More frequent droughts likely in East Africa

More frequent droughts likely in East Africa

A new study in the journal Climate Dynamics suggests that these months will be much drier in the future in Kenya, Ethiopia and other East African nations because of ancillary effects of climate change. Some 17.5 million people in the Horn of Africa already face food insecurity in the region, with stagnating agricultural production, population growth and recent drought.

Gates, UK government pledge to eradicate polio at Davos

Gates, UK government pledge to eradicate polio at Davos

The $720 million funding gap this year for eradicating polio is a bit closer to being closed. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government announced funding today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, of $102 million and $63.7 million (40 million pounds annually) respectively.