, Liberia

Global Health NOW: In Thailand, $3 a Month Could Boost Migrant Health “…To bring better health — and dignity — to [migrants living in Thailand along the Thai-Burmese border,] a transient group trapped in the gaps between two health care systems along a porous border, … French-born, Thai-based physician [Nicolas…

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