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Nigeria Requires Coordinated Effort To Address Malnutrition, Prevent Famine

Al Jazeera: Nigeria’s fight against ill-health and malnutrition Toyin Saraki, founder president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Nigeria has proved that through a concerted and coordinated effort, disasters can be averted. The horrendous Ebola outbreak that caused such devastation throughout Nigeria’s West African neighbors was successfully contained in Nigeria. This…

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, published Issue 295 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including an analysis of a new health financing management tool for African governments; a roundup of donor…

WHO, Partners Reach 7.7M People In Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign In Kinshasa, DRC

U.N. News Centre: Millions vaccinated against yellow fever in Africa in record time — U.N. health agency “Together with its partners, the United Nations health agency has vaccinated more than 7.7 million people in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in less than two weeks. These…

Some HIV-Positive Women In Uganda Sterilized Without Consent, TRF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — HIV-positive Ugandan women complain of forced sterilization in government hospitals “…A 2015 study carried out in nine districts of Uganda by the International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) found 72 out of 744 HIV-positive women surveyed had been sterilized. Twenty of…

In Mozambique, Some Girls Forced Into, Turn To Sex Work To Survive

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Poor Mozambique families take girls’ virginity, force them into sex work “…Women’s rights campaigners say scores of mostly orphaned girls in Mozambique have suffered … sexual initiations at the hands of their guardians, who offer them to rich, older men in exchange for food, clothes, cash, or…

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