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Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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UNICEF launches ‘app store for good’

New open-source software platform for international development

NEW YORK, 22 September 2014 – UNICEF today launched RapidPro – an open-source platform of applications that can help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services.

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Zero Mothers Die: bold new initiative launched at UN General Assembly event

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UNAIDS

Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Die, at an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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World + 7 others
Secretary Kerry Keynotes Frontiers in Development Forum - Announces New Health Commitments by PEPFAR and a Global Resilience Challenge by USAID

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 20, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivered keynote remarks yesterday morning at the second Frontiers in Development Forum convened by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Niger + 1 other
Niger: Population Movement - Emergency Appeal n° MDRNE013

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More than 77,000 displaced people -Nigerian refugees and Nigerien returnees - have exhausted the resources of host communities. Immediate humanitarian assistance is required.

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When zero is a good number

By 2030 we want 3 things.

Zero new HIV infections; zero AIDS-related deaths; and 100% of people living with HIV accessing quality HIV treatment. These are three of our recommended targets for the post-2015 development framework, which will be discussed at the UN General Assembly this month.

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HIV positive students suffer discrimination

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The Zimbabwean

Despite years of hard work by government agencies, NGOs and community groups, youths living with HIV and Aids are still stigmatised at school and in their communities.

HIV positive youths who spoke to The Zimbabwean strictly on condition of anonymity said stigma and discrimination continue to prevent them from accessing readily available HIV and Aids support services.

An HIV positive girl studying at the Midlands State University (MSU) said stigmatisation has become rife at the university where she said HIV positive students were mocked and given nicknames.

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Liberia's forgotten diseases

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Deutsche Welle

As Liberia battles the Ebola virus, people suffering from other diseases are afraid to seek treatment. They fear they may be wrongly diagnosed or could contract Ebola if they seek hospital treatment.

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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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ACT/Caritas Appeal Darfur – 2014 Programme SDN141, EA 24/2013, Revision 2

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Dear Colleagues

Please find attached the revised appeal and budget for the NCA Darfur Programme, supported by the ACT Alliance and Caritas networks.

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Nord-Kivu : le PNLS assurera désormais la prise en charge médicale des PVV

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Radio Okapi

Après le désengagement de l’ONG Heal Africa, la coordination du Programme national de lutte contre le Vih sida (PNLS) assure les personnes vivant avec cette maladie (PVV) d’une prise en charge médicale aux antirétroviraux (ARV). Le coordonnateur de cette structure, le Dr Adolphe Gashinge l’a annoncé vendredi 12 septembre à Nyamilima. « Nous sommes à côté des PVV pour leur pise en charge. Nous allons continuer à les soutenir malgré l’arrêt de financement de Heal Africa. Nous avons assez de médicaments », a affirmé Dr Adolphe Gashinge.

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L’ONUCI appuie une opération de collecte d’armes à Toulepleu

L’Opération des Nations en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) a apporté son appui, le jeudi 11 septembre 2014, à une opération de sensibilisation et de collecte d’armes à Toulepleu, dans l’extrême ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire, à environ 650 km d’Abidjan. Objectif : encourager et inciter les communautés et les groupes cibles qui détiennent encore des armes à les déposer volontairement, après les réponses apportées aux collectes réalisées.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
Ebola virus outbreak: continuity of care at risk [EN/FR]

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Solthis

Paris, 2014 September 12th - While the Ebola virus outbreak spreads in West Africa, where Solthis has operated for more than 10 years, we draw the attention of the international community to the catastrophic consequences of this crisis on health systems. Access to care and continuity of treatment for other pathologies are in serious threat.

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Prevention of HIV/STI Risk/Vulnerability Among Married Women Through Integration Within Primary Health Care in India

Worldwide, India ranks third in terms of the number of people live with HIV, affecting 2.1 million people according to recent estimates. Programming efforts aimed at vulnerable populations, including sex workers, men who have sex with men, injecting drugs users, and truckers, have resulted in a decline in the HIV incidence rate. Building off of that success, the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) is working to further accelerate progress in decreasing the transmission of HIV, by targeting increases in low prevalence states, including through spousal transmission.

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Flood displaced Zimbabweans allege forcible resettlement

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IRIN

MASVINGO, 10 September 2014 (IRIN) - More than 3,000 families in Zimbabwe’s southeastern Masvingo Province who accuse the government of forcibly resettling them to small plots of undeveloped land, are facing hardships including a lack of adequate food, shelter, health and education facilities.

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Uganda’s HIV law at odds with EAC Act

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EastAfrican

By DICTA ASIIMWE

Following its failure to stop President Yoweri Museveni from assenting to a law that criminalises the intentional transmission of HIV, the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC) is advising its partners to ignore the legislature and instead adhere to the East African Community HIV/Aids Prevention and Management Act that the country has also ratified.

Vinand Nantulya, the board chair of UAC, said that the HIV/Aids Prevention and Control Act that parliament passed in May was flawed.

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Health workers’ strike taking toll on HIV patients

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  • According to Mr Koome, 60 per cent of people infected with the virus fail to receive the anti-retroviral drugs every time health workers go on strike.

HIV patients are bearing the brunt of the ongoing strike in the public health sector, the National Aids Control Council says.

The patients have missed or defaulted on taking their life-prolonging drugs as doctors and nurses in public hospitals boycott work in protest over unpaid salaries, Nacc Regional Coordinator Julius Koome said on Tuesday.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No 06 (au 8 septembre 2014)

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Faits saillants

• Personnes déplacées du Nigeria : 6284 nouvelles arrivées ont été enregistrées en l’espace de deux semaines dans la Région de Diffa, soit le nombre le plus important des 5 derniers mois.

• Fin de la mission Ministérielle d’évaluation de la campagne agricole dans la région de Diffa : Entre espoir et crainte.

• L’insécurité alimentaire et la pauvreté des ménages contribuent fortement à la mauvaise performance de l’éducation dans la région de Diffa.

• Protection : 11 cas d’enfants séparés ont été rapportés par IRC.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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