WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.
Putting human rights at the centre of the HIV response
72 countries specifically allow for HIV criminalization, including 30 in sub-Saharan Africa. UNDP and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are partnering with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre to place justice at the centre of the HIV response.
“When I visited her in prison, she thought she was in the wrong. When I explained she wasn’t, she burst into tears. She couldn’t believe it. She didn’t know her rights.” - Human rights lawyer Wesley Mwafulirwa
18 October 2017 KYIV. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with financial support of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine has provided the National Children's Hospital Ohmatdyt with the latest medical equipment GeneXpert (Manufacturer: Cepheid Inc., USA) for the rapid diagnostics of tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis. The funds ($ 30,000) for the equipment were donated by Chamber Member Companies during charity events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.
With support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF provided safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to 15,897 drought-affected people in 5 districts, from January to September 2017. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to September 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51% female) gained access to WASH services in 33 communities, 25 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng, Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).
The 2015–2016 El Niño phenomenon resulted in the worst drought in 35 years for much of southern Africa.
In the eight most-affected countries (Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,
Swaziland and Zimbabwe), an estimated 16.1 million people required assistance between December 2016 and March 2017, including some 5 million children who required urgent humanitarian assistance.
An innovative mHealth project called MOS@N is helping vulnerable populations in the Nouna district of Burkina Faso enjoy better health and greater access to health services. The project has also enhanced the status of women health workers by overcoming deep-seated gender biases.
This report presents the findings of Namibia’s Health Accounts estimation for the fiscal year April 2014 through March 2015 (2014/15), and analyzes the implications of these findings for key policy decisions. This round of Health Accounts is the fifth round, and the second round that was conducted using the System of Health Accounts 2011 (SHA 2011) methodology.
11 octobre 2017 – Malgré une baisse de 50% des décès liés au sida depuis le pic de l'épidémie, la baisse des infections chez les adultes ne progresse que lentement, ce qui incite les Nations Unies à lancer un plan en 10 points établissant des mesures concrètes immédiates pour accélérer les progrès.
As of September, UNICEF and partners reached 64,178 people with safe water on a daily basis in Lubombo and Shiselweni, representing 99 per cent of UNICEF’s 2017 Emergency Response Plan Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) target.
1,355,764 refugees are being hosted by Uganda as of end August. 61 percent of the refugees are children under 18 years of age and 82 percent are women and children. Of the total, 1,021,903 people are refugees from South Sudan.
The second rainy season reached its peak in the month of September in most parts of the country causing destructive flooding, landslides, wind and hailstorms affecting plantations, crops and displacing people in the 13 affected districts.
UNAIDS AND UNFPA LAUNCH ROAD MAP TO STOP NEW HIV INFECTIONS
Global HIV Prevention Coalition holds first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to find ways to strengthen and sustain political commitment for HIV prevention
SHISELWENI, Swaziland – More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people – and young women in particular – often lack the information and services they need to keep themselves safe.
Takhona, 17, says that, until recently, she did not know anything about HIV or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
“I believed, before, that having sex, you just enjoy. Nothing can happen. I didn’t know about pregnancy and HIV and STIs,” she said.
BY LAURA MUNDY
Laura Mundy is an advisor for communications at the Alliance.
Home to one million people, Khayelitsha is the second largest township in South Africa. In a country where 18.9% of adults are living with HIV, protecting the next generation must involve prevention programming that is centred around the child as they grow.
Nestled into the heart of Khayelitsha is one of Yabonga’s children centres; dedicated to ensuring children and young people who are affected by HIV are able to reach their full potential.
Addis Ababa October 07/2017 Ethiopia has launched and reinvigorated HIV/AIDS prevention and control campaigns to meet the 90-90-90 target by 2020.
The 90-90-90 target is a plan to get 90 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS diagnosed, 90 percent of diagnosed people get access to antiretroviral treatment, and 90 percent of people in treatment with fully suppressed viral load.
UNICEF and partners have screened 233,950 children for acute malnutrition and provided lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) to 7,822 children aged 0-59 months since January 2017.
UNICEF has provided 219,859 children aged 6-59 months with Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) since the beginning of 2017, including 53, 290 children since July 2017.
• A cholera outbreak is reported in Sila Region, eastern Chad, near the border with Sudan. 152 cases have been reported with 23 deaths by the end of August 2011
• 11 million USD have been allocated by the UFE CERF to Chad. 6.5 million USD will be used to support refugees and returnees from CAR with multipurpose cash, 3 million USD will ensure availability of basic services for CAR refugees and returnees (health, nutrition, education), and 1.5 million USD will be allocated to UNHAS to allow continued humanitarian access.
In the six northern regions, UNICEF-supported Community Health Workers (CHWs) have reached more than 4,800 children under five with nutrition screening, of which 112 were referred and treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Parents of these children also received key messages on sanitation and hygiene.
La Croix-Rouge du Burundi met en œuvre le programme "Renforcement de la Réponse Communautaire au VIH et à la Tuberculose." Le taux de réalisation est, jusqu'au 31 août 2017, de 80 pourcent. Ledit programme dont la période d'exécution est parti du 1er Mars 2016 au 31 décembre 2017, contribue à la réduction de la morbidité et la mortalité liée au VIH et à la Tuberculose.
A la Primature, le Premier Ministre, M. Bruno Tshibala a reçu en audience vendredi 06 octobre 2017 la délégation conjointe comprenant le Représentant de l’OMS en RDC, le Représentant du Fonds mondial, le Représentant de l’ONUSIDA et d’autres partenaires: CDC, MSF, PEPFAR, Partenariat STOP TUB, UNICEF, USAID. Il s’est félicité de ce partenariat solide et de la mobilisation annoncée d’importantes ressources auprès du Fonds mondial et du PEPFAR pour la période triennale 2018-2020 en matière de lutte contre les deux maladies susmentionnées.