- Togo: Floods - Sep 2017
- Togo: Meningitis Outbreak - Feb 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Togo: Cholera Outbreak - Nov 2013
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Togo: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
West and Central Africa’s (WCA) population is predominantly young. More than 64% are under the age of 24. Young people are a tremendous resource for the region – but their potential will only be realized when the right investments in their education, health, skills and empowerment are made.
West and Central Africa is the region with the world’s second-highest HIV burden. While progress in the HIV response has been slow, political will is positioned to tackle the challenges. Less than half of pregnant and breastfeeding women were covered by prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in 2017. An estimated 69,000 adolescents aged 10–19 years were newly infected with HIV in 2017, a number only 1 per cent lower than in 2010. About the same number (67,000) of estimated new HIV infections occurred among children aged 0–9 years in 2017.
- Can Universal Health Coverage prioritize health impact?
- Are long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria control sufficient and sustainable?
- How can we keep up the momentum to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2030?
- How can observation uncover issues critical to ensuring health interventions succeed?
- What elements are essential to improving voluntary contraception use among married youth?
- How can high-risk advanced maternal age and high parity pregnancies be averted?
ABIDJAN/DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 5 December 2017 – More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report released today.
African heads of state meet today in Addis Ababa to endorse the emergency catch-up plan led by UNAIDS to accelerate HIV treatment in West and Central Africa.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterates its call for a clear roadmap and strong political commitment from affected governments and all international stakeholders, towards removing longstanding barriers and implementing proven simplified strategies that will boost lifesaving treatment for 4.7 million living with HIV not yet accessing antiretroviral therapy (ARV).
Increase the availability of evidence for policy advocacy and public health programming.
Life of Program:
January 2015 – January 2020
Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $13.5 million
West Africa region (primarily Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Togo, Mauritania, Cameroon)
International Business & Technical Consultants Inc.
The worst outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history continues to ravage communities in West Africa. UNICEF estimates that 9.8 million children and young people under the age of 20 live in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia; countries where disease transmission is widespread and intense. Of these, 2.9 million are under the age of 5. UNICEF estimates that up to 10,000 children have lost one or both parents or caregivers due to Ebola.
To boost fight against Ebola and strengthen community-based services for the future, UNICEF raises appeal to US$500 million
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 December 2014 – UNICEF today announced an expanded fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa over the next six months, costing a total of US$500 million – of which just 24 per cent ($125.7 million) has been secured.
JEDDAH, KSA, 17.07.2012 –The 284th meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank, which convened at IDB headquarters starting Sunday 16 July, under the chairmanship of Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, President, IDB Group, approved more than US$ 1,158 million towards development projects financing for IDB member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries. This is the largest amount of approvals by a single IDB Board meeting since the Bank’s inception in 1975.
15 mars 2012 [COTONOU]
Les ministres en charge des Affaires humanitaires des Etats membres de la Cedeao ont examiné et adopté la politique humanitaire de l’organisation ainsi que son plan d’action à l’issue de la rencontre ministérielle tenue le vendredi 9 mars 2012 à Cotonou, au Bénin.
15 March 2012 [Abuja - Nigeria]
Ministers in charge of Humanitarian Affairs in West Africa have adopted the ECOWAS Humanitarian Policy and Action Plan at their meeting that ended on Friday, 9th March, 2012 in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The Ministers validated the draft report from an experts meeting that preceded the ministerial session.
This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 30/06/2011
No more brand new wheels
It is time to stop reinventing the wheel!
How many times have we heard this? We talk, write and feel very seriously about this, but how can we go from words to action? What are the practical things that must be in place in order for us to stop reinventing? What do we have to do to learn how to improve the wheel, and how to adapt it to our vehicles and our roads? This is something we discuss a lot at the PS Centre these days.