The undersigned local, regional, and international organizations follow with great concern the military operations across Yemen and the collapsed September 2018 Geneva peace talks. The Yemen war has led to an economic and social collapse, including a currency crisis which puts millions of Yemenis on the verge of famine.
Recalling the August 2018 report of the UN Group of Eminent Experts, which found that all parties to the conflict have committed grave human rights violations, including some that may amount to war crimes, the undersigned organizations:
A year-long program for adolescent girl refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa successfully promoted healthy transitions to adulthood within the evaluation period, according to the results of randomized controlled trials in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The studies, which appear in BMJ: Global Health, were led by researchers in the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
THIS COMMON FORM OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION LEADS TO STRESS, DISCOMFORT, AND VIOLENCE
We, the undersigned NGOs, urge your government to support the renewal and strengthening of the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen through the enhancement of its reporting structure and strengthening language on accountability, as a matter of priority at the upcoming 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, taking place from 10 - 27 September.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands —The Government of the Republic of Namibia, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health released new data today at the 2018 International AIDS Conference demonstrating the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Namibia.
REP. ESPAILLAT ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING AT PRESS CONFERENCE
After nearly a decade of providing critical support to Ethiopia in its ongoing efforts to combat malaria, ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will be raising its level of response through a new five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement grant from the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
A global consortium of health educators agree on a set of core competencies to equip doctors, nurses, and public health professionals to respond to climate change
The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), an international forum for developing curricula related to the health impacts of climate change, has announced a set of core competencies for students of public health, nursing, and medicine.
BY ICAP'S MIRIAM RABKIN & WAFAA EL-SADR
Today is World AIDS Day; a day to celebrate the enormous progress made in the three decades since the HIV epidemic emerged. It is also a time for reflection as we pause and pay homage to all of those who have fought and continue to fight for a world without AIDS, and remember those who lost their lives along the way.
A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) found that girls and women in emergency contexts have inadequate access to safe and private facilities and supplies for menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and are provided with insufficient guidance by response teams on the basics of managing menstruation. Moreover, many staff have a limited understanding of what an improved response should entail, and instead, focus predominantly on supplies.
LATEST SURVEY RESULTS FROM ICAP SHOW LESOTHO’S SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS WITH HIV VIRAL LOAD SUPPRESSION AND STABILIZATION OF UGANDA’S PREVIOUSLY EXPANDING EPIDEMIC
ICAP partners with CDC and the government of South Sudan to fight a war within a war against HIV, introducing a package of HIV prevention, care, and treatment strategies.
Key findings from the second Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, **SHIMS2**, reveal impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic in the country. Results show a doubling in population viral load suppression since 2011 and a decrease by nearly half in the rate of new HIV infections. The findings were released today at a press conference held by the Prime Minister’s office in Mbabane, Swaziland and at the International Aids Society (IAS) 2017 Conference in Paris, France.
MORE THAN HALF OF CONFLICT-AFFECTED GIRLS SURVEYED WERE VICTIMS OF PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE—OFTEN AT THE HANDS OF INTIMATE PARTNERS OR FAMILY MEMBER
This brief aims to help decision-makers across sectors in Myanmar incorporate climate change risks into planning and investment decisions by summarising key messages from a detailed technical analysis of climate change in Myanmar that is released alongside this report.
Rockefeller-Funded Initiative to Develop Scientific and Educational Practices and Model Curricula for Academic and Non-Academic Audiences
Given the current humanitarian crisis in Syria where patients, healthcare workers, and hospitals are under attack, we the undersigned, without presumption of authority or judgment, stand in solidarity with our healthcare colleagues and declare their right to international health neutrality. For many decades, we have provided global healthcare professionals with education and training in humanitarian assistance in sudden onset disasters and conflicts worldwide.
By Josh Fisher, Faculty for the Environment, Peace, and Security Certification at Columbia University and Director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4).