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Central African Republic, on the Brink of Collapse, a Top Concern for Humanitarian Groups

Central African Republic (CAR) is on the verge of what many are calling “Somalisation.” The entire population of 4.6 million people have been affected. Tens of thousands had been displaced, almost all schools closed, and aid agencies’ offices and warehouses had been looted.

 

With very few government services available, lack of security and an increase in hunger, French President Francois Hollande has called on the U.N. Security Council and the African Union to stabilize the situation.

New Vaccine Prevents the Spread of Malaria in 100 Percent of Participants

Recent findings from the National Institutes of Health have concluded that an experimental drug may provide a necessary cure for millions around the world. 

 

A year-long study determined that a new drug prevents the spread of malaria in 100 percent of participants.

World Malaria Day

 

On April 25, the international community will celebrate World Malaria Day.  The observance was instituted in 2007 by the members of the World Health Organization.  Every year, World Malaria Day helps muster political and social support for programs aimed at eradicating malaria, one of the