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Aid & development Links: Ebola, the next UNSG, Aussie giving and more



10 November 2014 08:39

  • Last week the Australian Government announced it would send volunteer health workers to Sierra Leone to help fight Ebola. The decision, largely criticised for being too little too late, only came after an EU guarantee was secured to evacuate Australian health workers if needed. Those interested in registering their interest can do so via Aspen Medical.
  • Questions  continue to be raised on why Australia (and Canada) are going against the advice of the World Health Organisation and placing travel bans on Ebola-hit countries.
  • The GiveWell blog investigates where your Ebola donations go.
  • The UN must reform the system for the appointment of Ban Ki Moon's successor, says a consortium of NGOs, UN associations and former UN officials.
  • Aussies are giving more than ever to charities, says NAB's annual charity giving index.  
  • Comprehensive action needed to shift global economy into higher gear, says OECD in latest economic outlook. (See image below and note expected rises for China, India, Indonesia) 

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