· The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose this week from 3,303 to 3,324, with 21 new confirmed cases, including twelve from Conakry, seven in Forécariah, and two in the prefecture of Coyah (WHO Ebola Situation Reports, 20 July 2015).
· Among the 12 cases reported in Conakry, 11 were from the commune of Ratoma and 1 from the commune of Matoto while for prefecture of Forécariah, 6 were from the sub-prefecture of Benty and 1 from the sub-prefecture of Allasoya.
· In the week to 19 July 2015, there were four confirmed Ebola cases, down from 14 cases the previous week. The two cases reported in Western Area Urban district came from Patton Street and Lumley areas of Freetown (the only two areas reporting cases out of 48 wards in the district). Two cases reported from Port Loko district came from two (Mamusa and Marampa) out of 11 chiefdoms.
Malabo, 20 July 2015. In an effort to provide a sub-regional scope to address cross border issues, the Mano River Union (MRU) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the margins of the International Conference on Africa’s Fight against Ebola.
The MoU provides the framework for the identification and implementation of activities to be undertaken in or by the four member states, namely Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
Le Forum de partenariat du Fonds mondial est une composante centrale du partenariat large et ouvert qui est essentiel à l’efficacité des investissements dans la santé internationale. Il offre à tous les partenaires une enceinte privilégiée où exprimer leurs points de vue, suggestions et opinions critiques sur des questions de stratégie et de politique qui affectent les efforts liés à la mission du Fonds mondial de faire une différence durable dans la lutte contre le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme.
While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.
Santo Domingo.-Representantes del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), la Coalición ONGSIDA, Alianza ONG y el Instituto Nacional de la Salud (INSALUD) -que en total representan más de 150 organizaciones - firmaron este viernes un acuerdo de colaboración para fomentar la sostenibilidad de las organizaciones que inciden en la respuesta nacional al VIH y el SIDA con el fin de garantizar el acceso a medicamentos para todas las personas que los necesiten.
Aujourd’hui, seule la moitié des personnes vivant avec le VIH connaissent leur statut sérologique. Cette «lacune» dans le dépistage, associée à l’importance d'un traitement précoce, suscite l’intérêt pour l’autodépistage du VIH.
Arrivé au terme de sa mission au Tchad, Bruno Maes, Représentant de l’UNICEF dresse un bilan de la mise en œuvre du programme de coopération Tchad-UNICEF depuis 2012.
N’DJAMENA (Tchad), le 24 Juillet 2015 – Arrivé au terme de sa mission au Tchad, Bruno Maes, Représentant de l’UNICEF depuis janvier 2012, a dressé un bilan de la mise en œuvre du programme de coopération Tchad-UNICEF et projeté ainsi les perspectives au cours d’une rencontre ce jour avec Son Excellence Monsieur le Premier Ministre, M. Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet.
UNICEF and the Government of Chad programme of cooperation since 2012
The past three years have been an exceptional journey for UNICEF in Chad. As the country began to rebuild itself after the end of the conf lict in 2008, doors have been opened for UNICEF and our many donors and partners to signif icantly advance children’s and women’s rights.
Le HCR est en discussion avec les autorités locales en vue de l’organisation des convois humanitaires avec un couloir sécurisé afin de bouger les civils nigérians qui se trouvent encore dans les localités frontalières. Selon les autorités locales, plus 3044 personnes de nationalités nigériane et tchadienne ont été recensées aux alentous de Fotokol.
Leading HIV researchers describing results from multiple clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa report that innovative service delivery models are achieving results across the HIV treatment cascade that approach or exceed the 90–90–90 target.
Innovation in HIV diagnostics is urgently needed if the world hopes to achieve the 90–90–90 target for access to antiretroviral therapy, leading scientific experts advised this week. The call for intensified effort and innovation on HIV diagnostics occurred during two sessions at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, held in Vancouver, Canada.
Today only half of people living with HIV are aware of their status. This "testing gap", coupled with the importance of early treatment for HIV, is driving interest in of the role of self-testing for HIV.
“If I went to a clinic and the tester was someone I knew, I would just greet her, ask about her family and then go away without being tested for HIV. Most people have to go to clinics far away where they are not known by anyone in order to be tested.”
1.1 Health at a glance · Health has been recognized as central to international development for more than 20 years, and major efforts have been made to reduce morbidity and mortality either universally, or through a focus on specific population sub-groups (e.g., “the poor”, “women and children”).
· The global health landscape looks more optimistic than ever, although progress has been uneven (see Box 1).
MSF celebra los resultados del ensayo START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment) que avalan el tratamiento temprano de la infección.
Vancouver - At the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that middle-income countries (MICs), which will be home to 70% of people living with HIV by 2020, face increasing threats to their ability to access affordable generic medicines, which are crucial to countries’ ability to reach the global UNAIDS 90/90/90 targets.
In the week to 12 July 2015, there were 14 confirmed Ebola cases, up from nine cases the previous week. Of the 10 cases reported in Western Area Urban district, nine came from ward 374 in the Magazine Wharf area of Freetown and one from Hagan street (the only two wards reporting cases out of 48 wards in the district). Three cases reported from Kambia district came from two (Samu and Tonkolimba) out of seven chiefdoms. One case was reported from Marampa chiefdom in Port Loko, a district with 11 chiefdoms.
The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose this week from 3,287 to 3,303, with 16 new confirmed cases, including 12 from Conakry, 3 in the prefecture of Forécariah, and 1 case in Fria (WHO, Ebola Situation Reports, Monday 6 July 2015- Monday 13 July 2015).
The number of confirmed deaths rose from 2,049 to 2,056 this past week, with a total count of 2,506 confirmed and probable deaths.
MSF warns successful global HIV response will require bigger emphasis on adherence
New MSF report surveying lay counsellor policies across eight countries highlights major weaknesses for adherence support