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20 Apr 2018 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

It is imperative that every child, adolescent and pregnant woman in the WHO South-East Asia Region receives the life-saving benefits vaccines provide.

14 Apr 2018 description

Introduction

Disaster events have lasting impacts on people, communities, and socioeconomic development. Countries in the Pacific are among the most exposed, globally, to natural disasters, including floods, droughts, cyclones, and earthquakes. The effects of climate change threaten to increase the severity and frequency of hazard events in the Pacific region, emphasizing the need for Pacific island countries to protect themselves against corresponding social and economic consequences.

23 Mar 2018 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

Leadership across the WHO South-East Asia Region to End TB by 2030 is formidable. It has also gathered pace. Last week’s Statement of Action on Ending TB – developed and adopted by the Region’s ministers of health and representatives at the ‘End TB Summit’ in New Delhi, India – shows exactly how and why.

21 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Sophie Raynor

Walking hours per day for clean, safe water was a reality for hundreds of children in remote Timor-Leste not too long ago. But now, community-led efforts have seen water piped into the centres of some of the country’s most isolated hamlets, and its children accessing good health and secure education. Find out how UNICEF is supporting a tiny village in the country’s mountainous centre now.

18 Mar 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Unfavourable prospects for 2018 main season maize crop

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017/18 forecast to remain close to last year’s high level

Unfavourable prospects for 2018 main season maize crop

08 Mar 2018 description
report Pacific Community

This International Women’s Day, a new EUR18.2 million regional programme to improve gender equality and address violence against women and girls is being announced.

The new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) brings together governments, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors.

23 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, 23 February 2018 – A new, US$2 million agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, in partnership with the Republic of Korea National Red Cross, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will be used to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities in Bangladesh and Timor-Leste.

22 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Sophie Raynor

Timor-Leste has one of Asia’s highest child mortality rates, but skilled birth attendants provide an answer. Find out how UNICEF is training birth attendants to prevent tragedies in some of Timor-Leste’s most rural and under-resourced villages.

GLENO, TIMOR-LESTE : In the small maternity room at the back of the Gleno Community Health Centre, rural Timor-Leste, 23-year-old Deolinda de Deus Maia sits with her newborn baby bundled on her lap. The baby sleeps peacefully, with closed eyes barely visible under a soft woollen beanie.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • From January 2015 to November 2017, a total of 47,916 children under the age of 5 years and 68,160 pregnant and nursing mothers were treated for malnutrition.

  • From January 2015 to November 2017, 395.477 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, and 148.428 mt of Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food was distributed to 125 health facilities in 6 municipalities.

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

18 Jan 2018 description

Ce document couvre les activités du mécanisme de mise en œuvre du New Deal en 2016. Depuis la création du Mécanisme en 2014, plusieurs pays du g7+ ont réalisé des progrès significatifs, et de nouveaux pays ont commencé la mise en œuvre comme la Guinée et la Guinée-Bissau qui ont reçu en 2016 le financement du Mécanisme. L'année dernière a été, pour un certain nombre de pays du g7+, une période de reconstruction, de relèvement suite à nombreux chocs récurrents.

17 Jan 2018 description

This document covers activities of the New Deal Implementation Support Facility in 2016, its third year of full operation. Since inception of the Facility in 2014, many G7+ countries have made significant progress, including new additions, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau receiving Facility funding in 2016. Last year was a period of reconstruction, recovery and coping with recurrent shocks for a number of G7+ countries.

11 Jan 2018 description
report European Union

In the tiny island nation of Timor-Leste, child malnutrition has become a critical public health problem. An estimated 50 per cent of children suffer from a form malnutrition called stunting – one of the highest rates in Asia. But most often, the problem isn’t lack of food – it’s lack of information. For generations, mothers living in rural areas of the country have treated malnutrition at home. However, many of these mothers do not have access to basic information about child nutrition, including meal frequency and the diversity of a child’s diet.

06 Dec 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background

During the past decade, maternal and newborn mortality in Timor-Leste has experienced a notable decline . Improvements have been made, but still an estimated 2702 women die in pregnancy or childbirth for every 100,000 live births: 243 neonates die around the time of birth for every 1,000 live births. These indices are unacceptably high and reflect the limited quality and availability of maternal and newborn health services in the country.

28 Nov 2017 description
report Igarapé Institute

Can conflict-affected states effectively support one another in overcoming recurring instability and promoting development and sustaining peace? Timor-Leste’s growing cooperation with Guinea-Bissau suggests that, although incipient, fragile-to-fragile (F2F) cooperation may become a promising pool for conflict prevention innovation.

28 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • From January 2015 to October 2017, a total of 46,217 children under the age of 5 years and 63,217 pregnant and nursing mothers were treated for malnutrition.

  • From January 2015 to October 2017 355.782 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, and 148.428 mt of Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food was distributed to 125 health facilities in 6 municipalities.

28 Nov 2017 description

MSF calls on Gavi to put children’s health at the centre of its funding model – not just economics

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — 20 countries about to fall off Gavi funding ‘cliff,’ risking their ability to pay for life-saving vaccines for children long term