the World Health Organization (who) Has Allocated $8.3 Million From Its Contingency Funding For Emergencies To Help The 10.6 Million People In The Sahel Region Who Require Emergency Health Services.
in The Sahel, Humanitarian Groups And Governments Estimate That 33.2 Million People Are Affected By Armed Conflict, Insecurity, Food Insecurity, And Displacement.
the Funding Will Be Used To Provide Critical Health Services To People Living In Displacement Camps And Locations, As Well As Those Who Have Been Affected By Disease Outbreaks, In Six Countries Across The Region. In Burkina Faso, Armed Warfare Has Displaced Over 500 000 People By 2021. In Mali, The Impact Of Coviid-19 Has Caused A Quarter Of Health Services To Be Affected. A Cholera Outbreak Is Wreaking Havoc In Cameroon.
who Will Work To Improve Malnutrition Treatment In Burkina Faso, Strengthen Cholera Diagnostics In Cameroon, Provide Essential Services To 100 000 People In Chad, Deploy Psychologists Across Mali’s Ten Regions, Equip And Train Four Outbreak Response Teams In Niger, And Re-establish Services In Two Hospitals In North-east Nigeria That Serve 300 000 People.
“across The Sahel, Armed Conflict And The Rising Effects Of Climate Change Are Wreaking Havoc On Millions Of Children, Women, Families, And Even Entire Communities.” “we Are Determined To Delivering Critical Health Support To The Impacted Communities And Assisting Them In Alleviating The Severe Deprivations They Are Experiencing,” Stated Dr. Abdou Salam Gueye, Director Of Who Regional Office For Africa’s Emergency Preparedness And Response.
the Sahel Has Some Of The Lowest Health Statistics In The World. Due To Low Access To Maternal And Reproductive Health Care And A High Prevalence Of Early Marriage, The Region Has Some Of The Highest Maternal Mortality Rates In The World, With 856 Deaths Per 100 000 Live Births.
droughts, Land Degradation, And Unpredictable Weather Are Exacerbating The Plight Of Millions Of People In The Sahel. Armed Attacks Against Civilians And Public Infrastructure—including Health Facilities And Schools—are Exacerbating The Plight Of Millions Of People In The Sahel.
the Delivery Of Humanitarian Aid Is Hampered By Conflict And Insecurity. These Obstacles Make It Difficult For Who Personnel And Partners To Administer Important Medicines And Engage Communities In Public Health Initiatives Including Water And Sanitation, Bed Net Distribution, And Basic Childhood Vaccines.
in 2021, Only Half Of The Us$ 3.7 Billion Needed To Provide Life-saving Aid In Burkina Faso, Northern Cameroon, Chad, North-east Nigeria, Mali, And Niger Was Received, Despite The Extreme Requirements And Urgency. Apo Group Distributed On Behalf Of The Who Regional Office For Africa.