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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."

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.

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.

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