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Educating Against Ebola

December 2014 Project-syndicate; This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, who will collect their award in Oslo on Wednesday, have joined an urgent appeal to create safe schools in the three countries most affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak: Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. With thousands …

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NIGERIA: Good Health Care Delivery Is Possible in Nigeria

December 2014 TheGuardian; The Supervising Minister of Health and Minister of State for Health Dr. Khailiru Alhassan at the 57th National Council for Health (NCH) held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, spoke with AYOYINKA JEGEDE on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), National Health Bill, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and level of preparedness …

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Global Fund Backs Plan to End Aids By 2030

December 2014 GlobalFundnews; On World AIDS Day, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria declared its strong support for a new roadmap developed by UNAIDS, Fast Track: Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030. UNAIDS argues that the pace of responding to HIV in the next five years will …

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The Economics of Pro-Poor Health Policy

December 2014 allafrica; West Africa’s Ebola crisis highlights the need for regional bodies such as the Southern African Development Community to cooperate to facilitate access to medicines by the poor, writes Erica Penfold. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) can learn from the difficulties faced by the Economic Community of …

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TANZANIA: Dar Seeks Funds for Anti-Retroviral Care

November 2014 DailyNews; THE government is looking for funds to implement World Health Organization (WHO) guidance of placing HIV/Aids positive people with CD4 count of 500 on Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Stephen Kebwe, said that according to WHO, placing them on ARV …

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