Backlogs and brutal weather compound hardships facing stranded children
NEW YORK, 20 January 2017 – With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses -- and even death from hypothermia, UNICEF said today.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None
21 Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016
35 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–November 2016
The following syndromes have been flagged:
- Diarrhoea: Kiribati, Tonga
- Influenza-like illness: Kiribati
"Migrants are often forced into lives of despair in their host communities because they cannot gain access to financial, healthcare and government services"
NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status.
América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se encuentra en una etapa de transición entre dos momentos clave en su desarrollo. Si bien en los últimos 20 años los países de ALC han avanzado en la prevención y control de las deficiencias nutricionales, se observa un rápido incremento en la prevalencia del sobrepeso y la obesidad que afecta a toda la población sin importar su condición económica, su lugar de residencia o su origen étnico.
While hunger and malnutrition have fallen, overweight and obesity have greatly increased, especially among women and children.
19 January 2017, Santiago, Chile- Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are particularly prevalent among women and children, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
A coalition of governments, philanthropists and business is pledging to put money and effort into making vaccines to stop the spread of diseases that could threaten mankind – and to prevent another outbreak as devastating as the Ebola epidemic.
This 11-page report highlights some of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s key activities between February and November 2016 to prevent, detect, and respond to the Zika virus and its complications. It points to priority areas for funding through December 2017, including investment in research and development to foster a better understanding of Zika virus epidemiology, and how to prevent and treat the adverse health outcomes associated with Zika virus infection.
The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.
By Casie Tesfai and Jeanette Bailey
In South Sudan, an acutely malnourished child may have to travel up to eight hours along unpaved roads, through swamps and mud, under threat of violence, to reach a medical clinic where treatment can be administered. To complete a full course of treatment, this journey must be repeated once a week for three months or longer.
New funding through Gavi will help start-up Nexleaf Analytics provide real-time data solutions for cold chain equipment performance and maintenance in developing countries
“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”
Message du Directeur Régional
Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.
Message from the Regional Director
Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.
Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.
The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.