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15 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

14 février 2017 – Le Bangladesh, la Côte d'Ivoire, l'Éthiopie, le Ghana, l'Inde, le Malawi, le Nigéria, la Tanzanie et l'Ouganda se sont engagés mardi à réduire de moitié la mortalité des femmes enceintes et des nouveaux nés dans les établissements de santé d'ici 2022 en rejoignant un réseau de santé créé avec l'appui de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

14 Feb 2017 description

New WHO and UNICEF-supported network to improve care for mothers and babies

Today, 9 countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years.

Through a new Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, supported by WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the countries will work to improve the quality of care mothers and babies receive in their health facilities.

21 Oct 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

02 Sep 2014 description
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General Situation during August 2014
Forecast until mid-October 2014

06 Jun 2014 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) From safe drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture, water is essential for life. According to Water.org, a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation, more than 750 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.

16 May 2014 description

Executive Summary

In 2011 there were an estimated 112 million working equine animals in the world, with 43 million donkeys, 11 million mules, and 58 million horses.i The large majority of these animals live in developing countries and provide daily support to hundreds of millions of poor households by doing a wide range of work in both urban and rural areas.

05 May 2014 description

Locusts may increase in Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and Oman

The Desert Locust situation continues to improve along both sides of the Red Sea due to control operations and drying conditions in Sudan, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

10 Dec 2013 description

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced seven new awards worth nearly eight million dollars to address gender-based violence. USAID Chief Scientist Dr. Alex Dehgan announced the awards at an event at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where participants discussed how innovative technology can address violence. The awards will enable USAID missions to address gender-based violence by applying country-specific strategies across a range of sectors.

27 Feb 2013 description
report Mercy Corps

Jennifer Schmidt
Senior Development Officer

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. —Helen Keller

Given the magnitude and complexity of the poverty challenges that our global community faces, Helen Keller’s words couldn’t ring more true.

27 Feb 2013 description

The World Health Organization reports that rates of violence are 4-10 times greater among persons with disabilities than non-disabled persons. Consultations with persons with disabilities conducted by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) in seven countries suggest that women and girls with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. However, they do not have the same access to prevention and response programs as other community members.

24 Aug 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - Quietly, a revolution to develop cheap ways to draw water for irrigation is unfolding in small villages and rural regions in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, a new three-year study has found. This movement has the ability to turn agriculture around in the developing world.

21 Feb 2012 description

This report is a synthesis from lessons of government experiences of scale up of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). It is based on nine country case studies (Ethiopia, Pakistan, Niger, Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Mozambique), considerations around scale-up from India, and the proceedings of an international conference in Addis Ababa, 14-17 November, 2011 at which the case studies and India experiences were presented and discussed. The contributions of an additional 12 countries at the conference are also reflected in this report.

14 Jun 2011 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 14 June 2011 (IRIN) - The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, (GAVI) has succeeded in raising more than enough money to fund its programme for the next five years.

08 Jun 2011 description
report Voice of America

Report identifies 'hotspots' of future food insecurity

Steve Baragona | Washington, D.C.

Higher temperatures and changing rainfall patterns resulting from global climate change will threaten food production in many parts of the world - especially regions in the tropics already struggling with food security, according to a new report.

How climate change affects you depends on more than just how it affects your local weather. It also depends on how much the weather matters to your livelihood, and how well you can cope with the changes.

08 Mar 2011 description

Across the developing world, girls and women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of poverty. Yet we know it is possible to take effective practical action that enables girls and women to fulfill their potential. And we know that the benefits of investing in girls and women are transformational - for their own lives and for their families, communities, societies and economies. Empowering girls and women has multiplier effects for economic growth and achieving all of the MDGs.

If we reach girls, in particular, early enough in their lives, we can transform their life chances.

05 Nov 2010 description

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) activities increased in October along the Indo-Pakistan borders, in northwest Africa, and the Red Sea area. Ground control operations treated close to 8,000 ha on both sides of the Indo-Pakistan borders and 24 ha in Mauritania. Control operations were also carried out in Niger during this period. Hopper bands and mature adults were detected and control operations are in progress in several States in Sudan.

26 Jan 2010 description

Twelve million undernourished children could be helped to receive better nutrition over the next five years thanks to support UK-funded programmes, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander will say tonight.

This will be a key outcome of the forthcoming nutrition strategy from the Department for International Development (DFID) which will focus especially on malnutrition in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, India and Nepal,

Mr Alexander will be speaking to a World Food Programme (WFP) conference in Rome, where he will outline steps to tackle the global hunger …

01 Dec 2009 description

December 1, 2009 Vienna, Austria - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) yesterday signed three grant agreements relating to important worldwide health initiatives. The agreements were signed on behalf of OFID by Mr. Suleiman J. Al-Herbish, Director-General, and by HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF); Professor Claude Le Coultre, Chairwoman of the Board of the International Committee of the Red Cross Special Fund for the Disabled (IFRC/SFD); and Dr.

16 Nov 2009 description
report World Vision
  • Report says simplest measures like hand washing with soap, adequate nutrition and bed nets could significantly improve the health of children in the poorest countries and save millions of lives

    - World Vision launches Child Health Now campaign in 100 countries to reduce infant, child and maternal deaths

    By World Vision staff

    The lives of millions of children in the developing world could be saved if governments rebalance health spending to ensure provision of such low-cost, simple interventions as better nutrition and skilled birth attendants - that even the poorest …

19 Oct 2009 description

Overview

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a strategic partnership of developed and developing countries, international organizations and foundations that support the work of 15 international agricultural research centers.