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20 Aug 2016 description

Addis Ababa, 19 August 2016 – Health ministers from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region have begun a five-day meeting to discuss some key health issues affecting the Region.  Addressing the opening session in Addis Ababa, the President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency, Dr Mulatu Teshome, observed that in the coming decades non-communicable and communicable diseases, epidemics and Africa’s demographic shifts will pose significant challenges to development.

16 Aug 2016 description

_Lubumbashi _– After ten years of working in the centre of ‘the Triangle’, the area between Mitwaba, Manono, and Pweto, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is handing over its activities to the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Triangle, MSF supported the referral health centre of Shamwana and seven surrounding health centres.

12 Aug 2016 description

In Zémio, in the far southeast of the Central African Republic, MSF has partnered with the local Ministry of Health to support a 30-bed health centre with inpatient, outpatient, maternity, laboratory, and HIV/TB services, as well as run an outreach programme. The project started in 2010 in response to a large influx of Congolese refugees and internally displaced people who were forced out of their homes due to repeated violent attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

10 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Hélene Komerwa

« Tous ensemble » pour sauver les adolescents contre le VIH et la tuberculose

Le ministre de la Santé publique de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Félix Kabange Numbi a lancé officiellement samedi à Kinshasa au siège du PNMLS (Programme National Multisectoriel de Lutte contre le Sida) l’initiative « All In ou Tous ensemble » pour la riposte au VIH et à la tuberculose en vue de sauver les adolescents et les jeunes de 10 à 19 ans.

18 Jul 2016 description

While significant progress has been made in South Africa since the first Durban conference in 2000, deadly and unnecessary HIV trea­tment gaps persist in other countries

15 Jul 2016 description
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Agencies launch revised appeal for South Sudan refugees amid concerns the numbers could pass the 1 million mark this year

Nairobi, 15 July 2016 (UNHCR) - The population of South Sudanese refugees in the region could pass the 1 million mark this year if cross-border displacement trends continue, according to Ann Encontre, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the South Sudan situation.

06 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

145,135 Newly arrived refugees (including births) had crossed into Tanzania by end of June 2016

130,249 Refugees were residing in Nyarugusu camp by end of June 2016

55,413 Burundian refugees were residing in Nduta camp by end of June 2016

24,487 Burundian refugees were residing in Mtendeli camp by end of June 2016

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

04 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

posté le 4 JUILLET 2016 par MARIE NILSSON

En tant qu’agent de programme pour la fondation Sida Enfants Recrutés par des Forces Armées et Groupes Armés, je trouve cela intéressant et gratifiant de me joindre à l’UNICEF lors de leurs visites de terrain régulières.Cette fois ci, j’ai passé du temps avec des familles d’accueil à Goma, en République Démocratique Est du Congo où les enfants – garçons et filles – sont transférés après leur séjour au centre de transit en attendant l’unification avec leurs familles.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

22 Jun 2016 description

WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.

08 Jun 2016 description

UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009

02 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages

An extensive regional scale crop failure is expected in Southern Africa following an extremely dry cropping season. Consequently, the current regional cereal deficit of 7.9 million tonnes will increase steeply and unprecedented food price movements will continue through to the next harvest season. This will aggravate the food and nutrition security, health and HIV situation in the region.

31 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) and the country programme (CP) are facing serious resource shortfalls. Food for training activities under the PRRO have been suspended while prevention of stunting activities under the CP have been reduced because of funding shortfalls. Therefore, WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the increasing needs of vulnerable people in Burundi.