This exciting edition of OPENPlan brings to you recent, high-quality research studies from offices across Plan International, all of which contribute to the evidence base under the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
605 Progress towards malaria elimination: report of the second global forum of malaria-eliminating countries – June 2018
605 Progrès vers l’élimination du paludisme: rapport du deuxième forum mondial des pays éliminant le paludisme – juin 2018
WHY POSITIVE PEACE IS TRANSFORMATIONAL
Strengthening Migration Governance: Timor-Leste Establishes First Migration Profile Technical Working Group.
Enhancing Disaster Risk Management: Launch of the Information Management System and Displacement Tracking Workshop.
Improving Access to Health: Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Training Continues in Bobonaro Municipality
Countering Human Trafficking: Timor-Leste’s First National Community Forum on Human Trafficking.
An inclusive approach to disaster preparedness saves lives. Inclusion engenders community resilience and promotes equity and human rights.
This overview document presents 86 security incidents affecting aid delivery in seven countries in the Pacific region between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).
4.1 mt of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) distributed to 1,350 girls and boys under five
9.5 mt of Super Cereal distributed to 1,590 pregnant and nursing women
8 nutrition education sessions organised in public schools in five municipalities, reaching 410 students
US$ 2.46 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements
2,940 people assisted in September 2018
Timor-Leste remains one of the poorest countries in the South-East Asian region, with 37% of the population living below the international poverty line. Agriculture provides an income for an estimated 80% of the population. A large proportion are food insecure, experiencing critical food shortage from November to February.
East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world.
1 In 2016, disasters affected more than 86 million people in the region, compared with 40 million people in 2015.
2 In February 2018, Papua New Guinea was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which caused devastating landslides and widespread destruction. Some 270,000 people, including 125,000 children, are in need of immediate lifesaving assistance.
DILI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Timor-Leste is supporting some of the country’s most vulnerable people – pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children under 5 - to stay healthy by providing nutrient rich foods to the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health and WFP has signed an agreement where the government donated $210,000 to support ongoing treatment for acute malnutrition, targeting pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five
4.2 mt of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) distributed to 1,400 girls and boys under the age of five
14 nutrition education sessions organised in public schools in five municipalities, reaching 538 students
US$ 2.4 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements
1,400 people assisted in August 2018
EU Election Experts Mission (EEM) to Timor-Leste 2018
Upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Timor-Leste, the EU deployed an Election Expert Mission (EEM), composed of a political-electoral analyst and a legal analyst to assess the early legislative elections on 12 May 2018.
Following an invitation to observe the 2018 early legislative elections in the Republic of Timor-Leste on 12 May 2018, the European Union deployed an Election Experts Mission (EU EEM) on 16 April.
New Delhi, 7 September 2018: Countries in WHO South-East Asia resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue which threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and largescale outbreaks, and control malaria, that continues to be endemic in the Region.
Dili – The Government of Timor-Leste, supported by the IOM Development Fund (IDF) will begin the development of a Migration Profile which will facilitate the identification of key migration issues and opportunities.
This week (04/09), the first Inter-Ministerial Technical Working Group (TWG) comprised of representatives from several line ministries including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Justice was convened in Dili.
A new initiative announced on 1 September 2018 will boost the local disaster preparedness and response capacity of nine national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Asia Pacific.
People in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam will benefit from the two-year, 2 million US dollar (1.7 million Euro) programme to improve the capacity, readiness and resilience of local Red Cross and Red Crescent responders.
New Delhi, 3 August 2018: In a significant win against childhood killer diseases, two countries of WHO South-East Asia Region, DPR Korea and Timor-Leste, were today verified for eliminating measles, and six countries certified for controlling rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, two years ahead of the target year 2020.
“These achievements demonstrate the commitment and resolve of countries in the Region towards health of women and children, and for universal health coverage”, said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia.
Message from the Chairperson and the President
Every day, the pulse of the 24-hour news cycle seems to beat more quickly and with greater urgency. At any given moment, somewhere around the world a story is breaking about diplomatic tensions, trade disputes, populism, migration flows, disruptive technologies or the impacts of climate change. More often than not, these stories are also set against a backdrop of violent conflict. The challenges are complex and interconnected, and there are no easy answers. The future feels uncertain.
4.4 mt of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) distributed to 1,497 girls and boys under the age of five
11 nutrition education sessions organised in public schools in four municipalities, reaching 402 students
US$ 2.35 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements
1,497 people assisted in July 2018
HIV-related stigma remains pervasive and its effects debilitating. Stigma and discrimination deny people living with HIV the right to fully participate in their communities, affecting all aspects of people’s lives, including access to treatment and care, and access to work.