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24 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The purpose of disaster management is to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

The overall purpose of the health and care programme is to improve the Indian Red Cross Society's (IRCS) capacity in planning to raise awareness on the preventive health needs and responding to public health emergencies, including HIV/AIDS, through prevention, care and support by strengthening the Red Cross volunteer (RCV) network.

IRCS has improved capacity to provide effective …

24 Dec 2009 description

Les communes de Ngozi et Busiga sont les plus menacées avec 52 et 40 personnes déjà mortes de paludisme depuis octobre 2009.

24 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period 01 July to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose:

- Improve the health status of vulnerable people in targeted areas.

- Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

- Promote respect for diversity and human dignity, and reduce intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion.

- Enhance the service delivery capacity of Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) at all levels.

Programmes summary:

The major activities during the reporting period include the following:

Disaster management: The disaster management …

24 Dec 2009 description


The 2010 Iraq Humanitarian Action Plan (IHAP) is a continuation of the inter-agency consolidated appeal process launched for Iraq in 2008 and expanded to Iraq and the Region in 2009. The 2010 IHAP is a joint humanitarian strategy for Iraq in 2010. It is not characterised as a consolidated appeal per se, in that it is not accompanied by detailed project proposals (although it is intended to facilitate fund-raising for humanitarian operations in the country).

24 Dec 2009 description

Ce bulletin couvre la période allant du 16 au 22 décembre 09. Le prochain bulletin sera publié le 30 décembre 09

Faits saillants

- La situation sécuritaire dans le sud de la province demeure préoccupante ;

- Les mouvements des populations se poursuivent dans les territoires de Fizi et Shabunda.

24 Dec 2009 description

Funcionarios y autoridades de la XVIII Región Sanitaria trabajan en conjunto con representantes de la Municipalidad, de la Cruz Roja Paraguaya y el SENEPA, tanto en el área de vigilancia como en la capacitación y la concienciación.

El Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social (MSPyBS), a través de la XVIII Región Sanitaria - Asunción (XVIII R.S.), continúa con los trabajos de prevención y control del Dengue en la ciudad capital.

Entre las actividades realizadas, se encuentra la reunión mantenida con el comité de vigilancia epidemiológica de la Cruz Roja Paraguaya para la …

24 Dec 2009 description

Addis Ababa, December 24, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - Ministry of Health handed over on Thursday seven vehicles, which were secured from UNICEF, to Health Bureau of the Somali State.

Handing over the donation, UNICEF representative said the UN agency will remain an active partner of the ministry and health bureaus of the regional states.

The vehicles will contribute a lot in expanding movable healthcare services across the regional state, the representative said, adding UNICEF will continue assisting the region toward improve health service provisions.

Speaking at the occasion, director …

24 Dec 2009 description

DATE: 24 December 2009, 10:00 PM



- Mayon Volcano is still under Alert Level 4. To ensure the safety of the public, PHIVOLCS-DOST is reiterating that the Extended Danger Zone from the summit of 8 km at the southern sector of the volcano and 7 km at the northern sector should be free from human activity.


24 Dec 2009 description

Nearly 50,000 Filipinos evacuated from their homes in the shadow of the Mount Mayon volcano will receive some holiday cheer from WFP on Thursday, when packages of high energy biscuits arrive in evacuation centres set up by the government.

MANILA - WFP has sent a total of 20 metric tons of high energy biscuits to assist people forced to leave their homes by the Mount Mayon volcano in the northern Philippine island of Luzon.

24 Dec 2009 description

SELEBI PHIKWE - Limited access to information on the prevention of HIV/AIDS puts remote area dwellers at risk of contracting the virus, participants at the World AIDS Day commemoration in Selebi-Phikwe observed recently.

The event was organised by Selebi Phikwe DMSAC and Kagiso/ Sesame Ward Multi-Sectoral Aids Committee (WMSAC), in collaboration with the towns AIDS coordinating office.

A Community Conversation Enhancement Programme (CCEP) was used to engage the community to discuss the theme of the event.

