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29 May 2017 description

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the Economic and Social Council the report of the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), prepared pursuant to Council resolution 2015/2.

Report of the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Summary

29 May 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

Supplementary National Immunization Days (SNID) against Polio conducted in 8 regions in the south of Libya, namely Sebha, Braak, Shaati, Ghatroun, Murzuq, Wadee Alhaya (Oubari), Ghat, Aljofrah, Alkofrah. Planned total target population was 103,374 and total children vaccinated were 86, 253 (83.4%).

SNIDs Refresher training for Vaccination Supervisors conducted on 12 ‐13 April 2017 in Tunis.

2 - Key Success/Progress made during the month (of the Sector)

26 May 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 2017 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world’s most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.

26 May 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira Research associate, Murdoch University

Disclosure statement
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.

25 May 2017 description
report UNAIDS

UNAIDS and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief have convened a ministerial meeting to review progress in implementing the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free framework on 24 May. The meeting, sponsored by Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and the World Health Organization was held on the sidelines of the 70th World Health Assembly.

25 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review process, stakeholders in food and nutrition security from all the regions in Ghana have participated in consultations to discuss ways to address the key challenges in the sector, and proffer sustainable measures to attain zero hunger.

  • WFP Ghana is initiating discussions with National AIDS Control Programme to leverage the SCOPE platform in a capacity development assistance programme, for the effective implementation of the HIV programme in the Eastern Region.

24 May 2017 description

Crisis overview

6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.

24 May 2017 description

Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received strong bipartisan support in Congress and through administrations, including two reauthorizations with significant majorities. The United States is unquestionably the world’s leader in responding to the global HIV/AIDS crisis. Originally conceived as a compassionate effort to save the lives of those in countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS with urgently needed treatment and care, PEPFAR is now also undertaking the challenge of actually controlling the pandemic.

23 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Six per cent of the 42,017 children screened during the reporting period were identified as severely malnourished and over 29.4 per cent as moderately malnourished, in Turkana, Marsabit, Wajir, Isiolo, Kilifi and Laikipia counties.

  • From January to April, a total of 23,700 children with SAM and 51,537 children with MAM have been admitted for life-saving nutrition treatment.

23 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Child Alert on Myanmar: Fruits of rapid development and reconciliation efforts yet to reach remote, conflict-affected regions

New report calls for improved humanitarian access to estimated 2.2 million children affected by violence, and end to child rights violations

23 May 2017 description

Dr Margaret Chan
Director-General of the World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland
22 May 2017

Madame President, Excellencies, honourable ministers, ambassadors, distinguished delegates, friends and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

I thank Member States for the trust shown when you appointed me as your Director-General more than ten years ago. I promised to work tirelessly, and have done so, but never got tired of the job, in the best and worst of times.

23 May 2017 description
report UNAIDS

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s HIV catch-up plan shows that impressive results in the response to HIV can be made when partners work together.

19 May 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Pe Thet Htet Khin & Rik Glauert 18 May 2017

RANGOON — The Union minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe announced details of a US$460 million plan to combat HIV/AIDS in Burma at an event in Naypyidaw on Wednesday.

The Burmese government will contribute 18 percent of the budget with the rest funded by international organizations and NGOs—including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Three Millennium Development Goals Fund, and UN agencies, according to the Myanmar National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS (2016-2020).

17 May 2017 description
report IRIN

Diagnosed HIV-positive two years ago, Kayana Kandagona* suffers regular episodes of dizziness. However, this is not the cause of the 34-year-old’s anxiety as she waits for a routine appointment at a faith-based organisation’s outpatient clinic in the Mozambican capital, Maputo.

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16 May 2017 description

Johannesburg – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$13.4 million contribution from the United States government to support people living with HIV, AIDS and TB in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

16 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

The Government of Djibouti ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990), its two optional protocols (2011) as well as the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (2009) - all without reservations. The country has thus committed to protect children’s rights and to work towards providing all children with the opportunities to fulfil their rights. Since then, Djibouti has made tremendous progress in advancing children’s and women’s rights.

15 May 2017 description
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Full Appeal

Strategic Overview

Period January to December 2017
Current Population 1,769,241 (at 31 March 2017)
Population Planning Figures 2,130,500 Target Beneficiaries2,130,500
Financial Requirements US$ 1,382,909,571
Number of Partners 58

REGIONAL STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

Introduction

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