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Health systems

Why US suspended direct funding to Ministry of Health

The US Embassy in Kenya announced that the Health Ministry will no longer receive direct assistance from the American aid agency (USAID). Citing concerns over reports of corruption and extremely poor accounting practices in the Health Ministry, the U.S. said it would freeze its Ksh 2.1bn contribution to the ministry health kitty. The Embassy said the action was to ensure that health spending reached those in most need and to protect U.S. taxpayer money

May 9, 2017
Citizen TV, Star Kenya, International Business Times, Xinhuanet, Reuters

Communicable diseases

108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity: World Food Programme report

A report by the World Food Programme states that around 108 million people in the world were severely facing food insecurity in 2016. Notably, this figure has risen from 80 million in 2015 which indicates the situation is worsening. The WFP report lists 18 countries in which it projects the prevailing Food Security crisis Phase 3. Yemen tops the list with 14.1m people, about half the population facing severe food insecurity. Ethiopia and Afghanistan came in second and third with 9.7m and 8.5m facing food insecurity respectively

April 3, 2017
India, Trade Arabia, Yahoo India, global agriculture