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Kenya First Lady Urges Investment In Equity, Health For Women, Children To Achieve SDGs

Kenya Broadcasting Company: First Lady: Invest in women, children to achieve SDGs “First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged leaders to provide the necessary political goodwill for women and children to access equal opportunities. … The First Lady was speaking at Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, during the Global Financing Facility…

Eradicating Polio From Nigeria By 2017 Requires Sustained Funding, Commitment

Devex: Nigeria’s polio-free gift to Africa Ado Jimada Gana Muhammad, executive director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency “…It is … expected that all stakeholders sustain — and where need be, increase — their support for the polio eradication program in Nigeria. Government at all levels…

Guinea Hopeful For End Of Ebola Epidemic, As Last 68 People Released From Quarantine

Reuters: Guinea releases last 68 people from Ebola quarantine “The final 68 people who had been in contact with an Ebola patient were released from quarantine on Saturday, said a senior health official, raising hopes of an end to the disease in the last West African country with confirmed cases…”…

Political Will, Sustained Investments Needed To Address Antibiotic Resistance In Africa, World

The Conversation: Africa has a long way to go to close the gap on antibiotic resistance Sabiha Essack, South African research chair in antibiotic resistance and professor in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal “…The burden of antibiotic resistance [in Africa] is … under-estimated. African countries don’t have comprehensive…

El Niño Weather Phenomenon To Exacerbate Hunger In East Africa, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: East Africa hunger to worsen as El Niño strikes: U.N. “Conflicts, floods, and failed rains caused by El Niño have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in East Africa, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations said Thursday…” (11/12).

Ethiopian Government Begins Food Distribution, Says Supplies Will Last Through December

Associated Press: Ethiopia government distributes food to hungry people “Ethiopia’s government has started distributing rations of wheat and cooking oil to people facing hunger in the northern and northeastern parts of the country. … More than eight million people require urgent food assistance and the Ethiopian government says there is…