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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2017 in brief
Talofa from SPREP
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.
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.
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.
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The India, Brazil and South Africa Facility for Poverty and Hunger Alleviation
Opening remarks at COP23 Side Event in Bonn, Germany
Achim Steiner UNDP Administrator
As prepared for delivery.
I am pleased to participate in this side-event that aims to promote island and community resilience. This topic is important because climate change continues to pose an existential threat to humanity and local communities are on the front lines of this challenge due to their dependency on ecosystem services and climate-sensitive resources for their livelihoods.
As rain patters away on a flimsy tin roof, baby Afeena lies sleeping. On the walls, pieces of cardboard are tacked up, to give warmth, while across a window, a piece of fabric, mint green and paper-thin, blows gently.
In the district of Alieu, set amid the country’s rocky highlands, this family home is typical. Described locally as ‘Uma bai bain’, meaning ‘a simple house’, walls are made of bricks fashioned from crushed rock and concrete, while the floor consists of ruddy soil, moistened and packed tight.
BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.
How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.
Handover of five rainwater harvesting tanks
WHAT is this Analysis Compendium?
This document is part of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience for Food Security: Analysis, Innovations and Standards Series.It provides a compendium of the main findings and lessons learnt from food security climate analyses that have been undertaken by WFP and partners under the Climate Adaptation Management and Innovation Initiative (C-ADAPT).
WHO is this Compendium for?
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