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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…

FAO Emergency Funding Appeal Focuses On Somalia, Syria, African Sahel Nations

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal “The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. Somalia, Syria, and countries in…

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