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21 Nov 2014 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.

03 Nov 2014 description

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January - September 2014 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

17 Oct 2014 description

THE 10TH ORDINARY MEETING OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF HEALTH

13TH TO 16TH OCTOBER 2014

EAC HEADQUARTERS, ARUSHA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTERIAL COMMUNIQUE ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES AND SUPPORT TO THE WESTERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

01 Sep 2014 description

A team of Ugandan doctors and health workers are deployed by WHO to provide medical support for an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia. This team comes with vast experience in managing Ebola outbreaks, having faced many cases of this disease since 2000. They work shifts alongside their Liberian colleagues to provide around the clock care and to help maintain strict infection control measures.

12 Aug 2014 description
report Voice of America

Lizabeth Paulat August 12, 2014 5:10 AM

KAMPALA, UGANDA— Uganda, which has a history of containing Ebola outbreaks, has sent 20 of its experts to Sierra Leone and Liberia to help curb the spread of the disease. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever. Late Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said there have been at least 1,013 deaths.

West Africa has a new partner in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. Uganda’s Ministry of Health, in coordination with the WHO, has sent 20 of Uganda’s top health experts to West Africa.

09 Aug 2012 description

8 August 2012, Monrovia – The Australian Ambassador to Liberia, HE William (Billy) Williams, has announced Australia’s support for a youth empowerment programme in Liberia, by providing funding of AUD800,000 (62 million Liberian dollars).

The funds will support the Liberian Government’s National Youth Service Programme for Peace and Development, and are being delivered through the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

22 Jun 2012 description
report ActionAid

Executive summary

Reproductive choice and women’s empowerment

10 May 2012 description
report UN Women

An illiterate grandmother from a small village in Malawi, Stella, found it hard to imagine the future that lay ahead when she arrived at the Barefoot College of India.

Six months later she emerged as one of 25 trained African solar engineers. Her mission: to electrify her home village using renewable energy sources.

31 Oct 2011 description
report AlertNet

31 Oct 2011 17:29 Source: Alertnet // George Esunge Fominyen

By George Esunge Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet) – Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts across Africa are left without support when the war ends, experts say.

After the bullets have stopped flying, peacekeepers and governments focus on disarming fighters – who are usually men and boys - and helping them to return home and reintegrate into their communities.

09 Mar 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation

Florence-Boston, le 9 mars 2010 - L'archevêque Desmond Tutu a déclaré aujourd'hui que le recours systématique aux enfants et les mauvais traitements qu'ils subissent lors de conflits dans le monde se sont poursuivis sans discontinuer au cours de ces 20 dernières années. Il a cité, parmi les violations graves dont sont victimes les filles et les garçons, le meurtre, le viol, les agressions, l'esclavage sexuel et le recrutement forcé.

Prenant la parole lors de la présentation de la …

09 Mar 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation

FLORENCE-BOSTON, 9 March 2010 - The systematic use and abuse of children in conflicts across the world has continued, unabated, over the past 20 years, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said today.

01 Dec 2009 description

Commission for Social Development
Forty-eighth session
3-12 February 2010
Item 3 of the provisional agenda*
Follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development and

22 Mar 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: April-June 2006 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

The outlook for April-June 2006 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over many areas in the Gulf of Guinea, including Liberia, eastern Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and along the coastal areas in Togo and Benin.

Northern Horn of Africa

15 Aug 2005 description

In a significant step, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution that provides concrete proposals to protect children in armed conflict.

31 Oct 2004 description

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events For a list of acronyms, please see the last page of this and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in update. which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ), in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices.

20 Aug 2004 description
report UN General Assembly

A/59/284

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 58/127 of 19 December 2003 and focuses on progress achieved from mid-August 2003 to mid-August 2004 in implementing the 6 strategic goals and 48 objectives of the revised United Nations mine action strategy for 2001-2005 (A/58/260 and Add.1).

Progress has been made in the following areas:

(a) Improving the assessment of situations in mine affected countries. Assessment missions were carried out in Liberia, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda;

(b) Improving capacity to respond to emergencies.

20 Jan 2004 description
report UN Security Council


SC/7985
Security Council
4898th Meeting* (AM & PM)
Special Representative, UNICEF Executive Director Brief Council, Say Outrages against Children Persist, Rights Violated with Impunity

Despite tangible progress in the struggle to ensure the protection, rights and well-being of children exposed to armed conflict, their general situation remained grave and unacceptable, Olara Otunnu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, told the Security Council today.

09 Sep 2003 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

25 Jul 2003 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.