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DRC Ebola Outbreak Death Toll At 2,209 As Of December 8, According To African Union

Xinhua: Death toll from Ebola outbreak in DRC rises to 2,209: A.U. “The death toll from the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has climbed to 2,209, the African Union (A.U.) disclosed on Thursday. According to the 55-member pan African bloc’s latest periodic report on the…

IFRC Scaling Up Efforts, Calling For Funds To Mitigate Food Crises In Southern Africa

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: Immediate action needed as millions face hunger in Southern Africa, warns the Red Cross “Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho,…

UNFPA Reports On ICASA’s Closing Ceremony

UNFPA East and Southern Africa: With genuine partnership and effective collaboration, we can end the HIV epidemic together This release reports on comments made by leaders at the closing of the recent International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), including remarks by UNFPA Regional Director for East and…

IOM Expert Discusses Movement Of People In DRC, Implications For Ebola Control Efforts

IOM: Curbing an Epidemic on the Move, Stopping Ebola in its Tracks Angela Wells, IOM public information officer for the Department of Operations and Emergencies, discusses the implications of the movement of people for Ebola control efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), highlighting the role of frontline…

U.S. Feed The Future Program Helps Reduce Malnutrition, Stunting Among Children In Africa, Stanford Study Shows

Stanford Medicine: U.S. Feed the Future program reduces stunting of children in Africa, study finds “Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, has prevented 2.2 million children from experiencing malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found. The researchers,…

6 More Ebola Cases Reported In DRC; World Vision Reports Examine Outbreak’s Impact On Children; NPR Profiles Congolese Doctor Heading Response

CIDRAP News: Ebola total climbs by 6 more cases “Six more Ebola infections have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outbreaks, part of fluctuating levels that health officials have warned about in the wake of recent attacks and security incidents that have temporarily shut down response activities…

USAID Post Discusses How DREAMS Initiative Helping Young Women In Uganda

USAID/Medium: I’m Empowered and Resilient! I’m Living the Dream! In this post, Betty Kagoro, communications specialist at USAID’s Mission in Uganda, discusses PEPFAR’s DREAMS Initiative and profiles several women who are involved in the program in Tedum, Uganda. Kagoro writes, “USAID, through the DREAMS Initiative, is working with partners to…

ODI Experts Examine ODA Transition Experiences Of 4 Countries

ODI: Moving away from aid: lessons from country studies Rachael Calleja, senior research officer, and Annalisa Prizzon, senior research fellow, both at ODI, examine the ODA transition experiences of Botswana, Chile, Mexico, and the Republic of Korea. According to the summary, the report “presents research on the management of the…