Why OASD(HA) Supported the MODEL Grant
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
First of all, may I thank you for joining us today to launch the 2017 Global Humanitarian Overview.
We face a time of immense global suffering and fear. The scale of humanitarian deprivation today is greater than at any time since the United Nations was founded. Despite successes elsewhere, more and more people are trapped in a cycle of vulnerability and need.
Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes
Modules in disease outbreak investigation and public health surveillance, and a field epidemiology project, are part of a redeveloped postgraduate qualification programme that will strengthen public health capacity in the Pacific Islands region.
The Pacific Community (SPC) and the Fiji National University (FNU) have signed an agreement for the further development, implementation and accreditation of the region’s Postgraduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology, also known as the Pacific Data for Decision Making Training course.
By Rosangela Berman-Bieler
“We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind”. _Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon_
Ten years ago this month, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments, with 169 Parties, the Convention has spurred significant progress in commitment and action for equality, inclusion and empowerment around the world, with disability being increasingly incorporated into the global human rights and development agendas.
By John Kirk
Professor of Latin American Studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and a serial author on Cuba, Kirk’s most recent book is Healthcare without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism
The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV and those at Risk, Vulnerable to and Affected by HIV (the Committee), a subsidiary mechanism of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, joins the entire world in celebrating World AIDS Day on 1 December of each year.
This year’s theme “HANDS UP FOR HIV PREVENTION” reminds of the crucial importance of supporting a strategic and enhanced mobilisation worldwide, especially through information, training and awareness-raising actions at all levels in the fight against the pandemic.
561 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, October 2016 – conclusions and recommendations
583 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– October 2016
561 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2016 – conclusions et recommandations
583 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvieroctobre 2016
To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.
In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.
Key messages of the review
The UK Government will intensify its efforts to end extreme poverty and promote development. This is the right thing to do. It is in our national interest. And it is a crucial part of our expanded role on the world stage as we leave the EU.
The world is changing. Our approach to development needs to change with it. We will drive reform of the entire global development system to further improve its effectiveness.
The Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017, outlines the countries where needs are greatest, and growing, as we approach the end of 2016.
Combined Europe Population Movement Operations Update Timeframe covered: August - November 2016
A. Situation overview - Highlights
Since the EU-Turkey agreement, sea arrivals to Greece have significantly dropped compared to 2015, but many migrants continue to reach Europe. Since the summer, there was a shift of sea arrivals to Italy, but every European country has been affected by the migration crisis which is the biggest one for the continent since the second World War.
The following syndromes have been flagged:
· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam
· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa
· Prolonged fever: Solomon Islands
· Vanuatu- As of 30 November there have been 10 suspected cases of which 7 tested NS1 or IgM positive with the Standard Diagnostic’s Dengue Duo rapid diagnostic test (RDT). Samples have been sent to the Institute of Environmental Science and Research laboratory , New Zealand for confirmatory testing. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.