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24 Sep 2017 description
report The Global Fund

Le partenariat du Fonds mondial a sauvé 22 millions de vies

GENÈVE – Selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui, les programmes soutenus par le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme ont sauvé 22 millions de vies. Ce document donne à voir une forte hausse du nombre de personnes qui reçoivent un traitement contre le VIH, qui ont eu un diagnostic et suivent un traitement contre la tuberculose et qui ont une moustiquaire imprégnée d’insecticide destinée à prévenir le paludisme.

22 Sep 2017 description
report New Vision

The President said research has shown that once you are on treatment, there is a reduced chance of spreading the HIV infection.


Determined to realize Uganda’s goal to fast-track initiative on ending HIV/AIDS in Uganda by 2030, President Museveni told a high level meeting on AIDS organised by UNAIDS and Co-hosted by Uganda that with research, prevention and experience, it is possible to end AIDS in its totality.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UNAIDS

World leaders come together to renew the urgency around ending AIDS as part of the Sustainable Development Goals

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 21 September 2017—The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, in collaboration with UNAIDS, brought together six heads of state or government to accelerate action and get countries on the Fast-Track to end AIDS. World leaders joined around 500 partners from government, the private sector and civil society on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to reinvigorate political leadership around HIV.

22 Sep 2017 description

New York – A breakthrough pricing agreement has been announced which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing dolutegravir (DTG) to public sector purchasers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) at around US$75 per person, per year. The agreement is expected to accelerate treatment rollout as part of global efforts to reach all 36.7 million people living with HIV with high-quality antiretroviral therapy.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies. It gives recommendations based on applicable core legal values and principles, gleaned from a range of conventions, charters, political commitments, guidelines and declarations.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • From January 2017, a total of 50,547 children (64% of annual target) and 94,851 children (48% of annual target) have been admitted for the treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition respectively.

  • During the reporting period, 31,857 people in Marsabit, Samburu and Mandera Counties gained permanent access to water through repair of boreholes. A further 81,634 gained temporary access to safe water through household water treatment.

20 Sep 2017 description

20 September 2017, Harare - The United Nations Team in Zimbabwe, in support of national development priorities and in partnership with development partners, reiterates its commitments articulated under the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF).

The United Nations, through the ZUNDAF, continues its support in poverty reduction, advancing good governance and gender equality, and enhancing service delivery in education, health, water and sanitation, protection, and food and nutrition security.

20 Sep 2017 description

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of the five-year, $40 million Community HIV Care and Treatment project. Through the project, USAID aims to contribute to the 90-90-90 global goals, which are 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed, 90 percent of diagnosed people on antiretroviral treatment (ART) and 90 percent of people in treatment with fully suppressed viral load by 2020 in Ethiopia. The Community HIV Care and Treatment project is funded through the U.S.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Columbia University


19 Sep 2017 description

This weekly update is produced by UNDP in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Sierra Leone, liaising with the Office of National Security and development partners.

Situation overview  

Following emergency response to the landslide and floods in and around Freetown on 14 August 2017, the UN system in Sierra Leone is now supporting national recovery.  

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

19 Sep 2017 description

$55.8 million required to address the urgent needs of 2,151,080 people severely affected by Hurricane Irma in the 33 most affected municipalities.


Less than a year after the impact of Hurricane Matthew, and in a context of an intense drought, the strongest hurricane ever reported in the Atlantic hit Cuba for more than 72 hours, from September 8th-10th, with 240-250 km/h winds and even stronger gusts, coastal inundation and waves of up to 9 meters.

19 Sep 2017 description

$55.8 millón para enfrentar las necesidades urgentes de 2,151,080 millones personas severamente afectadas por el huracán Irma, en los 33 municipios más afectados


A menos de un año del impacto del Huracán Matthew y en un contexto de intensa sequía, el mayor huracán formado en el Atlántico golpeó Cuba durante más de 72 horas, desde el 8 hasta el 10 de septiembre. Azotaron vientos entre 240-250 km/h y rachas superiores, inundaciones costeras y olas de hasta 9 metros.

16 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • A three- day “window of Silence” observed from 21st August, enabled repairs of critical water infrastructure, restoring the provision of clean water and ensuring winter warmth for over 70,000 people including 14, ooo children in Toretsk.

  • UNICEF continued to provide access to safe water and sanitation, reaching over 43,000 people in the Eastern Conflict Area (ECA) through water- trucking and emergency repair of conflict damaged infrastructure.

15 Sep 2017 description


  • The 2017 ZimVAC Rural Livelihoods Assessment estimates that 1.1 million people will be food insecure by the first quarter of 2018. All indicators of nutrition and food security have improved in the midst of a 321 percent increase in food crop production compared to last year, although some districts will have high food insecurity projections estimated at 27 percent.

  • In July, WFP supported 89,585 people in 11 districts under the Productive Asset Creation Programme.

15 Sep 2017 description


  • In July, WFP assisted in total 7,800 beneficiaries through the Food by Prescription programme.
    Assistance to Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) will resume in August 2017.

  • WFP’s Food by Prescription project remains underfunded, with a pipeline break expected in September 2017.

  • In May, the El Niño-induced drought emergency response was completed. WFP assisted over 230,000 beneficiaries with emergency assistance, of which 142,000 received Cash Based Transfers (CBT).

15 Sep 2017 description


  • USAID/PEPFAR funded distributions continued in the districts of Leribe, Berea, Maseru, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek covering a total of 36,500 people in July.

  • The Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) currently faces a significant funding shortfall with recovery activities planned to continue until December 2017.

  • Change in government and the appointment of new Principal Secretaries is likely to impact the implementation of WFP activities.

Operational Updates