In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) in collaboration with NUI Galway has embarked on a research project that strives to biofortify and climate-proof common food crops for maternal and child nutrition in some of the most affected parts of Africa – namely Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
21 NOVEMBRE 2014 ¦ GENÈVE - D’après une nouvelle série d’articles publiée par The Lancet, les efforts actuellement déployés pour prévenir la violence à l’encontre des femmes et des filles sont insuffisants. On estime que, dans l’ensemble du monde, une femme sur trois a subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles infligées par son partenaire et que 7% des femmes seront victimes d’une agression sexuelle perpétrée par un autre que leur partenaire à un moment donné de leur vie.
Charity won’t stop the injustices that mean women do two-thirds of the world’s work, but earn just one-tenth of the world income.
It won’t stop multinational companies dodging millions in tax, depriving poor countries of the money they need to pay for healthcare and education.
It won’t protect the world’s poorest communities who did least to cause climate change from taking the brunt of its effects.
To end poverty we must end injustice.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year’s Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a jarring reminder of the need for a greater capability in all countries to rapidly detect and respond to new or re-emerging public health threats which “spill over” in humans from animal populations such as bats, rodents, and non-human primates.
MANILA, 24 NOVEMBER 2014 - While the risk of a travel-related case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Western Pacific Region is not high, the consequences could be significant. To assess Member State preparedness for a potential EVD outbreak, the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific conducted a country preparedness survey and facilitated a simulation exercise in October 2014.
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus.
The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012.
"We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC.
Dear Palais journalists
Following requests from several journalists, please find below my notes on the WHO preparedness missions to support countries get prepared to respond to any Ebola outbreak.
Given the evolving Ebola Virus situation, there is a risk of cases appearing in currently unaffected countries. With adequate levels of preparation however, such introductions can be contained before they develop into large outbreaks.
517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014
517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014
Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability. Without high-quality data providing the right information on the right things at the right time; designing, monitoring and evaluating effective policies becomes almost impossible.
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
2013 was a landmark year which saw the second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which took place on the 3–4 October at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The HLD was marked by a significant evolution in the UN debate on migration and development, as evidenced by the Declaration adopted by consensus at its opening.
On 13 November, the Director-General of WHO accepted the recommendation of an International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee of Experts on polio that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the IHR, and extended the existing Temporary Recommendations to prevent the international spread of polio for countries affected by the disease for another 3 months.
In this issue: The health response to the crises in the Gaza Strip, the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq, the adoption of the Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action for Disaster Risk Management and the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Estudio UNICEF y CEPAL presenta balance en materia de Derechos de la infancia en América Latina
En el 25 Aniversario de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño
Les Ministres et autres dirigeants de plus de 170 pays approuvent la Déclaration politique et le Cadre d’action de la CIN2 relatifs à la lutte contre la faim et l’obésité
19 novembre 2014, Rome – Dans le cadre d'une importante initiative visant à éliminer la malnutrition au plan mondial, les responsables politiques de plus de 170 pays ont pris des engagements concrets et adopté un train de recommandations concernant des politiques et des investissements dont le but est de garantir à tous une alimentation plus saine et durable.
Release of Solthis' latest report: “Managing Risk in Fragile States: Putting Health First! Optimising the Efficiency of the Global Fund’s Grants”
While the 32nd Global Fund Board Meeting will be held on November 20-21, we would like to share with you the recommendations formulated in this report.
Ministers and top officials from over 170 countries endorse political Declaration and Framework for Action to tackle hunger and obesity at Second International Conference on Nutrition
19 November 2014, Rome- In a major step towards eradicating malnutrition worldwide, over 170 countries today made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets.
NIOSH developed the Disaster Science Research Initiative (DSRI) to enhance the safety and health of emergency responders