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18 Jan 2019 description

Despite affecting up to 300,000 people a year across West Africa, and causing more than 5,000 deaths annually, Lassa fever is a poorly understood disease that is challenging to diagnose and treat.

This year marks 50 years since the identification of the virus causing Lassa fever in the village of Lassa, in Nigeria. It is a type of viral haemorrhagic fever that is endemic in West Africa countries of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Benin.

18 Jan 2019 description
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(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Technical High School in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, have launched a new vocational training course for electro-technicians. There is an afternoon class available to high school students which compliments their current educational path as well as a morning class for young workers to help them obtain certification to improve their options in the workforce.

18 Jan 2019 description

Bamako – IOM Mali has temporarily suspended assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) services for roughly 1,500 migrants to better assess their eligibility after evidence surfaced suggesting that attempts were being made to take advantage of this service.

16 Jan 2019 description

Regional meeting: Côte d'Ivoire and countries of asylum adopt a road map for the repatriation of 11,000 Ivorian refugees over 18 months.

UNHCR assisted with the Voluntary Repatriation of 183 households of 611 Ivorian from November to December 2018.

For the first time ever, a judge grants nationality certificate to 6 foundling.

16 Jan 2019 description

DAKAR/GENEVA, 16 January 2019—At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage.

14 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

07 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

Funding outlook for 2018 remained critically low for the country office- the Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan resourcing is at 29%.

US$11 m six months (November 2018- April 2018) net funding requirements, representing 37% of total requirement

0.4 m people in need of assistance in October 2018

15, 000 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

02 Jan 2019 description

In continuation of the nationwide training of gender-based violence service providers in Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) rollout in Liberia, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has conducted a weeklong training for region three- Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.

The training of the GBV service providers is intended to generate high quality and harmonized GBV incidents data across their respective programmes and minimize data duplication across Liberia.

02 Jan 2019 description

The National Bureau of Concession (NBC), with support from UNDP Extractive Project, organized a two-day national forum in Monrovia, (December 13-14).

It brought together eight Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSPs) from Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Grand Bassa, Maryland, Grand Kru, Nimba and Sinoe counties.

The exercise formed part of efforts to manage concession-related conflicts and improve community engagements in concession management.

31 Dec 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Preliminary crop assessment figures in West Africa indicate that the 2018/19 aggregate cereal production will be 74.2 million metric tons (MMT), eight percent above last season (2017/18) and 19 percent above the five-year average (2013/14 to 2017/18). Although national-level production decreases are expected in structurally deficit countries, production of major cereal crops has grown significantly compared to last year, namely maize production.

31 Dec 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

29 Dec 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

28 Dec 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

24 Dec 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.