The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.
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SHARJAH, 22nd May, 2017 (WAM) -- In a first-of-its kind initiative by an Arab media organisation, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council and Sharjah Media Corporation, SMC, has announced the donation of AED3 million to The Big Heart Foundation Clinic, TBHF, at Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan, a facility that hosts approximately 80,000 Syrian Refugees.
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.
Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030
RIYADH, May 18 (KUNA) - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Thursday ordered the competent bodies in the Kingdom to respond urgently to the cholera outbreak in Yemen.
Acting on these royal instructions, King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSCRHA) set up a taskforce on emergency medical intervention to contain the deadly disease, KSCRHA general supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabi'a said.
IOM’s overall vision is to enhance good governance of migration throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, ultimately aspiring towards migration and human mobility that is humane and orderly and that benefits migrants and societies.
IOM will do so by addressing the mobility dimensions of crises affecting the region and by contributing to structural transformations in the way in which migration is approached, addressed and discussed in the Middle East and North Africa.
In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$6.2 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.0 billion (16%), which leaves a shortfall of $5.2 billion (84%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.65 billion (30%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.92 billion (70%).
GENEVA, 25th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates, UAE, on Tuesday donated US$100 million to support Yemen during 2017, and vowed unwavering support for the Yemeni people.
The donation was announced by Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, during the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, held in Geneva, Switzerland.
WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs
The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.
GENEVA, 20th April, 2017 (WAM)-- The UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood Camp for Syrian Refugees has won The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects for the year 2016 in the field Empowerment and social integration of Refugees and internally displaced people.
This was announced by Nasser Al Qahtani, Executive Director of AGFUND at a press conference held in Geneva on Thursday.
ABU DHABI, 15th April, 2017 (WAM)--Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) announced Saturday that it is sponsoring the treatment of 53 injured Yemenis affected by the Yemeni war at Indian hospitals.
The move follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and follow up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.
MUKALLA, 15th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent today signed an agreement with a local contractor and the Directorate of Public Health and Population of Rudum District, Yemen's southern governorate of Shabwa, to fund restoration and maintenance of a healthcare centre in Arqa town, as part of the UAE's ongoing humanitarian support to Yemen.
The Emirates Red Crescent said the agreement is part of the agency's efforts to boost development, improve the humanitarian conditions and restore life to normal in the crisis-hit country.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.
MRAJEEB AL FHOOD, JORDAN, 1st April, 2017 (WAM) -- Jordan's Interior Ministry Ghaleb Al Zoubi has thanked the UAE for providing relief aid and healthcare to Syrian refugees in Jordan, and noted that the efforts are the fruit of fraternal co-operation with the UAE that seeks to help Jordan in shouldering the burden of hosting refugees.
He made the remark during a visit to the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp, east of Zarqa Governorate, that is jointly run by the UAE and Jordan.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.
ABU DHABI, Mar 24 2017 (WAM) - The total UAE foreign assistance provided to Yemen, between April 2015 and March 2017, within the framework of the UAE’s efficient humanitarian and development role and its rebuilding projects to support the Yemeni people, amounted to AED7.3 billion (US$2 billion).
The assistance aims to reduce the suffering of the Yemenis and is in compliance with the UAE’s humanitarian and development approach and its desire to establish development, security and stability in the country.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 March 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles and Legionnaires disease.
DUBAI, 12th March 2017 (WAM) -- Under the direction of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, around 100 tonnes of relief and survival items, organised by Dubai’s International Humanitarian City, IHC, has departed from Dubai International Airport to Madagascar to assist with recovery efforts following Cyclone Enawo, the strongest to strike the island nation in 13 years.
Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.