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12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

19 Dec 2017 description

Since August, 646,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. According to the latest Doctors Without Borders report, at least 6,700 Rohingyas died, mostly due to violence in a brutal military crackdown, between August 25 and September 24. This deeply troubling number includes at least 730 children under the age of five.

18 Dec 2017 description

To improve health of women and girls in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America, Grand Challenges Canada and partners launch or scale-up 18 projects, bring Canada's new Feminist International Assistance Policy to life.

Toronto - Grand Challenges Canada today announced 18 projects extending innovative forms of health-related lifelines to some of humanity's most acutely impoverished, neglected and vulnerable women and girls, supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

13 Dec 2017 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

29 Nov 2017 description

One of the key humanitarian concerns for many migrants in the Asia Pacific region is the ability to live and work in safe and healthy conditions and to enjoy access to health services and expect health outcomes similar to those of the rest of the population.

01 Sep 2017 description


477 Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper – August 2017
498 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2017


477 Vaccins anticholériques: Note de synthèse de l’OMS – août 2017
498 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2017

18 Jul 2017 description


During one of my visits to a Women and Girls Centre in Myitkyina, a displaced Kachin woman told me a very personal story of how she and her husband transformed their relationship.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance

Media Contact

05 Jun 2017 description

This publication shows how change works. It is a collection of 10 transformative development stories for development practitioners. It explains how the featured projects have yielded lasting, far-reaching results, and accelerated early progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The interventions profiled here demonstrate how much can happen when commitment is sustained, and when governments, private sector, civil society and UNDP work together. Innovation, delivering at large-scale, and partnership are key elements of the successful projects in the publication.

23 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Child Alert on Myanmar: Fruits of rapid development and reconciliation efforts yet to reach remote, conflict-affected regions

New report calls for improved humanitarian access to estimated 2.2 million children affected by violence, and end to child rights violations

19 May 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Pe Thet Htet Khin & Rik Glauert 18 May 2017

RANGOON — The Union minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe announced details of a US$460 million plan to combat HIV/AIDS in Burma at an event in Naypyidaw on Wednesday.

The Burmese government will contribute 18 percent of the budget with the rest funded by international organizations and NGOs—including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Three Millennium Development Goals Fund, and UN agencies, according to the Myanmar National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS (2016-2020).

29 Mar 2017 description

The Socio-Economic Impact of People Living with HIV at the Household Level in Myanmar study conducted by the Ministry of Health and UNDP assesses the socio-economic impact of HIV-related diseases at the household level across all States and Regions in Myanmar. It collected data on the impact of HIV-related diseases on income, revenues, economic dependency, consumption, education, health, food security, stigma, discrimination, quality of life, and migration.

28 Mar 2017 description


  • Security operations ceased in the northern part of Rakhine State. WFP assisted 25,000 people in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships most affected by the security operations.

  • WFP successfully launched a pilot project exploring the use of mobile financial services in the delivery of cash assistance to displaced people in Kachin State.

  • Conflicts continued to impede WFP’s assistance to vulnerable and food-insecure people in areas beyond Government control in Kachin and Shan States.

23 Jan 2017 description


  • Partial access for life-saving food assistance to Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships in northern Rakhine was granted in mid-December.

  • Ongoing conflicts in the northern regions of Shan State caused access restrictions to WFP’s operations and ability to conduct needs assessments in the affected area.

  • Armed conflicts in Kachin State continue to impede WFP’s access to displaced people in the state.

Operational Updates

28 Dec 2016 description


  • WFP assisted 27,000 people in need of food assistance from both Muslims and Rakhine communities in northern Rakhine State.

  • With recent armed conflicts in northern Rakhine and Shan States, WFP’s operations are limited in most areas due to restrictions on movement and access.

  • WFP expanded the school feeding programme to four new states and regions, effectively adding 16,000 schoolchildren to the programme.

Operational Updates

05 Dec 2016 description
report UNAIDS

Malgré les progrès accomplis contre le VIH au cours des 15 dernières années et la disponibilité de méthodes de prévention et de traitement qui ont fait leurs preuves, le nombre annuel de nouvelles infections à VIH chez les adultes est resté stable dans le monde, à un niveau estimé de 1,9 million par an depuis 2010. En outre, on observe une résurgence des nouvelles infections à VIH au sein des populations clés dans certaines régions du monde.

01 Dec 2016 description

Myanmar - In the southeast of Myanmar, just outside of Mawlamyine in Mon State, the Shwe Nga Lay “Goldfish” Group operates out of an unassuming building, which they constructed with their own funds, write Patrick Duigan and Liam Best.

01 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - "Poorly managed migration could contribute to the global impact of AIDS, but migration itself is not a cause for the disease," said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing on World AIDS Day, December 1.

28 Nov 2016 description
report UNAIDS

Despite the progress made against HIV over the past 15 years and the availability of proven prevention and treatment methods, the annual number of new HIV infections among adults has remained static, at an estimated 1.9 million a year since 2010. Moreover, there has been resurgence of new HIV infections among key populations in some parts of the world.