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13 Dec 2017 description

15,319
Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in November 2017.

2,080
New arrivals registered in South Sudan in November 2017.

18,481
Refugees’ children received Vitamin A in Upper Nile in November 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From 1 January to 31st October 2017, 65,412 severely malnourished children (83% of annual target) and 127,028 moderately malnourished children (65% of annual target) have been admitted for treatment.

  • As catch-up campaign for children missed during the nurses’ strike, a total of 364,182 children received emergency health services during the reporting period.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

A number of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 have targets that relate to health.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• In October, WFP provided food assistance to 195,606 people through nutrition and school meals activities.

• In partnership with UNICEF and the World Bank, WFP supported the organization of the first National Forum on Social Protection held in Bissau on 23 October.

Operational Updates

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• WFP received a mission from the Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and Undernutrition (REACH) from Rome to review the progress of REACH activities in Sierra Leone.

• WFP delivered a one-month food ration to the Don Bosco Fambul orphanage and St George’s Foundation, which are taking care of mudslide affected children and women as well as over 100 youth volunteers involved in the rescue and body retrieval during the emergency response.

12 Dec 2017 description

by Lyndsay Griffiths | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 12 December 2017 02:00 GMT

MAZABUKA, Zambia, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S ugar brought a rush of people and prosperity to the drab highway stop in southern Zambia they now call "Sweet Town" - and with that trade came AIDS.

To mine copper or cut cane, outsiders descended on scruffy, fast-growing towns like Mazabuka, hoping to make a new life and where the men went, a sex industry followed with local women touring bars, inns and truck stops to sell sex to newcomers.

10 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Early action during pregnancy and proper follow-up care can stop HIV transmission from mother to child. Darlene is a mother in Burundi who, by taking appropriate actions, kept her children protected from the virus.

By Juan Haro

09 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 30 000 personnes de la région d’Opienge contraintes au déplacement.

  • Plus de 25 000 élèves ciblés par la cantine scolaire dans les territoires d’Irumu et de Mambasa.

  • Une aide multisectorielle de TROCAIRE pour les réfugiés et les communautés hôtes.

Aperçu de la situation

08 Dec 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today (08/12) signed a new cooperation agreement to ensure access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for migrant and mobile populations as well as people affected by humanitarian emergencies.

08 Dec 2017 description

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.

07 Dec 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, le 5 décembre 2017 – Les États-Unis investissent près de 100 millions de dollars dans les soins de santé en Haïti. Le «Projet Santé» travaillera en partenariat avec le gouvernement haïtien pour soutenir le système de santé du pays et étendre les soins de santé essentiels à 4,2 millions de personnes.

06 Dec 2017 description

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.

06 Dec 2017 description

Executive Summary

HIV/AIDS continues to be a major public health concern in the African Region with almost 26 million people living with HIV and accounting for 70% of all AIDS-related deaths in the world. While there has been a decline in the number of new HIV infections, prevalence in the Region remains unacceptably high, estimated at 4.8% in 2014 but much higher in Eastern and Southern Africa ranging from 5.3% in Kenya to 27.7% in Swaziland.

06 Dec 2017 description

Luanda - Nearly 280,000 people are infected with HIV/AIDS virus in the country, said the Health minister Silvia Lutucuta on Friday.

The minister, who quoted the Multiple Indicators and Health Survey (2015/2016IIMS), was addressing a central event to mark the World Aids Day.

Silvia Lutucuta put the current HIV prevalence at 02 percent.

The cumulative number of people treated with antiretroviral drugs from 2014 to December 2016 is 69,841, with antiretroviral drug coverage at 22 percent.

06 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 1 December 2017: With the theme “Right to Health”. ‘Everyone with the Right to Realize the highest attainable standard of Health without Stigma and Discrimination’, the national commemoration of the World Aida Day was officiated by H.E the Vice President, James Wani Igga on 1 December 2017 at Nyakuron Cultural Center in Juba.

06 Dec 2017 description

Kampala – 4/12/2017 - The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that contrary to the information that has been making rounds in the press and some public fora, the Country has adequate stocks of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to manage all the patients on treatment in Uganda.

Stakeholders and patients countrywide should be reassured that there are the right quantities of ARV drug formulations for patients to continue their treatment without any interruptions.

06 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

5 décembre 2017 – Plus de quatre décennies après le début de l'épidémie de VIH/sida, quatre enfants sur cinq vivant avec le VIH en Afrique de l'Ouest et en Afrique centrale ne reçoivent toujours pas de traitement antirétroviral et les décès liés au sida chez les adolescents âgés de 15 à 19 ans sont en hausse, selon un nouveau rapport publié mardi par les Nations Unies.

05 Dec 2017 description

ABIDJAN/DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 5 December 2017 – More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report released today.