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29 Sep 2016 description

Plan seeks to reduce new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths, and the number of children born with HIV, among other goals.

Washington, D.C., 28 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Based on 30 years of public health efforts to respond to the HIV epidemic, ministers of health from the countries of the Americas approved a plan to scale up prevention and treatment measures by 2020, with the goal of ending AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as public health problems by 2030.

28 Sep 2016 description

Emergency programmes to deliver nutritional and other care for vulnerable children and families

SOS Children’s Villages is working to help vulnerable families in Ethiopia and Malawi with nutritional and other emergency assistance in response to one the worst droughts to hit eastern and southern Africa in decades.

In Ethiopia, nearly 10 million people are in need of food assistance, while more than 400,000 severely malnourished children are being treated, according to the latest government and humanitarian aid report.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Country Office expects to receive super cereal+ around mid-September which will allow resumption of activities for stunting prevention and moderate acute malnutrition treatment. The prolonged pipeline break could put nutrition gains at risk.

  • The CO is stepping up preparations for the rollout of the cash based transfers through mobile phones which aims at supporting malnourished people living with HIV and TB and their households during their treatment.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Humanitarian needs have significantly increased in Cameroon’s far north region due to Boko Haram’s protracted violence. Funds are still not meeting requirements.

  • WFP urgently requires funding to scale up assistance to newly internally displaced populations and ensure operational continuity up to the end of the year.

  • WFP and UNHCR conducted a Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) in Cameroon’s eastern regions to assess the food security situation and the capacity of C.A.R refugees for self-reliance.

27 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers
232,065 people affected
3 districts affected
161,897 post Burundian influx
232,065 people in need of food assistance

Highlights

As a result of the increasing influx in refugees, WFP is experiencing a critical shortfall in funding. This will result in a break in key commodities commencing in November 2016. Under the current circumstances, WFP will be forced to reduce rations unless new contributions are received. A full pipeline break is expected in January 2017.

Situation Update

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The water situation is worsening in Swaziland; water rationing has been reintroduced.

  • In August, as part of the drought emergency response, WFP assisted 99,000 highly food-insecure people (reaching 99% of the planned target for the month). WFP provided life-saving support with 1,329mt of cereal, pulses and oil.

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The School Feeding Programme is facing critical funding gaps. The Country Office urgently requires contributions in order to begin preparations for the next school term, which begins in October 2016.

Operational Updates

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • The nutritional situation in Chad remains worrying. 112,230 children under five with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into therapeutic care from January to July 2016, reaching 63% of the revised annual target (193,943). This is 21% more cases of SAM than in the same period in 2015 (87,860). Kanem and Bahr El Gazal Regions are particularly affected as by July they have surpassed their annual target by 106% and 118% respectively.

26 Sep 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• UN and partners appeal for US$ 10.7 million to provide relief in Sirt

• WHO keeps delivering medical supplies and lifesaving medicines to major cities in Libya

• Lack of liquidity, shortage of gas, fuel, and price hikes remain the major problems in Derna

• UNICEF responds to the recruitment of children in armed groups

Humanitarian situation in areas affected by ongoing armed conflict

23 Sep 2016 description

AT A GLANCE - UPDATE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1: Provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance to vulnerable communities affected by drought.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2: Secure access to basic services for vulnerable populations.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3: Ensure continuous linkage to resilience and early recovery agenda.

PEOPLE IN NEED: 4.3 m

PEOPLE TARGETED: 3.1 m

REQUIREMENTS (US$) 352m

KEY HUMANITARIAN NEEDS

  • Food Insecurity

  • High levels of acute malnutrition

  • Poor access to basic services

23 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 septembre 2016 – Devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, le Président du Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, a affirmé que son pays avait renoué avec « les valeurs cardinales qui fondent la démocratie et l'état de droit » et a appelé à soutenir les efforts en faveur de la « recherche de la paix et de l'enracinement de la démocratie en Afrique ».

21 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Assessments of the nutritional status of people living with HIV for the identification of those who need support are almost complete.

  • WFP assisted 21,000 children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) through its targeted supplementary feeding programme (TSFP) in the four districts with the highest rates of MAM.

  • Under WFP’s Food for Assets activities, participants in two districts received food assistance for the rehabilitation of cocoa, coffee and oil palm plantations and cocoa out-plating.

21 Sep 2016 description
report The Global Fund

GENEVA - African countries increased investments in the Global Fund as global health partners seek to galvanize all sources of funding to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.

20 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • An extension of WFP’s Development Project until December 2016 is under approval. In this frame, WFP is currently developing a resource mobilization strategy and a communication plan.

  • The prices of the main food staples have started to decrease due to new harvested maize in the southern Region of the country since last month, helping to improve the access of rural poor people to food.

19 Sep 2016 description
report Malaria Consortium

London, UK 19th September 2016 – Donors met at the fifth replenishment conference of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on 16-17 September in Montreal, Canada to pledge US$12.9 billion to fight the three targeted diseases. This historic financial commitment will contribute to saving eight million lives between 2017 and 2019, as governments, civil society and the private sector aim to accelerate progress against these killer diseases.

17 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

17 September 2016 – Praising the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a model of partnership that brings together people and development partners, governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said such broad cooperation is also the key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

17 Sep 2016 description
report The Global Fund

MONTREAL – At the launch of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment, donors pledged over US$12.9 billion for the next three years, demonstrating extraordinary global commitment toward ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for good.

Hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who stressed youth engagement as a key to success in global health, the conference welcomed significantly increased pledges from several donors. Canada increased its own contribution by 23 percent, many new partners pledged for the first time, and private sector contributions more than doubled.

17 Sep 2016 description
report The Global Fund

MONTREAL - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed the first contribution by Qatar to the partnership, a pledge of US$10 million to support the Global Fund's goal of ending epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria for good.