In January 2016, the World Health OrganiSation (WHO) and UNAIDS carried out an in-depth review of the current status of Tuberculosis and HIV in Myanmar and of the collaborative activities implemented to address these diseases.
The review was conducted in close collaboration with the National Tuberculosis and AIDS Programmes of the Ministry of Health and with financial support from USAID and the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
• Due to the security situation, humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic. This results in difficulties for UNICEF and humanitarians partners to procure assistance to people in need.
The third round of the national vaccination campaign in response to the polio outbreak started on 25 January, targeting 4.75 million children from the age of 2 months to 10 years.
An extensive training programme is being held for health professionals, school principals and others to reinforce the vaccination campaign to increase coverage rates. UNICEF has intensified its communications strategy to increase awareness amongst parents and schools.
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a summer youth program in the municipality of San Benito in the El Petén region of northern Guatemala. The program offers classes in Spanish and English, mathematics, computers, arts and crafts, music and dance as well as provides organized games for participants. Operated out of a Salesian youth center in San Benito, youth in the program are able to get away from difficult home situations or playing on the streets to engage in productive activities in a family atmosphere that fosters peace and stability.
Guinea was declared Ebola free on 29 December. As of 27 January 2016, Guinea has reached Day 30 of the phase 3 countdown, which is a total of 90 days, ending on 27 March.
Guinea is closely working with Sierra Leone on cross border intervention to strengthen surveillance as new cases are reported in neighboring Kambia.
As of 27 January 2016, two new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Sierra Leone. On 14 January 2016, the first confirmed case of Ebola was announced in the district of Tonkolili. The new case stems from a 22 year old female who died on 12 January 2016. While symptomatic, the index case traveled to Port Loko and Kambia, resulting in quarantined communities across the three districts. The aunt of the index case, who took care of her and was placed under quarantine, was also confirmed positive on 20 January 2016.
The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee December 2015 report identifies additional 32,390 food insecure people in Blantyre, Mangochi, Dedza and Mzimba districts and recommends humanitarian assistance extension to from March to April 2016, funds permitting.
These Discussion Papers focussing on Gender and Malaria, and Gender and TB, are intended to support practitioners, civil society and government partners wishing to make the investment case for increased and improved programming that addresses the specific vulnerabilities and needs of both males and females who are affected by or at risk of malaria and TB. The papers summarize the existing evidence base, demonstrating the ways in which gender impacts on Malaria and TB risks and effects (including those that intersect with HIV), and highlighting existing data and implementation gaps.
Central African Republic's constitutional court has certified results from the first round of the country's long-awaited presidential vote, confirming that two former prime ministers will compete in a runoff. On 26 January, the constitutional court ruled that December’s parliamentary elections must be re-run due to irregularities.
Summary of WFP assistance
Through the country programme (CP) 200434 and the regional protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 2000490 and regional capacity strengthening projects, WFP assists the Government of Nicaragua to implement its Zero Hunger strategy, and strengthen its emergency preparedness and response capacity.
A total of USD 172.2 million* in financial requirements for the Yemen Situation, including USD 115.5 million in additional requirements, for the period January - December 2016:
- USD 12.8 million for Djibouti
- USD 10.4 million for Ethiopia
- USD 18.3 million for Somalia
- USD 1.4 million for Sudan
- USD 126 million for Yemen
USD 3.2 million for Regional and global activities
This total includes support costs (7%).
New UN Development Framework Kicks Off
02 Note from the UN Resident Coordinator
03 Intensifying preparedness in response to worsening drought
04 Collective advocacy bears fruit: Constitutional Court outlaws child marriages
05 UN support contributes to key national development priorities
06 UN supports Zimbabwe’s ongoing economic recovery and growth measures
07 A year-long campaign to advance human rights
08 Intensifying advocacy on HIV prevention
1 Executive summary
This is the third of six common programme frameworks that have been developed to operationalise the Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Medium Term Plan, which is an integral part of the Kenya Vision 2030 Second Medium Term Plan for 2013-17.
Gondar, Ethiopia, January 28, 2016– The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handed over a newly built comprehensive outpatient facility that improves the quality of comprehensive outpatient services and education at Gondar University. The United States has provided USD 9.1 million through the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for the construction of the new facility.
Mass screening for malnutrition using social mobilizers continued in Warrap State. A total of 60,707 children have been screened so far, of which 3,278 (5.4 per cent) were identified with severe acute malnutrition and 11,348 (24 per cent) with moderate acute malnutrition. Children identified with malnutrition have been referred for treatment. Expansion of services is ongoing, with 12 newly opened outpatient therapeutic programme sites in the state.
Review of literature and identification of case studies for evidence on youth mobilisation and technology. What mobile phone interventions or social media have been used by young people effectively to improve development outcomes for: a) accountability and transparency such as through the collection, monitoring and use of data b) improving delivery of essential services for young people (such as education or SRHR) c) promoting positive lifestyle choices and behavioural change, and d) supporting humanitarian service delivery in crisis situations.
As Malawi commences its term as a newly elected member of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), the President and First Lady have emphasized their commitment to leading the AIDS response in the country and ending AIDS by 2030. The President and First Lady of Malawi expressed their commitment to Malawi's PCB membership, and to work towards a strong Political Declaration at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, which will take place in June 2016 Meeting, during discussions with UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Jan Beagle.
AVANT-PROPOS DU DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL DE L’UNICEF
Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2016
Le nombre d’enfants pris au piège des crises humanitaires dans le monde est stupéfiant et donne à réfléchir. Près de 250 millions de garçons et de filles vivent dans des pays frappés par des conflits violents, qui durent souvent depuis longtemps.