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18 Jul 2018 description

The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Office announces the launch of a new tool for technicians, coordinators and volunteers that implement health projects within communities.

The animated video tutorial How do we build a baseline? 5 steps to apply the LQAS method illustrates the main steps to implement a baseline applying the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method, presenting concrete examples from the Community Action on Zika Project.

18 Jul 2018 description

El arribo de venezolanos y colombianos que habían vivido por décadas en Venezuela, el creciente accionar de los grupos armados, la situación social, política y económica, han incrementado en los últimos meses la crisis humanitaria que se vive en las zonas fronterizas entre Colombia y Venezuela; las necesidades de protección, salud y acceso a servicios básicos son cada vez más relevantes y urgentes, pues el desconocimiento de la magnitud de esta situación y la limitada respuesta institucional afecta directamente a miles de personas.

18 Jul 2018 description

El Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social -MSPAS- informó a través de un boletín oficial sobre los factores de riesgo para la salud que actualmente existen en la denominada “zona cero” al mantener una exposición prolongada a los gases y ceniza volcánica que aún se encuentran en esta área y también en otras áreas cercanas donde la afectación fue leve o moderada, a raíz de la erupción del volcán de Fuego el pasado 3 de junio.

18 Jul 2018 description

La Oficina Regional para las Américas de la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR) anuncia la publicación una nueva herramienta para técnicos, coordinadores y voluntarios que implementan proyectos de salud en las comunidades.

18 Jul 2018 description

Luis Eguiluz is the head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Nigeria. He explains the challenges that hundreds of thousands of displaced people are facing, while living in isolated enclaves controlled by the military in the northeast of the country.

18 Jul 2018 description

Harriet Baldwin meets with First Vice President.

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited South Sudan to call on all parties to find an urgent solution to the conflict which is causing extreme man-made suffering across the country.

During her visit, Mrs Baldwin made clear that the UK will not tolerate ongoing human rights abuses happening in the country, and urged South Sudan’s leaders to demonstrate that they are committed to peace by abiding by the ceasefire they signed in Khartoum.

18 Jul 2018 description
report CARE

CARE’s Impact Goal

By 2030, women and young Palestinians from communities made most vulnerable by the conflict and the restrictions of the occupation will realize their rights, reach their full life potential and contribute to a vibrant, equitable and accountable Palestinian society.

What are the main obstacles to a life with dignity and security, economic opportunities and social justice?

The unresolved conflict and restrictions of the occupation are the main causes of poverty, vulnerability and injustice.

18 Jul 2018 description

>450 000 Number of people expected to be in need of aid

<234 500 Estimated number of people displaced within southern Syria

<160 000 Estimated number of IDPs located within Quneitra, many near the Golan

22 340 Treatments delivered in latest WHO shipment to Dar’a and Sweida

33 Number of public health facilities that have shifted lines of control

SITUATION

18 Jul 2018 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has organized a ceremony on the occasion of the receipt of the mobile medical unit that has provided by the government of Japan in order to increase the health support for the most vulnerable categories in community at the IRCS`s Headquarters in Baghdad in the presence of the Japanese Ambassador in Iraq Mr. Fumio Iwai, the general manager of the Sumitomo foundation Mr. Ryosuke Miyake, the Head of Asia and Australia department Mr.

18 Jul 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 17 jul (AGN).- El último guatemalteco que recibía atención médica en México por las graves quemaduras que sufrió durante la erupción del volcán el pasado 3 de junio, retornó hoy al país recuperado.

Se trata de Carlos José Hernández García, de 32 años, que desde el 12 de junio fue trasladado al Centro Nacional de Investigación y Atención a Quemados de México (Ceniaq), del Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación (INR), altamente especializado en quemaduras, medicina crítica, terapia intensiva y cirugía plástica.

18 Jul 2018 description

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — More than 8,000 men, women and children are trapped on the island of Lesvos, where the situation in Moria refugee camp is descending into chaos. With regular clashes and riots, incidents of sexual violence, and many people’s mental health deteriorating, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls for the vulnerable to be moved out of Moria into secure accommodation.

18 Jul 2018 description

Guatemala 17 de julio de 2018.- Medicamentos y dispositivos médicos para atender a 10 mil personas por tres meses es lo que entregó la organización Panamericana de la Salud y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y la Embajada de la Federación de Rusia al Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social para asistir a las víctimas de la erupción del Volcán de Fuego. El material médico avaluado en Q.177,146.49 se distribuirá los distritos de salud de Escuintla que están brindando atención a la población afectada.

18 Jul 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa 09 June 2018: In Du Noon township, Cape Town city, Western Cape province, unspecified assailants wielding a gun and a knife attacked a group of volunteer paramedics, stealing personal valuables and some of their equipment. Source: News 24

Middle-East and North Africa

18 Jul 2018 description
report Coordination SUD

Le 18 mai s’est tenu l’atelier de clôture du _projet d’assistance technique du Gret à Nutri’zaza_, financé par l’Agence française de développement (AFD). L’occasion de faire le point en présence de nombreux partenaires et de revenir sur les cinq ans d’existence de l’entreprise sociale. Passant du rôle d’opérateur à celui d’assistant technique, le Gret a accompagné l’entreprise depuis sa naissance jusqu’à sa prise d’autonomie.

18 Jul 2018 description

Addis Ababa, 18 July 2018 -The Federal Ministry of Health has procured over 6,000 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) refrigerators for health posts and woreda (district) health offices in areas without reliable electricity. The devices will store vaccines at health facilities which will help keep millions of children alive and healthy. The Federal Ministry of Health fully funded the procurement of these solar refrigerators at a total cost of US$ 31.4 million. The procurement was supported by UNICEF given its global expertise in handling such large-scale purchases in a short time.

18 Jul 2018 description

Background

For more than two decades, the Government of Malawi has hosted both refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Somalia, most of whom are settled at Dzaleka Camp.

WFP currently provides food assistance to 32,500 refugees in Dzaleka Camp, and since July 2015, this assistance has been extended to an additional 4,000 asylum seekers from Mozambique who have settled at Luwani Camp.

18 Jul 2018 description

Background

While some progress has been made, nutrition security in Malawi remains precarious, and the country continues to have one of the high prevalence of stunting rates in the region, as wellas widespread micronutrient deficiencies.
Nutrition is at the centre of WFP Malawi’s activities with four main focus areas:

18 Jul 2018 description

16 July 2018 – WHO and health partners in Sudan have launched a 1-year project to rehabilitate and equip 5 health clinics and support 4 others in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur, in a bid to improve health services for 242 000 displaced people. The clinics are considered a priority in an area which has had limited access to health services for more than 10 years.

The project is led by WHO and national health partners and funded by the Sudan Humanitarian Fund.

18 Jul 2018 description

18-20 June 2018, Dodoma: A sentinel surveillance system is used when high-quality data are needed about a particular disease that cannot be obtained through a passive system. Data collected in a well-designed sentinel system can be used to signal trends, identify outbreaks and monitor the burden of disease in a community, providing a rapid, economical alternative to other surveillance methods.

18 Jul 2018 description

by Nellie Peyton | @nelliepeyton | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:44 GMT

DAKAR, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received little aid as humanitarian agencies struggle to access the area, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

More than 200,000 people have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year, in addition to at least 21,000 who have fled into Nigeria, said the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).