Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Africa

  • Your Selections:

Refine Results

date

Tags

USAID’s DART Arranges Ship Transport Of Ebola-Killing Chlorine To Guinea, Sierra Leone

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: USAID Takes to the High Seas to Bring Reinforcements to Guinea’s Ebola Fight Carol Han, strategic communications leader at USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses efforts by USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to safely deliver high test hypochlorite (HTH), a substance used “to kill…

Cholera Outbreaks In Southern Africa Due To Heavy Rains, Poor Sanitation

VOA News: Poor Sanitation Spawns Southern Africa Cholera Outbreak “Cholera has again reared its ugly head in Southern Africa, infecting nearly 6,000 people in Mozambique, Malawi, and now Zimbabwe. Heavy rains have been cited as the main culprit of this outbreak, but poor sanitation continues to plague this region, and…

Liberia Releases Last Known Ebola Patient From Hospital

Associated Press: Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia “Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free…” (Paye-Layleh, 3/5). The Guardian: Liberia almost clear of Ebola after last patient is discharged from care “…The…

Ebola Epidemic Negatively Affecting Maternal Health Care In West Africa

Nature: Maternal health: Ebola’s lasting legacy “…Ebola is having tremendous knock-on effects for maternal health in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Pregnancy seems to make women uniquely vulnerable to the effects of the disease, and babies born to infected women have not been known to survive. … [T]hroughout the region,…

The Lancet Examines Efforts To End FGM

The Lancet: Working towards an end to FGM “In practicing communities, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a social norm — a public declaration of social acceptability that families believe makes their daughters pure, clean, and prepared for marriage. … The practice is enforced by communities in which cultural and religious…

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.