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20 Nov 2018 description
report Sphere

What is Sphere?

The Sphere Project, now known as Sphere, was created in 1997 by a group of humanitarian non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Its aim was to improve the quality of their humanitarian responses and to be accountable for their actions. The Sphere philosophy is based on two core beliefs:

• People affected by disaster or conflict have the right to life with dignity and, therefore, the right to assistance; and

20 Nov 2018 description
  • Infections à méningocoques : une augmentation d’infections à Neisseria meningitidis de sérogroupe W (MenW) a été enregistrée en Nouvelle-Zélande depuis le milieu de l’année dernière. Entre le 1er janvier 2017 et le 31 décembre 2017, 12 cas de MenW ont été signalés, dont trois décès. Cette année, le nombre de cas rapportés a été multiplié par deux et s’élève à 24 au 5 novembre 2018, dont 6 décès. La région de Northland est la plus touchée : 7 des 24 cas proviennent de cette région, dont 4 cas rapportés en septembre et octobre.

19 Nov 2018 description

Child marriage in West and Central Africa is one of the biggest challenges in the region and has enormous adverse effects on education, health, including sexual and reproductive health, and on the overall development of adolescents and youth. This brochure provides recent data and analysis of child marriage in the region.

19 Nov 2018 description

De acuerdo con el nuevo Informe mundial sobre el paludismo 2018, la reducción en el número de enfermos en el mundo se ha estancado tras varios años de disminución. Para volver a reducir los casos y las defunciones por paludismo, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y sus asociados se han sumado a una nueva iniciativa, dirigida por los países y puesta en marcha hoy, con el fin de intensificar su prevención y su tratamiento y aumentar la inversión para proteger de esta mortífera enfermedad a las personas vulnerables.

19 Nov 2018 description
report The Global Fund

19 November 2018

MAPUTO, Mozambique – The Global Fund joined partners at the launch of the World Malaria Report 2018 with a call to increase investments and renew efforts to accelerate progress in the fight against malaria in high burden countries.

The report by WHO shows that after more than a decade of unprecedented decline of malaria, reductions have stalled and, in some countries, the disease is on the rise.

19 Nov 2018 description
report Oxfam
  • La diarrea, provocada por la falta de saneamiento, higiene y agua potable, causa el 40% de las muertes infantiles en una emergencia.
  • Casi la mitad de ellas se evitarían solo con lavarse las manos con agua y jabón La organización ha desarrollado proyectos innovadores como los “tiger toilets” o el “Urine-tricity” para dar respuesta a la falta de saneamiento y agua potable en contextos de emergencia.
19 Nov 2018 description

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.

19 Nov 2018 description

This year's report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 highlight that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435 000 related deaths in 2017.

The World Malaria Report 2018 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations.

19 Nov 2018 description

Highlights/updates since the last map was sent on PacNet on 12 November 2018

16 Nov 2018 description

‘The Government intends to maintain a high level of aid and has proposed spending NOK 37.8 billion on aid in 2019. This corresponds to about 1 % of Norway’s gross national income and is NOK 2.5 billion more than in 2018,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

16 Nov 2018 description
report WaterAid

The health, education and safety of millions of children around the world is threatened because they don’t have a decent toilet at school or at home, according to WaterAid’s State of the World’s Toilets 2018 report.

16 Nov 2018 description

Contents

617 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Pakistan, January 2017–September 2018

623 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2017

630 Fact sheet on taeniasis/ cysticercosis (updated February 2018)

Sommaire

617 Progrès accomplis vers l’éradication de la poliomyélite – Pakistan, janvier 2017-septembre 2018

623 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde, 2017

630 Aide-mémoire sur le taeniasis/ la cysticercose (mis à jour en février 2018)

16 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federal States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Solomon Island, Vanuatu, and Samoa.

  • Prolonged Fever: Federated States of Micronesia

Other Update:

Meningococcal Disease

16 Nov 2018 description

Unless urgent action is taken to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), global deaths from infections, such as tuberculosis (TB) and pneumonia, as well as complications of infection such as sepsis, are projected to rise to an estimated 10 million per year by 2050. AMR also negatively affects animal health, food security and poverty reduction, with the World Bank estimating that AMR could push as many as 24.1 million people into extreme poverty by 2050.

15 Nov 2018 description
report The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria embraced collective action toward ending epidemics, strengthening health systems and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 by 2030.

15 Nov 2018 description
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On 12 November, UNHCR evacuated 262 individuals (139 men, 42 women and 81 children) to its Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, in the largest evacuation so far this year. The group included individuals held in detention facilities in and around Tripoli (Zintan, Tajoura, Trik Al Sikka, Al Sabaa, Abu-Salim, Qaser Ben Ghasher) and individuals who were living in the urban community. With this departure, UNHCR has evacuated 2,344 individuals out of Libya (1,937 to Niger, 312 to Italy and 95 to Romania).

15 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

While child marriage has been on the decline recent decades, there is a growing concern for its increased prevalence in crisis situations during conflict and natural disasters. The more typical underlying factors such as gender inequality and social norms, in combination with new factors such as protection risks and poverty, are leaving girls vulnerable in these settings.

15 Nov 2018 description

Doha, 15 November 2018 - Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed an agreement with World Health Organization (WHO)'s Regional Office for Africa worth 3 million USD, on the sidelines of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).

14 Nov 2018 description

Abstract

This report examines the query:

  • What outcomes do school feeding interventions aim to achieve in humanitarian response, and what evidence is there that they have achieved them?

  • What is the evidence of the added value (or not) of school feeding when combined/ compared with other social protection programmes e.g. cash transfers?

K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.