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01 Jan 2001 description

This handbook provides a comprehensive source of information on the design and management of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs in resource constrained settings. The document's chapters are grouped into seven sections:

- Design and Management of HIV/AIDS programs
- Reducing risks and vulneralbility to HIV infection
- Strengthening STD management and services
- Reducing risk of HIV infection to infants
- Reducing risk of parenteral transmission
- Management and support of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
- Prospects for the future

01 Jan 2001 description

This report examines the issue of counteracting the developmental impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For this purpose, it provides chapters on the following main issues:

- A devastating and multifaceted impact
- Priorities for action: Mitigating the impact of AIDS
- National leadership and international support

The paper aims to show that AIDS is a development crisis, and that the most effective response is sustained, equitable development.

01 Jan 2001 description
Aiming to present the most basic concepts of humanitarian supply management and logistics, this document provides guidelines for the management of supplies to victims, covering themes such as logistics, coordination, procurement, storage, transport and distribution.
01 Jan 2001 description

Executive Summary
Congo's decade of political violence has worsened a trend of stagnated development. The massive displacement caused by the last of three civil wars in 1998-1999 led to epidemic levels of malnutrition. Directly or indirectly, up to 50,000 lost their lives.

Peace, however, has been restored. Talks throughout 1999 and an amnesty in August led to the signing of a cease-fire. The Government has started a process of political reform, to include a constitutional referendum in 2001. UN activities all support the development of a culture of peace.

01 Jan 2001 description

This report offers information on the nutritional status of populations worldwide for the year 2000. The figures are provided in the context of global and national efforts to reach the goal set by the 1996 World Food Summit of reducing by half the number of undernourished people in the world by the year 2015. The report is divided into three sections:

- Under-nourishment around the world
- Assessing nutritional status and vulnerability
- Action against under-nutrition and poverty

18 Dec 2000 description

Northwest Medical Teams will send two 40-foot containers of medical supplies and food to Moldova, where the severest ice storms since World War II have broken power lines and poles. One million people in the northern third of the country are without power, heat or water. Electricity won't be restored until March 2001, despite assistance from those countries neighboring Moldova, one of the former republics of the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR).

07 Dec 2000 description

Warsaw, 7 December 2000
Since April 2000 a Permanent Mission of PHO has been operating in Chechnya and Ingushetia, with the head office in Nazran and a liaison office in Grozny.

The main programs of the Mission are:

1. Kindergartens in refugee camps in Ingushetia
2. Safe zones program in Grozny (Chechnya)
3. Emergency assistance

1. The first kindergarten in the Chechen refugee camp in Ingushetia

01 Dec 2000 description

While basic guidelines on HIV prevention in emergencies have been available for several years, international agencies involved in the provision of health services have not placed sufficient priority on the prevention of the human immune deficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in complex emergencies. This paper reviews the factors that may increase the risk of HIV transmission in populations affected by complex emergencies and outlines recommendations for research and programmes.

01 Dec 2000 description

Esta publicación hace eco de la obra titulada Administración sanitaria de emergencia con posterioridad a los desastres naturales (Publicación Científica No. 407) editada en 1981, pero es un libro totalmente nuevo, de organización reciente y con mucho material original. Esboza la función que desempeña el sector salud en la reducción del efecto de los desastres y describe la manera de realizar esa tarea.

30 Nov 2000 description

Northwest Medical Teams has packed a Seattle-bound tractor trailer with 11,000 pounds of donated medical supplies destined for war-torn Azerbaijan, one of the former republics of the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Border conflicts with neighboring Armenia continue to take a toll on the people of the region.

23 Oct 2000 description

The MSF team has started work with the recent ebola outbreak in Gulu district, northern Uganda and is one of four principal actors sharing resources and expertise to deal effectively and swiftly with the outbreak.

19 Oct 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0204
OCHA Situation Report No. 10
Belize - Hurricane "Keith"

18 Oct 2000 description
report Oxfam

Heavy rain during late September and water coming from West Bengal in India caused unexpected floods which have hit the south west of Bangladesh. The worst areas to have been hit are traditionally flood-free zones. People there have no experience of flooding and so are unprepared to respond. Tens of thousands of houses collapsed, entire homesteads were destroyed, while sources of drinking water, paddy fields and roads were lost.

17 Oct 2000 description

MSF has sent an exploratory mission to Gulu, Uganda to assist in the recent outbreak of Ebola that has been recently confirmed there. The team is expected to be in Gulu by midweek. The Ebola outbreak was confirmed, after tests, on October 16.

10 Oct 2000 description

Donations nationwide continue to rush into the Mekong delta in an effort to help local people fight the floods.

The Reception Board of Relief Aid at the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee received VND 18.5 billion; US $26,110; DM 4,000 and FrF 7,400 as of October 7

The northern province of Hung Yen has raised VND 600 million; Thai Nguyen, VND 400 million; Bac Lieu, 500 million; Phu Yen, VND 424 million; Tra Vinh, VND 365 million; Kon Tum, VND 280 million; Thua Thien-Hue, VND 1.15 billion; Binh Phuoc, VND 675 million; Da Nang city, VND 1.2 billion and Ba Dinh district in …

08 Oct 2000 description

Recent events in Belgrade have rejoiced all democratic international community and will cause the change in behaviour of international community towards Serbia. Many countries have already announced their intention to come to Serbia and to support emergency and development projects there. The economic sanctions and embargo is expected to be lifted shortly. These news are encouraging not only for the population struggling with misery and shortages but also for NGOs helping these people.