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25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 147,532 SAM children admitted in UNICEF supported health facilities to date;

• 13,016 children including 6,913 girls have benefited from psychosocial activities since the beginning of 2018;

• 2,574 pregnant women counselled and tested for HIV in the targeted regions (0.9% prevalence);

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

24 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

Context On 26 September 2018, the United Nations (UN) will hold its first high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB), at its headquarters in New York. The title of the meeting – United to End TB: An Urgent Global Response to a Global Epidemic – highlights the need for immediate action to accelerate progress towards the goal of ending the TB epidemic by 2030.

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • As of 20th September 2018 5,485 cases (5,404 suspected and 81 confirmed cases) have been reported. In addition 38 deaths have been reported. An estimated 21 per cent of the suspected and confirmed cases are children under five years of age.

  • A total of 98% of the cases are from Harare (Budiriro and Glen View high density suburbs), which is the epicentre of the outbreak.

  • The Government launched a Cholera Appeal for $US 63 million focusing on resources to support key health and WASH interventions.

20 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

• Tuberculosis is now the leading cause of death from infectious disease, with 1.3 million deaths per year, not including HIV co-infections.

• Globally, the rate of decline in TB incidence has been slow, at 2 percent per year from 2000 to 2016, mainly due to low case notification. An estimated 4.1 million people with TB have been missed every year and contribute to ongoing transmission. To achieve the milestones set in the End TB Strategy, we must accelerate the rate of reduction to 4-5 percent each year by 2020.

20 Sep 2018 description

Reaching the ‘missing’ cases by boat and by bike

By UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 1.21 six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements

164,200 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

18 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

We are making extraordinary progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, but far too many people are still dying from these diseases, which are fully preventable. To end these epidemics, we need increased investment, accelerated innovation and a relentless focus on impact.

18 Sep 2018 description

IOM WHOLE OF SYRIA RESPONSE (HRP) - AT A GLANCE

HRP - RESPONSE

On 11 August, airstrikes displaced around 3,100 families from southern Idleb, and about 370 families from northern Hama. If fighting were to escalate in September, UN planning scenarios estimate that up to 900,000 people could be displaced.

15 Sep 2018 description

Juba 14 September 2018 – WHO in partnership with the Ministry of Health are strengthening capacity to improve HIV programme interventions to achieve the national 90-90-90 targets in South Sudan.

Over the last decades, South Sudan has continued to face humanitarian crises of varying nature and intensity weakening the health systems and thus hindering progressive coverage of health services including HIV.

14 Sep 2018 description

The iCAN Package was designed after an information gap on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health issues among young people living with HIV was identified. The iCAN Participant’s Workbook aims to help address the challenges facing young people across East and Southern Africa.

13 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Following the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 1 August, UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government with preparedness efforts that include community mobilization, psychosocial support as well as water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in eight districts bordering the DRC.

12 Sep 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is committed to improving the wellbeing of children and families in Uganda, a country rebuilding after decades of war as well as facing the serious increase of HIV/AIDS cases which have left millions of children orphaned. Recently, Salesian Missions donors provided the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission, located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda, the funding to support a Salesian program that helps children living in poverty who are HIV positive.

12 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

Unjust laws can prevent people from accessing the services they need to prevent or treat HIV, and people who use drugs need help and care, not punishment—these are two of the messages from the new Model Drug Law for West Africa. Launched on11 September in Dakar, Senegal, the model drug law aims to guide policy-makers in the region on how to better frame their drug laws.

12 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Le partenariat du Fonds mondial a sauvé 27 millions de vies

PARIS – Le partenariat du Fonds mondial a sauvé 27 millions de vies selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui qui fait état de formidables avancées dans le combat mené à l’échelle mondiale contre le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme. Parallèlement à ces progrès, le rapport met également en évidence les nouvelles menaces qui pèsent sur les efforts déployés pour en finir avec ces épidémies.

Voici les grands résultats obtenus en 2017 dans les pays où le Fonds mondial investit :

12 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Global Fund Partnership has Saved 27 Million Lives

PARIS – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund partnership. The report shows tremendous progress that has been achieved by efforts to end the epidemics, while highlighting new threats.

The Results Report 2018 includes key annual results achieved in countries where the Global Fund invests:

17.5 million people received antiretroviral therapy for HIV.

11 Sep 2018 description

On 5 September 2018, the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage (GLO+UHC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) organised the “Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage: Country Experiences, Challenges and …

10 Sep 2018 description

Tikambisane – Support Group Intervention for Girls Living with HIV in Zambia

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Zambart, 3C Regional Consultants and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted a pilot study between September 2017 and March 2018 to assess the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a six-session support group intervention designed to facilitate healthy transitions to adulthood among adolescent girls aged 15-19 living with HIV in Lusaka, Zambia.

05 Sep 2018 description
report UNAIDS

First ladies from across Africa and the First Lady of China, Peng Liyuan, have reaffirmed their commitment to a future free from AIDS by spearheading a new joint initiative to prevent HIV among young people. China will work with African countries and international organizations to implement a three-year health promotion and HIV prevention advocacy programme for adolescents, starting in 2019.