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Funding for new medical research is critical for combatting Ebola

Reacting to discussions on the Ebola response at the World Health Assembly, Oxfam’s senior health policy advisor Mohga Kamal-Yanni said: “Broken health systems need fixing and it takes more than words to make this happen. Now is the time for world leaders to take action if they hope to prevent another health crisis from devastating people’s lives."

The CDCs / women's groups are the primary tool in the Raising Her Voice programme.

Evaluation of the My Rights My Voice program

‘My Rights, My Voice’ (MRMV) is a program that has been implemented in eight countries. This evaluation aims to systematically analyze the actual outcomes of the program and its underlying working mechanisms against the proposed outcomes and MRMV’s theory of change.

A mother poses for a photo as she wraps her son in a mosquito net as a precaution against dengue fever, Peru

In a Peruvian town, local women lead the fight against dengue

In early 2015, Batán Grande, a town in the Peruvian region of Lambayeque, became a hotspot for dengue-a painful and sometimes fatal disease carried by mosquitos. Oxfam partner, CEPRODA MINGA, helped local community members create neighborhood public health outreach committees.

Children attending school in Northern Ghana, December 2015

The time is now

Africa is losing billions to corruption, poorly negotiated deals and tax dodging. Leaders must listen to their people. They must crack down on tax dodging and maximize progressive revenues to create a more human economy for Africa.

A rural clinic and a private hospital in Malawi. Photo: Oxfam in Malawi

A Dangerous Divide: The state of inequality in Malawi

This report examines the sharp rise in inequality in Malawi between 2004/5 and 2010/11. The authors warn that unless the government takes action, many more Malawians will live in poverty by 2020.

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