Papua New Guinea is prone to numerous natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, drought, floods, tropical cyclones, landslides, the impact of climate change and climate variability and sea level rise. In addition, there is high risk of technological and human-caused disasters from oil spill, industrial pollution, unregulated and destructive land use practices and infrastructural development, as well as a rapid growth in population. Social crisis as civil unrest and HIV/AIDS have already made their presence known in Papua New Guinea.
Balancing population health needs with access to adequate services presents quite considerable challenges to national health administrations. An important enabling factor in the provision and performance of health services is properly skilled staff.
Sound investment in planning, preparing and deploying the health workforce is vital, since it accounts for a large part of the recurrent costs of the health system. In times of stability and prosperity this already presents most countries with a considerable task.
Las condiciones bajo las cuales viven la gran mayoría de familias en la zona rural de Honduras se caracterizan por un predomino de la pobreza y la inseguridad alimentaria. Estos grupos familiares de recursos financieros limitados y escasos recursos productivos ven en la actividad agrícola un sustento que les permite sobrevivir bajo factores adversos como sequía, suelos improductivos y baja productividad, entre otros.
Liberia presents one of the most challenging contexts for post conflict reconstruction since the end of the Cold War, featuring a protracted civil war and the concomitant destruction of the state, society and economy.
The Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster resulted in one of the largest relief and rehabilitation operations ever launched by the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement. The Federation launched a systematic process of real time evaluations (RTE) in order to assist the Movement in ensuring high standards of accountability and good practices in the operations as well as enable it to continuously improve the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of its work.
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As part of an analytical support program to the peace process, the Conflict and Community Development Program, within the World Bank Office Jakarta, is using a newspaper conflict mapping methodology to record and categorize all incidents of conflict in Aceh as reported in two provincial newspapers (Serambi and Aceh Kita). The Program publishes monthly updates and analysis of the data, complimented by fieldwork where possible, in both English and Indonesian.(1)
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Report to the DEC Board
- In the past month (Epidemiological weeks 49-52 inclusive), a total of 316,896
- health events under surveillance including 32 reported deaths.
- This week, 127 of the 188 reporting units (68%) reported a total of 76,252 consultations, including 9 deaths.
- The main causes for consultations this week are Acute Respiratory Infection (22%), Acute Watery Diarrhoea (5%), and injuries (5%), followed by Fever of Unexplained Origin (4%).
- ARI continues to contribute significantly to the overall consultations in all reporting districts.
Prof Roger Kibasomba
El proceso electoral estuvo marcado principalmente por la controversia acerca de la participación o no de D. Siméus, el candidato presidencial que encabeza los sondeos de voto, y por un nuevo retraso en la fecha de los comicios, hecho que ha provocado numerosas críticas contra el Gobierno provisional y las instancias (nacionales e internacionales) competentes en la materia. Estas críticas, centradas en la incompetencia del Consejo Electoral Provisional y el Ejecutivo de G.