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22 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In 2017, Kenya faced multiple humanitarian challenges which included the severe drought, disease outbreaks, refugee influx, flash flooding, industrial strikes by health workers, resource-based conflict and elections-related insecurity.

  • A total of 77,586 severely malnourished children (98% of annual target) and 145,565 moderately malnourished children (75% of annual target) were admitted for treatment in 2017 (Recovery rate for SAM: 78.6% and MAM: 82%). This is a 35% increase in SAM admissions compared to 2016.

22 Jan 2018 description

17 January 2018, Harare - A ceremony to mark the award of US $ 502 million additional healthcare funding from the Global Fund to Zimbabwe was held in Harare today. The grants which will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Child and Child Care (MOHCC) and UN in collaboration with Civil Society Organizations and the National AIDS Council (NAC) will support HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria programmes for the next three years. UNDP is the principal recipient of the grants.

18 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


UNICEF through strategic partnerships with the Government and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) achieved most sector targets due to the efficient use of limited resources to achieve more results for children, women and the general population during implementation of the humanitarian response:

  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners reached 71,350 people with safe water in Lubombo and Shiselweni regions, representing over 100 per cent of UNICEF’s 2017 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Response Plan target.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • With support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF provided safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to 23,563 drought-affected people in five districts. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to December 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51 per cent female) gained access to WASH services in 45 communities, 34 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng,
    Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).

17 Jan 2018 description

17 January 2018

ATHENS, Greece/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Over two years ago, Greece became the centre of a refugee and migration crisis, with hundreds of thousands of people streaming into the country, many of them risking death to escape war, persecution and deprivation. In 2016 alone, some 173,000 people arrived in Greece, overwhelming local communities and resources.

17 Jan 2018 description

Ukraine has among the highest HIV rates in Europe, with an estimated 220,000 infected in a country of about 45 million

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in Ukraine that erupted in 2014 escalated the spread of HIV throughout the country as millions of infected people were uprooted by violence, a study published on Monday found.

16 Jan 2018 description

Disaggregating disease prevalence by gender can go a long way in addressing the continent’s health problems.

Africa has the highest prevalence of communicable diseases in the world – both in terms of mortality (death) and morbidity (illness). This phenomenon has consequences for the health of both women and men, and increased gender mainstreaming in health programmes can help tailor solutions.

16 Jan 2018 description

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has increased the spread of HIV throughout the country as people have been uprooted by the violence, a new study finds.

Areas such as Donetsk and Luhansk, two large cities in the east deeply affected by the violence that erupted in 2014, were the main exporters of the HIV virus to other parts of the country such as Kyiv and Odesa, the report published on January 15 in the U.S. journal PNAS found.

Ukraine has among the highest HIV rates in Europe, with an estimated 220,000 infected in a country of about 45 million.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

11 Jan 2018 description



283,409 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 December 2017.

1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 31 December 2017

US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.

Operational Context


Achievements and Impact


04 Jan 2018 description

Issue highlights

  • Modeling Outputs Can Be Valuable When Uncertainty Is Appropriately Acknowledged, but Misleading When Not

  • Extended Effectiveness of the Etonogestrel-Releasing Contraceptive Implant and the 20 µg Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for 2 Years Beyond U.S. Food and Drug Administration Product Labeling

  • Interventions for Preventing Unintended, Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Among Adolescents: A Review of the Evidence and Lessons From High-Quality Evaluations

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 2.3 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached: 1.6 million

Total children to be reached: 983,000 million

04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 3.96 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.8 million

Total people to be reached: 1.6 million

Total children to be reached: 1.1 million

03 Jan 2018 description


• WFP provided food assistance to 173,998 people through nutrition and school meals activities in November.

• In partnership with the Government of GuineaBissau, WFP supported celebration of the first National Day of Nutrition, held in Bissau on 18 November.

Operational Updates

03 Jan 2018 description


• UN Uganda Bulletin Vol 23 11th Dec 2017 • Ministry of Health has declared Uganda free from the Marburg virus disease (MVD) after completion of 42 days of the post Marburg surveillance countdown period for the contacts of the last confirmed case, as per the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

02 Jan 2018 description


129,727 number of consultations provided in IOM Static clinics in Malakal PoC, Bentiu PoC, Wau PoC and Renk

39,931 number of consultations provided by IOM’s Health Rapid Response Teams (RRT)

275,016 individuals reached with health education

939 Number of births attended by skilled birth attendants

37,746 number of children under 5 screened for nutrition

31 Dec 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Griffins Manguro, PhD candidate, Ghent University

29 Dec 2017 description

HIV testing of exposed infants by 6–8 weeks of age is critical for preventing early morbidity and mortality among those who are HIV positive. When HIV-positive infants remain undiagnosed, they lose the opportunity to access antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately. Zimbabwe’s paediatric HIV treatment guidelines recommend testing HIV-exposed infants at or before 6 weeks of age, yet practical implementation of these guidelines varies.

27 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In response to the deterioration of the nutritional situation (increase of the national global acute malnutrition prevalence from 11.9% in 2016 to 13.9% in 2017, SMART 2017) and the food insecurity threatening directly 890,000 persons in Chad, (IPC 2017) the Humanitarian Country Team, the Ministry of Public Health and ECHO are increasing their efforts on resource mobilisation and response to the crisis.