Marburg haemorrhagic fever breaks out in Uganda

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Sample taken from a woman

• Five people have died of the Marburg haemorrhagic fever in south-western Uganda. The World Health Organization and the Ugandan Ministry of Health have deployed a team to the district to help contain the spread of the disease. The virus that causes the fever is named after the German city of Marburg where it was first discovered in 1967.

Mali: reversing the exodus

Mali boy

• In Mali's rural areas, most young people leave their villages to find work in cities and neighbouring countries. This exodus has a devastating effect on the social fabric in rural areas. But now, a new government project, supported by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is creating employment opportunities for young people.

Cameroon gets help for rapid diagnosis of animal diseases

LANAVET Veterinarians

• The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is helping to diagnose animal diseases in Cameroon. Over a third of the population in the country depend on livestock for their livelihoods. Through its Joint Division with FAO, the IAEA is supporting Cameroon's national veterinary laboratory, LANAVET which is responsible for the diagnosis and control of animal diseases.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Charles Appel
Studio Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

 

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