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22 Aug 2017 description
report NetHope

By Forrest Wilhoit, Africa Broadband Coordinator

The Ebola crisis of 2014-2015 resulted in tragic loss of life across West Africa and caused massive global alarm. It also revealed the power of communications technology – and the significant problems that can result when communications networks fail during a crisis.

21 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of sixty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 19 death were reported from 15 counties
  • Hundred percent (100%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • One Measles death was reported from Nimba County
19 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Sierra Leone: Let’s increase the surveillance and start the response to prevent outbreaks following the heavy floods that bereaved once again the country.

18 Aug 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017
81.0 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements
232.9 M funding gap for West Africa

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09 Aug 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

09 Aug 2017 description

Lofa, 7 August 2017 – UNMIL Head of Field Office Voinjama, Ms. Frances Alesi attended a one day peace awareness ceremony in Zorzor District organized by the Women in Peace Building Network (WIPNET). Women from the rural communities of Voinjama, Zorzor and Salaye representing WIPNET, peace actors and local authorities, all gathered for a “Mat of Prayers” ceremony to pray for a peaceful elections.

09 Aug 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017
81.0 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements
232.9 M funding gap for West Africa

08 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for the involvement of civil society and civil society organizations, women and youth groupings, the communities, media and all well-meaning Liberians in ridding the country and the sub-region of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW).

UNDP Country Director Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai said ensuring that guns are taken from the hands of unauthorized users requires the collective effort of citizens, residents and partners of Liberia.

08 Aug 2017 description

Today, West Africa and the Sahel region is considered to be one of the main regions on the African continent to make significant progress in the area of security sector reform. Both at the policy and national levels.

07 Aug 2017 description

Sufficient rainfall and normal livelihood activities maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes across both countries

Key Messages

04 Aug 2017 description

MONROVIA (4 August 2017) - UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour on Friday concluded a three-day visit to Liberia. The main purpose of the visit was to establish a UN Human Rights Office in the country, and an agreement was signed with the Government for the new office to open in early 2018.

02 Aug 2017 description

Situation de la campagne agropastorale au 30 juin 2017

I. Situation pluviométrique

Les cumuls de pluie enregistrés du 1er au 30 juin 2017 sont significatifs dans la majeure partie du Sahel. Des quantités importantes des pluies ont été enregistrées dans le Sud du Tchad, le centre et l’ouest du Niger, le Nord du Burkina, dans la majeure partie de la zone agricole du Mali, le sud du Sénégal, presque toute la Gambie, au Nord-ouest et au Nord-Est du Nigeria.

02 Aug 2017 description

Editorial

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has left an indelible memory and the lessons have been the catalyst for the robust implementation of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in Liberia. As part of the implementation of the National Investment Plan to build a resilient health system, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has been established with a mandate to ensure prevention and control of public health threats by promoting healthy outcomes.

01 Aug 2017 description

June 2017 | Volume 5 | Issue 2

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reducing Sepsis Deaths in Newborns Through Home Visitation and Active Case Detection: Is it Realistic?

  • The Importance of Mental Well-Being for Health Professionals During Complex Emergencies: It Is Time We Take It Seriously

  • Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India

01 Aug 2017 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Aug 2017 description

Highlights in June

• President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf opened the High-level Panel on International Migration in Africa in Monrovia. The High Level Panel, established by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) seeks to make recommendations to build and sustain political consensus on implementing the international migration development agenda. The panel will hold consultations at the national, regional and global levels, and will report to the African Union Heads of State Summit in July 2018.

01 Aug 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of fifty-eight suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events with 12 deaths were reported from 15 counties
  • Ninety-five percent (95%) reporting for completeness and timeliness from health facilities respectively
  • An outbreak of Measles has been confirmed in Zoe-Geh District, Nimba County