As of 08th March 2015, 6,482 cases and 134 deaths (CFR=2.1%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.
*The figures are not taking into account cholera cases and deaths notified in Ghana.
Au 08 mars 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 6,482 cas et 134 décès (Let=2.1%) de choléra dans 6 pays.
*Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les cas et décès rapportés au Ghana.
On her first official visit to Ghana as the Executive Director of UN Women from 24-26 March, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with President H.E. John Dramani Mahama and the Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection Ministry, Honourable Nana Oye Lithur, to discuss the strengthening of collaboration around the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
A la semaine 8 de la saison épidémique 2015, trois (3) districts ont franchi le seuil épidémique et trois (3) autres le seuil d’alerte au Ghana et au Nigeria.
Ghana : Le district de Nadom qui avait franchi le seuil épidémique à la semaine 2 est repassé à nouveau en phase épidémique avec un TA de 19.3 et, le district de Daffiama-Buissie-Issa a franchi le seuil d’alerte avec un TA de 6.0
Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 – The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$22 million to strengthen the management and governance of fisheries as well as improve the handling of fish that is brought to shore in Mauritania and Guinea.
UNDP recognizes governance as a key unresolved issue in both the configuration and the reduction of disaster risk. With the aim of protecting development investments and ultimately building people’s resilience, UNDP has made strengthening disaster risk governance a cornerstone of its efforts to understand, reduce and manage risk.
WASHINGTON, 16 mars 2015 – Le Conseil des administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd'hui un financement d'un total de 22 millions de dollars en vue de renforcer la gestion, la gouvernance et le traitement de la pêche en Mauritanie et en Guinée.
By Jennifer G. Cooke
A call for national and regional containment, recovery and prevention
West African nations that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have already been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three most affected countries.
“The consequences of Ebola are vast,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. “Stigma and risk aversion have caused considerable amounts of damage, shutting down borders and indirectly affecting the economies of a large number of countries in the sub-region”.
Au 22 février 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 5,051 cas et 99 décès (Let=2.1%) de choléra dans 6 pays.
Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les cas et décès rapportés au Ghana.
As of 22th February 2015, 5,051 cases and 99 deaths (CFR=2.1%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.
The figures are not taking into account cholera cases and deaths notified in Ghana.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research, led by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is assessing issues of gender equity and the role of women within sustainable soybean systems. One of the goals of the Soybean Innovation Lab is to understand gender inequalities in the agriculture sector to help transition rural women, their families and communities toward improved food security, health and economic development.
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is implementing the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP), with support from Feed the Future through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in order to help smallholder farmers in developing countries gain access to seeds and fertilizers that can raise agricultural productivity.
Vienna, Austria, March 11, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 150th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
Public sector approvals amounting to US$201m will support the following projects:
Lutte contre Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest: un aperçu du travail de la CRS en Guinée, en Sierra Leone et au Liberia ainsi que de ses activités de prévention au Ghana, au Mali et au Togo.
Keiko Inoue, Emanuela di Gropello, Yesim Sayin Taylor, and James Gresham