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28 Aug 2016 description

Les disparités entre les genres coûtent quelque 95 milliards de dollars US par an en moyenne à l’Afrique subsaharienne et ont culminé à 105 milliards de dollars de pertes en 2014 (soit 6 % du PIB régional), compromettant de ce fait les efforts du continent en faveur d’un développement humain et d’une croissance économique inclusifs, indique le Rapport.

28 Aug 2016 description

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

19 Aug 2016 description
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Background

  1. The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.

18 Aug 2016 description

Aid workers carry out life-saving often in dangerous and difficult circumstances. Over the past 16 years, 427 aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in West and Central Africa. The number of victims follows a worrying upward trend with spikes in attacks recorded in recent years. Countries with the highest number of victims are the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Chad and Mali. The majority of victims were national staff, who account for the bulk of humanitarian workers and are often the most exposed to risks

18 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Faits saillants

  • République Centrafricaine : Du 27 juillet au 05 août 2016, environ 36 cas de diarrhées aiguës aqueuses avec déshydratation sévère dont 8 décès ont été enregistrés dans le village Mourou-fleuve, sous-préfecture de Ndjoukou. Du 05 au 10 août 2016, 9 autres cas de diarrhées aiguës aqueuses avec déshydratation sévère dont 5 décès ont été enregistrés dans les villages Zawara, Danga et Massamba dans la sous-préfecture de Damara et un cas au quartier Bruxelles du deuxième arrondissement de Bangui.

04 Aug 2016 description

Global Highlights

  • During Q2-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 6 percent year-on-year but it is 3 percent up compared to Q1-2016. The increase is because of rising maize and rice prices. The FAO global food price index has increased and almost returned to the levels of June 2015 (-1%), because prices particularly for sugar and oil increased significantly.

  • The real price2 of wheat is 20 percent below Q2-2015.
    This is because world supplies are at record levels thanks to increased production as well as beginning stocks.

10 Jul 2016 description

This issue focuses on the protracted Yellow fever outbreak in Angola and the DR Congo , the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivor monitoring, the protracted Cholera outbreaks in several countries, the Chikungunya out-break in Kenya and an outbreak in South Sudan that is still under investigation.

The protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreak in Angola has spread to the neighboring DR Congo and cases have been exported to China and Kenya.

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

17 Jun 2016 description

La CTB publie son rapport annuel 2015

10 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants / Highlights (see english on the reverse page):

En fin de semaine 20, 10 375 cas cumulés de choléra, dont 210 décès, sont rapportés au total sur les 18 pays de la sous-région. La majeure par e des cas (95%) provient de la République Démocratique du Congo. A la semaine 20, le taux de complétude pour ce dernier reste relativement bas (absence des données du Haut Lomami, Ituri, Mongala, Nord Kivu et Sud Kivu). Par conséquent, la baisse importante marquée de la semaine 19 à 20 doit être prise avec précaution (voir figure).

06 Jun 2016 description

This issue focuses on the ongoing Yellow fever , Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Cholera, Zika outbreaks and the health consequences of El Niño.

There has been re-emergence of urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and some cases have been exported to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever has been reported in Uganda but it is not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. Instead it is linked to a YF outbreak that occurred in Northern Uganda in 2010.

24 May 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.

12 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Bénin : La transmission persiste sur la commune So-Ava, au niveau de deux aires de santé (Ahomey Lokpo et Kinto Agué). En S17, 14 cas sont rapportés. Les conditions environnementales (rappelées ci-après) et la faible pratique de mesures d’hygiène par les populations conduisent à une transmission continue du choléra, soutenue également par le manque de ciblage des interventions (très peu d’investigations terrain) et d’adaptation de la stratégie de réponse.