In the Pacific, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have traditionally been seen as the domain and responsibility of women. In the last two decades however, there has been increasing recognition, both internationally and in the Pacific, that engaging boys and men in sexual and reproductive health is central to improving the health and rights of all people and building more equitable societies.
• During week no.47, 2015; 92% (402/368) health facilities from governorates provided valid surveillance data.
• The total number of consultations reported during the week in governorates was 83928 compared to 75391 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI), acute diarrhea (OAD) and suspected malaria (S. Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.
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During week no. 46, 2015;89% (402/357) health facilities from 16 governorates provided valid surveillance data.
• The total number of consultations reported during the week in 16 governorates was 75391 compared to 74601 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI), acute diarrhea (OAD) and suspected malaria (S.Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.
• Over 4 million children vaccinated against polio through Sudan’s national immunization campaign.
• Pastoral families in Darfur, West and South Kordofan, Kassala, Red Sea and Gedaref states are at risk of livestock losses due to poor pastures caused by low rains.
• National campaign combating child marriage in Sudan launched on 25 November.
• In 2015, an estimated 31,000 people have been affected by floods in Sudan.
National polio vaccination campaign reaches 4 million children in Sudan
American Samoa's Health Department's latest report on dengue fever shows that the threat from the mosquito borne disease is continuing to weaken.
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Nakuru County Public Health Officer said the cases were not attributable to El Niño and that initial investigations indicated it was an issue of hygiene.
By MACHARIA MWANGI
Three cholera cases have been confirmed at Kasarani area in Gilgil constituency, Nakuru County.
The victims were members of the same family, according to the Nakuru County Public Health Officer Samuel King’ori.
He, however, said the cases were not attributable to El Niño, saying initial investigations indicated it was an issue of hygiene.
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar district administration has decided to send behind bars the parents who have declined vaccination of their children against polio.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Riaz Khan Mehsud here on Friday.
A spokesman for the DC office said the decision to arrest the parents under 3 MPO was final because the refusing parents were not ready to cooperate with the polio teams. He said though the refusal cases across the district numbered 1,600, half of them had already been addressed.
By Ashfaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 26 2015 (IPS) - “My two sons were killed by Taliban militants mercilessly three years ago. My husband died a natural death two year back. Now, I am begging to raise my two grandsons,” Gul Pari, 50, told IPS.
Pari, who is waiting for her turn at a psychiatrist’s clinic in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, says she dreamed every night that her sons were alive and would return one day.
“I am waiting for them. They are martyrs and will come and take revenge from their killers,” she said.
28 November 2015 – A world that may have once seemed unimaginable is within reach – a polio-free world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging leaders gathered in Malta for the Commonwealth Summit to build on the momentum that has been generated in recent years and join the United Nations in making “the final push to wipe out polio forever.”
A. Situation Analysis
A.1 Description of the disaster
The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains extremely serious two years after the current crisis erupted in December 2013 . Some 2.7 million people – or more than half of the population – are in need of assistance, and over 1.2 million children now need urgent aid, according to Unicef.
FEATURE - ‘Ebola is under control!’ headlines affirmed the other week. The disease has made no new victims in Sierra Leone since the outbreak started in April 2014. But the recovery process will still take a long time: not only have people died, but the economy has been severely disrupted and survivors, especially children, are left without care or protection. Mr Siapha Kamara, CEO of our partner SEND West-Africa, tells us about the struggles of rebuilding and the heroism of his staff.
IOM health teams continue to respond to the malaria epidemic
Mobile response teams reach vulnerable populations in Jonglei’s Canal County
IOM trains IDPs on psychosocial support at the Bentiu PoC site
BANGKOK, Nov 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Myanmar military offensive against ethnic rebels in the country's east has uprooted more than 10,000 people, rights groups said, accusing the army of bombing schools and Buddhist temples, firing on civilians and raping women.
27 November 2015 – Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.
Following the declaration by WHO on the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone on 7 November 2015, UNICEF continues to support the Government of Sierra Leone in ensuring that vigilance is maintained, through social mobilization efforts, systems strengthening in the areas of health, education and WASH, and support to Community Care Centers and Observational Interim Care Centers, amongst others.
The humanitarian community continues to report worsening security conditions and increasing access constraints across South Sudan. In October, the UN recorded 78 access incidents negatively affecting relief operations in South Sudan, including increasing reports of criminality in the capital city of Juba.
Gregorio Gaviola, one of the survivors of Typhoon Koppu in the Philippines, broke down in happy tears when a Tzu Chi volunteer handed him a bag filled with relief supplies.
“This is enough to sustain us for the next month." the 83-year-old said of the food and clothes.
It was a scene that, on November 11, was repeated over and over as dozens of Tzu Chi volunteers worked to distribute aid to thousands of typhoon victims in the hard-hit Nueva Ecija Province of the Philippines.
Nigerian military frees more than 400 Boko Haram captives in October and November
Food insecurity persists in Boko Haram-affected areas in northeastern Nigeria
Cameroon grants UNHAS permission to operate humanitarian flights in the north of the country
Chad extends its declared state of emergency until March 2016