Addressing the needs of the millions of people around the world affected by humanitarian emergencies will be critical to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, top experts agreed at a meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 3 March.
Calling for a new way of addressing HIV in humanitarian emergencies, the experts examined ways to ensure that the specific needs of people affected by humanitarian emergencies are taken in to account as the response to HIV is fast-tracked over the next five years.
Depuis décembre 2012, les populations en République centrafricaine sont victimes des conflits politico-militaires et intercommunautaires avec des conséquences humanitaires, sociales et économiques importantes. De cette date au 31 décembre 2014, des milliers de personnes ont perdu leur vie ou ont été blessées, et près d’un million de personnes se sont déplacées dont 423 288 dans les pays voisins, 182 000 dans les sites et 248 000 dans les familles d’accueil à l’intérieur du pays.
Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.
Livelihoods have been affected by the crisis and opportunities are expected to further decrease. Poor households and families affected by the loss of a member are facing food insecurity.
Le processus d’éradication de la transmission du virus du Sida de la mère à l’enfant connaît du succès à Lubumbashi (Katanga), a constaté samedi 28 février le directeur pays de l’Onusida, Mamadou Sakho. Il l’a déclaré après avoir visité une maternité dans la commune de Katuba, qui organise un service de prévention de la transmission du VIH de la mère à l’enfant.
Mamadou Sakho s’est dit satisfait après avoir visité cette structure et d’autres qui travaillent dans le domaine de la lutte contre le VIH/Sida:
By Misha Hussain
DAKAR, Feb 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The West African Ebola outbreak has halted progress in tackling HIV in Sierra Leone, shutting health clinics and scaring patients from being tested or seeking treatment, the United Nations has said.
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The reported cumulative number of Ebola cases across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is 23,694, including 9,589 deaths as of 22 February, making it the largest EVD outbreak ever recorded. Incidence has been stabilising in all three countries since January 2015, and the response is moving towards early recovery.
· As of 24 February 2015, 39 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with two deaths. Out of the 39 cases, 5 cases were reported in Mwanza, a district which was not affected by floods, while the rest have been reported in Nsanje.
· UNICEF is a member of the national taskforce on Cholera that has been set up to plan and respond to the outbreak.
Snapshot 18-24 February 2015
Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.
WFP remains committed to the two strategic priorities under its 2012-2017 Country Strategy:
a) Enhancing Resilience and Responsiveness to Food Security Shocks.
23 FEBRUARY 2015 | GENEVA - Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all health-care programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once.
Confirmation has recently been received that on 30 November 2014 a new Guinness World Record was set in Ethiopia. Over an eight-hour period some 3383 people were provided with voluntary HIV counselling and testing at the Gambella National Stadium in the Gambella region.
The HIV counselling and testing campaign was led by the Government of Ethiopia, in collaboration with UNAIDS, to commemorate World AIDS Day 2014. The aim of the HIV campaign was to mobilize communities in Gambella to find out their HIV status and to link them to HIV prevention and treatment services.
posted on FEBRUARY 18, 2015 by RACHEL NDAYA
In the DRC, the problems of HIV transmission are due in part to a lack of emotional maturity in youth, which sometimes exposes them to unplanned relations. A simple curiosity and the desire to imitate the behavior of others are factors that can determine the sexual behaviors of young people.
posted on FEBRUARY 18, 2015 by RACHEL NDAYA
La problématique du VIH chez les Jeunes en RDC c’est que le manque de maturité émotionnelle à laquelle ils font face les expose à avoir des relations quelquefois non planifiées. Une simple curiosité tout comme le désir d’agir à l’instar des autres sont autant d’éléments qui peuvent déterminer le comportement sexuel des jeunes.
1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2187 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 May 2015 and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate by no later than 16 February 2015. The report provides an update to my previous report (S/2014/821), dated 18 November 2014, covering developments from that date to 10 February 2015.
II. Political developments South Sudan peace process
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon (PRRR), an innovative partnership that works to expand the availability of vital cervical cancer screening, treatment and breast care education—especially for women living with HIV—was officially launched in Ethiopia by Roman Tesfaye, the First Lady of Ethiopia, in Addis Ababa on 11 February.
HIV-positive women are four to five times more likely to contract cervical cancer than their HIV-negative peers. In Ethiopia cervical cancer is the second most-common female cancer and is responsible for 16.5% of all cancer deaths among women.
Smallholder farmers represent the majority of people living in absolute poverty, even though they produce most of the developing world’s food. Throughout the five year pilot (2008-2013) P4P reached more than 1 million farmers in 20 diverse countries. In this book a handful of farmers tell of the profound improvements they’ve seen in their lives and livelihoods since they began participating in P4P.
As of 17 February 2015, 20 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with one death, all of them in the district of Nsanje. The first confirmed case of cholera was on 13th February 2015.
At the launch in Nairobi of All In, a new global initiative to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Kenya will lead by example by increasing domestic resources for the AIDS response and improving HIV prevention, treatment, essential health care and counselling services for adolescents.
President Kenyatta said the AIDS epidemic among adolescents threatened to rob Kenya of the promise of unprecedented growth and change in a context where Kenya has just reached middle-income country status.