MSF SA Launches Ebola Outbreak Appeal

DOCTORS Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight the Ebola outbreak in DRC. Every second counts, every patient matters, every donation is vital. Since the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 8 May 2018, 54 people who presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including 35 confirmed Ebola cases and 25 deaths (of whom 12 were confirmed as Ebola), have been notified by the national health authorities in the Equateur region, where the outbreak started. The outbreak is currently affecting…

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Zim Electoral system Not Disability Friendly

ORGANISATIONS representing people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in Zimbabwe have implored  government and organisations responsible for organising and managing elections to consider adopting systems that favor the disabled. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists in the capital, Deaf Zimbabwe’s Barbara Nyangari said the electoral process for Zimbabwe was lagging behind neighbouring countries like Zambia who have developed ballot literature and systems which are disability friendly. “We are very much concerned about the lack of progress when it comes to discussing disability inclusion in our country in terms of education and electoral…

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