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26 Jul 2016 description

Guinea

3,814 Total EVD+ Cases Reported
30,841 IOM Direct Beneficiaries
2,544 Deaths
FMP* / sensitized : 988,033 persons

IOM activities:

I. Health Border Mobility Management (HBMM) including : (1) Public Health risk mapping, (2) health screening at PoE and checkpoints especially during Micro-Cerclage, (3) Community Event Based Surveillance (CEBS) in border areas,

(4) support to the implementation of IHR (EVD cross-border group functioning support, training and simulation exercises);

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP concluded the first round of take-home food ration distributions: 321,000 primary school children in 1,394 schools in food insecure chiefdoms across the country were assisted to increase enrolment and attendance rates post-Ebola.

  • The President of Sierra Leone launched the second phase of his Ebola recovery priorities; Education,
    Health, Social Protection and the Private Sector.

  • Training of ART counselors on monitoring and reporting on Food by Prescription for people living with HIV has ended.

21 Jul 2016 description

UN agencies, funds and programmes are supporting the Government in their work to build a better, more resilient Sierra Leone.

In this newsletter, you will find examples of the work of the UN family.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Issa Davies

Early infant diagnosis is essential for saving the lives of HIV-positive babies. But in Sierra Leone’s Kenema Government Hospital, out-of-date testing kits meant that health professionals like Gladys Gassama often had to wait until children were 12 months old to determine their HIV status. Last year, with support from UNICEF and the EU, the hospital received a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine, which allows Gladys to test a child’s HIV status at birth and start life-saving antiretroviral treatment immediately.

19 Jul 2016 description

Freetown, July 15 -The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the Meteorological Department (MDSL) and Ministry of Water Resources, has last Friday finalized an assessment of weather stations around Sierra Leone.

The twelve-day-long assessment aimed at evaluating the current state of available weather stations in order to identify locations for the installation of new upgraded ones.

19 Jul 2016 description
report International Alert

Peacebuilders have a duty to understand and demonstrate the impact of their work in terms of helping to create more peaceful, more inclusive and equitable societies. Gender is a key factor in conflict and peacebuilding, and in determining people’s positions of relative power or vulnerability, and thus having a better understanding of how different women, girls, men, boys, trans- and intersex persons are affected can only help in better grasping both conflict and peacebuilding.

19 Jul 2016 description

Contents

Cover story

Bright ideas, local solutions

As humanitarians explore new technologies and innovation, how do they make sure these developments empower the people who need them most? A pilot project in two informal settlements in Kenya and South Africa offers some answers.

Phones, drones and beyond

19 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK 14 JUILLET 2016 – Selon des données de l’UNICEF, environ deux tiers d’hommes, de femmes, de garçons et de filles des pays où la mutilation génitale féminine (MGF) est la plus répandue affirment vouloir voir cette pratique disparaître.

Dans les pays pour lesquels des données sont disponibles, 67 % des filles et des femmes et 63 % des garçons et des hommes sont opposés à la poursuite de cette pratique au sein de leurs communautés.

18 Jul 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

15 Jul 2016 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Friday 7/15/2016 - 15:24 GMT

Sierra Leone declared Friday that it would stop the mandatory testing of all dead bodies for the Ebola virus, lifting a restriction put in place at the end of an outbreak that claimed thousands of lives.

The World Health Organization said on March 17 there were no more known cases of the virus in the country, which surfaced in neighbouring Guinea before spreading to Sierra Leone in May 2014.

15 Jul 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2017

15 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 14 July, 2016 – Approximately two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end – according to UNICEF data.

In countries with available data, 67 per cent of girls and women and 63 per cent of boys and men oppose the continuation of the practice in their communities.

14 Jul 2016 description

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency.

12 Jul 2016 description

Kenya - IOM last week (6-8 July) organized a three-day training on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The workshop, which brought together 35 health assessment physicians from across Africa, was designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in effectively and efficiently preventing, detecting and responding to public health events occurring in health assessment settings.

11 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12442

7735th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) told the Security Council this morning that he was setting up a regional task force on the prevention of violent extremism in the region, as he appealed for greater efforts to counter the spread of terrorism and associated lawlessness.

09 Jul 2016 description

Slight relief to dryness possible over some parts of Guatemala and Honduras

Africa Weather Hazards

Above-average rain fell over the far western West Africa and many parts of the Sahel.

Abundant rain expected in western Ethiopia during the next week.