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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."

Felicia Ayaawin draws water from the well Oxfam’s partner installed near her home in Kpatua.

Oxfam’s solar energy project lights up a rural village in Ghana

Kpatua, a village of about 120 households located in the farthest northeastern corner of Ghana, is not on the national electricity grid. Oxfam in collaboration with a local partner is working on a renewable solar energy project which provides clean water, lights, and the potential for more improvements.

While a minority of super-rich Kenyans are accumulating wealth and income, the fruits of economic growth are failing to trickle down to the poorest.

Kenya: extreme inequality in numbers

Despite an impressive economic growth since 2005, poverty still affects millions of people’s lives in Kenya. But extreme inequality is not inevitable, it is a matter of political choice. The Kenyan government can reduce it to sustainable levels and ensure a more equal and prosperous future for all Kenyans.

High school students Mamadou Thioye (19), at left, and Aisha* (16). Both are participants in the 'Connecting 4 Life' program.

Scaling up sexuality education for young people in Senegal

Almost one-third of the Senegalese population is between 10 and 24 – the age in which most people become sexually active. However, sexuality education is very limited, which makes young people vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies or HIV. Implemented by Oxfam, the Connecting 4 Life program has been conceived to fill this gap through an innovative approach.

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