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17 Aug 2017 description

ACHIEVEMENTS

• IOM, with the support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), received approval to expand comprehensive HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) treatment to PoC sites. Currently, only prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) services are available in the PoC sites, while anti-retroviral treatment (ART) is not available to the general population. This expansion provides the necessary resources to expand ART provision.

17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • In May, WFP ended the El Niño-induced drought EMOP. WFP assisted in total over 230,000 beneficiaries with emergency assistance, of which 142,000 received Cash Based Transfers (CBT). In May, 56,973 people received CBT.

  • In June, WFP assisted in total 7,932 beneficiaries through the Food by Prescription programme. Assistance to Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) is planned to resume in August 2017.

  • WFP’s Food by Prescription project remains underfunded, as a pipeline break, is expected in September 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

• The relief assistance distributions continued as planned immediately after the country’s general elections. June marks the end of relief interventions.

• The Humanitarian Country Team in Lesotho organised a Media Breakfast and a Media Field Trip.

• The manual to make Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) nutrition sensitive was developed by stakeholders.

Operational Updates

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An agreement was reached on 19 July in Minsk by all parties to the conflict to create safety zones around critical civilian infrastructure including water installations. However the number of ceasefire violations increased over the last two weeks of July.3

  • UNICEF reached almost 335,000 children and their caregivers with life -saving Mine Risk Education (MRE) through dissemination of child friendly content through electronic media.

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to provide market access to smallholder farmers by linking local purchases with school canteens supply. The country office is exploring opportunities for local purchases from bean producers in the prefecture of Mali.

  • According to the March Cadre Harmonisé, the number food insecure people is forecast to increase to 285,585 people between June and August 2017.

Operational Updates

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Two Ghanaian industrial processors - Premium Foods Limited and Yedent Agro-processing Company - have received a total of USD 2.4 million to expand their production capacities to locally produce specialised nutritious foods for stunting prevention in Ghana. This initiative is through collaboration with the Canadian Government.

  • Government ministers have been updated on the initial findings of the draft Zero Hunger Strategic report, as a prelude to the upcoming stakeholders’ consultation on the report.

14 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF, with support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), continues to provide safe drinking water to drought-affected populations. Construction work and mobilization has commenced in four drought-affected districts to provide safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to targeted 17,000 people including 7,160 children (3,650 girls);

  • Since January 2017, 685 children (375 boys and 310 girls) have been admitted and treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM);

13 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Safeguard young people programe (2014-2016)

Addressing the urgent needs of youth across Southern Africa

Africa’s youth population is growing rapidly, bringing immense opportunities for economic growth and prosperity. Yet, they face many risks as they navigate adolescence – unemployment, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and genderbased violence. The life skills that many youth lack mean they are unable to negotiate healthy, equitable relationships to plan their families and their futures.

11 Aug 2017 description

Dans le cadre de renforcement de la coordination des interventions de lutte contre le VIH/Sida, le PNLS a mis en place en 2014, avec l’appui de l’OMS et sur un financement de PEPFAR, un cadre de concertation avec tous les partenaires Techniques et Financiers en vue d’échanger régulièrement et de discuter de tous les problèmes qui se posent dans la bonne marche des activités. Ces réunions s’inscrivent dans le mandat du PNLS en accord avec l’Ordonnance-Loi du Président de la République du 18/03/2011(1) fixant le Cadre Institutionnel de la lutte contre le Sida en RDC.

10 Aug 2017 description

Current Trends

  • In response to continuous outbreaks of cholera, IOM has conducted a first round of an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in Bentiu and Rubkona towns from 19 to 23 June 2017. These OCV campaigns successfully reached 90% of the target population. The second round of the OCV campaign will be conducted in the third week of July.

09 Aug 2017 description

The 2016 Health Sector Performance Report (HSPR) presents an assessment of how the health system in Sierra Leone has performed in 2016 –the first full year of health sector reconstruction after the Ebola epidemic. It is the first time that Sierra Leone has reported on a complete range of internationally agreed indicators that span the entire health system, and as such makes a significant improvement on previous HSPRs.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF provided eight water tanker trucks to the Government of Namibia to support water-stressed communities in seven drought-affected regions. UNICEF also provided 15,000 bednets in support of the malaria outbreak response which has affected more than 11,900 people in the first quarter of 2017.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UNAIDS

Mediaplanet has today launched a new campaign to raise awareness about maternal health around the world.

Created in partnership with UNAIDS and other international organisations, the campaign looks at a range of case studies on issues affecting pregnant women and mothers, and draws on insights from community health-care providers, as well as public health advocates.

08 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Results of SMART surveys conducted, in seven livelihood zones, in May 2017 show a slight improvement in nutrition in Malawi, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence declining from 2.5 per cent in May 2016 to 2.2 per cent in May 2017. Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) also declined from 0.5 to 0.3 per cent in the same period.

08 Aug 2017 description

Since the outbreak of the armed conflict in the eastern Ukraine and the events in Crimea more than three years ago, large-scale population movements were observed in the country. The UN office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights reports over 2 million displaced, including 1,2 million internally displaced persons. Estimates indicate that about 70% of the internally displaced people are women.

05 Aug 2017 description

Depuis son accession à l’indépendance en 1960, la RDC a connu des crises à répétition (rébellions des années 1961 à 1964 d’une part et 1978 à 1980 d’autre part ; pillages des années 1991 et 1993 ; guerre de libération des années 1996 et 1997 ; guerre d’agression des années 1998 à 2001) qui ont eu des conséquences dramatiques sur la vie de la nation en général et sur le système de santé en particulier.