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01 Mar 2017 description

Summary:

  • On 15 July 2016, with a DREF allocation of CHF 41,854, the Gabonese Red Cross started to train and equip its emergency teams as part of its contingency plan for election preparedness.

  • The initial DREF was set to end on 21 September 2016. Expenses were at 90 percent and the remaining activities were as follows: (1) A lessons learnt exercise; and (2) Finance control and closure exercise by Central Africa Country Cluster office in Yaoundé.

28 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • eGabon aims to accelerate the development of eHealth services in Gabon

  • By digitizing Gabon’s health care system, residents will be able to benefit from better treatment, fewer duplicate diagnostic tests, less unnecessary hospitalization, and better diagnoses

  • The project will boost information and communication technology (ICT) skills for healthcare workers, with a focus on training women

06 Dec 2011 description

GLIDE n° FL-2010-000261-GAB

30 November, 2011

Summary: CHF 96,960 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 January, 2011 to support the Gabonese Red Cross National Society (GRCS) in delivering assistance to some 203 families, i.e. 1,015 beneficiaries.

In early January 2011, the localities of Tchimbanga, Franceville, Mimongo and Dzenzele experienced serious torrential rains and violent winds, affecting 353 families, i.e. 1,765 people and killing 1.

14 Apr 2011 description

Period covered by this update: 14 January to 31 March, 2011

Summary: CHF 96,960 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Gabonese Red Cross Society (GRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 203 families, i.e. 1,015 beneficiaries. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

In early January 2011, the localities of Tchibanga, Franceville, Mimongo and Dzenzele experienced serious torrential rains and violent wind, affecting 353 families, i.e. 1,765 people and killing 1.

21 Feb 2011 description

Summary: CHF 153,013 was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 22 June, 2010 to support the Gabonese Red Cross Society in delivering assistance to 49,009 beneficiaries.

From April to July 2010, over 500 cases of Chikungunya and Dengue fever were discovered in Franceville, Lastourville, Koulamoutou, Moanda and Mounana, putting at risk some 50,000 people. IFRC utilized DREF funds to help the Gabonese Red Cross assist the affected people and prevent the further spread of the diseases.

17 Jan 2011 description

Summary: Since the last week of December 2010, several localities of the Republic of Gabon have been facing violent wind and torrential rains. The situation deteriorated in early January 2011 as the Tchimbanga, Franceville, Mimongo and Dzenzele localities experienced serious torrential rains and violent wind, leading to massive destruction of houses and other considerable damages.

06 Oct 2010 description

GLIDE no. EP-2010-000111-GAB

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response.

22 Jun 2010 description

GLIDE n=B0 EP-2010-000111-GAB

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response.

27 Aug 2009 description
report European Union

Main developments in past 24 hours

- Update on countries outside EU included;

- Poland announces change in laboratory confirmation policy;

- Two new oseltamivir-resistant isolates identified in USA;

- 661 new cases reported in the EU and EFTA countries, reaching a total of 44 651 cases.

This report is based on official information provided by the national public health websites, or through other official communication channels.