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20 May 2015 description

The training of people involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS is very important as it is sustainable. This is the reason why MONUSCO HIV/AIDS Unit is expanding its innovative training programme to both the grassroots and public sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

19 May 2015 description

C’est l’histoire d’une lutte. L’histoire de deux femmes, Elise et Philomène, l’une adolescente, l’autre mère de famille, toutes deux séropositives. Dans cette lutte que Philomène et Elise ont chacune à leur manière menée contre la maladie, c’est le dépistage et le traitement qui ont fait toute la différence.

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

08 May 2015 description

Sange, 2 May 2015 - The Association for Women’s Promotion and Endogenous Development (AFPDE), a local NGO operating in Uvira, South Kivu, held in Sange, from Monday 27 April to Friday 1st May, a training seminar for peer educators on HIV/AIDS.

The seminar was organized in collaboration with the central office of the health zone of Ruzizi and the National Multi-Sector Program to Fight HIV/AIDS (PNML), with the financial support of the HIV section of MONUSCO.

05 May 2015 description

Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015

Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.

Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.

22 Apr 2015 description

Johannesburg – A medical team from Médecins Sans Frontières, (MSF) has been responding to the health needs of displaced people for nearly a week now since violent xenophobic attacks in the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) province. The team provides basic medical care following needs assessments at three displacement camps, housing more than 5,000 people around the coastal city of Durban. A second team will soon conduct similar assessments in the Ekurhuleni region near Johannesburg.

17 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Une septième attaque en six semaines contre des sites de personnes déplacées dans le Sud Irumu.

  • Rupture de stock de kit PEP (prophylaxie post-exposition) depuis janvier 2015 dans le Territoire de Mahagi.

Aperçu de la situation

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

03 Apr 2015 description

Théophane Kinda : Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles et Messieurs, Membres de la presse, Auditeurs de Radio Okapi, Bonjour et bienvenue à ce rendez-vous hebdomadaire. ƒ

  • Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO ƒ

  • Activités de l’Equipe-Pays ƒ

  • Situation militaire

Mme Zainab Hawa Bangura, Représentant spéciale du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies chargée des questions des violences sexuelles liées aux conflits, a effectué un bref séjour en RDC du 29 au 31 mars 2015.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Le docteur Faustin Kitetele évoque avec vous la problématique de la prise en charge des adolescents touchés par le SIDA à travers l’histoire de John et le travail remarquable de l’hôpital Kalembe-Lembe, pionnier dans la prise en charge des jeunes atteints par le VIH.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Doctor Faustin Kitetele brings up the issue of taking care of adolescents affected by AIDS through the story of John and the remarkable work of the Kalembe-Lembe Hospital, a pioneer in caring for young people with HIV.

It should be noted that in the DRC, one of the weak links in the battle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic is taking care of sick children and young people. There is a huge gap in treatment between adults and children affected by HIV; in 2013, only 12% of children younger than 15 who needed treatment received it (source: PNLS, 2013).

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

10 Mar 2015 description

Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.

South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.

09 Mar 2015 description

Highlights from this issue:

  • Are there new “game changing” antiretrovirals on the horizon?

  • What opportunity do long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) provide?

  • Can LARCs be provided successfully in crisis situations?

  • Do DRC hospitals have the capacity to provide surgical services?

  • How can a simple wall chart help improve immunization coverage?

  • How can mobile technology identify beneficiaries when they lack identity documentation?

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

01 Mar 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le processus d’éradication de la transmission du virus du Sida de la mère à l’enfant connaît du succès à Lubumbashi (Katanga), a constaté samedi 28 février le directeur pays de l’Onusida, Mamadou Sakho. Il l’a déclaré après avoir visité une maternité dans la commune de Katuba, qui organise un service de prévention de la transmission du VIH de la mère à l’enfant.

Mamadou Sakho s’est dit satisfait après avoir visité cette structure et d’autres qui travaillent dans le domaine de la lutte contre le VIH/Sida:

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.