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Humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic: lack of funding threatens the free-access to healthcare
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WHO sending in more medical supplies and assisting the arrival of foreign medical team support for earthquake-ravaged Nepal
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So far, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has avoided arrest for alleged international crimes – including genocide – committed in Darfur. But his world has certainly gotten smaller. By Elise Keppler On Monday, al-Bashir planned to visit Indonesia to attend the… Read More ›
She said over the years, they have demonstrated trust and commitment in ensuring that Lassa fever and other hemorrhagic fevers are prevented and control, adding that the handing over of the rehabilitated Annex Ward is the continued commitment of Tulane’s project to the public health system of the country.
“In our own culture, in the secondary school, they don’t allow girls who are visibly pregnant to go and take exams. We have a belief that it will encourage other girls to do the same thing,” says Sylvester Meheux, the chairman of the Conference of Principals. “Others will copy that example, and we’ll have a lot of them [pregnant girls] in our school system,” he adds.