Malawi is facing the worst drought and subsequent food crisis in almost a decade, with UNICEF raising concerns over the potential increase of SAM, especially among children under 5, in the coming months. The State President released an emergency response plan on Monday 21st September, and urged all donors and development partners to do what they can to alleviate the situation.
Countries affected by humanitarian crises in the Middle East and North Africa are facing enormous challenges to respond effectively to the AIDS epidemic. Interruption of HIV services, limited prioritization of HIV in humanitarian responses and limited capacity of national programmes are just some of the challenges faced by countries.
This year’s Global Monitoring Report, produced jointly by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, details the progress the world has made towards global development goals and examines the impact of demographic change on achieving these goals.
As World Health Organisation recommends antiretrovirals for all HIV patients, Uganda nets success in the Ssese islands with early treatment programme
Three years ago, Mablice Karuhanga was broke and bored. Then 27, he had lost his parents suddenly and with them his ties to the rural community in south-western Uganda where he lived. He decided to head east – to the Ssese islands in Lake Victoria – where he hoped to earn a living as a fisherman.
La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y ONUSIDA dieron a conocer este martes nuevas normas de atención a la salud de los adolescentes destinadas a ayudar a los países a mejorar el cuidado de ese grupo de población.
Women who are disabled and HIV-positive bear a double burden. REGINA PASIPANODYA reports.
Sub-regional Humanitarian Overview
Throughout North East Nigeria and across the border regions in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, children are in critical danger. Insecurity caused by the conflict between the armed group 'Islamic State's in West Africa’, commonly known as ‘Boko Haram’, military forces and civilian self-defense groups in North East Nigeria has escalated into a worsening humanitarian crisis.
6 OCTOBER 2015 ¦ GENEVA - New Global Standards for quality health-care services for adolescents developed by WHO and UNAIDS aim to help countries improve the quality of adolescent health care.
Un appui technique et financier de l’UNFPA, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population, a permis d’ouvrir trois unités de santé de la reproduction des jeunes et des adolescents dans deux régions du pays
Yaoundé, Cameroun. L’hôpital régional de Bertoua, celui du district d’Abong-Mbang (région de l’Est) et l’hôpital régional de Ngaoundéré, dans l’Adamaoua, disposent désormais de trois unités de santé de la reproduction destinés aux adolescents et jeunes.
At its thirtieth session, held in Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations Human Rights Council took a significant step towards reaffirming that human rights are central to the AIDS response.
The Council adopted a resolution calling for a panel discussion to be held in March 2016 on the progress and challenges of human rights in the AIDS epidemic. The panel will also mark the twentieth anniversary of the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest nation and Africa’s 55th country, following a referendum in January 2011 when it seceded from the Republic of Sudan. It is a federal state composed of 10 states and 79 counties with an estimated population of 11.3 million. South Sudan faces security challenges particularly in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile which continue to experience outbreaks of conflict.
Disease burden in South Sudan
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Increase the availability of evidence for policy advocacy and public health programming.
Life of Program:
January 2015 – January 2020
Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $13.5 million
West Africa region (primarily Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Togo, Mauritania, Cameroon)
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CHAMP improves and expands HIV/AIDS services for key populations (commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men) and other vulnerable populations such as long distance truck drivers.
A preliminary emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2011 for CHF 27,618,017 (plus an estimated CHF 3,050,000 for emergency response units) to assist 60,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 500,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society set up the operations in Dadaab.
An Emergency Appeal was launched on 29 November, 2011 for CHF 26,154,197 to assist 76,000 beneficiaries for 12 months.
- On 29 September, South Sudan’s Vice-President, Mr. James Wani Igga, and the representative of the Former Detainees Group (FDG), Mr. Pagan Amum, attended the high-level meeting on South Sudan organized on the sidelines of 70th session of the General Assembly in New York (USA). President Salva Kiir joined the meeting via teleconference. All leaders issued statements committing to fully implement the peace agreement signed in August 2015.
Zambia - IOM and the Government of Zambia have launched HIV investment strategic plans for three border districts in the country aimed at guiding the national response to “A Nation Free from the Threat of HIV”.
The three districts (Sesheke, Kazungula and Chililabombwe) serve as gateways into the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
AFTERNOON 1 October 2015 The Human Rights Council today adopted 16 texts on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, the grave and deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, the death penalty, and on human rights and unilateral coercive measures, among others.
“Good health helped to revive my hope. I would like to tell other young people that living with HIV is not the end of life. The most important thing is to ensure to take your medication and treat infections as early as they emerge.”