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Botswana Court Of Appeal Upholds High Court Ruling Stating Government Must Provide Free HIV Treatment To Foreign Prisoners

BBC News: Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment “Botswana’s court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/AIDS, rights lawyers say. Foreign prisoners were previously expected to pay for their own medication, unlike local inmates…” (8/26). International Business Times:…

Humanitarian Situation In Northeastern Nigeria ‘Particularly Worrying,’ U.N.’s Ban Says During Country Visit

Inter Press Service: U.N. Chief Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Northeastern Nigeria “With over 1.5 million displaced, 800,000 of whom are children, and continuously escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the humanitarian situation as ‘particularly worrying’ during a visit to the country…” (Yakupitiyage, 8/26).

Kenya To Target 1.5M Children In Border-Area Polio Vaccination Campaign

Xinhua News: Kenya to conduct polio vaccination campaign at border regions “Kenya plans to carry out its second round of [a] polio vaccination campaign targeting 1.5 million children under the age of five in the border counties at the end of August, officials said on Tuesday…” (8/25).

USAID Africa Ebola Unit Senior Coordinator Discusses Agency’s Response To Epidemic

USAID’s “Impact”: Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis Clara Wagner, a former intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, interviews Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of the Africa Ebola Unit. Rollins discusses USAID’s role in response efforts during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, noting, “We strive to rebuild and…

Ethiopia Needs Additional $230M To Provide Aid For 4.5M People, U.N. Agencies Say

Reuters: Number of Ethiopians needing food aid surges to 4.5 million after failed rains “…Ethiopia needs an extra $230 million from donors to secure aid for a total of 4.5 million people now projected to require assistance this year, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the World…

Liberia Needs Resilient Health System, Economy To Strengthen Nation Post-Ebola

Huffington Post: Bringing Resiliency and Normalcy to Ebola-Free Liberia Jolene Mullins, Liberia country representative for Project Concern International (PCI) “…Even with the significant achievements made to date, Liberia needs more health workers, supplies, resources, and infrastructure to protect against future outbreaks. Chaos has ended but rebuilding a country’s structure takes…