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03 Dec 2010 description
report PlusNews

ACCRA/NAIROBI, 3 December 2010 (PLUSNEWS) - Some 80 health professionals and telecom operators are meeting in the Ghanaian capital Accra to explore ways to use mobile phones for better healthcare delivery.

"What we are trying to do here is to find out what mobile technology applications will help us fix some of Africa's health problems," said Fiemu Nwariaku, professor of surgery in Ghana and a moderator at the 2-3 December Mobile Health Africa Summit. The efforts are aimed particularly at improving healthcare for underserved populations.

06 Oct 2010 description

Acute crises

General Background

The polio outbreak threatens the efforts to eradicate the disease in Africa. Only three African countries have recorded cases of the disease in the last four months - Nigeria, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). However, Angola is the biggest threat against eradication efforts at the continental level.

06 Oct 2010 description

Contexte général

La flambée de poliomyélite menace les efforts d'éradication de la maladie en Afrique. Seuls trois pays africains ont enregistré des cas de cette maladie dans les quatre derniers mois - le Nigeria, l'Angola et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). La menace de la poliomyélite en Angola est très préoccupante et pourrait retarder les efforts d'éradication au niveau continentale. =C0 cet effet, le pays a lancé une campagne d'immunisation ciblant quelque 5,6 millions d'enfants.

06 Oct 2010 description

6 octobre 2010, Rome - Vingt-deux pays dans le monde sont confrontés à des difficultés colossales, telles que les crises alimentaires à répétition et la prévalence extrêmement élevée de la faim, dues à l'effet combiné des catastrophes naturelles, des conflits et de la faiblesse des institutions.

06 Oct 2010 description

Rome, 6 October 2010 - Twenty-two countries are facing enormous challenges like repeated food crises and an extremely high prevalence of hunger due to a combination of natural disasters, conflict and weak institutions.

14 Sep 2010 description

International hunger targets difficult to reach

- The number of hungry has declined, but remains unacceptably high

-Despite the decline, the ability to achieve international hunger targets such as MDG1 is still at risk

- Governments should encourage increased investment in agriculture, expand safety nets, and enhance income-generating activities for the rural and urban poor.

14 Sep 2010 description

La FAO et le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) ont indiqué aujourd'hui qu'en dépit de l'amélioration récente et attendue qui a permis de retomber sous le cap du milliard, le nombre d'affamés dans le monde demeure inacceptable.

D'après les nouvelles estimations, 925 millions de personnes continueront à souffrir de faim chronique cette année, soit un recul de 98 millions par rapport au 1,023 milliard de 2009.

"Toutefois, avec la mort d'un enfant toutes les 6 secondes pour des problèmes liés à la malnutrition, la faim demeure la plus …

14 Sep 2010 description

Though improved, global hunger level "unacceptable

14 September 2010, Rome - FAO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high despite expected recent gains that have pushed the figure below 1 billion.

The new estimate of the number of people who will suffer chronic hunger this year is 925 million - 98 million down from 1.023 billion in 2009.

"But with a child dying every six seconds because of undernourishment related problems, hunger remains the world's largest tragedy and …

03 May 2010 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

16 Mar 2010 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 16 March 2010 (IRIN) - The price of maize, sorghum, wheat and other staple grains is likely to climb again in many food-importing east African countries, agricultural economists warn.

In the third of a four-part series on food security - "Are we heading for another crisis?" - IRIN looks at a region where 20 million people are in need of food aid, and what could be done to avoid another food-price crisis.

Globally, the price of most staples like maize and wheat have been falling, but people in east Africa are still paying up to double the 2007 price, said the …

02 Mar 2010 description

To save lives during emergencies, time is of essence. Air transport is the fastest way to get aid workers, food and non-food relief materials, medicines and medical equipments to an emergency hot spot where lives and livelihoods have been compromised. The challenge is even more when such emergencies run into years of humanitarian intervention as experiences have shown from Sudan to Afghanistan and from Somalia to Democratic Republic of Congo.

08 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'insécurité à l'Est de la RDC et l'escalade de l'atmosphère socio politique en Côte d'Ivoire retiennent notre attention cette semaine. En plus de cela, on note la persistance des crises habituelles y compris les épidémies. Les états membres continuent de recevoir l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les Clusters Santé.

08 Feb 2010 description

General Context

Insecurity in Eastern DRC and the escalating social and political atmosphere in Côte d'Ivoire are retaining our attention this week. In addition, the usual crises including several disease outbreaks are ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

01 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The Pandemic A (H1N1) incidence has drastically decreased and is no longer alarming in our Region. In total 32 countries have officially reported 17,128 laboratory confirmed human cases including 167 deaths. Since the beginning of this year we continued to face various acute crises. In addition, the year 2010 is carrying the legacy of all the protracted crises which are still ongoing. This issue of our weekly bulletin will make a retrospective update on January 2010 humanitarian events. The usual Weekly Emergency Situation Update will start next week.

01 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'incidence de la Pandémie A (H1N1) a radicalement baissé et n'est plus alarmante dans notre Région. Au total 32 pays ont officiellement notifié 17 128 cas humains confirmés au laboratoire avec 167 décès. Depuis le début de cette année nous continuons de faire face à diverses crises aiguës. En plus, l'année 2010 a hérité de toutes les crises chroniques toujours en cours. Ce numéro de notre bulletin hebdomadaire fait une mise à jour rétrospective des évènements humanitaires de janvier 2010.

11 Jan 2010 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)