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."
Since women's and children's health cover a spectrum of services, we need the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to focus on building comprehensive and resilient public health systems across the developing world.
Cholera cases are rapidly increasing in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, as the cost of clean water skyrockets amid a worsening economic crisis.
This briefing paper identifies lessons from the current Ebola crisis, as well as previous outbreaks, to review what is required to build resilient health systems in West Africa and beyond.
More than half of the schools in Liberia have no water supply at all and 43% do not have basic toilets. For those that do, the average use is one toilet for over 100 pupils.
Investing in water, sanitation and health in schools is a tangible, cost-effective and sustainable way to support Liberia towards a fast recovery with long-lasting health, educational and economic benefits.
Oxfam has listened to women and men in Liberia and Sierra Leone to hear their priorities for the immediate response, the recovery and beyond.
Somalia’s financial lifeline remains under threat as banks in US, UK, Australia, and elsewhere have broken ties with the money transfer operators that make remittances possible, NGOs warn.
This discussion paper examines shortcomings of WHO and other agencies in the Ebola response and provides recommendations for improving international structures and governance.