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23 May 2013 description

22 mai 2013 -La Corne de l’Afrique connaît actuellement une flambée de poliovirus sauvage de type 1 (PVS1). Le 30 avril 2013, près de Dadaab, au Kenya, une fillette de 4 mois a présenté des symptômes de paralysie flasque aigüe (PFA). Deux contacts en bonne santé de l’enfant se sont révélés positifs pour le PVS1. Ce sont les premiers cas confirmés en laboratoire survenus au Kenya depuis juillet 2011. Les investigations concernant cette flambée se poursuivent. En outre, un cas dû au PVS1 a été confirmé à Banadir, en Somalie, le 9 mai 2013.

06 May 2009 description

4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UNEP-Linked Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

GENEVA/NAIROBI/WASHINGTON DC -- The United Nations Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, today announced a rejuvenated international effort to combat malaria with an incremental reduction of reliance on the synthetic pesticide DDT.

Ten projects, all part of the global programme "Demonstrating and Scaling-up of sustainable Alternatives to DDT in Vector Management", involving some 40 …

31 Dec 2007 description



Recurrent drought following several poor rainy seasons has led to food insecurity and widespread malnutrition in the countries of the Horn of Africa region (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan). The public health and food security situation is poor. Poor nutrition, a rising number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and increasing incidence of other infectious diseases all contribute to high levels of morbidity and mortality in the subregion.

07 Apr 2006 description

7 APRIL 2006 | GENEVA -- Severe drought has resulted in a food crisis affecting more than 15 million people across Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. These people face increased risk of starvation and disease. Half of them need urgent assistance. Food distribution has begun in most of the affected areas, but food alone will not prevent disease and deaths.

20 Mar 2002 description

The Horn of Africa countries (Djibouti, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda) face common crises with similar hazards and vulnerabilities, including drought, floods, environmental degradation, land pressure, armed conflicts, acute food shortages and mass displacements, not to mention chronic under-resourcing and lack of access to any health services for vast numbers of people.

12 Feb 2002 description

5 - 12 FEBRUARY 2002

Dr Abdullahi M. Ahmed
Coordinator, Horn of Africa Initiative

Addis Ababa, 2002


03 Oct 2000 description

Dates of mission: 3 June - 3 October 2000
Ms Albertien van der Veen
Emergency and Humanitarian Action
October 2000

World Health Organization

I. Introduction.

18 Apr 2000 description

Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia are included in the first table below; Kenya, Somalia and Sudan are in the table which follows. Updated and addtional information is most welcome. Please submit to the email address at the bottom of the page.