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20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

04 Jul 2017 description

African heads of state meet today in Addis Ababa to endorse the emergency catch-up plan led by UNAIDS to accelerate HIV treatment in West and Central Africa.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterates its call for a clear roadmap and strong political commitment from affected governments and all international stakeholders, towards removing longstanding barriers and implementing proven simplified strategies that will boost lifesaving treatment for 4.7 million living with HIV not yet accessing antiretroviral therapy (ARV).

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund



Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

23 Jun 2017 description


In response to a severe drought associated with the 2015/16 El Niño episode, the Southern African Development Community launched a regional humanitarian appeal in July 2016 for $2.4 billion to support the needs of the affected population in the affected Member States.

21 Jun 2017 description

Kitchanga, 17 June 2017 - HIV/AIDS Section of MONUSCO has made great strides in the fight against HIV in Kitchanga, a remote locality situated some 70 Kilometres from the North Kivu Provincial capital of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The bold awareness activities aimed at encouraging the elements of the Congolese National Armed Forces (FARDC) and Police (PNC) to know their HIV status through Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT), is expected to run for ten straight days.

21 Jun 2017 description

Goma, 11 June, 2017 - The Goma Urban Council, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has signed the Paris Declaration on HIV. The official signing ceremony was presided over by the Deputy Mayor on Friday, 9 June, 2017 at the Goma Town Hall. The Paris Declaration is an international initiative that seeks to encourage municipal authorities to look for better and effective ways to fight against HIV in their municipalities.

20 Jun 2017 description
report UNAIDS

Stepping up the role of faith-based organizations in the response to HIV can present new opportunities to save the lives of children living with HIV in western and central Africa, agreed the participants at a meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 14–16 June.

14 Jun 2017 description

Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies chargé des opérations de maintien de la paix, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, effectue une visite de travail du 12 au 16 juin 2017 en République démocratique du Congo. Au cours de cette première visite, depuis sa nomination en février 2017, en sa qualité du Chef du Département des Opérations de maintien de la paix de l’ONU M. Jean-Pierre Lacroix rencontrera les autorités congolaises, notamment le chef de l’Etat, le ministre des Affaires étrangères, les membres de l’Assemblée nationale, etc.

14 Jun 2017 description
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Executive Summary and Illustrative Report
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Executive Summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period October 2015 to June 2016. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting Member States in the African Region in health development. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the three Intercountry Support Teams.

08 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • As of 19 May, the total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda is 1.25 million with an average of more than 2,000 people arriving daily from Burundi, South Sudan and the DRC. Of these, 738,957 are children under 18 years.

  • Food insecurity persists in most areas of the Karamoja region due to food scarcity, high market prices and delayed rains, with the exception of Abim District where crop and pasture conditions have significantly improved.

07 Jun 2017 description

Dans la plaine de la Ruzizi, les populations vulnérables de Luvungi et Kamanyola vont bénéficier d’un projet de réinsertion sociale financé par le Japon et le PNUD. Cette région est marquée par l’insécurité et des déplacements de populations, dont des réfugiés du Burundi. Cette nouvelle initiative de stabilisation est donc la bienvenue pour renforcer la cohésion sociale et stimuler le développement socio-économique.

26 May 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira Research associate, Murdoch University

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Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

23 May 2017 description
report UNAIDS

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s HIV catch-up plan shows that impressive results in the response to HIV can be made when partners work together.

15 May 2017 description
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Full Appeal

Strategic Overview

Period January to December 2017
Current Population 1,769,241 (at 31 March 2017)
Population Planning Figures 2,130,500 Target Beneficiaries2,130,500
Financial Requirements US$ 1,382,909,571
Number of Partners 58



Latest Developments in South Sudan

27 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

L’équipe de Libenge a organisé une campagne de sensibilisation aux risques de contamination et de propagation du VIH/SIDA dans le cadre d’un projet pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire, l’accès à l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène pour les réfugiés et les populations hôtes vulnérables au Nord et Sud Ubangi, avec le soutien financier de BPRM, avec pour objetif d'entraîner une prise de conscience de la population.

27 Apr 2017 description

This report shares the promising practices and lessons learned from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT)
Initiative. It was informed by a call for inputs, issued to more than 100 implementing partners in nine countries.
The report is for local, national, regional, and global stakeholders interested in the design, implementation, funding, and sustainability of HIV care and treatment for children. It can be used in the countries involved in ACT and beyond.

20 Apr 2017 description


  • UNHCR in Rwanda honored International Women’s Day (IWD) with two events in March: the first event was held 7 March in Kigali to launch the report of the comprehensive interagency gender assessment conducted in all refugee camps in Rwanda in 2016 by MIDIMAR, UNHCR, UN Women and other partners.

25 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Natalia Linou
Natalia Linou is Policy Specialist Gender, Health and HIV at the UN Development Program.