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News

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Ebola weekly update - November 24 24.11.2014
Latest country updates from WHO; NIDOS members' work in Ebola affected areas; DEC appeal raises over £1.5million in Scotland; clinical trials to begin; and updates on Ebola travel restrictions.
New Scottish Government Ministers 21.11.2014
NIDOS welcomes the appointment of Nicola Sturgeon MSP as Scotland's First Minister, and the continuation of Humza Yousaf MSP as Minister for Europe and International Development, and Fiona Hyslop as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs.
 
NIDOS looks forward to continuing work with Scottish Government on international development and Scotland's role as a good global citizen.
 
Ebola Weekly Update - 7 Nov 10.11.2014
Latest country updates from WHO; new DFID funding launched; diaspora communities tackle Ebola; Ebola awareness programmes; and updates on Ebola travel restrictions.
DFID announce Ebola Funding 05.11.2014

DFID have launched an Emergency Ebola Response Fund (DEERF). The £5million fund is designed to:

  • Increase Ebola treatment or isolation unit beds through quick and small scale interventions across the country
  • Decrease the need for beds e.g. through reducing convalescent times, more efficient laboratory testing
  • Improve the efficiency of the Ebola response system

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2014. More information can be found here.

NIDOS submits response to Smith Commission 03.11.2014

NIDOS has submitted its members’ response to the Smith Commission, calling for the Smith Commission to recognise its impact on the world's poorest people. Drawing on our Scotland's Place in Building a Just World report, we make five recommendations for the UK and Scottish governments.

Events

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NIDOS Skills Share Session on Partnership
27.11.2014

Given the success of our September skills share session, we are organising a new session on How to build and sustain strong partnerships to...

Sunday's Child Roadshow
28.11.2014 to 12.12.2014

EMMS International's Sunday’s Child Live Roadshow is a special evening of live music and inspirational stories as we get into...

ImpAcTAIDS: World AIDS Day Sponsored Swim
30.11.2014
Join ImpAcTAIDS for a sponsored swim in the sea at Portobello and raise money for World AIDS Day. Click here to make a donation or contact ImpAcTAIDS...