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29 Jan 2015 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tonga
  • Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia, Tokelau

Other updates:

Chikungunya

29 Jan 2015 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will release 20 million euros in 2015 for core funding of 4 multilateral organizations active in humanitarian aid: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

29 Jan 2015 description

27 JANVIER 2015 | GENÈVE - Le Conseil exécutif de l’OMS, qui tient actuellement sa cent trente-sixième session, a nommé le Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti Directeur régional pour la Région africaine de l’OMS. Le Dr Moeti avait été désignée à ce poste par les ministres de la santé des 47 États Membres de la Région lors de la session annuelle du Comité régional de l’Afrique, à Cotonou (Bénin) en novembre 2014.

29 Jan 2015 description

This instructional flipbook provides a discussion guide for healthcare workers in West Africa in speaking with an Ebola survivor. The flipbook includes helpful tips in describing what an Ebola survivor can expect in the recovery ahead.

28 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

The Asia–Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS has opened in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 250 representatives of governments, civil society and international organizations from across the region are assessing progress on the response to the AIDS epidemic and considering challenges for the future. The Asia–Pacific region has achieved significant results in the HIV response over the past decade. In 2013, there were an estimated 350 000 new HIV infections in the region, a decline of 25% since 2001.

28 Jan 2015 description
  1. The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak on record, with an unprecedented number of affected countries and thousands of cases and deaths. 1 Widespread and intense transmission is devastating for families and communities, compromising essential civic and health services, weakening economies and isolating affected populations.

28 Jan 2015 description

In response to resolution WHA61.2, in which it was decided that States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005) and the Director-General shall report to the Health Assembly on the implementation of the Regulations annually, the present report provides an overview of the international response in 2014 to public health events and emergencies, with a particular focus on the role of WHO and the International Health Regulations (2005) in preventing, detecting, reporting and responding to such events.

28 Jan 2015 description

28 January 2015 - A few years ago, Anna*, now aged 24, and her friend Precious*, now 19, were brought from Nigeria to Okah, in northern Côte d'Ivoire, under the pretence of attractive jobs. With difficult living conditions back home, the choice of moving for a better life, earning some money and studying further was a seemingly easy one. The opportunity, however, was not as innocent as it seemed and Anna and Precious soon found themselves being trafficked.

28 Jan 2015 description

This report explores evidence and insights from five case studies that have made significant recent progress in addressing the challenge of insuring poor smallholder farmers and pastoralists in the developing world. In India, national index insurance programmes have reached over 30 million farmers through a mandatory link with agricultural credit and strong government support. In East Africa (Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania), the Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise (ACRE) has recently scaled to reach nearly 200,000 farmers, bundling index insurance with agricultural credit and farm inputs.

28 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

LONDRES, 28 janvier 2015 (IRIN) - Lorsque la fièvre Ebola s'est déclarée en Afrique de l'Ouest l'année dernière, il n'y avait ni vaccin, ni remède contre la maladie. Les personnes affectées par le virus auraient pu en déduire que le monde ne s'intéressait pas à elles ou aux maladies qui les touchaient, mais la vérité est qu'il n'y avait pas d'incitation au développement des traitements.

28 Jan 2015 description

España mantendrá el compromiso con la Alianza Internacional para la Vacunación GAVI para el período 2016-2020, con una contribución de 47,5 millones de euros. Así lo expresó hoy el Embajador de España en Alemania, Pablo García-Berdoy, que encabezó la delegación española y realizó este anunció de la Cooperación Española ante la Asamblea de GAVI.

28 Jan 2015 description

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS. –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) organizó un encuentro de expertos en nutrición y economía para evaluar la doble carga que representa el costo combinado de la desnutricion y la obesidad en América Latina y el Caribe. En la reunión, que se celebró en Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, durante los días 19 y 20 de enero, participaron expertos y técnicos de academia, miembros de gobiernos de la región y agencias de las Naciones Unidas.

28 Jan 2015 description

Introduction

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a publicly available conflict event dataset designed for disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping. This dataset contains information on the dates and locations of all reported political violence events in over 50 developing countries, with a focus on Africa. The data is drawn from news reports, publications by civil society and human rights organisations, and security updates from international organisations.

28 Jan 2015 description

ACAPS has published Humanitarian Needs Assessment – The Good Enough Guide, to help humanitarian staff design and implement needs assessments in emergencies.

28 Jan 2015 description

La lucha contra el hambre y la pobreza se encuentran entre los temas principales a tratar en la agenda oficial de la III Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (CELAC).

San José, Costa Rica, 27 de enero de 2015- Durante su participación en la reunión de Ministros de Relaciones Exteriores, en el marco de la III Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y el Caribe, José Graziano Da Silva, Director General de la FAO, presentó el Plan para la Seguridad Alimentaria, Nutrición y Erradicación del Hambre 2025 de la CELAC.

28 Jan 2015 description

Minister for Development, Seán Sherlock, today announced funding of €3 million for vaccines to reduce the number of children dying of preventable diseases.

The funding will be provided this year to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which works to provide vaccines to children living in the world’s poorest countries.

Minister Sherlock said:

28 Jan 2015 description

M. Sapin, ministre des Finances et des Comptes publics, Annick Girardin, secrétaire d’État chargée du Développement et de la Francophonie et la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates annoncent aujourd’hui un partenariat via un mécanisme innovant permettant d'accroître les financements à destination des programmes de vaccination et d’immunisation et d’améliorer l’efficience du secteur de la santé au Sahel. Cette initiative pilote s’élèvera à 100 millions d'euros sur la période 2016-2020.

28 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank

Kim outlines vision for private, public sectors to work together to lessen risk

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2015— Saying the world was “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today laid out a vision in which insurance companies, governments, multi-lateral organizations, corporations and international donors worked together to build a system that would help all countries prepare for potentially catastrophic health disasters.

28 Jan 2015 description

Speaking in Berlin today, foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen will express her appreciation and support for the work of Gavi – the vaccination alliance that runs major programmes in numerous developing countries. In her address to the Gavi Pledging Conference, her message will be clear: ‘Gavi is saving millions of lives, especially those of women and children. The results speak for themselves.