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23 Jul 2016 description

Un accord de financement de 10,5 millions d’euros (environ 6, 877 milliards de francs CFA) portant sur la mise en œuvre du programme de lutte contre les maladies tropicales négligées a été signé récemment à Yaoundé (Cameroun) entre la Banque allemande de développement (KFW) et l’Organisation de coordination pour la lutte contre les endémies en Afrique centrale (OCEAC).

Le document a été paraphé par Jan Frölish et Constat Roger Ayenengoye, respectivement chargé de projet de la KFW et Secrétaire exécutif de l’OCEAC).

22 Jul 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

EU publishes key results of its international cooperation and development activities

Brussels, 22 July 2016

The first report based on the new "EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework" provides a selection of results achieved in about 100 partner countries across the globe with the support of EU-funded projects and programmes.

22 Jul 2016 description

Directora de OPS abrió la RIMSA 17, ante autoridades de Paraguay encabezadas por el presidente Horacio Cartes Jara. Ministros de Salud y Agricultura de la región debatirán hasta mañana sobre la resistencia a los antibióticos, la inocuidad de los alimentos, la erradicación de la fiebre aftosa en las Américas y la prevención y el control de enfermedades zoonóticas, entre otros temas.

22 Jul 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 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia and countries in the Lake Chad basin is worsening due to the effects of El Nino and conflict in the region.

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a further $17.5 million to support people suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, and those displaced from their homes and in need of protection from conflict.

21 Jul 2016 description

Washington, 21 de julio de 2016 (OPS / OMS) - Científicos de Brasil, Colombia y Argentina, expertos de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), y funcionarios de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos (CDC) están analizando los detalles de la infección por el virus del Zika y sus efectos sobre el feto, esta semana, en una reunión técnica en Recife, Pernambuco esta semana.

21 Jul 2016 description

Washington, July 21, 2016 (PAHO/WHO)—Scientists from Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, experts from the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are probing the details of Zika virus infection and its effects on the fetus at a technical meeting in Recife, Pernambuco this week. They plan to advance toward defining exactly what Zika congenital syndrome would be, based on data they have collected so far.

20 Jul 2016 description

Every year, some 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, where Handicap International is working to improve the health of women, mothers and children.

Due to a lack of information, problems accessing health centers, and unaffordable medical care, every day nearly 1,600 women and 10,000 newborn infants die as a result of preventable complications.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Tens of millions of the world's most vulnerable people live in increasingly unsafe and impoverished conditions because of armed conflicts and violence that dominate the cities, towns and informal settlements in which they live. This insecurity has forced huge numbers of people to flee their homes, resulting in millions of urban internally displaced people (IDPs).

20 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Wednesday 20 July 2016

By Kirsten Mathieson

Global immunisation progress has plateaued in recent years, as highlighted in our briefing Universal Immunisation Coverage: Further, Faster, Fairer, published earlier this year with RESULTS UK. The latest immunisation data just been released by WHO and UNICEF doesn’t offer encouraging news – global coverage remains unchanged.

19 Jul 2016 description

Overview

This inaugural report on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a first accounting of where the world stands at the start of our collective journey to 2030. The report analyses selected indicators from the global indicator frame- work for which data are available as examples to highlight some critical gaps and challenges. The list of SDG indicators agreed upon by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016 will be subject to refinements and improvements as methods and data availability improve.

19 Jul 2016 description

La Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja(FICR) y Save the Children firmaron un convenio de cooperación que beneficiará a más de 2 millones de personas afectadas y en riesgo de adquirir el virus Zika en América Latina y El Caribe.

19 Jul 2016 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Save the Children International signed a cooperation agreement that will benefit more than 2 million people affected and at risk of acquiring the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.

19 Jul 2016 description

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Bright ideas, local solutions

As humanitarians explore new technologies and innovation, how do they make sure these developments empower the people who need them most? A pilot project in two informal settlements in Kenya and South Africa offers some answers.

Phones, drones and beyond

19 Jul 2016 description
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INTRODUCTION AND STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT

Cities have never been immune from warfare, but over the last century, armed conflicts have, increasingly, come to be fought in population centres, thereby exposing civilians to greater risk of death, injury, and displacement. This trend is only likely to continue with increasing urbanization. It is compounded by the fact that belligerents, and non-State armed groups in particular, often avoid facing their enemy in the open, intermingling instead with the civilian population.