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Community Organization Educates Sex Workers In Mozambique About HIV/AIDS Prevention

The Guardian: Mozambique sex workers learn to put life before money as HIV rates increase “… ‘We tell the women: first life, then money,’ says Esperanza Malumbe, the founder of a local community-based organization, Abavamo, which aims to educate and empower Mozambican sex workers. … Abavamo not only hands out…

Violence In South Sudan Must Stop To Alleviate Food Security Challenges

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: South Sudan: The Threat of Worsening Hunger Dina Esposito, director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, discusses the challenges of providing food and humanitarian aid to people in South Sudan due to ongoing violence (12/11).

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 257 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several articles, including those addressing the number of people reached and services provided by Global Fund-supported programs, and the impact…

WHO, Global Community Slow To Respond To Ebola Outbreak, Agency Head Says

Agence France-Presse: ‘We were slow’: WHO admits mistakes in Ebola response “The head of the World Health Organization conceded on Wednesday that the U.N. body was slow to respond to the outbreak of Ebola that has now killed more than 6,300 people in West Africa. ‘It is fair to say…

TIME Magazine Names Ebola Workers As ‘Person Of The Year’

TIME: The Ebola Fighters “…Ebola is a war, and a warning. The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease, and ‘us’ means everyone, not just those in faraway places where this is one threat among many that claim lives every day.…

International Focus Should Now Be On Ebola In Sierra Leone, Guinea, U.N. Special Envoy Says

Associated Press: U.N. Ebola chief’s focus is on Sierra Leone, Guinea “…Dr. David Nabarro says his staff is focused now on ‘two particularly troublesome areas’ centered around Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, and the forested mountainous region in southeastern Guinea…” (12/9). U.N. News Centre: Ebola: U.N. envoy says intense response needed…

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