In a report released today, Oxfam urged the Haitian Government and countries that have pledged money for rebuilding to accelerate reconstruction of the country.
The Zambia general elections will be held on 20 September to elect a president and representatives to the National Assembly. Civil society organizations in Zambia have identified the elections as an opportunity to ensure key health issues are a priority during the upcoming elections.
In their Deauville Accountability Report, the G8 has massaged the figures, claiming to have delivered almost US$49 billion of the promised $50 billion. But according to the OECD, responsible for measuring the official aid figures, the G8 have delivered just $31 billion.
Sierra Leone used to be the worst place in the world to give birth. On 28 April last year, the government of Sierra Leone took a huge step in the fight to reduce maternal and child deaths by making health care free for pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of five.
Oxfam is working in earthquake-affected areas of Haiti to provide clean water and sanitation as a means to prevent serious outbreaks of disease.
While many people remain in camps others, as the floodwater recedes, are going home. For some this process has been enabled and sped up with appropriate and timely support. In a village in Khairpur a group of women reveal what helped them return home.
In response to the cholera outbreak in central Haiti, Oxfam has mobilized a team of five emergency specialists to set up water, sanitation and hygiene programs for an estimated 100,000 people in a heavily affected zone.