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24 Nov 2014 description

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.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Christian Aid

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.

Our impact

24 Nov 2014 description

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.

24 Nov 2014 description

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.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Rotary

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.

21 Nov 2014 description

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.

Ebola Preparedness

  • 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.

21 Nov 2014 description

Contents

517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014

Sommaire

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

21 Nov 2014 description
report United Nations

Executive Summary

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.

21 Nov 2014 description

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.

20 Nov 2014 description

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

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Introduction

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.

20 Nov 2014 description
  • 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.

20 Nov 2014 description

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

Gaza Strip

Situation highlights

19 Nov 2014 description

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.

19 Nov 2014 description
report Solthis
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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.

19 Nov 2014 description

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.

18 Nov 2014 description

NIOSH developed the Disaster Science Research Initiative (DSRI) to enhance the safety and health of emergency responders

18 Nov 2014 description

FMR 48
November 2014

The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger and there are many organisations and individuals inspired by their faith or religion to provide protection and assistance. Yet it is easier to measure the activities inspired by faith than to measure the difference that having that faith makes, and secularly inspired standards for such activities can appear to be in tension with the faith inspiration. FMR 48 includes 36 articles on ‘Faith’ plus seven ‘general’ articles.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met with the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Luis Alberto Moreno, to discuss the development of coordinated actions to address major outbreaks that threaten the population of the Americas.