Tag Archives: Health

One health in Africa

The Editorial team of the African Conservation Telegraph (ACT), newsletter of the African section of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is delighted to announce readers from all over the world can submit entries for the next issue of ACT. The theme for next month’s issue is “One Health in Africa”, a reflection concerning terrestrial […]

Kuwait prize for African health projects

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure development in the African continent […]

Additional resources on Ebola

While the trends appear heartening on the ground with generally fewer new cases in West Africa, there’s still much work to be done (see US Centers for Disease Control update). Here, we offer a few additional resources to supplement earlier posts (including the Ebola Response pocket library on a flash drive offered by WiderNet). African Studies librarians […]

Ebola Emergency Response Library for distribution on micro SD chip

We last posted about the inspiring and practical widernet project about a year ago. They’re still doing good work, and recently began promoting their Ebola Emergency Response Library. As the linked page says, While this collection will be available on the World Wide Web for those who have Internet access, the resources will be distributed on 32 GB […]

Interview with researcher who discovered Ebola

Several gripping stories are told in this recent interview with Professor Peter Piot, now Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to Der Spiegel‘s Rafaela von Bredow and Veronika Hackenbroch (reprinted by The Guardian). In 1976, he “was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun […]

Ethnography can help in West Africa’s Ebola virus epidemic

Ebola in Perspective by Daniel Hoffman and Mary Moran Sharon Abramowitz’s article on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa has received much attention in the media and elsewhere: 10 Things that Anthropologists Can Do to Fight the West African Ebola Epidemic. Professor Abramowitz recently participated in a panel on Ebola held at Georgetown University and featured […]