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01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

Epidemiological week no. 48
(23 - 29 Nov 2014)

• 3 suspected CCHF cases were reported this week from Balochistan province.

• In this week, 75 out of 87 districts and 2,777 out of 3,590 health facilities have reported to Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), compared to 77 districts with 2,646 health facilities shared weekly data in week 47, 2014.

• A total of 1,132,033 patients consultations reported in this week 48, 2014.

14 May 2015 description

Summary

By the end of 2014, significant progress had been made towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives; the world has never been in a better position to eradicate polio.

As the GPEI enters 2015, efforts are being intensified to build on this progress and stop polio once and for all.

Capitalizing on progress in Nigeria, against outbreaks in central Africa and the Horn of Africa, and against two out of three strains of wild poliovirus

29 Mar 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani as its second democratically elected president in 2014. The period of political uncertainty surrounding the election fuelled further violence in the country. The year saw an increase in conflict related deaths, injuries and displacement, an influx of 280,178 Pakistanis seeking refuge in Afghanistan, significant malnutrition needs, and massive flooding in the north with 7,643 homes destroyed.

05 Feb 2015 description
report Internews Network

Embracing Change: The Critical Role of Information, a research project by the Internews' Center for Innovation & Learning, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, combines Internews' longstanding effort to highlight the important role of information with Rockefeller's groundbreaking work on resilience. The project focuses on three major aspects:

04 Feb 2015 description
The Vulnerability Sourcebook Annex
Vulnerability Sourcebook Indicator Factsheet

The Vulnerability Sourcebook provides step-by-step guidelines to conduct vulnerability assessments and to monitor changes in vulnerability over time. Repeating vulnerability assessments on a regular basis is a rather new approach and serves as a valuable tool for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of adaptation by showing whether a reduction in vulnerability has really been achieved.

04 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overview of IDPs in KP FATA:

  • Overview of protection cluster trainings

  • Protection Cluster Assessment Bara IDPs Khyber Agency

  • Update on NWA Grievance Desk

  • Return Intention Surveys (RIS ) conducted for IDPs from Bara

  • Establishment of grievance and screening desks for Bara IDPs.

  • Establishment of MHPSS Task force:

  • District Coordination Working Groups

  • Success stories – CERD and IRC

  • Achievements

02 Feb 2015 description

Reference Guide - Communication and Complex Emergencies is a reference guide developed by the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil–Military Centre (ACMC).

This guide examines the broad topic of communication and its role in a range of different humanitarian and complex emergency situations. Such situations demand communication initiatives that support and promote humanitarian relief efforts, conflict reduction processes, and post-conflict transition and recovery.

30 Jan 2015 description

Analysis

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

Transforming an idea into reality.

29 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • The stable trend in staple prices continued throughout November. The price of wheat flour remained unchanged, and wheat registered an increase of 2% compared to the previous month.

  • Most non-cereal food commodities registered an increase in prices in November.

  • The general and food inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 4% and 2.1%; respectively, on an annual basis. On a monthon-month basis, headline inflation increased by 0.5% while food inflation declined by 0.4%.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide

Foreword

By Breda Gahan

HIV and AIDS theory and practice in developing countries is sometimes dominated by the power of Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks. Consequently, the resulting interventions may too rarely be locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context.