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15 Dec 2009 description

Malaria: Overview

Saving Lives

Every 30 seconds an African child dies of malaria. At least 1 million infants and children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa die each year from the mosquito-borne disease.

A Global Leader in Fighting Malaria

USAID has been committed to saving lives and fighting malaria since the 1950s. The Agency works closely with national governments to build their capacity to prevent and treat the disease.

30 Nov 2009 description


Responding to humanitarian emergencies in West Africa is challenging due to the region's diverse crises. Each crisis is complex, severe and affects the population's coping capacities. At least 139 million people live in extreme poverty in West Africa. These people are particularly vulnerable to overall food insecurity, the effects of recurrent and regular natural disasters, and cyclical epidemics compounded by climate change and socio-political instabilities.

30 Nov 2009 description


The 2010 Humanitarian Appeal addresses twelve major humanitarian crises around the world. It presents a strategic, concerted action plan for each crisis, bringing together hundreds of aid organizations working together to deliver vital aid effectively and efficiently. It requires donors also to act together to ensure that these joint efforts receive the urgent funding needed to save lives, prevent irrecoverable harm, maintain dignity and restore self-reliance.

20 Nov 2009 description

- 485 Epidemiological summary of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus – Ontario, Canada, June 2009

- 485 Virus de la grippe pandémique A (H1N1) 2009 – synthèse épidémiologique, Ontario (Canada), juin 2009

18 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank

B. Project Objectives [from section 2 of PCN]

The project would support the longer term objective of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and would, as a result, contribute to reach the MDG No. 5.

The first PDO would seek to increase the coverage of quality maternal services. The PDO would be broken down in two intermediate outcomes: (i) improving the quality of maternal health services for the whole population, and (ii) enhancing the utilization of these services by the poorest.

17 Nov 2009 description

17 November 2009 - Geneva / New York - The largest-ever yellow fever mass vaccination campaign is set to kick off next week across three African countries. The week-long event will target 11.9 million people across Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone, all three of which are at high risk of yellow fever outbreaks.

The campaign--supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Médecins sans Frontières and other partners--is the first in which yellow fever vaccination drives will be simultaneously launched across several countries.

17 Nov 2009 description

Il s'agit de plus grande campagne de vaccination antiamarile jamais organisée.

17 NOVEMBRE 2009 | GEN=C8VE/NEW YORK -- La plus grande campagne de vaccination antiamarile jamais organisée doit démarrer la semaine prochaine dans trois pays africains.

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

21 Oct 2009 description

GLIDE no. FL-2009-000127-BEN

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The West Coast regional office - based in Abuja, Nigeria - covers seven National Societies (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo). However, with the presence of Federation country representation in Liberia, the Liberian Red Cross Society (LRCS) produces separate plan. The West Coast regional office directly works with the six National Societies covered by this plan. Programmes have been designed to ensure self-reliance systems and resources at community level through strengthening the capacities of National Societies.

12 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The Federation's West and Central Africa Sub-zone (WCAZ) priorities are guided by the following strategic initiatives intended to support the development and work of National Societies: the Global Agenda Goals and the Framework for Action, Strategy 2010, the African Red Cross and Red Crescent Health Initiative (ARCHI) 2010 and decisions coming out from Pan African Conferences such as the Algiers Plan of Action and the Johannesburg Commitment.

Working within these initiatives, the West and Central Africa sub-zone immediate focus is to support National Societies …

12 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale
Soixante-quatrième session
17e et 18e séances plénières - matin et après-midi

« À chaque minute de ma déclaration, une femme est morte en couches ou enceinte », a déclaré aujourd'hui la Directrice exécutive du Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population (FNUAP), alors que l'Assemblée générale célébrait le quinzième anniversaire de l'adoption du Programme d'action de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur la population et le développement qui s'est tenue au Caire.

08 Oct 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

COTONOU, 8 octobre 2009 - Le Représentant de l'UNICEF au Bénin, le Dr Souleymane Diallo, a remis au Ministre béninois de la santé, le Dr Issifou Takpara, un lot de véhicules, de motos, de matériel médical et informatique destiné au renforcement du système national de santé et à la mise en ouvre de la Stratégie accélérée pour la survie et le développement de l'enfant.

Le matériel, dont la valeur totale s'élève à un million de dollars, comprend les éléments suivants : 8 véhicules Toyota, 130 motos, 50 réfrigérateurs et 50 congélateurs, 2 000 sachets de glace, 5 000 boîtes à …

08 Oct 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

COTONOU, October 8, 2009 - UNICEF Representative in Benin, Dr. Souleymane Diallo, handed over to the Minister of Health, Dr.

20 Sep 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.