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22 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C., 21 de septiembre del 2017 (OPS/UNICEF). La región de las Américas ha eliminado el tétanos materno y neonatal, una enfermedad que solía causar la muerte de más de 10.000 recién nacidos al año en los países y territorios del continente.

22 Sep 2017 description

Hotter weather and migration to cities may make different diseases the scourge of the future in Africa, scientists say

By Kieran Guilbert Friday, 22 September 2017

DAKAR, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures.

22 Sep 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar, 22 September 2017: To monitor health issues affecting the over 422 000 people in camps and settlements in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, WHO has set up a Control Room as part of the humanitarian health response.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

Ciudad de México a 21 de septiembre de 2017.- Cruz Roja Mexicana continúa trabajando en el rescate y atención a heridos tras el sismo de 7.1 que se registró la tarde del pasado martes. En el Hospital de Polanco se han atendido en total 56 personas, de las cuales aún quedan hospitalizadas 25, de ellas, uno se reporta su salud como grave.

22 Sep 2017 description
  • According to the latest figures, 429 000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August. UNICEF announced that an “unprecedented” 60% of new refugees in Bangladesh are children. In total, some 900 000 Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh. Ethnic Rakhine, Hindu and other minority groups are beginning to return home, according to state media.
  • Indonesia has provided two cargo planes with relief items worth approximately USD 280 000 for people in North Rakhine.
22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


More than 102,010 cholera / AWD cases and 1548 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76.1% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.8%.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

El Ministro de Salud, Dr. Fernando D’Alessio, informó que se declarará en emergencia varios hospitales del sistema de salud de Lima que demandan realizar un reforzamiento en sus estructuras, esto con el objetivo de reducir los riesgos ante un posible evento sísmico de gran magnitud.

“Vamos a declarar en emergencia varios hospitales para trabajar más expeditivamente en el reforzamiento de sus estructuras. Mi antecesora ha hecho estudios y se están asignando 15 millones para reforzar los cimientos, lo que nos va a ayudar a prevenir posibles desastres”, indicó.

22 Sep 2017 description

Understanding context and conflict drivers related to forced displacement and conditions for voluntary return

22 Sep 2017 description

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

22 Sep 2017 description

The first cholera cases were identified in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, on 16 August, despite extensive efforts to improve sanitation conditions in camps and to raise awareness of the importance of best hygiene practices. The insurgency, and the efforts to quell it, have forcibly displaced 1.7 million people in north-east Nigeria, many of whom are living in dire conditions. To date, health partners have counted more than 3,140 confirmed and/or suspected cases and at least 53 cholera-related deaths.

22 Sep 2017 description


557 Global leishmaniasis update, 2006–2015: a turning point in leishmaniasis surveillance

566 Control of visceral leishmaniasis in Somalia: achievements in a challenging scenario, 2013–2015


557 Le point sur la situation mondiale de la leishmaniose, 2006-2015: un tournant dans la surveillance de la maladie

566 Lutte contre la leishmaniose viscérale en Somalie: les progrès accomplis dans un contexte difficile, 2013-2015

22 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

Cholera has reportedly reappeared in Sinkat in Sudan’s Red Sea state amid tight secrecy from the authorities, who continue to refuse to declare a cholera epidemic.

Journalist Osman Hashim told Radio Dabanga that three deaths have been reported in the city's districts on Monday and Tuesday, while three more people were in hospital on Wednesday.

He said that the residents throughout the city have launched clean-up and spraying campaigns to reduce the incidences of the disease.

He attributed the emergence of cholera cases in Sinkat to water pollution.

22 Sep 2017 description
  • 80,093 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in August 2017

  • 15,456 Refugees reached with awareness on SGBV prevention, hygiene promotion and life-saving messages in August 2017.

  • 1,021 Refugees verified using the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) in August.

Main Activities – Refugee Programme


22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

22 Sep 2017 description

During the last 09 month of the year 2017, 154529 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 43.44% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

22 Sep 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Jessica S. Schwind, Stephanie A. Norman, Dibesh Karmacharya, David J. Wolking, Sameer M. Dixit, Rajesh M. Rajbhandari, Sumiko R. Mekaru and John S. Brownstein

BMC International Health and Human Rights BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 201717:26


22 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The EU and its Member States are strongly committed to supporting Myanmar’s transition process right across the spectrum, from peace to political reform, health to human rights and gender equality, education to the environment, technical assistance to trade, and public finance management to private sector support.

The 2017 Blue Book on EU Development Cooperation in Myanmar gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union's joint engagement for peace, democracy and development in Myanmar.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

New opportunities and challenges one year after the landmark report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines

On 14 September 14 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines publicly released its final report entitled ‘Promoting innovation and access to health technologies’.

22 Sep 2017 description

En réponse à l’afflux massif des refugies nigérians vers le Cameroun, le camp de Minawao a été ouvert depuis juillet 2013 pour permettre de fournir de façon coordonnée les services de bases aux populations nigérianes victimes de la crise humanitaire au Nord Est du Nigéria. La situation étant encore instable dans les régions du Nord du Nigéria, le Cameroun continue à enregistrer des personnes au camp de Minawao.