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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.

PEER aims to enhance the disaster response capacity of local, regional, and national disaster management agencies.

BCIPN supports municipal governments in Nepal to develop and administer building permits and control systems in order to improve seismic performance of new building constructions.

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).

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 resource systems and operations at the Ministry of Public Health.

Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five worldwide. Most diarrhea-related deaths in children are due to dehydration from loss of large quantities of water and electrolytes from the body in liquid stools. Management of diarrhea either through oral rehydration salts (ORS) or a recommended home fluid can prevent many of these deaths. Since 2003, Afghanistan has treated childhood diarrhea using the Basic Package of Health service delivery model. However, the 2010 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey on the coverage of treatment for diarrhea with Zinc and ORS remains at 5 percent.

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. Recently, USAID conducted a national Early Grade Reading Assessment. The results provide information for the Ministry of Education and the international donor community to support early grade reading reform. The assessment findings also serve as a starting point for the Afghan Children Read for the development of teaching and learning materials and for measuring its 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.

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Last updated: November 20, 2017

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