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02 Sep 2015 description

GLASGOW ¦ 2 September 2015 - Participants at the first-ever World Hepatitis Summit will urge countries to develop national programmes that can ultimately eliminate viral hepatitis as a problem of public health concern.

02 Sep 2015 description
report Roll Back Malaria

En 1998, alors que le paludisme faisait un million de victimes chaque année et touchait des centaines de millions de personnes à travers le monde, le Partenariat Roll Back Malaria (RBM) a été était fondé dans le but de réduire de moitié la charge de morbidité, objectif qui sera atteint d’ici 2015. La lutte contre le paludisme est depuis devenue l'une des plus grandes réussites dans le domaine de la santé mondiale et du développement : plus de six millions de décès dus au paludisme ont été évités depuis 2000, dont 97 % auraient coûté la vie à des enfants de moins de cinq ans.

02 Sep 2015 description
report Roll Back Malaria

As the world adopts a new set of global development goals, the malaria community is also transforming itself to attain its vision of a world without malaria.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Yemen

Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

31 Aug 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid (FCA) begins to provide assistance to refugees in Europe through its partners in Hungary, Serbia and Greece. The assistance will consist of providing clean water and sanitation, hygiene packages, bedclothes, blankets and winter clothes to the refugees. Psycho-social support will also be offered.

31 Aug 2015 description

The Expert Review Committee met in Nigeria last week to review the progress made in Nigeria, identify ways to strengthen the gains of the last few years and identify the major risks to stopping polio across the country. More

28 Aug 2015 description

Geneva, 27 August 2015 – Two recent tragedies have highlighted the dangers faced by individuals and families attempting to reach safety in Europe. In Austria, dozens of people were discovered suffocated in the back of a lorry parked alongside a highway in the east of the country. Earlier today, in the Mediterranean, a Swedish coast guard vessel rescued more than 400 people from a small boat, but found a further 51 people dead on the lower decks.

These deaths increase the current total of over 3,200 people known to have died in 2015 on the world’s migration routes.

28 Aug 2015 description

Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• ERIKA continues moving north-west as a Tropical Storm. On 27 August, at 9.00 UTC, its centre was located between Grand Terre of Guadeloupe and the island of Antigua.
• Over the next 24h, ERIKA’s intensity may slightly increase, but will remain a Tropical Storm. Its centre is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands on 27 August and near or north of Puerto Rico early on 28 August UTC.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 de agosto, 2015 — Agua, saneamiento e higiene. Estos tres frentes conforman una nueva estrategia con la que la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) combatirá las enfermedades tropicales desatendidas, que afectan a unos 1.500 millones de personas.

Expertos de salud señalan que los pacientes de una de estas 17 enfermedades reconocidas por la OMS, que incluyen el dengue, la lepra y la enfermedad de Chagas, suelen ser de los más pobres del planeta.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 août 2015 – L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a dévoilé jeudi un plan global pour améliorer les services en matière d'accès à l'eau, d'assainissement et d'hygiène afin d'accélérer l'éradication d'ici 2020 des maladies tropicales négligées (MTN), qui touchent aujourd'hui plus d'un milliard de personnes vulnérables dans le monde.

28 Aug 2015 description
infographic World Health Organization

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over 1 billion people, causing chronic disability and death, primarily among the poorest of the world – the same people who often lack access to even the most basic water and sanitation services. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is critical for the prevention and care of almost all the NTDs targeted for elimination and control. Greater collaboration is urgently needed if targets are to be met.

28 Aug 2015 description

WHO strengthens focus on water, sanitation and hygiene to accelerate elimination of neglected tropical diseases

27 August 2015 –– The World Health Organization (WHO) today unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health interventions to accelerate progress in eliminating and eradicating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Redhum

América Central, 27 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: El Nuevo Diario

Nicaragua, Guatemala y El Salvador están bajo alerta sanitaria, mientras Honduras y Costa Rica vigilan un brote de dengue y chikungunya que ha dejado nueve muertos, casi 200.000 contagiados y amenaza con desatar una epidemia.

27 Aug 2015 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Agency for International Development today released a new report showing that its maternal and child survival efforts have resulted in nearly two-and-a-half million more children surviving and 200,000 maternal deaths averted since 2008 in USAID’s 24 priority countries. In addition, the USAID report details how to reach 38 million of the most vulnerable women around the world with increased access to health care during delivery by 2020.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

The relocation of villages as rising sea levels spoil crops among other things, has begun for several countries across the region including Fiji. In Tuvalu, the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in March is still being talked about and for the Federated States of Micronesia, March marked the evacuation of about 1000 people on Majuro and 250 in the Arno Atoll: forced to flee massive king tides.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Key Messages

  • Focus greater attention to the core role of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) interventions for children affected by armed conflict, especially addressing inter-generational aspects of the issue.

  • Develop further innovative approaches to scale up quality MHPSS interventions for children and adolescents.

  • Achieve an appropriate balance between community-based and specialized interventions to meet the diverse needs of large numbers of affected children.

27 Aug 2015 description

As a major regional meeting on migration health opens in the Thai capital today, Reuben Lim reports on the challenges migrants face in accessing healthcare in Asia and the efforts made to include them in national health systems.

By Reuben Lim

27 Aug 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman

When it comes to a vaccine to prevent cholera, one dose may be as good as two. That is the finding of a new study whose authors say the strategy would make a new vaccine that is in short supply go further.

The World Health Organization is stockpiling 2 million doses of a recently licensed oral cholera vaccine to prevent the severe diarrheal illness.