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Les pays en développement devraient recruter leurs étudiants en médecine et en soins infirmiers dans les régions rurales –L'épidémie du virus Ébola en Afrique occidentale est aggravée par la pénurie de personnel de la santé

AVIS AUX LECTEURS: Le Bulletin de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé a été créé par elle pour être un forum permettant aux experts de la santé publique de publier leurs observations, d’exprimer leurs opinions et d’inciter un plus large public à réfléchir sur les questions essentielles de santé publique dans l'actualité. Par conséquent, les opinions exprimées par les auteurs dans ces pages ne représentent pas nécessairement celles de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé.

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FAO urges Europe to support nutrition and sustainable farming

Director-General addresses informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan

30 September, 2014, Milan - European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

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Global AgeWatch Index 2014, Insight report

GLOBAL AGEWATCH INDEX 2014
Mauritius highest ranked African Country, Norway tops the list, Latin America leads pension revolution, life expectancy continues to rise, a third of countries trail significantly behind top performers

Today (1 October 2014), the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, HelpAge International is launching the Global AgeWatch Index 2014 ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of older people.

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“We cannot afford to leave behind hundreds of millions of older persons,” says UN rights expert

UN International Day of Older Persons

GENEVA (1st October 2014) – The new United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, calls on all States to ensure that the concerns of older persons are reflected in the post-2015 development agenda in a cross-cutting manner.

On occasion of the 24th UN International Day of Older Persons, Ms. Kornfeld-Matte urges Governments around the world to promote full inclusion of older persons in society by combatting ageism, age discrimination and stigmatization.

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Price Watch September 2014 Prices

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in August, with carryover stocks and early grain, tuber, and legume harvests. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger, Chad, and Mauritania and conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected countries, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.

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Planification de la résilience : réussites et échecs

Report
IRIN

BANGKOK, 1 octobre 2014 (IRIN) - Parmi les sujets abordés à l'occasion de la semaine du climat 2014, qui s'est tenue à New York du 22 au 26 septembre, on compte notamment le financement de villes résilientes, les actions des entreprises pour la résilience, la façon dont la collecte de données peut f

IRIN:

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

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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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Ebola ne ferait qu'une bouchée de la plupart des systèmes de santé africains

10/01/2014 06:21 GMT

Par Selim SAHEB ETTABA, avec les bureaux africains de l'AFP

DAKAR, 1 octobre 2014 (AFP) - Les pays d'Afrique subsaharienne se retrouvent inégalement armés face à la menace d'Ebola, mais pratiquement aucun ne tiendrait le choc contre une épidémie d'ampleur, par manque d'infrastructures et de personnels sanitaires de base, selon des spécialistes.

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Los precios internacionales de los alimentos alcanzaron su nivel más bajo en cuatro años

Report
World Bank

Ciudad de Washington, 30 de septiembre de 2014. Los precios internacionales de los alimentos disminuyeron un 6 % entre abril y agosto de 2014, alcanzando su nivel más bajo en cuatro años, según la última edición del informe Alerta sobre precios de los alimentos. Esta fuerte baja fue impulsada principalmente por los precios del trigo, que descendieron un 19 % y del maíz, que se desplomaron un 21 % en dicho periodo. En tanto los precios del arroz aumentaron un 13 %.

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Preventing water wars: how to build bridges over river disputes

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Guardian

Dramatic reductions in water levels could lead to conflict. Will legal and diplomatic policies help countries to cooperate?

Ilmas Futehally in Mumbai

Fifty years ago, Lake Chad in Africa had a surface area of 25,000 square kilometres. Today, it has less than 2,000. The surface area of the Aral Sea in central Asia has dropped by half, from 66,000 to 33,000 square km, and the Dead Sea in the Middle East from almost 1,000 to 650 square km.

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Influencing mobile network operators and partners to work for women and sustainable agriculture

Report
Oxfam

Posted by Alvaro Valverde Private Sector Adviser (ICTs), Dennis Aviles Sustainable Agriculture and Gender Adviser

Oxfam recently embarked on an innovative partnership in mNutrition, a programme, which aims to use mobile phones to help fight hunger and malnutrition in Asia and Africa. Here Alvaro Valverde and Dennis Aviles from the Economic Justice Team, explain how and why we're involved.

