• 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);
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.
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.
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 $US 63 million focusing on resources to support key health and WASH interventions.
• Tuberculosis is now the leading cause of death from infectious disease, with 1.3 million deaths per year, not including HIV co-infections.
• Globally, the rate of decline in TB incidence has been slow, at 2 percent per year from 2000 to 2016, mainly due to low case notification. An estimated 4.1 million people with TB have been missed every year and contribute to ongoing transmission. To achieve the milestones set in the End TB Strategy, we must accelerate the rate of reduction to 4-5 percent each year by 2020.
Reaching the ‘missing’ cases by boat and by bike
By UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
US$ 1.21 six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements
164,200 people assisted in August 2018
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.
IOM WHOLE OF SYRIA RESPONSE (HRP) - AT A GLANCE
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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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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 :
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.
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 …
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.
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.