No one could have predicted that Ebola would dominate global health headlines in 2014. We positive didn’t. The virus was nowhere to be discovered on IntraHealth’s Top 10 Global Well being Points to Watch in 2014 published last January. At the time, the global well being neighborhood was centered on longstanding challenges equivalent to HIV, household planning, maternal health—all of which have been derailed in some way by Ebola this yr.

Although President Jonathan’s administration is working hard to see that election-rigging in Nigeria is eliminated, rather more needs to be accomplished. Seminars needs to be organised for Nigerian youths to be taught the dangers of working as thugs for politicians. That is the place importance of youth empowerment involves play. Television channels in the nation must be used to teach the nation about corruption and how you can cease it. Political candidates discovered guilty of election-rigging must be punished extra regularly and harshly. If convicting corrupt politicians becomes normal others will learn, and with time, election-rigging in Nigeria may be made a factor of the past.

While steps one and two have been accomplished in January 2014, steps three and four should be accomplished by the tip of 2015. We expect the transcription of the sixteen hours of workshop deliberations, the downloading of the web comments and navigation data, the cleaning of the exit survey information, and information evaluation and integration to take as much as 18 months.

Participatory women’s groups in the Mchinji district recognized maternal well being problems (172 teams, 3171 ladies) and prioritised issues they thought-about most important (171 teams, 2833 women). In-depth qualitative knowledge was obtained by six focus-group discussions with the women’s teams, three with girls’s group facilitators, and 4 interviews with facilitator supervisors.

This perception was bolstered in South Africa by the racism that permeated all facets of society. African people bore the overwhelming burden of disease. This fact linked up al to simply with the opinion, widely held amongst whites, that African individuals have been ignorant, backward and uneducated. From this position, it was only one step to saying that African people suffered from sick-health due to these alleged racial traits. The other aspect of the coin was that whites were ‘known’ to be intelligent, civilized and educated. For the racial bigots, the comparatively low stage of disease amongst whites proved this reality.