Toronto police identify man in photo linked to McArthur

Toronto Police say they’ve identified a man believed to be another victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.Last month, police took the unusual step of releasing a photograph of a dead man in the hopes of identifying him.They did not say when the picture was taken or how it was found.That picture led to hundreds of tips from the public – but no positive identification.Earlier this week, police released a new, enhanced version of the photo.On Friday, police confirmed they had been able to identify the man, but would not release his name or details on whether McArthur would face another charge.McArthur, 66, already faces seven counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of men who have connections to Toronto’s LGBTQ community.Police will also be reviewing 15 homicide cold cases from 1975 to 1997 for a possible link to him.McArthur is scheduled to appear in court again Apr. 25. read more

UN funding nutrition training in Ethiopia

A group of UN experts, including two UNICEF consultants, along with government employees and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) developed an Ethiopian protocol for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) during a crisis in 2002 and 2003.The UNICEF training programme gives participants practical experience in dealing with such cases, using therapeutic feeding units (TFUs), the agency said.Since January, 41 nurses, 12 physicians and 54 medical interns had been trained in using the national protocol at universities in Addis Ababa, Gondar and Jimma, UNICEF said, while 201 professionals from health clinics, health care NGOs and medical schools have received training in managing therapeutic feeding centres.The SAM protocol has been extremely effective in reducing the fatality rate of children treated for severe malnutrition to less than 5 per cent, UNICEF said. read more