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29 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    Saint Martin

24 Dec 2016 description

Funding requirements

Health sector funding requirements for 2017
US$ 16.5 million (health partners including WHO)

WHO funding requirements for 2017
US $ 1,550,000

Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2017
Health partners will target 474,228 people including:

  • 13,504 people in host families 204,010 in camps, collective centers or self-settled

  • 256,714 crisis affected and host communities

23 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

15 Dec 2016 description

Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • None

02 Dec 2016 description

More than 500,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar: Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017

In 2017, Myanmar will have an estimated 525,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance across Kachin, Rakhine and northern Shan States. This figure includes people recently affected by the renewed fighting in Kachin and northern Shan State, as well as those affected by protracted crises in Rakhine and Kachin and by natural disasters. Overall, an estimated US $146 million will be required to ensure humanitarian assistance for the concerned population.

25 Nov 2016 description

Despite significant progress in Millennium Development Goals over the past decade, ending preventable maternal newborn and child mortality remains an unfinished agenda and one of the world’s most critical challenges. At the same time, birth defects have been recognized as a global public health concern since they are progressively contributing to a greater proportion of infant and childhood mortality. WHO estimates that, globally, about 7% of all neonatal deaths are caused by birth defects.

25 Nov 2016 description

New Delhi, 25 November 2016 – In a move to guarantee access to high-quality medical products that can protect, diagnose and treat illness and disease in the WHO South-East Asia Region Member countries today launched a path-breaking initiative that will enhance information sharing, collaboration and convergence of regulatory practices across the Region.

24 Nov 2016 description

FOREWORD

At the sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly in May 2015, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan committed the Organization to creating a single, all-hazards emergency programme; to establishing a global health emergency workforce; and to raising a US$ 100 million contingency fund to enable rapid emergency response.

17 Oct 2016 description

Despite the progress made during the Millennium Development Goals era, maternal mortality in Myanmar still remains unacceptably high – with latest Population Census results estimating Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the country at 282 deaths per 100,000 live births. In 2015, almost 3000 women died in Myanmar before, during or soon after giving birth.

09 Sep 2016 description

Colombo, 9 September 2016 - In a critical step for emergency preparedness across the WHO South-East Asia Region, Member countries today agreed to establish a dedicated funding stream aimed at building preparedness for health emergencies in the Region, which is one of the most disaster-prone.

08 Sep 2016 description

Colombo, 8 September 2016 – One in seven people globally is a migrant, refugee or an internally displaced person. With countries across South-East Asia Region host to large migrant populations, WHO today called for focused attention to address their health needs.

07 Sep 2016 description

Colombo, 7 September 2016 - The World Health Organization today called for a whole-of-society approach to address the double burden of malnutrition which affects populations across South-East Asia Region, particularly women and girls.

02 Sep 2016 description

Contents
- 405 Global leprosy update, 2015: time for action, accountability and inclusion

Sommaire
- 405 Situation de la lèpre dans le monde, 2015: l’heure est à l’action, à la responsabilisation et à l’inclusion

30 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Myanmar on 24 August 2016, killing at least four people and damaging famous pagodas in Bagan and other regions.

  • The earthquake, with its epicenter about 12 miles west of Chauk and about 123 miles southwest of the Mandalay seismological observatory, was recorded at 5.04 pm, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

22 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

The torrential rains in the country since the onset of the monsoons have led to flash floods and landslides impacting many parts of Myanmar from the rest. The main areas affected include Magway, Mandalay, Yangon, Kachin, Ayeyawady, Mon, Bago and Sagaing.

05 Aug 2016 description

Contents
- 365 Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses worldwide, January 2015–May 2016
- 375 Environmental isolation of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus after interruption of wild poliovirus transmission, Nigeria, 2016

Sommaire
- 365 Le point sur les poliovirus dérivés de souches vaccinales détectés dans le monde, janvier 2015-mai 2016
- 375 Isolement de poliovirus circulants dérivés d’une souche vaccinale dans l’environnement après l’interruption de la transmission du poliovirus sauvage, Nigéria, 2016

27 Jul 2016 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia