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24 Oct 2017 description

Abuja, 23 October 2017-Together, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo account for over 40 per cent of the global malaria illnesses and deaths. Children under the age of five are particularly vulnerable. Malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea, which are preventable and curable, are responsible for about one third of child deaths.

31 Mar 2017 description

This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 36 events, two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

17 Jan 2014 description


Somalia – Food Security

• Deterioration of food security and nutrition expected after poor Deyr rainy season. Early warning issued particularly for Hiraan, Middle and Lower Shabelle, where 550 000 people may be at risk.

• Flooding, conflict and displacement in Middle Shabelle will have further negative impact on food security and connected markets. (ECHO)


South Sudan – Crisis

30 Oct 2013 description

An increase in rain across South Africa reduces early season rainfall deficits.

09 Oct 2013 description

 After a week of heavy rain, rains across bi-modal West Africa were light and below-average.

 Anomalous heavy early-season rainfall was observed across much of Mozambique.

15 Jul 2013 description
report Roll Back Malaria

13 juillet 2013, Abuja/Genèva : - La Cellule de crise paludisme est une initiative commune qui permettra d’obtenir des informations essentielles sur la maladie en soutien à dix pays africains. Elle a été lancée aujourd'hui lors d'un Sommet spécial de l'Union Africaine (UA) sur le VIH/sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme, à Abuja (Nigéria).

13 Jul 2013 description
report Roll Back Malaria

ABUJA /GENEVA The Malaria Situation Room, a joint initiative that will provide critical malaria intelligence in support of ten African countries, was launched today at a special African Union (AU) Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Abuja, Nigeria.

24 Mar 2010 description

The world's failure to control and eradicate tuberculosis -- a disease that has been around for more than 4,000 years -- was a human disgrace, Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Stop TB Partnership", said at Headquarters today.

At a press conference to introduce pop star Craig David as the WHO's newest Goodwill Ambassador, Dr. Espinal said those who thought tuberculosis was a disease of the past were wrong, because it was a huge pandemic that killed some 1.8 million people around the world annually.

14 Oct 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Sixth Committee
8th & 9th Meetings (AM & PM)

Deputy Secretary-General Says Issue Is Central to Vision of Secure World

The Sixth Committee (Legal) met today to address the issue of the development of the rule of law at national and international levels. Although there were reports of progress in many areas, concerns of an inequality in adherence to desired standards were also expressed.

21 May 2009 description

Last week, UNAIDS and UNDP in West and Central Africa signed a memorandum of understanding with the Forum of Arab and African Parliamentarians for Population and Development (FAAPPD), working towards the goal of achieving access HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for all people in the region.

More than five million people were living with HIV in Western and Central Africa in 2007.

30 Apr 2008 description


- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 2.6 percent to a record 2 164 million tonnes. The bulk of the increase is expected to be in wheat following significant expansion in plantings in major producing countries. Coarse grains output is tentatively forecast to remain around the bumper level of last year. Rice production is foreseen to increase slightly reflecting production incentives in several Asian countries.

19 Nov 2003 description