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27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of Guinea and Liberia report no new EVD cases since April 6; WHO declares end to March/April clusters

  • Guinea and Liberia discharge remaining EVD patients from treatment, complete 42 days of heightened surveillance

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $8.5 million for recovery efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Jun 2016 description

​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 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

Freetown, 21 June-The United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs have today jointly signed the Annual Work Plan (AWP) with budget of US$1,436,000 for the Social Rehabilitation and Payment to Ebola Survivors Project.

The overall objective of the project is conflict prevention and resilience building, through addressing vulnerabilities and social marginalization affecting EVD Survivors, with funding provided by the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF).

24 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12414

7723e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

La Commission de consolidation de la paix (CCP) doit diversifier et rendre plus souples ses méthodes de travail, renforcer ses actions régionales et thématiques et faciliter la cohérence de l’action internationale en profitant des multiples contacts qu’elle entretient avec une grande variété d’acteurs du fait même de son mandat, ont plaidé ce matin, devant le Conseil de sécurité, ses Présidents actuel et ancien, respectivement M. Macharia Kamau (Kenya) et M. Olof Skoog (Suède).

23 Jun 2016 description

NEWS :

· Du 9 au 13 mai, l’OIM et le Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a procédé à un exercice de simulation de gestion de cas de MVE à Madina Oula, à la frontière avec la Sierra Léone. Cet exercice vise à préparer le personnel des Points d’entrée à détecter, notifier et gérer tout cas de maladie à potentiel épidémique, dont la MVE. Le second exercice a eu lieu du 22 au 26 mai, à Baala en Guinée forestière.

23 Jun 2016 description

News

• Between May 9 and 13, IOM, in partnership with CDC, launched the first simulation exercise to manage potential epidemic disease cases at the Madina Oula Point of Entry (PoE), at the border with Sierra Leone. Between May 22 and 26, it launched the second simulation exercise at the PoE of Baala, near Liberia. The main objective of these exercises is to prepare the authorities in charge of the points of entry in detecting, notifying and managing any suspected case of potential epidemic disease, especially EVD cases, at their various borders.

23 Jun 2016 description

1. Introduction

In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), the WHS secretariat commissioned Ipsos to conduct community consultations with crisis-affected communities in multiple focus countries. The countries chosen for the consultations were Afghanistan, Guinea, South Sudan,
Syria, and Ukraine, representing a diverse range of geographic regions, humanitarian contexts, and actors.

22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12414

7723rd Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Organization’s intergovernmental advisory body that supports peacebuilding in countries emerging from conflict was improving its impact through more transparent and strategic working methods, improved partnerships with regional and subregional organizations and a focus on peacebuilding needs in the Ebola recovery, the Security Council heard today.

22 Jun 2016 description

Pour permettre aux volontaires de se rassembler facilement en cas d'urgence et de travailler dans de bonnes conditions, le CICR aide la Croix-Rouge guinéenne à doter ses comités préfectoraux de sièges dignes de ce nom.

22 Jun 2016 description
report Pulitzer Center

EMILY BAUMGAERTNER

In January 2016, I spent four hours on a Wednesday afternoon wondering if maybe I had Ebola. I was a week into a reporting trip in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and that morning, I had woken up with a pounding headache, aching joints, and chills in 96-degree mugginess. That week, I had walked through several Ebola treatment units, two with suspected active cases, and touched dozens of potential carriers. Yet in spite of my trip’s mission to uncover how dormant Ebola is still seeking fresh, vulnerable hosts—like me—I didn’t think much of the symptoms. Jet lag?

18 Jun 2016 description

Today, we recognize the International Day of the African Child and the continued challenges that African children face. Many of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) projects aim to bring prosperity to families and the next generation of youth who will lead and support their communities in solving development challenges of the past, and usher in resilience and economic growth for the future.

17 Jun 2016 description

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 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

16 Jun 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

15 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 21-22 May 2016, IOM participated in a meeting in Harper, Maryland County to discuss a forthcoming joint, cross-border project with Côte d’Ivoire. After reviewing respective assessments, stakeholders discussed priorities for the project that will address drivers of insecurity along the Liberia- Côte d’Ivoire border.

15 Jun 2016 description

TCHAD

TAUX DE MALNUTRITION SÉVÈRE ÉLEVÉ PARMI LES DÉPLACÉS

Le taux de malnutrition aiguë sévère a atteint 4,63% dans 16 sites de déplacement dans la région ouest du Lac – un taux largement supérieur au seuil d’urgence de 2% - selon le résultat d'un exercice de dépistage effectué en mai par le PAM sur 1 511 enfants. Le traitement de la malnutrition est en cours, avec 8 116 admissions enregistrées entre janvier et avril.

GHANA

DE FORTES PLUIES PROVOQUENT DES INONDATIONS

15 Jun 2016 description

CHAD

SEVERE MALNUTRITION HIGH AMONG DISPLACED

The rate of severe acute malnutrition has reached 4.63 per cent in 16 displacement sites in the western Lac region - more than double the two-per cent emergency threshold - according to the outcome of a screening exercise carried out in May by WFP on 1,511 children. Treatment for malnutrition is ongoing, with 8,116 admissions registered between January and April.

GHANA

HEAVY RAINS UNLEASH FLOODS

15 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided, in response to a request from the Government of Guinea, to provide favipiravir (“Avigan” Tablets), an anti-influenza drug developed by the Fujifilm Group company Toyama Chemical Co.

  2. The drug’s safety and efficacy for the Ebola treatment have been suggested through clinical trials that took place in Guinea last year, and the Government of Guinea places great importance to this drug.