8,019 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
20 May 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 15-21 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

20 May 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

  • As of 19 May 2016, Angola has reported 2420 suspected cases of yellow fever with 298 deaths. Among those cases, 736 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, Huambo and Benguela provinces circulation of the virus in some districts persists.

20 May 2016 description

**Déclaration de l’OMS **

Un comité d’urgence concernant la fièvre jaune a été convoqué par le Directeur général au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) (RSI (2005)) par téléconférence le 19 mai 2016, de 13 heures à 17 h 15 (heure d’Europe centrale).1

Les États Parties affectés suivants ont participé à la séance d’information de la réunion: Angola et République démocratique du Congo.

19 May 2016 description

An Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 19 May 2016, from 13:00 to 17:15 Central European Time[1].

The following affected States Parties participated in the information session of the meeting: Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

19 May 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No updates)

As of 31 March, there were 91 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016 (28 in January, 45 in February, 18 in March). Compared with the same period of the previous three years (2012 to 2015), the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased in 2016 (Figure 1).

Malaysia (No updates)

19 May 2016 description

Geneva, 19 May 2016: Fears are growing that a deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola – which has already spread to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and China - will continue to spread internationally without immediate action to prevent it, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.

The disease is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also responsible for spreading the Zika virus, dengue and chikungunya.

19 May 2016 description

Situation

Angola As of 15 May 2016 the Angola Ministry of Health has reported 2 420 suspected cases with 298 deaths and 736 laboratory confirmed cases in 14 of the 18 provinces.

Democratic Republic of Congo
As of 11 May, DRC has reported 551 suspected cases with 55 deaths and 43 confirmed cases 41 imported from Angola and two autochthonous.

17 May 2016 description

Genève, Suisse | AFP | mardi 17/05/2016 - 16:18 GMT

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a annoncé mardi la tenue d'une réunion de son comité d'urgence, le 19 mai, sur l'épidémie de fièvre jaune en Afrique qui a fait près de 300 morts depuis fin décembre.

Ce comité peut décider si l'épidémie constitue une urgence de santé publique de portée internationale, comme il l'a fait pour Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest ou Zika en Amérique latine.

17 May 2016 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Tuesday 5/17/2016 - 15:57 GMT

The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up.

Such meetings from the UN agency are often held before the declaration of an international health emergency, as happened amid the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the current surge in neurological disorders linked to the spread of Zika virus in the Americas.

16 May 2016 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Flooding has resulted in the death of 59 people this year, with 13 unaccounted for, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters has said.

About 5.85 million people in nine provincial regions in south China had been affected by floods as of May 13, which caused direct economic losses of 8.86 billion yuan (1.36 billion U.S. dollars).

Average rainfall nationwide amounted to 104 mm, the second heaviest rainfall since 1961. The south has seen 13 downpours, and 99 rivers have risen above their warning level.

15 May 2016 description
report Christian Aid

NEW REPORT: CITIES IN POLLUTING COUNTRIES MOST AT RISK FROM CLIMATE INDUCED COASTAL FLOODING

  • Miami and Kolkata ranked as most vulnerable coastal cities exposed to flooding
  • Cities in carbon polluters USA, China and India most at risk
  • UK ranks in the top 25 for most exposed future coastline
  • Next week’s World Humanitarian Summit offers hope to tackle problem

To mark the start of Christian Aid Week, a new report by the charity highlights the world cities most at risk from future coastal flooding.

13 May 2016 description
file preview
English version

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 8-14 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Ebola virus disease, and yellow fever in Angola.

13 May 2016 description

2015 at a glance: A year of milestones

2015 marked the beginning of a new era in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. ADPC embraced the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction while continuing to build resilience side by side with the Asia-Pacific countries.

13 May 2016 description
file preview
English version

SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

  • As of 11 May 2016, Angola has reported 2267 suspected cases of yellow fever with 293 deaths. Among those cases, 696 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, Huambo and Benguela provinces circulation of the virus in some districts persists.

13 May 2016 description

Libya - Conflict
• An escalation of conflict in areas located between Sirte, Misrata, Abu Ghareen and Zedadah, and the declaration of Sirte as a military zone, are causing an increase in displacement from Sirte to Bani Walid, Tarhouna, Tripoli and other cities.
• According to initial estimates, up to 5 560 households have left Sirte and arrived to Bani Walid, Tarhouna, Tripoli, and cities nearby. More households are expected.

13 May 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

May 11, 2016 (JUBA) - Community leaders in the newly created Gogrial state of former Warrap state - home to President Salva Kiir - have protested the alleged diversion of humanitarian assistance by the government of China to the government of the republic of South Sudan to help vulnerable groups in the country.

The assistance was part of 10,000 bags of rice which the Chinese government had donated to the government of South Sudan to help the vulnerable groups in the war torn nation.

12 May 2016 description

From 11 to 13 May, Chinese and European civil protection authorities and experts are joining forces to participate in "EU-SCIP 2016" – the first ever joint full-scale exercise aimed at testing and reinforcing the Chinese civil protection system across all levels.

The exercise is one of the highlights of the EU-China Disaster Risk Management Project – a five-year project supporting China's work in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness.

12 May 2016 description

According to official reports, severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds, has continued to affect the southern and south-eastern parts of the country over the past week causing more deaths and damage.

National authorities report 66 people dead, 10 missing, 95 000 evacuated and over 81 000 homes partially or fully damaged in the provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan, as of 11 May.

11 May 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/325.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015

Summary

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns