Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Cameroon condemns killing of an aid worker in the North West region

Yaoundé, 8 August 2020 – The Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Cameroon, Mrs. Siti Batoul Oussein, strongly condemns the killing of a humanitarian aid worker serving with the Community Initiative for Sustainable Development (COMINSUD) in Batibo Subdivision in the North West region of Cameroon. “I am outraged and saddened by the killing of another aid worker in the North West region of Cameroon. On behalf of the United Nations and the wider humanitarian community in Cameroon, I extend our deepest condolences to his family, community and to COMINSUD”, said Mrs.Oussein.…

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WFP Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa COVID-19 Situation Report #2, 30 June 2020

Highlights • Revised food security estimates for West Africa indicate that COVID-19’s compounded impact could drive a further increase in the number of food insecure people, from 24.5 million people pre-COVID-19 to 57.5 million by the end of 2020 (135 percent increase). • As the food security situation worsens, WFP and UNICEF had also estimated that the number of children with acute malnutrition will increase from an initial figure of 9.7 million to 11.6 million by the end of the year (18 percent increase). • From an approximately 13.4 million…

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Cameroon: North-West and South-West Regions, Health Cluster Update, 1-7 August 2020 | Bulletin # 13 – 08 August, 2020

KEY HIGHLIGHTS: • In NW region, 14 out of the I9 health districts reported confirmed cases of COVID-l9. 65 % of the cases have been recorded in Bamenda and 13% of total cases recorded in Fundong health district. • In SW region, 10 out of the I8 health districts reported confirmed cases of COVID-l9. 74% of the cases have been recorded in Buea and Limbe health districts. • WHO in partnership with SW regional delegation of public health supported by the staff from the Ministry of Health (MOH) conducted a…

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Cameroon Says No COVID-19 in Indigenous People Yet

YAOUNDE – Cameroon is using the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, to educate indigenous communities who have preserved their ways of life and their own cultures despite external influences to respect barrier measures so as not to be infected by COVID-19. Pygmies, Mbororos and Kirdis sing in Yaounde to invite their peers to make sure COVID-19 does not get into their communities. Cameroon’s indigenous people are taking part in activities marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Populations. Grace Bulami of the non-governmental organization Indigenous Rights is…

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Première biopsie liquide à recevoir l’approbation de la FDA pour le profilage complet des tumeurs dans tous les cancers solides, le diagnostic compagnon Guardant360® de Guardant Health gagne en crédibilité auprès des oncologues en Asie, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique.

SINGAPOUR, 8 août 2020 /PRNewswire/ — La Food and Drug Administration (FDA) des États-Unis a approuvé la biopsie liquide de Guardant Health, le diagnostic compagnon Guardant360®, pour le profilage des mutations tumorales chez les patients atteints de toutes sortes de cancers solides. Pour Guardant Health Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), cette approbation de la FDA […]

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First liquid biopsy to receive FDA Approval for comprehensive tumor profiling across all solid cancers, Guardant Health’s Guardant360® CDx, gains credibility among oncologists in Asia, Middle East and Africa.

SINGAPORE, Aug. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Guardant Health’s liquid biopsy, Guardant360® CDx, for tumor mutation profiling in patients across all solid cancers. For Guardant Health Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), this FDA approval represents a landmark achievement for the Guardant360 test. Currently, the liquid biopsy is […]

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Policy Weekly Vol.3 Issue 28, August 07 – 14, 2020: Assessing the MNJTF Mission

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) was launched by the Lake Chad Basin states and Benin on October 7, 2014, in a bid to mitigate the growing regionalisation of the Boko Haram terrorism. The regional stabilisation strategy was an expansion of the solely Nigerian task force established on March 21, 1994, by the Abacha administration to checkmate cross-border banditry in the northern region of Nigeria. With a total strength of about 10,000 troops contributed by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Benin, the MNJTF has its headquarters in N’Djamena, Chad. The…

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Global Food Security Alert, July 31, 2020: COVID-19 pandemic drives global increase in humanitarian food assistance needs

A rise in urban food insecurity occurs alongside efforts to suppress the spread of the virus FEWS NET is monitoring the multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on acute food insecurity in the countries it covers. This Global Food Security Alert is a part of a monthly series that aims to provide an update of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on acute food insecurity across FEWS NET geographies, highlighting countries of greatest concern. To find out more about how FEWS NET incorporates COVID-19 into its analysis, click here. FEWS…

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