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Obama to Announce $14B in US Corporate Investments in Africa
A White House official says the investments include projects in the energy, banking, construction and information technology fields.
....Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced an additional $10 million for a U.S. initiative to finance clean energy sources in Africa.
The White House said in a statement that the funds “will deepen U.S. economic engagement in Africa, fueling growth that will support broader African prosperity and emerging markets for U.S. businesses.” Obama also hopes to outpace China, which is currently the continent's biggest investor and trading partner.
…..Discouraging bush meat consumption and introducing livestock as an alternative to hunting are part of long-term solutions against the risks of contracting Ebola from the wild, said Juan Lubroth, chief veterinary officer with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome.
"We recognise the importance that bush meat has to quality nutrition that you may not get from only crop-based diets. We do not say that you should stop wild meat … but [url=http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/aug/04/ebola-risk-guinea-fruit-batscan we replace the need to go to the forest and hunt wildlife with having a source of livestock and livelihood that can be safer?" ...
"Can we have a more development agenda where we could have poultry production, sheep, goats, pigs … so that there is no undue encroachment into the forest for hunting?"[/url]
Last week, China’s Premier Li Keqiang toured Africa for the first time since he took office in 2013. Li visited Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, and Kenya, meeting with numerous heads of state to discuss the developing relationship between China and Africa. He capped off his visit with a pledge for an additional USD $12 billion in credit and funding to boost economic development on the continent.
It’s important to look at this announcement in the context of China’s briskly growing profile in the region. While investment from more developed countries has remained about the same in recent years, China’s flows to Africa have increased significantly, fueling excitement about development and concern about the effects on the environment and communities.
About the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium
The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium was established in 2010 as a result of several multi-year grants and contracts awarded to Tulane University by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), …..The Consortium is a collaboration between …..the Kenema Government Hospital (Sierra Leone), the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (Nigeria) and various other partners in West Africa. More information is available at www.vhfc.org .
originally posted by: Elton
Population of Africa: 1,111,000,000
Known Ebola Infections: Less than 2000
Known Ebola Deaths: Less than 1000
They need to pick a better disease.
Geneva: The death toll from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has risen to 932 after 45 patients died from 2 August to 4 August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. The number of suspected, probable or confirmed cases rose by 108 over the same period to a total of 1,711. Most of the new cases were in Liberia while the number of cases in Nigeria climbed from 4 to 9, including one previous death.
originally posted by: stirling
...Personally, I think its time to take the rose glasses off and see that our governments are well capable of such atrocity....
as well as the corporations that run them......that the people are simply a resource for their continuity...like the resources available in Africa...there to be exploited...
Nigerian Government Refutes Ebola Outbreak Claims
At a news conference in Abuja, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Khaliru Alhassan, said “most Nigerians mistake Dengue fever, which is also transmitted by mosquitoes in urban and semi urban areas, for Ebola disease.
He dismissed media report that there was an outbreak of the disease, saying that laboratory investigations revealed that it is not Ebola. ....
Molecular Diagnostics for Lassa Fever at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria: Lessons Learnt from Two Years of Laboratory Operation
……..The study was classified as a service evaluation and granted exemption from ethical review by the Research and Ethics Committee of ISTH. …….Service evaluation is exempt from ethical review according to the National Code of Health Research Ethics, National Health Research Ethics Committee, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.
About the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium
The Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium was established in 2010 as a result of several multi-year grants and contracts awarded to Tulane University by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), …..The Consortium is a collaboration between …..the Kenema Government Hospital (Sierra Leone), the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (Nigeria) and various other partners in West Africa. More information teachingis available at www.vhfc.org .