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USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million To Combat Ebola

USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million To Combat Ebola

Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage.   This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of […]

Women’s Empowerment Meets Male Resistance, Sexual Exploitation In Camps

Women’s Empowerment Meets Male Resistance, Sexual Exploitation In Camps

 The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside the camps, and stems from the attitudes of men in general. Fatima Mohammed* is the “acting women’s leader” in sprawling Bakassi Camp […]

94,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive In Zamfara – USAID

94,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive In Zamfara – USAID

No fewer than 94,141 pregnant women are said to be HIV/AIDS positive in Zamfara. A United States Agency for International Aids (USAID) funded programme said this through Management Services for Health Organisation the USAID Prevention and Organisational Systems-AIDS Care and Treatment (PRO-ACT). The team leader of the organisation, Mr Aminu Sarki, spoke at the end […]

Looking Good And Making A Fast Buck? Why Rich Countries Help The Poor

Looking Good And Making A Fast Buck? Why Rich Countries Help The Poor

Why do rich nations help the poor in faraway places? There are a mix of very different reasons, ranging from the high-minded – “It’s our moral duty” – to the venal – “We can look good and make a fast buck out of this”. Commonly, the governments of rich countries use combinations of altruism and […]