Discussing the theme: Universal Access and Human Rights, participants said …

24 Dec 2009 description
report Project HOPE

Project HOPE responded to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami by sending millions of dollars worth of medicines and medical supplies, and hundreds of volunteer doctors and nurses to provide primary care to those suffering in the devastated region. But the help did not end there. In 2005, Project HOPE began several projects to address health needs in the tsunami affected areas. In 2007, the United Kingdom's Big Lottery Fund provided funding to Project HOPE to conduct a five-year program to improve the health of women, infants and children in Nagan Raya.

24 Dec 2009 description

By Liz O'Neill

When the tsunami struck on December 26, 2004, Aceh, Indonesia was hit first and hit hardest. Catholic Relief Services was on the ground quickly, distributing desperately needed items such as food, tents and essential hygiene kits to nearly 250,000 people.

24 Dec 2009 description

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, December 24 (UNHCR) - About to give birth to her first child, Clementine Uwimana, a 30-year-old Rwandan refugee walked to the nearest hospital, just five minutes from her home in the Congolese capital. But when complications meant she had to head to a major referral hospital, St.

23 Dec 2009 description

This report covers the period between 11 and 22 December. Hereafter, the Yemen Humanitarian Update will be issued monthly, unless there are any major developments in the humanitarian situation. The next report will be issued on or around 22 January.

Key Points

- Clashes continue to be reported in Sa'ada Governorate, particularly at the Saudi-Yemeni border areas.

23 Dec 2009 description
report BioMed Central

Abstract (provisional)


Accurate and practical malaria diagnostics, such as immunochromatographic rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), have the potential to avert unnecessary treatments and save lives. Volunteer community health workers (CHWs) represent a potentially valuable human resource for expanding this technology to where it is most needed, remote rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa with limited health facilities and personnel.

23 Dec 2009 description

Guatemala , 23 de Diciembre de 2009 Un total de quince niños con desnutrición aguda severa de los municipios de San Cristóbal Verapaz, Cobán y Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, reciben atención especial en Centros de Recuperación Nutricional que el Ministerio de Salud ha instalado.

Los municipios que cuentan con dichos centros son: el Hospital de Cobán, el Hospital de Fray Bartolomé de las Casas y el Centro de Atención Integral Materno Infantil-CAIMI- de San Cristóbal; se espera que el próximo año se concluya el de la Tinta.

Lisbeth Cajas, Directora del Área de Salud de Alta Verapaz, …

23 Dec 2009 description

The ICRC continues to press for the release of staff members Gauthier Lefèvre, abducted in West Darfur, Sudan, on 22 October, and Laurent Maurice, seized in eastern Chad on 9 November. ICRC activities have been curtailed in Darfur, but elsewhere in Sudan they continue normally.

Reuniting children with their families

Six children separated from their families in conflict zones in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo were reunited with their loved ones in an ICRC operation carried out in the two countries in early December.

Three Sudanese youths aged 13 to 15 were flown to …

23 Dec 2009 description

Weekly update

As of 20 December 2009, worldwide more than 208 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including at least 11516 deaths.

WHO is actively monitoring the progress of the pandemic through frequent consultations with the WHO Regional Offices and member states and through monitoring of multiple sources of data.

Situation update:

In the temperate zone* of the northern hemisphere, transmission of pandemic influenza virus remains active and geographically widespread, however overall …

23 Dec 2009 description


Vulnerable Families in Gaza Receive Assistance: USAID's Civic Engagement Project (CEP), implemented by Associates in Rural Development (ARD), working with Mercy Corps (MCI), distributed 680 livelihood packages consisting of kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, food items and children toys to vulnerable families in Gaza. The assistance targeted families who are suffering from the consequences of the Cast Lead operation, especially those living in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City.

23 Dec 2009 description

GLIDE no. TS-2009-000209-ASM; and TS-2009-000210-WSM

Period covered by this Ops Update: 12 November to 11 December 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,469,062 (USD 2.45 million or EUR 1.63 million); Appeal coverage: With 103% contributions received to date, the appeal is fully covered and no additional support is required;

Appeal history:

- A Revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 26 October seeking CHF 2,469,064 (USD 2.45 million and EUR 1.63 million) to assist 5,000 people (625 families) for 18 months.