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The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination office has launched a consolidated international donor appeal for US$ 121,577,279 for Liberia for 2012.The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination office has launched a consolidated international donor appeal for US$ 121,577,279 for Liberia for 2012.
The Gambia is said to have made great strides in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), but more challenges lie ahead, said the Executive Director of the Gambia Committee Against Harmful Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), Dr. Isatou Tourey
Guinea is said to be threatened by the use of cyanide and other prohibited toxic chemicals.
Imported to be used in mines, the products are subjected to very low environment taxes.
There has been an outbreak of a Meningitis epidemic in northern and central Ivory Coast, which has so far claimed 11 lives.
Health authorities in Ghana are battling to contain the outbreak of deadly bacteria, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococus Aureus (MRSA).
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé has called on African governments to take on a greater share of AIDS investments in their own countries and across the region.
Childhood cancer is said to be among several diseases in Sierra Leone that receive less attention in the West African country.
A number of children have died of cancer, while the elderly continue to suffer in silence, due to lack of care and support.
The government of Ivory Coast has launched a campaign to combat child rape in the country, following a recent upsurge in rape cases of children under five by men above age 30.
There has been a big increase in the number of fatal road accident in Ghana, with 2, 330 lives being lost on the country’s roads last year, 2011, according to Ghana’s Police Service.
The United Nations declared 2011-2020 as the “decade of action for road safety.”
Togo is thriving in its efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, MDG in 2015.