The Global Fund applauds the U.S. Congress for approving $1.35 billion in funding for the Global Fund for the 2018 U.S. fiscal year. This tremendous support from the United States is essential as the Global Fund accelerates progress in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Breathe new life into the TB/HIV movement
UNAIDS is calling on all partners for unprecedented political will and bold action to end TB and AIDS.
Five important actions for TB/HIV:
Give a new impetus to the response to TB and HIV by impelling political and civil society leaders to champion the universal right to live free from TB and HIV, building on existing rights and health and social movements.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of illness and death among people living with HIV. TB can be cured.
GENEVA, 23 March 2018—Ahead of World TB Day 2018, UNAIDS is calling on all partners to take unprecedented and bold action to advance efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) and AIDS by 2030.
TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming more than 4500 lives a day. TB is also the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, causing one in three AIDS-related deaths. In 2016, 1.7 million people died from TB, including around 374 000 people living with HIV.
HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Universal Health Coverage
Statement by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General
22 March 2018
A warm welcome to all meeting participants!
I sincerely regret not being able to join you this week to take part in your discussions. However, I know that several members of my senior leadership team will be joining some sessions. I have asked them to brief me on your deliberations and meeting outcomes.
They were lively and lovely, and they moved me close to tears. The Angolan teenaged girls I met told me about their dreams and the barriers they face to achieving what is simply normal elsewhere – finishing primary school, graduating from high school, protecting themselves from unplanned pregnancy and HIV, being safe from male aggression, living and loving in peace and harmony, and having a better future than their parents.
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
20 March 2018
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded today the consideration of the initial report of the Central African Republic on measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
19 MARCH 2018
The year 2018 is critical for the international community as it pushes progress towards ending the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Le 25 février, 6 personnes, en mission humanitaire, ont trouvé la mort dans les environs de Markounda alors qu’ils effectuaient une mission humanitaire. Plusieurs braquages ont été enregistrés.
HIGHLIGHTS (FEBRUARY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Declining support for referral services in Adamawa State Humanitarian response
The humanitarian hub in Gulak, Madagali LGA
Updates on the Voluntary and Safe repatriation of over 4,600 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon
Recent displacement of over 4,000 individuals in Demsa LGA due to Farmers/ Herders clash
Epidemiological updates of diseases
INTRODUCTION & KEY TAKEAWAYS
This Outlook provides an overview of the anticipated humanitarian situation in the Great Lakes region from January to June 2018. It focuses on Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and neighbouring countries—including Angola, Kenya and Zambia—that have received refugees and asylum-seekers due to the DRC crisis.
New Delhi, 14 March 2018 – Tracking progress to eliminate tuberculosis, Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region today committed to further intensifying efforts to ensure rapid and concrete progress to End TB by 2030.
In a statement adopted at the Delhi End TB Summit here, member countries unanimously agreed to actualizing and intensifying essential actions agreed to in the Delhi Call to Action which was adopted in March last year to accelerate efforts to End TB in the Region, host to one fourth of the global population but a disproportionate 46% of the global TB burden.
Depuis plus de quarante ans, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) apporte une assistance médicale à des populations aux prises avec des crises menaçant leur survie : principalement en cas de conflits armés, mais aussi d’épidémies, de pandémies, de catastrophes naturelles ou encore d’exclusion des soins.
Kelli N. O’Laughlin, Shada A. Rouhani, Julius Kasozi, Kelsy E. Greenwald, Nicholas R. Perkons, Zikama M. Faustin, Ingrid V. Bassett and Norma C. Ware Conflict and Health 201812:7 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0145-1© The Author(s). 2018
Refugees living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa suffer unique hardships that may increase their vulnerability to interruptions in antiretroviral therapy (ART).
• Results of the 2017 Short Rains Assessment released on 2nd March indicate that 2.55 million people are food insecure, down from 3.4 million.
• A total of 5,891 severely malnourished children and 13,029 moderately malnourished children were admitted for treatment in January 2018.
• According to January and February Nutrition surveys, the caseload of severely malnourished children has reduced by 16% from 6 months ago, with a reduction of 7% in the number of moderately malnourished children.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 —
MSF Response to New WHO Guidelines for HIV-Related Cryptococcal Disease:
New Guidelines Compel Urgent Action to Make Treatment Affordable and Accessible
March 7, 2018
• As of 23 February, 2018 Uganda is home to 251,730 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who have fled inter- ethnic violence from the Ituri region. Over 45,000 have arrived in Uganda since 1 January 2018.
“Access to quality care and medications is limited. Women, children, adolescents – representing over 60% of the affected people – and the elderly are disproportionately affected by a severe reduction in health services, care and support.”