Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) need caretakers. More than that though, they need well-prepared and well-equipped caretakers.
The Ministry of Health entered into an agreement with at least three international NGOs and one local NGO for the management of US$6 million to revive routine health services in five counties considered most affected by the Ebola virus.
Ruge was struck that much of the coverage depicted Africans only as victims. Little mention was made of their potential role in wiping out the deadly epidemic.
Since 2000, the number of malaria deaths in Africa and worldwide have decreased significantly, according to new data published in the World Malaria Report 2014.
More than 5,100 people in West Africa have died this year from the Ebola virus. Tragically, many of those who died were children. Also tragically, many of those who died were parents.
The materials include examination gloves, surgical gowns, surgical materials, personal protective equipment, oral re-hydration salt and body pressure materials, among others.