Subject: health

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Humanitarian suffering set to worsen across eastern Congo following fall of Goma

Fighting in Goma the 'tip of the iceberg' as some 25 armed groups control much of region.  As the M23 armed group fights to take control of yet more territory in eastern DRC,...

Oxfam welcomes the appointment of the Global Fund's new chief executive

In response to the Global Fund's announcement of Mark Dybul as Executive Director, Oxfam Chief Executive, Barbara Stocking, said: "Oxfam welcomes the appointment of Mark Dybul to lead the...

Oxfam reaction to the Global Fund's announcement on affordable medicines facility for malaria

In response to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's proposed changes to the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm), announced at its annual board meeting in...

Put an end to risky malaria scheme, warns Oxfam

Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria is a dangerous distraction from effective public health measures. A scheme designed as a "silver bullet" to fight malaria could actually...

World Bank must advance universal health coverage

110 global civil society groups sign letter to president Jim Kim Tokyo  - Civil society groups representing 40 countries will meet with World Bank president...

IMF and World Bank must support poor countries facing food price volatility and Euro crisis

The World Bank and IMF must step up their support for developing countries who are struggling with spiking food prices along with the fallout from Europe's fiscal crisis, international agency...

Oxfam gears up its aid effort to escalating cholera crisis in Sierra Leone

International agency Oxfam will be flying out eight tonnes of water purification aid to Sierra Leone as it boosts its response to the cholera outbreak which is spreading across the country. The £61,000...

Oxfam calls for a rapid scale-up of aid effort to tackle Sierra Leone's escalating cholera outbreak

Sierra Leone is in the grip of one of the worst cholera outbreaks in its history with death rates almost double emergency thresholds and the number of people affected likely to increase significantly...

Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "Using British aid to...

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Oxfam reaction to European parliament vote on ACTA

Euro parliamentarians scrap controversial ACTA treaty, which could have threatened poor people's access to generic medicines Oxfam strongly welcomes the European Parliament's vote...

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