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01 Jan 2003 description

Data Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Population Action International

03 Dec 2002 description
report UN Children's Fund

Major Campaign to Get Girls into School in 25 Priority Countries

30 Sep 2002 description
report Carleton University

Prepared by: Caroline Delany and Sonja Varga*
With the generous support of the Canadian International Development Agency.

10 Apr 2002 description

The highest burden of this disease occurs in sub-Saharan Africa in an area that is referred to as the meningitis belt. This is the area between Senegal and Ethiopia and includes all or part of at least 15 countries, with an estimated total population of approximately 300 million. Epidemics occur in seasonal cycles between the end of November and the end of June, depending on the location and climate of the country and decline rapidly with the arrival of the rainy season. WHO has received reports from ministries of health in the following countries:

22 Feb 2001 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 22 February (IRIN) - A rapid growth in the establishment of government-backed human rights commissions throughout Africa in the last decade has not generally led to better protection, the New York-based organisation, Human Rights Watch, charged in a major new study released on Thursday.

11 Aug 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

11 Aug 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

13 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

N A T I O N S U N I E S
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: + 225 21-73-54
Fax: + 225 21-63-35

13 Aug 1999 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa

Tel: +225 21 73 54
Fax: +225 21 63 35