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AFRICA: Donors spend more for health, governments less
8 April 2010 (IRIN ), In Africa government spending on health care, as a percentage of national expenses, rose just 0.3 percent from 2001 to 2007, while donor funding of the sector during the same period increased from 15.3 to 20.1 percent, according to a review of 52 African countries’ health spending by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88735/AFRICA-Donors-spend-more-for-health-governments-less
GLOBAL: Hunt for sleeping sickness drug continues
1 April 2010 (IRIN ), Scientists from the UK and Canada have identified drug compounds to cure a fatal parasitic disease found in sub-Saharan Africa commonly known as sleeping sickness.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88644/GLOBAL-Hunt-for-sleeping-sickness-drug-continues
WEST AFRICA: Rice versus vegetables
1 April 2010 (IRIN ), Rice may still be a symbol of food security across Africa, but the cereal does little to boost nutrition, unlike vegetables, according to the India-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88650/WEST-AFRICA-Rice-versus-vegetables
AFRICA: Rice is nice but not for long
25 March 2010 (IRIN ), The organizers of a week-long African Rice Congress in Bamako, capital of Mali, say African countries can decrease hunger and save millions of dollars if they wean themselves off rice imports and increase local production, but experts favour a "drastic" move away from rice to native grains.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88564/AFRICA-Rice-is-nice-but-not-for-long
WEST AFRICA: Fewer meningitis cases but more deadly
12 March 2010 (IRIN ), This year there are less than half the reported meningitis infections than in the same period in 2009, but more patients are dying - 13 percent in 2010 versus 8 percent in 2009 - according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Multi-Disease Surveillance Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which tracks 14 countries prone to meningitis outbreaks between Senegal and Ethiopia.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88414/WEST-AFRICA-Fewer-meningitis-cases-but-more-deadly
GUINEA: Child malnutrition - moving beyond stop-gaps
25 February 2010 (IRIN ), Nutrition experts in Guinea are studying options for treating moderately malnourished children, as funding shortages disrupt normal programmes using fortified flour.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88233/GUINEA-Child-malnutrition-moving-beyond-stop-gaps
AFRICA: Finding the food crops of the future
24 February 2010 (IRIN ), Temperatures seem set to soar to perilously high levels because of climate change. In another 40 years, would maize still be the staple food in Kenya, already hit by five failed rainy seasons? If not, what could people grow and eat? And if you could grow maize, how much water and fertilizer would it need?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88225/AFRICA-Finding-the-food-crops-of-the-future
AFRICA: Early arrival of meningitis "alarming"
22 February 2010 (IRIN ), A meningitis epidemic has struck earlier than usual and is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa's "meningitis belt" from Senegal to Ethiopia, according to health ministries in the region. The disease occurs during the dry season, with most cases reported in mid-April.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88179/AFRICA-Early-arrival-of-meningitis-alarming
NIGER: Constitution crisis turned coup
18 February 2010 (IRIN ), Small vendors abandoned their stalls as the typical lunch hour break opened with gunfire at the presidential palace shortly after 1pm local time in Niger’s capital, Niamey. Firing continued intermittently with the military blocking all roads leading to the palace. Government helicopters were circling the city and fired in the afternoon, according to residents.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88160/NIGER-Constitution-crisis-turned-coup
GUINEA: Medical supplies, humanitarian flight blocked after clashes
8 February 2010 (IRIN ), Tensions following clashes in N’zérékoré, southeastern Guinea, are hampering the movement of some humanitarian workers and supplies, according to the UN.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/88039/GUINEA-Medical-supplies-humanitarian-flight-blocked-after-clashes

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