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30 Sep 2016 description

New Delhi, 30 Sep 2016 – The World Health Organization today urged countries across the WHO South-East Asia Region to continue to take decisive action to prevent, detect and respond to Zika virus as Thailand confirmed two cases of Zika-related microcephaly.

“Zika virus infection is a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Countries across the Region must continue to strengthen measures aimed at preventing, detecting and responding to Zika virus transmission,” Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, said.

30 Sep 2016 description

Tropical cyclone Matthew expected to impact Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

29 Sep 2016 description
report Direct Relief

Delivering life-saving medical aid to those who need it most creates a complicated logistical challenge. Moving medicines and equipment over state lines and international borders present hurdles few organizations can overcome, even while the global need for such supplies grows.

29 Sep 2016 description

Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | jeudi 29/09/2016 - 17:54 GMT

par Jean-Louis SANTINI

La hausse des températures sur la Terre s'accélère et "il est nécessaire de doubler, voire tripler les efforts" pour limiter les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, ont alerté jeudi sept éminents climatologues.

Ceux-ci tirent la sonnette d'alarme dans un communiqué de sept pages qui résume une nouvelle analyse détaillée intitulée: "La vérité sur le changement climatique".

29 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 29 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Noting that malaria “remains a serious threat” in the Americas that has resurged where efforts against the disease have weakened, health ministers from across the Region today adopted a new plan for malaria elimination over the next four years, urging countries to intensify the fight against the disease.

29 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 29 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Health authorities from the Americas endorsed a new strategy to control arboviruses, a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that includes Zika virus as well as dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever, at the 55thDirecting Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

29 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

29 Sep 2016 description

Tomarán una serie de medidas con el fin de reducir las nuevas infecciones de VIH, las muertes relacionadas con sida, y el número de niños que nacen con VIH, entre otras.

Washington, DC, 28 de septiembre de 2016 (OPS/OMS)—Sobre la base de 30 años de esfuerzos en la respuesta al VIH, los ministros de salud de las Américas acordaron un plan para acelerar de aquí al 2020 las medidas de prevención y tratamiento para poner fin al sida y las infecciones de transmisión sexual (ITS) como problemas de salud pública para 2030.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 September 2016–The Government of Germany- has granted EUR 2.5 million to the Mekong River Commission to implement its strategic work, including climate change and adaptation, flood and drought management and sustainable hydropower.

29 Sep 2016 description

29 September 2016, GENEVA – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today urged world leaders to take note of the profound implications of this month’s record carbon dioxide readings and to increase their level of commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“It is deeply disturbing to learn that global levels of 400 parts per million have now been reached in September for the first time. The last time CO2 levels were this high was 15 to 20 million years ago.

29 Sep 2016 description

La mécanisation durable, un énorme potentiel pour l’Afrique subsaharienne

L’accès au matériel agricole est essentiel afin de renforcer la productivité agricole et les moyens d’existence en milieu rural

Selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO, nourrir une population mondiale en pleine expansion nécessitera des améliorations significatives en termes de productivité agricole, surtout en Afrique, tandis que la mécanisation et des stratégies appropriées de mécanisation ont un rôle considérable à jouer.

29 Sep 2016 description

Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa

Access to farm machinery is key for agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods

29 September 2016, Rome-Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to a new report from FAO.

29 Sep 2016 description

By Huma Haider

Question

Is there evidence that the degree of respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) during an armed conflict affects peace processes (improves the prospects for peace-making)?

Summary

29 Sep 2016 description

KEY AIM:

  • Foster a culture of accountability and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse at all levels of the humanitarian system.

  • Encourage institutionalization of AAP and PSEA within humanitarian organizations, including local and national NGOs, INGOs, Red Cross Red Crescent movement and UN Agencies.

  • Support operationalization of AAP and PSEA at collective level as well as individual agency level.