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World + 15 others
Sida : peut-être la fin de l'épidémie dans une quinzaine d'années (ONU)

07/16/2014 12:39 GMT

Par Agnes Pedrero

GENÈVE, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les décès liés au sida dans le monde ont chuté de plus de 30% en 10 ans, tout comme le nombre de nouvelles infections par le VIH, laissant espérer que l'épidémie puisse être vaincue d'ici à 2030 grâce notamment à une généralisation du dépistage, a indiqué mercredi l'Onusida.

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South Sudan + 5 others
The United States Contributes Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Crisis in South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 10, 2014

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World + 26 others
2013 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement

United Nations increases health spending in 2013

COPENHAGEN, 10 July 2014 – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $16.1 billion in 2013, with the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, medical equipment, transportation, construction and food.
These highlights are part of the latest Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement, which provides data and analysis on the goods and services procured by the UN system in support of its operations.

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Uganda + 1 other
Can Private Financing Answer Uganda’s Health Care Woes?

Posted by Daryl Martyris on Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Early this year, the U.S. and Swedish ambassadors went on a joint site visit to Rhona Medical Center, a medium-sized health clinic in Kampala. Site visits by the U.S. ambassador are not uncommon in Uganda where the health sector makes up the lion’s share of the aid budget. But this joint visit was unusual because it was to a private health facility that a year ago had received a loan co-guaranteed by USAID and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

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World + 14 others
2014 Feed the Future Progress Report

Feed The Future initiative reduces hunger and poverty for millions, boosts incomes and nutrition around the World

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South Sudan + 4 others
U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance to South Sudan

Washington, DC
May 20, 2014

The United States today announced nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to help the people of South Sudan who have been placed at risk by the conflict that began last December. The additional funding was announced at the Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan in Oslo, Norway where we joined more than 40 other countries in pledging support to help those displaced inside the country, as well as those who have fled to neighboring countries.

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South Sudan + 4 others
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on Additional Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudan

In advance of tomorrow’s South Sudan pledging conference in Oslo, Norway, today the President authorized the use of up to $50 million in assistance from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to help address urgent humanitarian needs resulting from the crisis in South Sudan.

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Uganda + 2 others
WFP welcomes US$10 million United States contribution to support refugees

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the government of the United States of America in support of refugees in Uganda, including the new arrivals from South Sudan.

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Guinea + 2 others
New Software Tool Helps Track Exposures in Ebola Outbreak

Washington ― African nations fighting outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever are getting help from U.S. disease detectives and a new software tool to quickly find people exposed to the deadly virus.

The new tool developed at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an Epi Info viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) application. It speeds up one of the most difficult parts of disease detection: finding everyone that was exposed to, and possibly infected by, someone with a contagious disease.

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Somalia + 13 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Chronic conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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World + 20 others
The President’s Malaria Initiative - Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, is World Malaria Day. Each year, this day commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering more than 21,000 displaced people who fled to safety after a spasm of violence in mid-December killed untold thousands.

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South Sudan + 5 others
Additional humanitarian assistance for the people of South Sudan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2014

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Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has provided nearly $56.7 million in humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to date in FY 2014.

  • Despite security improvements, armed groups continue to clash, resulting in new displacements across eastern DRC.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Uganda + 1 other
US Suspends Some Aid to Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

Report
Voice of America

Ugandan officials say the United States has suspended some aid to their health ministry because of the country's harsh new anti-gay law.

The officials say cooperation between the ministry's AIDS program and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is on hold while the U.S. reviews relations with Uganda.

It is unclear how much aid is being withheld, but at least 50 Ugandan health workers have lost their jobs.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay law last month. Those found to be engaging in gay sex face life in prison.

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Uganda + 6 others
Western donors cut aid to Uganda in response to anti-gay law

Report
AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:00 PM
Author: Alex Whiting

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Several Western governments have announced cuts in aid to Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality.

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