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Conflict, Drought Creating Tenuous Food Security Situation In West Africa

Humanosphere: Sahel: Drought, displacement, and conflict leave 20 million food insecure Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy writes, “Conflict and drought are working in tandem to leave more than 23 million people food insecure in West Africa. Yet again, there are concerns that the region is on the brink of crisis. And…

Blog Post Examines Trail Of Money Related To West African Ebola Epidemic

Humanosphere: Lost on the Ebola money trail In a guest post, journalist Amy Maxmen examines donor pledges and contributions to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, writing, “…Might some donor money have been better spent on the local health system? Maybe. Maybe not. But if budgets continue to be opaque,…

Somaliland Slowly Builds Health System But Challenges Remain

The Lancet: Slowly and steadily, Somaliland builds its health system “…Thanks to remittances from Somalilanders abroad and foreign aid, much of the capital Hargeisa has been rebuilt and the rubble removed while the trappings of statehood, including health services, are slowly emerging. But the challenges remain steep in a region…

African Health Leaders, International Partners Can Improve Continent’s Future

The Lancet: African health leaders: claiming the future Agnes Binagwaho, minister of health of Rwanda, and Nigel Crisp, independent member of the House of Lords and co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health “Improving health in Africa is a team effort that involves many people from different…

Partnerships Can Help Women With Fistula Access Treatment, Care

Huffington Post: We Can Prevent and Treat Obstetric Fistula. Let’s Do Both. Catherine Murphy, director of digital marketing for Mercy Ships “On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, the global health community paused to stand with the more than two million women around the world who live with the untreated…

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