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U.K. Panel Discusses Lessons Learned From Ebola

SciDev.Net: DFID makes the right noises over Ebola lessons “The outbreak of Ebola that devastated West Africa is out of the media spotlight, and no doubt many of us have wondered what happened to all those debates over lessons to be learned. A panel discussion at the United Kingdom’s Parliament…

‘Layered Approach’ Needed To Address HIV In Nigeria, Help Alleviate Economic Burden Of Disease

The Conversation: Free ARVs are not enough: the hidden costs of treating HIV in Nigeria Obinna Onwujekwe, professor of health economics and policy and pharmaco-economics/pharmaco-epidemiolgy in the Departments of Health Administration & Management and Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Nigeria’s College of Medicine “…Since 2006 [the Nigerian government]…

Millions Facing Hunger, Malnutrition In Zimbabwe Due To Drought, Economy

Associated Press/ABC News: UNICEF Warns of High Malnutrition Rates in Zimbabwe “The U.N.’s children’s agency says Zimbabwe is facing its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years due partly to drought caused by the El Nino phenomenon. … Zimbabwe, once known as southern Africa’s breadbasket, has increasingly relied on food aid…

More Than 10M Ethiopians Need Food Assistance; Only Half Of $1.4B Appeal Raised So Far

USA TODAY: World overlooks Ethiopia drought crisis that is leaving millions hungry “…Despite the crisis confronting … millions of other Ethiopians lacking food and drinking water, a world caught up in strife is paying insufficient attention to their plight, because it is distracted by other urgent needs. The government and…

2.8M Malawians Face Hunger Due To Drought

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malawi drought brings fresh misery, hunger to flood survivors “…[M]aize, cooking oil, and legumes [are] being handed out by World Vision, one of a clutch of aid groups responding to an emergency that has left 2.8 million Malawians hungry. Almost 16 million in Southern Africa face hunger…

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