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Untangling the web of antiretroviral price reductions - 17th Edition – July 2014

Introduction

Today, nearly 12 million people are receiving lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART)1, up from 9.7 million at the end of 2012. An additional 17 million people are eligible for ART2, based on the 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) consolidated HIV treatment guidelines, which reflect mounting evidence that early treatment has significant benefits in reducing illness, death, and the risk of transmission.

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50 veces más alimentos son llevados por aire en momentos que el PMA enfrenta simultáneamente varias emergencias

GINEBRA – El incremento de los conflictos en la primera mitad de este año provocó que 50 veces más alimentos y otros suministros para los más necesitados fueran transportados globalmente por aire por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) en comparación al mismo periodo del año pasado.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

Snapshot 16–22 July

oPT: 583 have been reported killed and over 100,000 displaced since Operation Protective Edge began on 8 July. There are urgent needs for essential drugs, shelter, water, and food assistance in the Gaza Strip, requiring greater humanitarian space.

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CDAC Network and ACAPS launch new Needs Assessment tools

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CDAC Network

Two sets of tools have been developed: One for use by humanitarian responders to enhance communication with and among communities, and one for conducting communication needs assessments following a disaster.

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The CDAC Network Suite of Common Communication Needs Assessment Tools

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CDAC Network

Three of the Media Development agencies (MDAs) of the CDAC Network - BBC Media Action, International Media Support (IMS) and Internews - have come together to develop a suite of common tools for conducting communication needs assessments following a disaster. These are based on questionnaires used by Internews in its information needs assessments.

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Assessing information & communication needs - A quick and easy guide for those working in humanitarian response

The CDAC Network Member agencies have worked together to develop common tools to assess information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters.

This guide, developed in collaboration with The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), is aimed at staff working in a humanitarian response.

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New one-stop-shop website launched to help those communicating with disaster affected communities

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Refreshed CDAC Network website launches with a new look and expanded #commisaid resources

LONDON, UK – The Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network launched its new website on Tuesday, featuring tools and resources for aid workers, a message library for humanitarian emergencies, an information exchange, and a brand new learning centre.

The new website was developed in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation, a founding member of the CDAC Network, and was made possible with a grant from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

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Integrating climate change and urban risks into the VCA: Ensure effective participatory analysis and enhanced community action

The IFRC yesterday announced the release of its new supplementary guidance, Integrating Climate Change and Urban Risks into the Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment, developed by the Community Preparedness and Risk Reduction Department (CPDRR) after an extensive global consultation.

The booklet also includes input from National Societies worldwide, IFRC zone offices and the Climate Centre and other reference centres.

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Unhappily ever after: Slow and uneven progress in the fight against early marriages

Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and David Walker

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Cumbre Global Humanitaria: Conversatorio sobre Eje #2 en Guayaquil (30 mayo 2014)

Introducción

El Secretario General de la ONU ha anunciado que la Primera Cumbre Global Humanitaria (WHS por sus siglas en inglés) se llevará a cabo en Estambul, Turquía, en el primer semestre de 2016. Los cuatro ejes temáticos que serán abordados en esta Cumbre serán:

  1. Efectividad humanitaria,

  2. Reducción de vulnerabilidad y gestión de riesgo,

  3. Transformación a través de la innovación y

  4. Servir las necesidades de las personas en conflicto.

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World Humanitarian Summit: Summary of the Guayaquil Round Table Report

The following section summarizes the main activities being considered for the world Humanitarian summit (WHS) Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) regional consultation process. A dynamic process is underway and will include national and sub-regional lead up consultations supported by a Regional Steering Group leading up to the VII MIAH scheduled for the first semester of 2015.

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Capturing Asia’s aid response lessons

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BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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No time to lose: New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on female genital mutilation and child marriage

LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.

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Pacific French-speaking women work to strengthen capacity to adapt to climate change

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) collaborated with the Union of Pacific French Speaking Women (UFFO) to organise UFFO’s annual regional workshop from 14 to 17 July 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley’s Gump Research Station in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Over 40 non-governmental organisations from New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna are members of UFFO.

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Strategy for intensifying international efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation for the period 2014–2017

‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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USAID announces +$500 million for new efforts to reach an AIDS-free generation at conference in Melbourne, Australia

Major awards with 19 partners to support global HIV and AIDS response

Monday, July 21, 2014
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+1.202.712.4320 Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov Twitter: @USAIDPress

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HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report

07/22/2014 00:45 GMT

by Mariette LE ROUX

PARIS, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter.

"The HIV epidemic is smaller than estimated by UNAIDS", wrote the team which had reviewed data contained in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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Australia reinforces its commitment in fight against AIDS

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)

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Le Canada se porte à la défense des filles à l’occasion d’un sommet mondial pour mettre fin au mariage d’enfants

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il assistera au Sommet sur les filles 2014 à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, afin d’appuyer les efforts mondiaux déployés pour mettre fin aux mariages précoces et forcés ainsi qu’à la mutilation génitale des femmes.

« Le mariage d’enfants est un problème mondial qui exige une action concertée de tous les pays, a déclaré le ministre Baird. Son élimination donnera aux femmes et aux filles l’autonomie dont elles ont besoin pour contribuer au développement et à la prospérité de leurs collectivités. »

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Disaster-Driven Evacuation and Medication Loss: a Systematic Literature Review

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Sae Ochi, Susan Hodgson, Owen Landeg, Lidia Mayner, Virginia Murray

ABSTRACT

AIM: The aim of this systematic literature review was to identify the extent and implications of medication loss and the burden of prescription refill on medical relief teams following extreme weather events and other natural hazards.