HIV/Aids

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24 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

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Mauritanian refugees and community members are learning basic literacy skills in nine literacy centres in the region of Kayes.

1,691
refugee returnees have been identified in the regions of Mopti, Gao and Timbuktu to receive a one-time cash-based assistance.

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Mauritanian refugees participated in sensitization sessions related to the importance of birth certificates and the process for naturalization.

FUNDING

24 Jun 2016 description

The fourth United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS has set back the global fight against the AIDS epidemic and left the world’s most at-risk groups facing a future of further stigma and discrimination.

24 Jun 2016 description
report The Global Fund

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa today launched a national campaign to transform the health of young women and girls in the country.

The new program led by the government and supported by global health partners will go beyond biomedical approaches that seek to prevent young women and girls from HIV and treat those infected with the virus. It will encompass long-term measures that address structural barriers, which predispose young women and girls to diseases.

24 Jun 2016 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women and girls among displaced people remain at high risk of GBV in the region.

  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) is the most prevalent form of GBV in humanitarian settings in eastern Africa.

  • Child marriage, rape and physical abuse are the common forms of GBV in stable environments, including southern Africa.

  • Regional WHS Commitments on gender call for end to financing gender blind programming.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • An Emergency Operation will follow WFP’s on-going immediate response to the drought caused by El Niño. WFP will provide emergency food and cashbased assistance to 150,000 drought affected people – almost half of the projected 320,000 people that are affected by the drought and in need of assistance – through this operation.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The new preliminary Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee (LVAC) results show that 680,000 rural people are in need of food assistance and livelihood protection support throughout the country.

  • WFP is looking for additional funding for its wider response operation targeting 263,000 people affected by the drought. In the broader response operation, WFP will work with communities in resilience building activities.

23 Jun 2016 description

Number of drug dependent adults up for first time in six years, now at 29 million: UNODC World Drug Report 2016

22 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN predicts deteriorating food security levels across the region by July

  • Drought-affected households in Lesotho and Swaziland report urgent water needs

  • USAID contributes an additional $52 million for drought response activities in Southern Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Jun 2016 description

WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.

21 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The total number of people displaced is estimated to be more than 130,000, of whom almost 6,951 are refugees and 65,705 people are officially registered in the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM): 8,581 returnees, 56,725 IDPs and 399 third-country nationals. An additional 58,300 people are estimated to be living in sites.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A total of 1,478 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted in the four emergency affected districts between December 2015 and April 2016, where active nutrition screening is taking place.

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Leah Selim

NEW YORK, United States of America, 17 June 2016 – The Executive Board makes field visits to UNICEF country offices each year, to gain a deeper understanding of the organization’s programmes and its collaborations with Governments and other key partners and stakeholders. This past April, two delegations travelled to Argentina and Côte d’Ivoire to learn more about how UNICEF’s activities in these countries are helping children to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By Boniface Mwangi

In Summary

  • The counties facing a shortage are Nyeri, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi, Kiambu and Meru.

  • According to Dr Charles Githinji, the county’s Health executive, the most affected are the youths and married couples of the age between 40 and 50

The distribution of HIV and Aids testing kits to all the counties facing a major shortage will start on Wednesday.

18 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

United Nations Children’s Fund
Executive Board
Annual session 2016
14-16 June 2016
Item 12 of the provisional agenda

I. Introduction

17 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 9 June 2016

143,035
Total Burundian population of concern
140,204
Total Burundian population post influx
64,626
Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
55,214
Total population in Nduta Camp
20,293
Total population in Mtendeli CampTotal population in Lumasi Transit Site

HIGHLIGHTS

Geophysical Survey in Karago Camp

17 Jun 2016 description

Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;

CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated

In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;

Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression

17 Jun 2016 description

*Canadian Government-funded researchers text weekly sex health information to 300 female students; 67% get HIV test within six months vs. 51% of control group students *