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Eastern, Southern Africa Provide Lessons For Reforming Humanitarian Action; South Africa Can Serve As ‘Key Player,’ U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says U.N. relief chief “Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and Southern Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said [Wednesday] in Pretoria, South Africa,…

Tanzania Should Implement Plan To Cut Child Marriage Rates

Inter Press Service: Keeping All Girls in School is One Way to Curb Child Marriage in Tanzania Agnes Odhiambo, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch covering sub-Saharan Africa “…A new HRW report, ‘No Way Out: Child Marriage and Human Rights Abuses in Tanzania,’ takes a hard look at…

USAID’s DART Leader In West Africa Interviewed About Agency’s Ebola Response

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Bill Berger: “There is no book on responding to this Ebola crisis… we’re writing it now.” Morgana Wingard, a photojournalist working with USAID to cover the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, interviews Bill Berger, team leader for the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in West Africa, about…

Tanzanian Program Trains HCWs To Provide HIV, Other Services To Women Experiencing Violence

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: When HIV and Gender-Based Violence Intersect, Women Suffer in Silence Mkama Mwijarubi, program officer at IntraHealth International, discusses the relationship between gender-based violence and HIV and the challenges of providing HIV-related services to women experiencing violence, as well as a program in Tanzania that is training health workers…

U.N.’s Ban Says World Must Stop Ebola ‘At Its Source’

U.N. News Centre: ‘The only way to stop Ebola is at its source’ — U.N. chief “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [on Tuesday] urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic,…

U.K. Umbrella Aid Group Launches Unprecedented Funding Appeal For Ebola

News outlets report that Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight Ebola, making this the first time the group has sought to raise money in response to a disease outbreak. The Guardian: Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help “The Disasters Emergency…

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