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21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies. It gives recommendations based on applicable core legal values and principles, gleaned from a range of conventions, charters, political commitments, guidelines and declarations.

13 Sep 2017 description
  • 2,005,631 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 August (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

  • 574,871 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 August

  • 275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

12 Sep 2017 description

12 September 2017

Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed down the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee. MSF medical coordinator Wil van Roekel describes the ramifications of the violence, including on some 1,600 HIV patients who need daily medication to survive.

What is the situation in Zemio now?

07 Sep 2017 description

Contents
521 Cholera, 2016
530 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2017
534 The International Health Regulations (IHR) – 10 years of global public health security

Sommaire
521 Choléra, 2016
530 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2017
534 Le Règlement sanitaire international (RSI) – 10 ans de sécurité sanitaire mondiale

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 17 August 2017, the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda crossed the one million mark. Despite scaled up response efforts, unmet needs persist for an estimated 614,135 children (61 percent of the South Sudanese refugee population).

  • After a prolonged dry spell, Karamoja region is receiving improved rainfall. The nutrition situation is likely to continue improving if the current rainfall pattern persists. UNICEF monitoring data shows a slight reduction in the number of severely malnourished children in July 2017.

20 Aug 2017 description

En République Démocratique du Congo, l’épidémie du VIH/Sida connaît une prévalence dans la population générale de 1,2%. Le nombre de personnes vivant avec le VIH est estimé à 420.000 dont 60.000 enfants de moins de 15 ans et 210.000 femmes. Pour les femmes enceintes, le taux de prévalence est de 1,8% selon les services de consultation prénatale. Les femmes sont trois fois plus infectées par le VIH (1,6%) comparativement aux hommes (0,6%). Plusieurs facteurs de vulnérabilité chez les femmes peuvent expliquer cet écart, notamment la précocité des premiers rapports sexuels.

19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

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.

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.

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.

04 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since violence started in early May, 60,000 people have fled from lower CAR over the border into DRC. As a result, a total of 102,802 CAR refugees are currently registered in DRC.

  • The number of IDPs in CAR increased by 14 per cent to 503,600 in one month due to clashes and attacks by armed groups in the Eastern part of the country.

02 Aug 2017 description

Executive summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period January 2016 to June 2017. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting health development in Member States in the African Region. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the Intercountry Support Teams.

01 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As at June 2017, 977,746 South Sudanese refugees call Uganda home of which 296,409 arrived from 1st January 2017; 275,037 from DRC and 52,388 from Burundi. Children constitute 60 percent of the refugee population.

• The Uganda Solidarity Summit on refugees and host communities hosted by President Yoweri Museveni and the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez was successfully held from June 22-23, 2017 with current pledges of $347.5 million by the international community.

25 Jul 2017 description

Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure. Paris – An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa. They remain left out of the global HIV response without access to treatment that prevents AIDS or the medical care they need, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

04 Jul 2017 description

African heads of state meet today in Addis Ababa to endorse the emergency catch-up plan led by UNAIDS to accelerate HIV treatment in West and Central Africa.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterates its call for a clear roadmap and strong political commitment from affected governments and all international stakeholders, towards removing longstanding barriers and implementing proven simplified strategies that will boost lifesaving treatment for 4.7 million living with HIV not yet accessing antiretroviral therapy (ARV).

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.