Asia: Catching the wave of success
As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.
The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.
It has been a difficult year for the global campaign to eradicate polio. In August, two new wild polio cases were reported in Nigeria, which accounted for half of the global count in 2012 yet had not recorded a single wild polio incident since July 2014. It was a year away from being certified polio-free by the World Health Organization.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
Chronic conflicts, drought, earthquakes, floods, seasonal storms, and severe winter weather, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and man-made disasters in the region.
Sarah Boseley Health editor
Exclusive: Bank chief Jim Yong Kim vows to expose governments that fail to tackle malnourishment as part of mission to rid world of stunting by 2030
The president of the World Bank has warned he will name and shame countries that fail to tackle the malnourishment and poor growth of their children, as part of a mission to rid the world of stunting.
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KOLKATA/SERAMPORE: There is no sign yet of dengue fading away from Kolkata, even though it's close to monsoon-end.Generally , the number of cases start sliding down by end-September, but this year has been an exception, said experts. New strains and symptoms are still cropping up, often making things tricky for doctors.Several hospitals were still filled to capacity, thanks to the extended dengue outbreak.
In June 2016, India launched its first National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) with the aim of improving the country's resilience to disasters and reducing the loss of lives and assets. Hailed as one of the first national level plans which is aligned to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), India's NDMP not only adheres to the spirit of SFDRR, it also entails provisions to help India reach the goals set in SFDRR.
Mosquito-borne diseases mess is increasing in Delhi with rising number of dengue, chikungunya and malaria deaths.
The situation has made the Delhi High Court and the National Green Tribunal crack the whip on concerned authorities. Acting on a petition in the matter, Delhi HC has asked both the institutions to take urgent steps to control the spread of diseases.
The dengue and chikungunya outbreak in several parts of the country is far from over. Death toll due to the two mosquito-borne diseases has now crept up to 25 in the national capital, with over 2,000 cases being reported as well.
Cases have also reported a spike in Odisha and Pune as many cities and states are battling out the diseases on almost a war footing. Efforts have been ramped up to treat the infected and prevent the spread of the illnesses in Delhi through combined efforts of the Centre, state and municipal authorities.
Thanks to a unique fund, 38,000 vulnerable residents of four separate countries received timely life-saving support over the summer from four members of the Humanitarian Coalition.
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.
Access Campaign: As UN General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs
New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs
Colombo, 9 September 2016 - In a critical step for emergency preparedness across the WHO South-East Asia Region, Member countries today agreed to establish a dedicated funding stream aimed at building preparedness for health emergencies in the Region, which is one of the most disaster-prone.
Colombo, 8 September 2016 – One in seven people globally is a migrant, refugee or an internally displaced person. With countries across South-East Asia Region host to large migrant populations, WHO today called for focused attention to address their health needs.
Cases of Dengue and Chikungunya have been rising alarmingly in the national capital as well as in other parts of the country. To make matters worse, the first malaria death in 5 years has been reported in Delhi.
A 60% increase in dengue cases have been reported in the national capital.
People are being advised to be cautious in maintaining cleanliness in their environs and ensuring protective clothing.
Colombo, 7 September 2016 - The World Health Organization today called for a whole-of-society approach to address the double burden of malnutrition which affects populations across South-East Asia Region, particularly women and girls.
1. Humanitarian Situation
Chhattisgarh state has a rich natural endowment of land, water forest and annual average rainfall of 1350 mm. Recorded documents reveal that state had a past of agricultural abundances comparable with Rice bowl of the Burdwan region of the west Bengal. There were innumerable ponds with tree groves the yielded fruits and other bio products. Chhattisgarh is primarily a mono crop area. Paddy is the principal crop, generally grown in Kharif season. This season starts from mid-June to mid-October. The Rabi crop is generally not taken due to various reasons.