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08 Dec 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

At the beginning of 2017, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past.

04 Dec 2017 description

In Liberia, gender biases result in severe limitations to women’s inclusion at all levels. USAID/Liberia regards gender as a crosscutting theme and works to integrate gender issues across its entire portfolio. We work with government to address gender constraints and promote equitable and inclusive development by promoting access to economic opportunities for women; increasing women’s political participation; and increasing women’s access to critical social services, including education and health.

PROGRAM AREAS:

04 Dec 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Microcephaly in Angola
- Cholera in Zambia
- Dengue fever in Burkina Faso
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Humanitarian crisis Nigeria
- Yellow fever in Nigeria

04 Dec 2017 description

Welcome to the report of the INFORM Global Risk Index for 2018.
The INFORM Risk Index is a way to understand and measure the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters, and how the conditions that lead to them affect sustainable development. INFORM partners and other organisations continue to use INFORM products to support their prioritisation and decision-making relating to crisis and disaster prevention, preparedness and response.

04 Dec 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 30 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 5 deaths were reported from 6 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 23% respectively

  • Eleven confirmed cases of measles were reported Montserrado, Margibi, Rivercess and Nimba Counties

  • One confirmed Lassa fever was reported from Bong County

  • One confirmed yellow fever reported from Rivercess county

01 Dec 2017 description

NGOs and the private sector: the State as an arbitrator?

Read the full document on Alternatives Humanitaires

EDITORIAL
Businesses and NGOs: the maturity of a debate

PERSPECTIVES
Humanitarian aid in Palestine: reconsidering neutrality through child protection

FOCUS: Are NGOs the sole purveyors of honourable intentions?

30 Nov 2017 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Operation progress and request for time extension

The DREF operation of CHF 85,027 was lunched on 1 September to support LNRCS in training and of mobilization of volunteers to be deployed and organization of awareness campaign in response to potential violence during elections. LNRCS has deployed 500 volunteers in pre-identified hotspots across 15 chapters of the country to deliver first aid, psychosocial support, and safer access for people in need.

27 Nov 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 47 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

27 Nov 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 31 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 7 deaths were reported from 6 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 26% respectively

  • Twenty-three confirmed cases of measles were reported Nimba,
    Montserrado, Bong and Grand Bassa County

  • 572 out of 770 health facilities did not report IDSR data

27 Nov 2017 description

All three schools in the camps Registered in the Education Management Information System & recipients of the School Feeding Programme of the World Food Programme

11,949 Ivorian refugees remaining in Liberia

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR works with the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) and provides funding to the following NGOs to provide protection and assistance in favor of refugees and asylum seekers:

21 Nov 2017 description

Building on over a decade of partnership and collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL),
USAID/Liberia’s health program seeks to improve the health status of all Liberians, especially the most vulnerable: women, girls, newborns, children under age five, and most recently Ebola survivors. USAID pursues this goal through interventions that support the GOL’s Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System in Liberia 2015-2021. Our work is guided by the following objectives:

20 Nov 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 57 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 10 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 63% respectively

  • Ten confirmed cases of measles were reported Nimba, Montserrado, Margibi, Bong and Grand Bassa

  • One confirmed case of Lassa fever was reported from Bong County

17 Nov 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Women

Liberia is grappling with rising incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. Children as young as six are being raped, with devastating impact on their health and wellbeing. Little Decontee from Nimba County was returning from the farm when a 22-year old male relative raped her. She is among a minority of survivors whose rapist was eventually prosecuted and sentenced to prison. Under Liberia’s Rape Law of 2005, statutory rape or sexual intercourse with minors is a non-bailable offence.

16 Nov 2017 description

Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight.

13 Nov 2017 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Cholera in Tanzania

Cholera in north-east Nigeria

Necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

10 Nov 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking.

10 Nov 2017 description

By Vera Darling Weah, John S. Doedeh, Samson Q. Wiah, Emmanuel Nyema, Siafa Lombeh Jeremias Naiene

Introduction: During the flare-ups of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia, Sinoe County reactivated the multi-sectorial EVD control strategy in order to be ready to respond to the eventual reintroduction of cases. This paper describes the impacts of the interventions implemented in Sinoe County during the last flare-up in Monrovia, from April 1 to June 9, 2016, using the resources provided during the original outbreak that ended a year ago.