Sierra Leoneans Nearly Halt FGM Practices Because Of Ebola; U.K. Minister Urges Permanent Cessation
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sierra Leoneans halt genital mutilation amid Ebola fears: U.K. minister
“The Ebola epidemic that has ravaged West Africa appears to have brought the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) to a near halt in Sierra Leone, a British minister said on Friday. International development minister Lindsay Northover urged donors, aid agencies, campaigners, and others to capitalize on the opportunity to make the break permanent…” (Batha, 3/20).
The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.