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17 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Une septième attaque en six semaines contre des sites de personnes déplacées dans le Sud Irumu.

  • Rupture de stock de kit PEP (prophylaxie post-exposition) depuis janvier 2015 dans le Territoire de Mahagi.

Aperçu de la situation

16 Apr 2015 description

GRANDE LIGNES

 Suite à la découverte d’explosifs et aux attaques spontanées de Boko Haram à Tchoukoutalia et ses environs le 07, 09 et 13 Avril 2015, UNDSS a renforcé les mesures de sécurité. Dorénavant au moins deux véhicules sont exigés pour l’axe Ndjamena – Bol – Bagasola pour les missions.

15 Apr 2015 description

The overall objective of UNDP’s Sierra Leone’s Recovery Programme from the Ebola crisis is to restore livelihoods and foster socio-economic recovery for those most affected, strengthen the government’s capacity to restore essential services and to ensure a rapid return to a sustainable development path, while preserving and promoting peace, stability and social cohesion.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

14 Apr 2015 description
report UNAIDS

JOHANNESBURG, 13 April 2015—The Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation gathered together today to announce new efforts to ensure that all children in Africa are born free from HIV and that children living with HIV have access to life-saving treatment. Since young people continue to be deeply affected by the epidemic, the Champions also announced that they will add adolescents and HIV to their portfolio of work.

13 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Children’s Forum was held in Bangui on 12-13 March, attended by approximately 500 children, government officials, civil society members, and international partner agencies. The Forum aimed at ensuring that the voices and concerns of children will be heard during the Bangui Forum in April and embodied a message of hope for the future of the children of CAR.

13 Apr 2015 description
report Caritas

Par Son Éminence le cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, Président et Michel Roy, Secrétaire Général

« Nous avons mis en route la culture du “déchet” […] Les exclus ne sont pas des “exploités”, mais des déchets, “des restes”… personne ne devrait être “privé” de l’amour de Dieu ni de nos soins. »

13 Apr 2015 description
report Caritas

By His Eminence Óscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, President of Caritas Internationalis and Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis

“We have created a ‘throw away’ culture…the excluded are not the ‘exploited’ but the outcast, the ‘leftovers’…no one is to be ‘excluded’ from God’s love and from our care.”

10 Apr 2015 description
report Fida International

Fida has been battling to erase prejudice against HIV-positive people in East Africa with success.

HIV Infections Decreased by More than a Half

  • In 2004 Fida started a HIV/AIDS project in Ethiopia, focusing on Debre Zeit, a city of approximately hundred thousand people.

  • Before the project, Debre Zeit had one of the worst HIV problems in Ethiopia. Up to seven per cent of the city's residents had HIV.

09 Apr 2015 description

Posted by Deborah L. Birx

Right things. Right places. Right now. Six simple words that are strategically guiding the largest U.S. foreign assistance program -- PEPFAR -- the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

I've been privileged to lead PEPFAR for a year now, working with countries to achieve the potential of an AIDS-free generation, together.

A program never known for taking baby steps, we are making great strides forward, together with all of our partners, focusing on:

09 Apr 2015 description

Overview

Although national HIV prevalence decreased from 12% in 2004 to 10.6% in 2010, Malawi continues to face a severe epidemic. There are an estimated 1,000,000 Malawians living with HIV. Women are disproportionately affected, and there are approximately 790,000 children orphaned because of AIDS.

09 Apr 2015 description

Summary

The present report was prepared in response to Economic and Social Council resolution 2013/11, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to transmit, at the substantive session of 2015, a report prepared by the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on progress made in implementing a coordinated response by the United Nations system to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

08 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS  

• According to Meteorological Services Department, due to moisture stress and prolonged dry spells experienced in March 2015 in many parts of the country, crops were reported to be wilting and some drying pre-maturely raising fears of crop production failure and household food availability problems in the 2015/16 consumption season.

• Meanwhile, the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) indicates that some 616,000 additional people will require food aid until mid-year as a result of the flood disaster.

08 Apr 2015 description
report Peace Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2015 – Peace Corps volunteer Evan Brown of Eads, Tennessee, is building a health club in Lesotho to give his community a safe place to exercise and learn about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. The new club will provide nearly 7,000 community members with access to programs that combine exercise and health education in a country where more than 22 percent of the population is living with HIV/AIDS, according to UNAIDS.

07 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 31 March, 251 cholera cases with 3 deaths have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, up from 172 in the previous week. Of these 79 are new cases reported for the week

  • Following rains that fell towards the end of last week in parts of Thyolo, Mulanje and Blantyre, the East Bank is once again inaccessible by road. There are however communities in parts of Nsanje District, specifically in the East Bank, that require humanitarian assistance in food aid, WASH and NFIs.

07 Apr 2015 description
report Food for the Hungry

Have you given much thought to the victims of HIV/AIDS lately? Not the ones who have succumbed because of it, but the ones who are left behind when their parents fall victim to this dreaded killer.

06 Apr 2015 description

Hoima, 27 March 2015:- The First Lady of Uganda Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, who is also the “Champion” of the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV/AIDS campaign has called upon men to be more cooperative in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She said this at the launch of the campaign for the Western Region held at Boma in Hoima district.

Mrs. Museveni said that collective effort was needed to win this battle, “nobody can do this alone, we need everyone who is willing, to provide a helping hand.”

04 Apr 2015 description

The Government of Rwanda has made achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) central to its policy framework, as defined in the long term development agenda, the Vision 2020, as well as the medium term strategies, EDPRS1 and EDPRS 2. The overriding long-term national development objective is to transform Rwanda into a middle-income country by 2020.