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25 Apr 2018 description

Introduction

Despite remarkable progress in recent years, malaria remains a leading cause of sickness and death across much of sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria disproportionately impacts the rural poor, typically people who must walk for miles to seek treatment. It is also a leading cause of absenteeism among employees, increased health care spending, decreased productivity, and approximately 50 percent of all preventable school absences in Africa. Malaria helps to trap families in a vicious cycle of disease and poverty.

25 Apr 2018 description

The UK will provide lifesaving emergency medical support and help protect medical facilities and brave humanitarian workers that are being deliberately targeted with bombs and chemical weapons by the Asad regime, the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will say in Brussels today (Wednesday 25 April).

24 Apr 2018 description

La Comisión Departamental de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional -CODESAN- de Chimaltenango, se reunió para discutir sobre los avances en las acciones en favor de la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional, que se llevan a cabo en ese departamento, informó el delegado departamental de SESAN, Óscar Marroquín.

Indicó que como parte de los logros de la actividad, está la aprobación del Plan Operativo Anual -POA- 2018, la evaluación y reestructuración del trabajo de la CODESAN, así como la aprobación de la realización de una carrera en favor del combate a la desnutrición.

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS- FEBRUARY 2018

• The new academic school year began in January. Of the 1,090 Burundian refugee students that undertook examinations in Primary Level, 83.1 per cent passed. Of the 772 students at Secondary Level, 71 per cent passed.

• More than 5,700 Burundian refugee children in 0-6 years are receiving early childhood care through different approaches.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On April 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 14 million US dollars for the persons in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, who are living under severe humanitarian situation caused by the Syrian crisis.

  2. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance in the areas of health, sanitation, medical service, food and basic needs, through six international organizations including the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

24 Apr 2018 description

La Directora de la OPS, Carissa F. Etienne, y el Director General de la OMS,Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, destacaron en La Habana el poder de las vacunas, que salvan hasta 3 millones de vidas cada año en el mundo y contribuyen a la salud universal

24 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in March 2018, referring to the situation in February 2018.

24 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in March 2018, referring to the situation in February 2018.

24 Apr 2018 description
report El Nuevo Siglo

La tregua de la guerrilla sería hasta el 26 de abril a las 6 de la tarde, fecha en la que se cerrarían otra vez los comercios

Durante tres días a Catatumbo podrán ingresar alimentos para abastecer a la comunidad y así mismo le permitirán a la gente abrir sus comercios, según anunció la guerrilla Epl a través de un comunicado.

Leer más en El Nuevo Siglo

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

▪ In the month of February, in the Diffa region, attacks by non-state armed groups and inter-community conflict continued, displacing 407 household.

▪ Following an attack on January 17th on the village of N’Zouett, Tillabery region, at the border with Mali, populations were forced by non-state armed groups to leave their village within 48 hours; 75 displaced families (506 people) arrived to the village of Tiloa, and received multisectoral assistance coordinated by the Intercluster. UNICEF provided NFI, WASH and education assistance.

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Every two minutes, a child dies of malaria

Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease that remains, in many regions of the world, a major public health problem[i]. Ninety-one countries currently experience ongoing malaria transmission. Almost half the world’s population - about 3.2 billion people - are at risk of malaria. In 2016 alone, 216 million new cases of malaria were reported, and approximately 445,000 people died of the disease – most of them children.

24 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In March, UNICEF renewed critical partnerships with the Ministry of National Education and the Turkish Red Crescent Society to sustain and expand the delivery of essential educational and protection services to vulnerable refugee and migrant families across Turkey.

• UNICEF supported the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) to develop minimum standards for protecting child rights, including the application of codes of conduct for staff working with children in camps, reception centres and removal centres.

24 Apr 2018 description

Sur un financement du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF), l'OMS lance le projet d'urgence en réponse aux épidémies de choléra et de rougeole pour les déplacés internes, retournés et communautés d'accueil des six zones de santé ciblées du Sud Kivu.

BUKAVU, 12 avril 2018

24 Apr 2018 description

Working with the polio programme opens up new opportunities for women and their communities.

Binta Tijjani works to eradicate polio in her native Kano state of Nigeria. She is one of the over 360 000 frontline workers dedicated to ending polio in her country, the vast majority of whom are women. Nigeria is one of only three countries in the world yet to stop poliovirus circulation, together with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

24 Apr 2018 description

Figures

20
Health facilities supported by medical supplies
371
Health staff trained
09
Detention centers reached by PHC services
7.9 K
PHC consultations
2.1 K
Beneficiaries from Specialized Health Care

Migrant Health Assessment Mission:

24 Apr 2018 description

Standard Objectives

1 Strengthen in scale the availability of quality services managing acute malnutrition for children (boys and girls 6-59 months) and pregnant and breastfeeding women through increasing access to treatment

2 Increase capacity to identify malnourished children and provide them with treatment as well promote services preventing undernutrition while supplementing for micro-nutrient deficiencies.

24 Apr 2018 description

World Health Organization and partners are providing emergency health care to the population most in need and at risk everywhere in Libya. The current bulletin captures the main achievements of the health sector in Libya during 2017. Health is a major concern in Libya.

24 Apr 2018 description

25 April 2018, Cairo - On World Malaria Day 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are calling on all concerned parties to be ready to end malaria - a disease which can be fatal and which affects millions of people, claiming many lives annually.