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'Most challenging' deadly disease outbreak: WHO speaks out on Ebola dangers

Staff Writer | RT.com | April 9, 2014

West Africa is seeing the “most challenging” outbreak of Ebola virus since the disease was discovered 40 years ago. It comes as the death toll reaches over 100, the World Health Organization reported. "This is one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever faced," Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a news briefing. Read More »

Africa Innovations: 15 Ideas Helping To Transform A Continent

Mina Holland, Ian Tucker, et al. | The Guardian | August 25, 2012

A mobile phone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness. These are just two of the imaginative new ideas that are tackling Africa's old problems Read More »

Africa's Mineral Wealth Hardly Denting Poverty Levels, Says World Bank

Mark Tran | The Guardian | October 5, 2012

Report finds discovery of oil and mineral resources doing little to improve prospects for poor people, whose lot may even worsen Read More »

Comprehensive Report On Mali Activation

Mikel Maron | Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | April 29, 2013

Early this year, HOT was activated in Mali. Pierre Beland took the lead on this activation, and produced for OCHA this excellent report. Recommended reading, for the comprehensive qualitative and quantitative look at this creative and awesome collaboration. Read More »

Digitizing Maps Of Malaria Hotspots To Save Lives

Mapping collaboration between Europe and Africa has led to the creation of a digitized malaria mapping database that for the first time brings together all available malaria data, helping tackle a disease that kills more than 660,000 people every year.

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Nineteen Countries Save $149 Million With Open Source Health Workforce Information Systems

Staff Writer | Capacity Plus | March 6, 2014

Nineteen countries are now using iHRIS, a free and open source human resources information system, to support over 810,000 health worker records. It would cost more than $149 million in licensing fees alone for these countries to support a similar number of records with a proprietary system purchased from for-profit companies.

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