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KFF Provides First Comprehensive Summary Of Donor Funding For DRC Ebola Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: Data Note: Donor Funding for the Current Ebola Response in the DRC The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has required increasing amounts of external support from donors (for more information on the outbreak, see KFF’s explainer). Yet there has been limited…

Media Outlets Examine LGBTQ Laws, Human Rights In Uganda, Other Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Uganda moves to allay fears over anti-gay sex law “Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of rising homophobic attacks. LGBT+ rights campaigners in Uganda have expressed concerns…

WHO, Local Health Experts Work To Strengthen RMNCAH&N Services In 6 African Countries

WHO Regional Office for Africa: WHO builds Capacity of Six African Countries to Strengthen Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition “The Ministry of Health [of Uganda], with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), is conducting a five-day workshop to build the capacity of program managers and WHO…

9 African Nations Begin Work Toward Pooled Procurement Of Vaccines, WHO Regional Office Notes

WHO Regional Office for Africa: Nine African countries agree to begin journey towards pooled procurement to increase their access to affordable life-saving vaccines “Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they…

Nigeria Should Investigate Alleged Abuses Of Mental Health Patients, HRW Report Says

The Guardian: Abuse and torture of mental health patients ‘rife’ across Nigeria, says report “…In a report published on Monday Human Rights Watch (HRW) said thousands of Nigerians with mental health conditions face prolonged detention, chaining, physical and sexual violence or forced treatment, including electroshock therapy. The campaigning group said…

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