The United Nations (UN) and World Bank today signed a partnership framework that focuses on building resilience for the most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis-affected situations.
Brazzaville /N’Djamena, 22 April 2017 – UN agencies, high level government officials, immunization partners and community leaders, with the support of the Organization of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) are launching today the African Vaccination Week (AVW), urging all people to protect their health by getting vaccinated.
The present publication takes stock of literacy initiatives world-wide over the last five decades and analyses how literacy campaigns, programmes and policies have changed to reflect the evolutions in our conceptual understanding of literacy.
21 April 2017 – Noting that a key trigger common to nearly all conflicts is the element of fragility – fragility of States, of institutions, or of societies – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has called for increasing investments in preventative measures that address the problem of fragility before it turns into conflict.
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.
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
Understanding the Opportunity
This year, a record-breaking 65 million people are on the run, having been displaced by conflict and violence. If averages prove true, most of these people will remain displaced for 19 years or more.
Whether a displaced person lives in a camp or a host community, their connectivity to mobile services and the Internet is not only a lifeline but also a key to success. Recognizing this, humanitarians are increasingly teaming up with satellite and mobile-network operators, making digital connectivity a key component of humanitarian response.
Last month, March 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,053 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 79% (2,402) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 22 countries in March. The top five worst impacted countries were Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan, according to civilian casualties from explosive violence.
CARGA MUNDIAL Y REGIONAL DE LA ENFERMEDAD
Los motivos para celebrar el Día Mundial del Paludismo 2017, que tendrá lugar dentro de poco, están realmente justificados. Según las últimas estimaciones de la OMS:
• Entre 2010 y 2015, los nuevos casos de paludismo se redujeron un 21% en todo el mundo, y las muertes por esta enfermedad un 29%.
En ese lustro, muchas regiones consiguieron reducir de forma extraordinaria la carga del paludismo.
CHARGE DE MORBIDITÉ MONDIALE ET RÉGIONALE
À l’approche de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme 2017, les raisons de se réjouir sont nombreuses. Selon les dernières estimations de l’OMS :
• Les nouveaux cas de paludisme ont chuté de 21 % entre 2010 et 2015 dans le monde. Les taux de mortalité par paludisme ont reculé de 31 % au cours de la même période de cinq ans.
Entre 2010 et 2015, de nombreuses régions ont fait des progrès impressionnants dans la réduction de la charge de morbidité due au paludisme.
As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, there is much to celebrate.
According to the latest estimates from WHO:
- New malaria cases fell by 21% between 2010 and 2015 worldwide.
Malaria death rates fell by 29% in the same 5-year period.
Between 2010 and 2015, many regions made impressive progress in reducing their malaria burden.
In sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains heavily concentrated, malaria case incidence and death rates fell by 21% and 31%, respectively, over this 5-year period.
On World Malaria Day 2017, WHO is placing a special focus on prevention, a critical strategy for reducing the burden of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually.
Déclaration des Directeurs du Comité Permanent Inter-organisations (IASC)
Validé par les Directeurs du IASC le 17 mars 2017
This WHO Global hepatitis report describes, for the first time, the global and regional estimates on viral hepatitis in 2015, setting the baseline for tracking progress in implementing the new global strategy.
In May 2016, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. The GHSS calls for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 (reducing new infections by 90% and mortality by 65%).
21 April 2017 | GENEVA, AMSTERDAM: New World Health Organization (WHO) data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer and death.
Strengthening prevention and response to sexual and gender based violence and enhancing gender mainstreaming in peace missions.
- 193 Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE): a global strategy, 2017–2026
- 193 «Éliminer les épidémies de fièvre jaune» (EYE): une stratégie mondiale, 2017-2026
Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.