QUETTA: Balochistan Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch inaugurated a six-day immunisation campaign in parts of Quetta district on Monday.
The drive launched against nine fatal diseases would target 280,000 children in 18 union councils of Quetta, including Pasthoonabad, Eastern Bypass, Killi Aghbarg, Balili, Kharotabad, Killi Kotwal, Kuchlak, Ahmezai, Kechi Baig, Shadezai and Killi Geo.
He said Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Balcoh had contributed Rs150 million from the CM’s funds for eradication of polio and other diseases from the province.
LANDI KOTAL: Delay in registration of the newly displaced tribal people from Bara and Tirah areas of Khyber Agency has forced the dislocated families to get tents on rent at Jalozai camp, Nowshera.
During a visit to the camp, this scribe was told that the displaced tribal people, already living at Jalozai, were renting out their extra tents to the newly dislocated people from Akkakhel and Sipah localities of Bara and Tirah.
Addis Ababa November 25/2014 Ethiopia could save as many as 76,800 mothers and babies each year if it continues its 'aggressive' efforts to develop and implement effective strategies to improve maternal and newborn health, a new finding estimated.
The Lancet Every Newborn Series 2014, launched here yesterday, stated that Ethiopia could save more mothers and infants by addressing challenges related to health workforce, financing, and service delivery, which are the most common barriers to improve survival in high-burden countries.
ISLAMABAD: With confirmation of two new polio cases in the country on Monday, the toll for this year has climbed to 262.
The Polio Virology Laboratory said one case each was reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.
Officials said the case from Swat in KP had been reported after a gap of five years. Twenty-one-month-old Abu Talha is a resident of union council Khuwaza Khela in Toragay village of Swat tehsil.
The other patient has been identified as Sumaira, a four-month-old resident of Shikrapur tehsil.
Source: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:35 GMT
SLAMABAD, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A Pakistani man shot dead his teenage niece because she was listening to loud music, police said on Tuesday.
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L’épidémie d’Ebola qui se propage en Afrique de l’Ouest est une urgence sanitaire dévastatrice qui évolue en une crise socio-économique urgente, avec des répercussions de plus en plus importantes sur le développement à long terme.
Les institutions sanitaires nationales se sont très vite retrouvées dépassées dans des pays qui n’avaient jamais été exposés à la maladie et sortent tout juste d’années de conflit et d’instabilité.
This was revealed by the Ministry of Gender as it launched a ‘16 Days of Activism Campaign’ against gender-based violence.
The Director General in the Ministry of Welfare, Regina Ossa Lulo, says the figures are based on a 2010 assessment report. Lulo says violence comes in various forms.
En Guinée, au cœur de la région forestière où l’épidémie d’Ebola a fait son apparition, des chefs religieux sensibilisent la communauté sur la prévention de la maladie, avec l’appui du PNUD.
Aux côtés des dirigeants politiques, les leaders religieux rencontrent les populations pour discuter des moyens d’éviter le virus Ebola. L’assistance est également invitée à ne pas céder à la panique.
Piracaia, Brésil | AFP | Wednesday 11/26/2014 - 04:03 GMT | 714 words
by Natalia RAMOS
He cast his rod happily here for 30 years -- but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land.
The southeastern state of Sao Paulo is suffering its worst drought in 80 years with scores of towns sounding the alarm, blaming increasing deforestation, unseasonably high temperatures and creeping urbanization.
Le Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés a lancé une campagne annuelle appelée communément “16 jours d’action contre la violence sexuelle et de genre”, mardi 25 novembre, à son centre de transit de Kavimvira (Sud-Kivu). Elle consiste à sensibiliser les communautés d’Uvira contre le mariage des enfants. Le HCR estime que 15 millions de filles de moins de 18 ans sont mariées chaque année.
Donetsk, Ukraine | AFP | Wednesday 11/26/2014 - 04:46 GMT
by Clément ZAMPA
Dmitry took a drag from his cigarette and pulled a box of pills from his pocket.
"My sedatives," he said, tapping the white and blue packaging.
"When it's calm like now then it's ok. But when the bombardments start, my heart starts beating fast, I panic and I don't know what to do."
Poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale confirmés et distincts au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar
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14 novembre 2014
Lors de deux incidents distincts et sans lien entre eux, des poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale (PVDVc) ont été confirmés au Soudan du Sud et à Madagascar.
Soudan du Sud
Some 2,779 family-survivors of Typhoon Pablo from this town and in Cateel, Boston, and Tarragona received their new houses from Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman and Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon during a simple turn over ceremony in Banganga, Davao Oriental, over the weekend.
The shelter units were built through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) in partnership with the provincial local government.
UNDP is at the forefront of the post-crisis agenda in Yemen, coordinating the efforts of the international community, from elections, national dialogue and human rights to transitional justice, rule of law and early crisis recovery, including assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).
As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.
60th & 61st Meetings (AM & PM)
Offering a range of solutions for moving the Middle East peace process forward, while regretting the steps backward due to escalation of violence in recent months, the General Assembly adopted six draft resolutions today by recorded vote on the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East overall.
- New Confirmed cases = 39 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 1 Bombali =0, Kambia = 2, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 13, Tonkolili = 3 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 1, Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 11, Western Area Rural = 8
SIRBA (25 Nov.) - Doctors and workers at Sirba hospital in West Darfur have gone on strike in protest against the arrest and beating of health assistant Adam Ishag Dardama on Sunday.
Security forces reportedly detained Dardama, beat and tortured him for about 7 hours before releasing him.
The Coordinator of Sirba camps told Radio Dabanga that at 3 pm on Sunday, three Security force agents stormed Dardama’s home. He was released at 9 p.m. on Sunday after suffering hours of abuse.
KALMA CAMP (25 Nov.) - On Monday morning, 98 displaced villagers from the Labado area in East Darfur arrived at camp Kalma East. The fled their homes when pro-government militiamen burned their villages on Friday.
Saleh Mohamed Issa, the Secretary-General of the Kalma camps told Radio Dabanga that the newcomers came from the villages of Chawa and Tebeldiyat Timan.
Issa said that the newly displaced reported that in addition to the villages, vast areas of farms were destroyed. Abdel Jabbar Adam Suleiman and Juma Yousif Adam were seriously injured in the attacks.
DARFUR (25 Nov.) - Pro-government militiamen shot and killed farmer Musa Adam Omar at Fasa area west of Abta in Central Darfur on Monday morning.
A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that two pro-government militiamen attacked Omar while he was sleeping in his farm. He died on the spot. The witness said that they reported the incident to the police of Fasa where the deceased has been buried.