As of June 24, the governments of Guinea and Liberia had not reported a confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case since April 6. The countries’ March/April clusters—both linked to an EVD survivor in Guinea’s N’Zérékoré Prefecture—included seven confirmed and three probable cases in Guinea and three confirmed cases in Liberia.
In early June, Government of Ethiopia (GoE) health authorities confirmed the first acute watery diarrhea cases in the capital city of Addis Ababa since January 2016. To date, cases have been concentrated in Oromiya, Somali, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions since the outbreak began in December 2015. The GoE and relief actors—including USAID partners—are coordinating acute watery diarrhea response activities in the city.
The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project is a five-year, $47.8 million project, which fosters the development of conditions for broad-based, inclusive and resilient economic growth for a critical mass of cities and surrounding areas outside Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao.
On June 5, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) and relief actors launched the annual belg assessment to evaluate the effects of seasonal agricultural production and associated humanitarian needs across Afar, Amhara, Oromiya, Somali, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples (SNNP) regions. Preliminary results are expected by late June and will inform the revised 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD).
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project supports the Afghan government to foster a strengthened, reformed, and increasingly self-reliant Afghan health system. The project’s technical objectives are to improve health sector governance and accountability, increase government financing for priority health services, and strengthen human resources systems and operations at the Ministry of Public Health.
In Afghanistan, treatment of childhood diarrhea has been implemented through the existing Basic Package of Health Services service delivery model since 2003. However coverage of treatment of diarrhea with Zinc/Oral Rehydration Salts remains as low as 5%, according to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works with the Ministry of Education to improve educational attainment in Afghanistan and provide educational services that generate measureable learning outcomes. Currently, USAID is conducting a national Early Grade Reading survey, the results of which will provide information for the Ministry of Education and the international donor community to support early grade reading reform. The survey finding will serve as a starting point for the Afghan Children Read Program for the development of technical assistance materials and for measuring the project’s progress.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is not only a human rights violation but also a serious public health problem with physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health consequences. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Afghan Ministry of Public Health have developed a treatment protocol to help health workers provide better quality care to GBV survivors and to strengthen the overall health sector response toward victims.
Human trafficking is a phenomenon which remains extremely pervasive both within and between Afghanistan and neighboring countries. Afghanistan is a source, transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sex-trafficking.
Last updated: January 16, 2017