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23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 janvier 2015 – L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) recommande désormais l’introduction du vaccin conjugué contre la méningite A, le MenAfriVac®, dans les calendriers de vaccination systématique en Afrique subsaharienne. Cette recommandation vise à protéger les nourrissons contre la méningite et à maintenir l’immunité à l’échelle de la population.

23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 January 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends the conjugate meningitis A vaccine MenAfriVac® to be introduced in routine immunization schedules in sub-Saharan Africa. This recommendation ensures that infants are protected against meningitis and population-wide immunity is maintained.

22 Jan 2015 description

GAIN and Unilever have signed an agreement at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that aims to improve the lives of 2.5 million farmers and their families.

The Memorandum of Understanding has targets to improve the health and nutrition of smallholder farmers and farm workers in Unilever’s supply chain, through the creation of a global Nutrition Intervention Programme (NIP).

22 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says UNICEF

UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector not only to invest more, but also to invest more wisely in education

22 Jan 2015 description

Human Rights Council
Twenty-eighth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development


20 Jan 2015 description

Violence against women and girls perpetrated by their intimate partners is a global phenomenon—experienced by at least one in three women during their lifetime. Prevalence is likely to be even higher in humanitarian settings, with an increasing body of evidence showing intimate partner violence (IPV)2 to be the most common type of violence women experience, though it may go underreported and receive less attention from humanitarian actors compared to sexual violence perpetrated by armed forces.

20 Jan 2015 description

Executive summary

Images of individuals and families crossing borders to find safety, after having witnessed violence and destruction, leaving possessions and family members behind, have come to represent the human impact of conflict and disaster. Threats to well-being due to these experiences and subsequent challenges are increasingly understood.

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

20 Jan 2015 description
report UN Security Council

7361st Meeting (AM & PM)

During a day-long debate featuring nearly eighty speakers and presided over by the President of Chile, the Security Council today urged a common United Nations approach to inclusive development as a key for preventing conflict and enabling sustainable peace.

19 Jan 2015 description

Transform Nutrition, a five year multi-country project in which icddr,b is a partner, aims to accelerate progress and improve nutrition outcomes in developing countries by fillingl existing knowledge gaps, mobilising stakeholders across sectors and ensuring prioritisation of nutrition in development policy.

19 Jan 2015 description
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Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education

16 Jan 2015 description
report Plan

One of the most systematic ways to protect children from disasters is to protect their education. Safe schools programmes include measures to protect children’s lives by building safe infrastructure, as well as educating children around early warning, evacuation, and wider disaster risk reduction.

This report investigates the economic argument for investing in safe schools. It reviews the existing evidence on the cost-effectiveness of safe schools interventions and identifies measures which have higher cost-benefit ratios.

15 Jan 2015 description

Thank you IKEA customers and co-workers! The IKEA U.S. Soft Toy Campaign 2014 raised almost $1.2 million.

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14 Jan 2015 description

This evidence digest focuses on how to address Violence against Women and Girls and the latest reports and developments in violence prevention.

13 Jan 2015 description
report Voice of America

A new study said HIV-positive children are much more likely to die from pneumonia than children who are not infected with the AIDS virus. It’s estimated there are more than three million children under age 14 living with HIV. The vast majority are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Researchers said deaths from pneumonia among HIV-positive children could be dramatically reduced by expanding current treatments.

Dr. Harish Nair led the study to better understand the scope of the problem. He’s with the University of Edinburgh’s Center for Population Health Sciences.

13 Jan 2015 description
report Guardian

Investments are needed to protect children from the impact of conflict and bring down the $7tn annual global cost of violence against them

During the Sierra Leone war, an estimated 10,000 children were recruited or used by armed forces and groups, and at least 692,000 children suffered sexual abuse. In 2002, almost half the states engaged in conflict were using children under the age of 15 in their armed forces. But amid the devastation of war, children are often forgotten with the full extent of their suffering only emerging afterwards.

13 Jan 2015 description

Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.