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DEC Ebola Appeal: Stop the Spread 30.10.2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched its Ebola appeal in Scotland today. 

Ebola Weekly Update - 30 Oct 30.10.2014
Latest country and vaccine updates from the WHO; DEC Ebola appeal launched; UK Government pledges to match the first £5million DEC donations; updates on Ebola travel restrictions; and find out how much funding funding has been pledged.
Zambia's President, Michael Sata, dies aged 77 29.10.2014

Zambia's President Michael Sata passed away in a London hospital last night, where he has been receiving medical treatment since mid-October. 

Vice-President Guy Scott has been appointed acting president until elections are held, which are likely to be in the next 90 days.

More information is available on The Guardian and BBC websites. 

 

Ebola Weekly Update - 27 Oct 27.10.2014
Ebola updates this week: Latest details on how to register staff and volunteers with Public Health England; Scottish Government donates medical equipment; Ebola confirmed in Mali; Senegal and Nigeria declared virus-free; latest Ebola travel restrictions; and World Health Organisation meeting to discuss access to vaccines.
DFID - New fund: UK Aid Direct opens today - deadline 21 November 24.10.2014

DFID have announced that UK Aid Direct is open today. The first funding round deadline is 21 November. 

UK Aid Direct is the second phase of the Global Poverty Aid Fund (GPAF) and is a key fund for international NGOs and charities.

The first funding round will focus on finishing the job on the Health MDGs (MDGs 4, 5 & 6) and welcomes applications with a specific focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) though other health related projects under MDGs 4, 5 and 6 are also possible.

Events

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Cycle Nepal fundraiser
08.11.2014 to 14.11.2014
Join us on the ride of a lifetime through the foothills of the Himalayas! The healthcare charity EMMS International is delighted to launch Cycle...
Mamie Martin Fund AGM
08.11.2014

Join Mamie Martin Fund for their Annual General Meeting. Soup and sandwiches will be available from 13:00 and the business of the AGM will follow...

The Challenge of Hidden Hunger
18.11.2014

Concern Worldwide and Glasgow Centre for International Development would like to invite you to mark the launch of the 2014 Global Hunger Index...