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APR 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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West Africa seeks $5-6 billion aid, debts canceled: Sierra Leone's Koroma

By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone's president said on Thursday. "Our social services are ruined, our economies have halted, and we need a real Marshall ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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W.Africa seeks $5-6 billion aid, debts cancelled - Sierra Leone's Koroma - TRFN

By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Ebola-stricken nations of West Africa are asking international donors to cancel their debts and give them $5-6 billion over two years to rebuild their economies, devastated by the deadly disease, Sierra Leone's president said on Thursday. "Our social services are ruined, our economies have halted, and we need a real Marshall ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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UK charity slams donors for neglecting U.N. basic education goal

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major countries and NGOs have cut back the proportion of aid for basic education in developing nations in recent years and their funding has been "inconsistent, uncoordinated and declining", a UK charity said on Friday. Nine of the 10 largest donors, including the United States, Britain, France and Germany, have been reducing ...

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U.N. launches near-$275 million humanitarian appeal for Yemen

The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for almost $275 million to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months, as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of Yemen's 22 provinces. About 150,000 people have been displaced, 50 percent more than the previous U.N. estimate, the U.N. humanitarian agency OCHA said, citing ...

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APR 14, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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WHO demands disclosure of all clinical trial results

Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general at the United Nations health agency, said failure to disclose trial results led to misinformation and could result in skewed priorities for research and public health interventions. In recent years, the pharmaceuticals industry has gone a long way to commit to disclosing results for new clinical studies, but critics argue it is still not doing ...

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