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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report No. 6 – Mid-Year Report: January – June 2020

Highlights • Humanitarian delivery for children affected by the NWSW crisis was further constrained by increased violence and displacements of 60,000 people. Aid agencies faced escalating threats including attacks on staff. • In Far North region, children and communities continued to be instrumentalized and traumatized by Boko Haram attacks with an increase in killings, rape,

Global Humanitarian Overview 2020 Monthly Funding Update – 31 July 2020

The requirements for the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) 2020 reached $39.76 billion for 63 countries by the end of July. This is a significant increase from the $28.8 billion published on 4 December 2019. The increase is due to various updates and changes during the first six months of the year, and the Global Response