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29 Apr 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network FEWSNET) monitors trends instaple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWSNET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices ,indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2017 description

Situation Summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015, while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases (Figure 1).

28 Apr 2017 description

En 2015, casi 64 millones de personas vivían fuera de su país de origen en las Américas, un 36% más que en 2000. El tránsito irregular y en condiciones inadecuadas tiene consecuencias negativas en la salud.

Ciudad de México, 25 de abril de 2017 (OPS)- Ministros y altas autoridades de Salud de Belice, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana acordaron trabajar juntos para atender las necesidades de salud de los migrantes en Mesoamérica.

28 Apr 2017 description

Article by Juan Pedro Schaerer, head of the ICRC delegation for Mexico, Central America and Cuba, published in the newspapers El País and Excélsior.

I recently met a Mexican mother who had lost all trace of her son. Several years ago, he was leaving the house as normal when a group of strangers kidnapped him in broad daylight. Witnesses say that he struggled and cried out, but that no one could stop him being taken. It was reported to the police, but the case was hampered by poor procedures, a lack of evidence and patchy testimonies. The young man is still missing today.

27 Apr 2017 description

Le Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Refugies (GARR) salue la décision du gouvernement mexicain d’octroyer un permis régularisant la situation de 1 100 immigrants haïtiens. Suite à une demande du représentant diplomatique haïtien de régulariser 2 400 ressortissantes et ressortissants haïtiens en situation irrégulière sur le territoire mexicain, particulièrement en Basse-Californie, à Tijuana.

26 Apr 2017 description

SCHOOL MEALS CAN PROMOTE NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIFE STYLES TO ACHIEVE ZERO HUNGER

MEXICO CITY – The VIII Regional School Meals Seminar concluded today in Mexico City with a call to intensify efforts to exploit the full potential of school meals in helping to eradicate malnutrition in the region.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

• En una primera etapa se enfocará en fortalecer tres principales ejes: salud y nutrición materna e infantil; desarrollo infantil temprano, y protección de las niñas, niños y adolescentes.

• 20 por ciento de las niñas y niños de México nacen en hospitales del ISSSTE

25 Apr 2017 description

MEXICO CITY. –The combined impact of undernutrition and overweight/obesity, also known as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition,” contributed to the loss of billions of dollars to the economies of Latin America, according to a ground-breaking report released on Monday.

25 Apr 2017 description

After Oman and Morocco, Mexico becomes the third country in the world and the first in the Americas to receive validation of trachoma elimination as a public health problem

Washington, DC, April 24, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) – Trachoma has been eliminated as a public health problem in Mexico, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today. Mexico becomes the first country in the Americas and the third in the world after Oman and Morocco to receive validation from WHO for having eliminated this disease.

25 Apr 2017 description

La Doble Carga de la Desnutrición y la Obesidad le Cuesta Miles de Millones a América Latina, dice Nuevo Reporte

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. –El impacto combinado de la desnutrición y el sobrepeso/ obesidad, también conocido como la “doble carga de la malnutrición”, contribuye a la pérdida de miles de millones de dólares en las economías latinoamericana, según un reporte innovador lanzado el día de hoy.

21 Apr 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.

21 Apr 2017 description

Más de 640 millones de personas fueron vacunadas desde 2003 en la región. La iniciativa de la OPS ha contribuido a eliminar la rubéola, el síndrome de la rubéola congénita y el sarampión, y a mantener a la región libre de polio

19 Apr 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Al menos una persona está desaparecida y medio centenar de viviendas resultaron afectadas por una tromba ocurrida hoy en Oaxaca, un fenómeno natural que provocó hace dos días la muerte de varias personas en San Luis Potosí.

El fenómeno meteorológico, considerado atípico en la región, ocurrió en el municipio de Teotitlán de Flores Magón, al oeste de esta capital, informó el coordinador de ProteccioÌün Civil de Oaxaca, Amado Bohórquez.

18 Apr 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Proceso Digital

Tegucigalpa/Veracruz - Un total de 61 niños migrantes, entre ellos varios hondureños, fueron puestos bajo resguardo del Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) en Veracruz, México.

La directora del DIF municipal de Veracruz, María del Rosario Arias Pérez, informó que 61 niños migrantes fueron puestos bajo resguardo del organismo asistencial en el presente año por parte del personal del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM).

18 Apr 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

Mexico City - Five years after the devastating 1985 quake, which killed more than 10,000 people, Mexico equipped itself with one of the world’s most effective early warning systems for earthquakes.

17 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Para atender a damnificados de lluvias e inundaciones

19:51. Lima, abr. 16. El Perú recibió un total de 232.881 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria de parte de once países para los damnificados de las intensas lluvias y las inundaciones que azotaron varias regiones del país, informó hoy el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Las donaciones llegaron principalmente de Venezuela, país que aportó 70 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria.

14 Apr 2017 description

Dryness remains in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped to alleviate seasonal dryness.

  2. Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to very poor rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

13 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Thousands of Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew are being forced to make way for deportees expected from Trump's USA. The Mexican border town of Tijuana is struggling with a humanitarian crisis, reports Clément Detry.