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26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

09 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

14 May 2013 description
report Voice of America

NIAMEY — Niger is offering cash rewards to anyone reporting a case of Guinea worm as part of efforts to permanently eradicate the parasitic disease in the impoverished West African nation, the health ministry said.

Though it once afflicted around 3.5 million people annually across Asia and Africa, according to the U.S.-based Carter Center, Guinea worm disease is now on the verge of being eradicated worldwide.

30 May 2012 description

30 May 2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced a new $25 million contribution to the World Food Programme (WFP) during the first official visit to Australia by its Executive Director, Ms Ertharin Cousin.

Minister Carr said the money would address pressing needs in the Sahel, South Sudan and Pakistan.

"I am pleased we are able to announce an extra $10 million for the escalating food crisis in the Sahel and $5 million for WFP operations in South Sudan."

30 Nov 2011 description

Ce bulletin d’information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, couvre la période du 1er au 30 Novembre 2011. Le prochain Bulletin, qui sera largement consacré aux CAP dans la région, sera publié vers le 15 janvier 2012 et sera daté de « janvier 2012 ».

Evénements clés

  • Production céréalière de 55,4 millions pour les pays du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Alerte Sahel: forte dégradation de la situation alimentaire attendue début 2012