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30 Apr 2016 description

1. Points saillants :

a. Dix sept (17) cas de fièvre jaune IgM positifs en RDC sont confirmés par PCR ou séroneutralisation par l’Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) depuis janvier 2016. Vingt cinq (25) échantillons de cas probables (IgM positif au Labo INRB) sont en attente de confirmation par l’IPD.

b. Deux (2) cas probables autochtones (1 à Kinshasa et 1 au Kongo Central) sont en attente de confirmation à l’IPD.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

29 Apr 2016 description

Contents

217 Epidemic focus

219 Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2015

Sommaire

217 Gros plan sur les épidémies

219 Éradication de la dracunculose: bilan de la surveillance mondiale, 2015

EPIDEMIC FOCUS

This is a rapid “need to know” spotlight on current infectious disease threats. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of cases and outbreaks but a focus on reasons for concern about specific infectious diseases currently posing threats to global public health.

27 Apr 2016 description

Key messages

  • The current rainfall season has been the driest in the last 35 years across several parts of the Southern Africa Region. Two consecutive below-average rainy seasons have significantly impacted crop and livestock production, cereal prices, water availability, and livelihoods.

  • Food and nutrition security in the region also remains extremely fragile, with the situation expected to worsen. Overall, 28 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity.

26 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

• Reduced and irregular rainfall is seriously affecting the 2016 agriculture campaign in Cunene and Namibe provinces.

• Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates have doubled, affecting 95,877 children in 7 provinces.

• In January and February 2016, 710 cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) out of 7,567 cases (9.4%) were treated via in-patient treatment (ITP) and 2,026 cases out of 30,267 (6.7%) via out-patient treatment (OTP), according to the Provincial Health Directorate (DPS).

26 Apr 2016 description

26 April 2016: Geneva - As efforts to bring an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola under control continue, the World Health Organization is reminding all travellers to the country that they are required to receive the yellow fever vaccination and to have a valid certificate of vaccination to prove that they are protected from the disease and to prevent its further spread.

26 Apr 2016 description

Key Highlights

  • Huambo and Benguela provinces continue with the response campaign with a total of 64.8% (1,316,623 of 2,033,116) individuals vaccinated against yellow fever. Huambo 548,717(59%) and Benguela 767,906(70%).

  • A total of 13 districts now reported local transmission

  • Two new districts have confirmed cases in Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces

25 Apr 2016 description

Executive Summary

This assessment considers the cereals shortfalls expected within the southern Africa region over the coming year as a consequence of the impact of the current El Niño effect. The consequent need for imports by the countries most affected, and the impact of these additional imports on the regional supply chain is examined and some of the issues that may need to be addressed are identified.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

23 Apr 2016 description

Luanda - An American multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil and US Embassy in Angola donated Friday a USD 500,000 check to Health Ministry to combat malaria and yellow fever.

The US ambassador to Angola, Helen La Lime, said that the US supports Angolan strategy to combat diseases at a time the world marks Malaria Day (25 April) and the country faces challenge in relation to malaria and yellow fever.

23 Apr 2016 description

In light of the circulation of yellow fever in several areas of the Region, and considering current outbreaks in countries outside of this Region, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) advises Member States to maintain the capacity to detect and confirm cases of yellow fever, provide updated information for health professionals and train them to enable them to properly detect and manage cases, especially in areas at risk for yellow fever circulation. In addition, Member States are encouraged to maintain high vaccination coverage in at risk populations.

22 Apr 2016 description

Huambo and Benguela provinces continue with the response campaign with 51% (1,091,733 of 2,131,008) individuals vaccinated against yellow fever

A total of 13 out of 18 provinces have laboratory confirmed cases

WHO in collaboration with MOH conducted an orientation for provincial WHO surveillance focal points and MOH focal points on yellow fever surveillance activities

22 Apr 2016 description

By Adam Fysh

LUANDA, 22 April 2016 – Six southern African countries have taken a key step in their efforts to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards, by starting a programme to harness data.

22 Apr 2016 description

Abnormal dryness over the Greater Horn of Africa despite recent increase in rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

22 Apr 2016 description

Luanda - At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured and four reported missing is the temporary report of the rain that fell on Monday and Wednesday in Luanda city.

The spokesman of National Service for Civil Protection and Fire (SNPCB), Faustino Sebastião, told Angop that the number of victims could rise.

According to him were flooded hundreds of homes, more than 800 families are homeless and 20 homes collapsed.

21 Apr 2016 description

Parmi les 12 cas de fièvre jaune confirmés depuis janvier 2016 en RDC, 11 se retrouvent majoritairement dans les provinces de kongo-central et de Kinshasa, deux régions ayant un trafic routier très intense avec l’Angola, pays actuellement en pleine épidémie et dont l'épicentre est Luanda, la capitale. Un seul cas autochtone a été confirmé positif dans la zone de santé de Mompono, province de la Tshuapa, plus au nord, dans l'ancienne province démembrée de l'Equateur.

21 Apr 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. This particular occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

20 Apr 2016 description

PARMI LES 12 CAS DE FIÈVRE JAUNE CONFIRMÉS DEPUIS JANVIER 2016 EN RDC, 11 SE RETROUVENT MAJORITAIREMENT DANS LES PROVINCES DE KONGO-CENTRAL ET DE KINSHASA, DEUX RÉGIONS AYANT UN TRAFIC ROUTIER TRÈS INTENSE AVEC L’ANGOLA, PAYS ACTUELLEMENT EN PLEINE ÉPIDÉMIE ET DONT L'ÉPICENTRE EST LUANDA, LA CAPITALE. UN SEUL CAS AUTOCHTONE A ÉTÉ CONFIRMÉ POSITIF DANS LA ZONE DE SANTÉ DE MOMPONO, PROVINCE DE LA TSHUAPA, PLUS AU NORD, DANS L'ANCIENNE PROVINCE DÉMEMBRÉE DE L'EQUATEUR.

20 Apr 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

The World Health Organisation has warned that the yellow fever outbreak in Angola poses a "threat to entire world".

Nearly 2,000 people are thought to be suffering from yellow fever in the southern African nation, as health experts investigate the outbreak that began in December.

According to WHO, thousands of people are suspected to have been infected with the disease while 238 people have died from the mosquito-borne illness.

The outbreak has spread to nearly every province in the country.