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09 Feb 2016 description
  • There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

28 Jan 2016 description

There are eleven weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

The WHO Executive Board is meeting this week, reviewing the report on polio eradication.

On 21 January, Syria passed two years without a reported case of polio despite the conflict which has affected the delivery of health services, including childhood vaccinations.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

13 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RDC : Une situation préoccupante et potentiellement explosive particulièrement dans l’ex Katanga

24 Dec 2015 description
18 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Continuity of efforts on the provinces of Katanga and South Kivu.

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds

DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.

05 Nov 2015 description

CORAF/WECARD Objective:
Conduct, coordinate and disseminate research on agriculture practices and improved seeds to member states and national research centers.

Support from USAID/West Africa:
2002 to Present

Linked Programs:
CORAF partners with USAID’s
West African Seed Program.

29 Oct 2015 description
  • On 20 October, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) confirmed that the globally coordinated withdrawal of the type 2 component in oral polio vaccine (OPV) should occur in April 2016, specifically in a window from 17 April to 1 May. Countries should intensify their preparatory efforts to switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV to meet this timeline.

25 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alerte en RDC: Propagation vers l’Ouest à partir de Kindu le long du fleuve Congo

Les flambées des cas de choléra qui ont débuté à la semaine 35 dans la province de Maniema en RDC ne faiblissent pas.

Cette province a rapporté plus de 3000 cas en 6 semaines avec 82 décès. Actuellement 9 districts situés le long du Fleuve Congo sont affectés dont 3 districts (Kindu, Kailo. Alunguli) plus sévèrement touchées et rapportent environ 95% des cas.

23 Oct 2015 description

Drought in bimodal West Africa, heavy rains to maintain flooding risks in Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Persistently belowaverage rainfall over several bimodal areas of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria since August has led to an increase in moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions, resulting in drought.

21 Oct 2015 description

Heavy rains have continued for far western Gulf of Guinea, while much drier conditions prevailed farther east across West Africa.

Heavy rain continues for portions of East Africa raising flooding concerns.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

16 Oct 2015 description

Flooding risks continue in Central America; heavy snow forecast for Central Asia

Africa Overview

Second season rains have arrived for most bimodal areas of West Africa

15 Oct 2015 description
  • In Lao Democratic People’s Republic a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) outbreak has been confirmed, with one case, an eight year old boy who had onset of paralysis on 7 September. Outbreaks of cVDPVs can arise in areas of low population immunity, emphasizing the importance of strong vaccination coverage. Learn more about VDPVs.

29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alert in Lake Chad basin (Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad): Upsurge of cholera cases in Kaduna and Borno states

The number of cholera cases is increasing in last 3 weeks (w35-37) in the two most active basins (Congo River and Lake Chad basins). Cholera is spreading through camps sheltering displaced people in Maiduguri, capital of northern Nigeria’s Borno state. In the five days up to 15 September, 187 patients were admitted to MSF’s centre, two-thirds of them in a serious state.