Research Paper by Robert Yates, Tom Brookes, and Eloise Whitaker
Summary of the situation
Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.
One in five maternal deaths in the region results from hemorrhage during the third trimester of pregnancy or immediately following childbirth
Washington, D.C., December 8, 2017— An approach based on human rights using international legal instruments can help in the effort to reduce maternal mortality in the Americas, according to experts speaking today at a Pan American Health Organization symposium.
Washington, DC, 8 de diciembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS)- La Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y Directora regional para las Américas de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), Carissa F. Etienne, visitará Ecuador el 11 y 12 de diciembre para participar de una reunión regional de alto nivel sobre salud universal y renovar la estrategia de cooperación con el país.
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drainpipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa and Asia, report reveals
Hospitals are detaining hundreds of thousands of people against their will every year – many of them mothers and their newborn babies – simply because they are too poor to pay their medical bills, a study has found.
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:
It is a pleasure for me to be here with you to celebrate a United Nations success story — the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Over the past 12 years, CERF has been at the forefront of humanitarian response.
Italy is extending a lifeline to families in need through its Humanitarian Corridors Programme.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.
7 December 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa – This week, immunization experts from across the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region and beyond convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting. The RITAG serves as the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Office for Africa, offering strategic guidance on regional immunization policies and programs.
749 Schistosomiasis and soiltransmitted helminthiases: number of people treated in 2016
749 Schistosomiase et géohelminthiases: nombre de personnes traitées en 2016
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Global Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the financing, design and implementation of country-led programs to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and build resilient health systems in ADB member countries eligible for Global Fund financing.
Through a framework of mutual cooperation, ADB and the Global Fund can complement each other’s contributions to health programs in the Asia and Pacific region.
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.
The World Health Organization estimated 10.4 million new cases of Tuberculosis (TB) globally, and 1.4 million deaths resulting from the disease. There has been enormous progress made in the global fight against TB, saving an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reducing the TB mortality rate by 37%, according to the Global TB Report 2017. This is a result of joint efforts and close partnerships with national and international partners, communities and civil society.
JEDDAH, December 7 (CIC) – The two-day conference of the health ministers from OIC member countries culminated on Thursday with the “Jeddah Declaration”. The conference, held in Jeddah under the banner of “Health in All Policies, stressed the need for all sectors of government to support public-health policies.
The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for 2017 outlines the intended operational response and financial requirements for the response to the large-scale population movements registered throughout Europe since 2015. The response is primarily designed on the basis of protection-related concerns and humanitarian imperatives.
6 décembre 2017 – Près de 17 millions d'enfants de moins d'un an vivent dans des régions où la pollution atmosphérique est au moins six fois supérieure aux limites internationales. Une telle exposition force les enfants à respirer un air toxique et met potentiellement le développement de leur cerveau en danger, selon une étude du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publiée mercredi.
East Africa’s economic growth is among the fastest in the world and its countries are becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent. USAID supports regional institutions, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and their member states to address issues that require collaboration between countries.
New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors
Viral hepatitis is a highly endemic disease and a public health problem. It is responsible for an estimated 1.4 million deaths per year globally, mostly from hepatitis-related liver cancer and cirrhosis. Unfortunately, most people with chronic viral hepatitis are not aware of their status and do not receive appropriate treatment.