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Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and Elsewhere

A guide explains the rationale behind the creation of the Humanitarian Communications Unit and how timely contextualized information reaches communities affected by disaster.

International Organization for Migration:

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Africa's uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola

10/01/2014 02:03 GMT

by Selim SAHEB ETTABA

DAKAR, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - The disparity in African countries' ability to fight Ebola has left the continent fighting an uneven struggle against a disease that doesn't respect borders -- yet relatively simple measures could help, experts say.

While countries like Ivory Coast, Kenya and South Africa have well-equipped hospitals with specialist units and high-tech labs, vast expanses of the continent remain health-care deserts.

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Initial Analysis of the Pre-Zero Draft of the Post-2015 DRR Framework

Report
Oxfam

This briefing outlines Oxfam’s initial analysis of the pre-zero draft of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction. In general, this draft is a significant improvement on the previous Suggested Elements paper, with greater emphasis on many of the issues highlighted during the consultation period, and a much stronger implementation framework. However, Oxfam has substantial concerns which would need to be addressed if an effective instrument is to be agreed in March 2015 at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Medical and nursing students’ intentions to work abroad or in rural areas: a cross-sectional survey in Asia and Africa

A cross-sectional survey reveals that less than one fifth of medical and nursing students in developing countries intend to work in remote and rural areas, where they are needed most.

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UN goal on child deaths set to be missed: study

09/30/2014 23:01 GMT

PARIS, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - A UN target for slashing infant deaths will be missed, mainly through failures to roll back infectious disease and complications during pregnancy, experts said on Wednesday.

Under the fourth so-called Millennium Development Goal (MDG), all UN members were meant to reduce deaths among children under five by two-thirds by the end of 2015 from 1990 levels.

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Food Price Watch September 2014

Report
World Bank

Food Price Watch, September 2014: Prices Hit Four-Year Low; Preparing for the Next Food Price Crisis

The September 2014 issue of Food Price Watch found that prices of internationally traded foods decreased by 6 percent between April and August 2014, reversing previously reported price increases. In this context of international food price decreases and relative domestic food price stability, the World Bank Group introduces a new integrated food price crisis monitoring tool, the Food Price Crisis Observatory.

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L'Union Européenne loue l’engagement au niveau mondial des États non parties à la Convention sur l'interdiction des mines antipersonnel

Genève, le 30 septembre 2014 – L’Union Européenne a félicité l’engagement de 17 États qui ne font pas encore partie de la Convention sur l’Interdiction des mines antipersonnel lors du séminaire d’un jour qui s’est tenu à Genève et dont le but est d’élargir le débat sur les perceptions qui existent sur l’utilité des mines antipersonnel.

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A Double-Edged Sword: Livelihoods In Emergencies

Executive Summary

During emergencies, women, girls, boys and men draw on their assets while navigating a complex landscape of changing power dynamics, unequal access to resources and information, and threats of violence and displacement. Assets in emergency contexts are a double-edged sword: they can help people overcome crises but can also quickly turn into liabilities, increasing vulnerability to GBV and insecurity. Women, girls, boys and men experience these dynamics differently, and their risks of violence are unique.

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La próxima despensa global en la cuerda floja

Análisis de Diana Cariboni

MONTEVIDEO, 30 sep 2014 (IPS) - “Podemos ser la última generación de latinoamericanos y caribeños en convivir con el hambre”, sentenció Raúl Benítez, representante regional de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO).

La afirmación muestra una cara de la moneda: solamente 4,6 por ciento de la población regional está desnutrida, según las cifras brindadas por la FAO en El Estado de la Inseguridad Alimentaria en el Mundo 2014, difundido el 16 de septiembre.

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Landmark HIV Diagnostic Access Program Will Save $150m

Report
The Global Fund

26 September 2014

Roche has announced a major Global Access Program to sharply lower the price of HIV viral load tests in low- and middle-income countries. This new initiative creates a ceiling price of US$9.40 per test, and will reduce Roche’s average price by more than 40% in low- and middle-income countries. When fully implemented, the Global Access Program is projected to save more than US$150 million in costs over the next five years.