Aditi Paul, CDKN’s country programme manager for India reflects on the link between climate change and the ongoing dengue virus outbreak in New Delhi
India’s capital city New Delhi is now in the grip of a deadly dengue epidemic. It has only been a couple of months since India has recovered from a searing heat wave that left many dead.
Global health security is the protection of the health of people and societies worldwide. With diseases a plane ride or border crossing away, the importance of global health security has never been clearer. Patterns of global travel and trade pose greater opportunities for infectious diseases to emerge and spread nearly anywhere within 24 hours.
Government, Amref Health Africa and Micronutrient Initiative Study Advocates for ORS and Zinc Treatment Kits be delivered to every mother in hard to reach communities using non-health channels
September 29th, 2015. Nairobi, Kenya: - Myths, superstitions and belief in using herbs to treat diarrhea in children under five still persists in Kenya. Such myths and misconceptions concerning diarrhea are part of findings in a study conducted by Amref Health Africa, Micronutrient Initiative and the Kenyan Ministry of Health.
A total of 587 individuals arrived in Obock on 29 September to various transit points of Obock town. They could not reach Obock Port because of fuel shortages. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen.
UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee agency) registered 209 new arrivals (62 families) on 29 September and 138 individuals on 30 September.
JORDAN PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
The Ministry of Health Jordan, with the support of WHO, implemented a national program of public health surveillance in April 2015.
The project introduced case-based, integrated disease surveillance of mental health, non-communicable and communicable disease, and is programmed using mobile technology and an online framework.
by Zoe Brogden
Bamyan province in central Afghanistan is poor, mountainous, and relatively isolated. The roads linking it to the capital, Kabul, are often insecure. As in the rest of Afghanistan, the effects of war can make it a stressful place to live.
The purpose of this document is to outline the strategic objectives of the second standard allocation of the CHF for 2015. The paper summarizes the analysis, strategy and intent of the first allocation.
Emergency response is ongoing to curb the cholera outbreak affecting several governorates in southern and central Iraq.
Two new camps for internally displaced people have opened in Baghdad providing shelter to nearly 3,500 Iraqis who have fled Anbar in recent months.
About 375,000 people have returned to home areas that are largely destroyed by armed conflict. About 20,000 people returned to Salah al - Din between 22 and 29 September .
Zedoun Alzoubi , 1 October 2015
By: Gopal Ratnam
World leaders must act to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years by addressing economic inequality that stems from wealth concentrated in the hands of a few and exacerbates conflict and instability, World Bank Group President Jim Kim said in an address at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Kunduz trauma hospital bombing: “I have no words to express this. It is unspeakable.”
MSF nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs was in Kunduz trauma hospital when the facility was struck by a series of aerial bombing raids in the early hours of Saturday morning. He describes his experience.
“It was absolutely terrifying.
RAWALPINDI: The onslaught of dengue has affected more people than the government had estimated. It has prompted Rawalpindi police to ask the chief minister of Punjab to declare it an epidemic.
The police request is based on a city-wide research by Special Branch. A police officer who has been working on the research said: “We fear the number of patients will hike up to thousands.”
The research report was due to be presented to the chief minister on Friday.
Kabul/London, 3 October 2015 - The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific aerial bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Twelve staff members and at least seven patients, including three children, were killed; 37 people were injured including 19 staff members. This attack constitutes a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law.
The MSF hospital in Kunduz City is severely damaged following an air strike on 3 October with operations significantly affected. Civilian deaths, including nine humanitarian workers, and at least 37 civilians injured, also resulted
Multiple armed entities, including ANDSF, non-state armed groups and local armed actors are operating in Kunduz City
Road and air access to Kunduz City remain highly restricted, with electricity and water cut off in large areas and food increasingly hard to come by
3 October 2015 – Senior United Nations officials today condemned what they called a “tragic” and “inexcusable” air strike on the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz early this morning, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians.
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of the Ukraine conflict's most vulnerable victims with emergency food assistance for 900 children under age three living in areas directly affected by the violence in Eastern Ukraine. Nearly two years of armed conflict has driven 1.5 million Ukrainian people from their homes. UNICEF estimates that nearly 180,000 of those displaced are children. Among the most severely impacted are infants and toddlers, as well as mothers with special needs children.
Kabul/London 3 October 2015 // At 2.10am local time on Saturday 3 October, the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Trauma centre in Kunduz was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged.
Three MSF staff are confirmed dead and more than 30 are unaccounted for. The medical team is working around the clock to do everything possible to ensure the safety of patients and hospital staff.
As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.
On September 30th, 2015, the Republic of Korea made a second contribution of US$ 5,000,000 to the Secretary-General’s UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund. H.E. Mr. Shin Dong-ik, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, and Ms. Jennifer Topping, Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office, signed the contribution agreement in the presence of Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola.