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29 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None - Mosquito-borne Zika infections acquired by travelers returning from the Maldives were reported by Germany and Spain in the past week. Prior Zika cases were reported in January 2016.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Country Office expects to receive super cereal+ around mid-September which will allow resumption of activities for stunting prevention and moderate acute malnutrition treatment. The prolonged pipeline break could put nutrition gains at risk.

  • The CO is stepping up preparations for the rollout of the cash based transfers through mobile phones which aims at supporting malnourished people living with HIV and TB and their households during their treatment.

26 Sep 2016 description

Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:

1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.

22 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
o Saint Kitts and Nevis

17 Sep 2016 description
report African Union

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 623ème réunion, tenue le 8 Septembre 2016, a suivi une communication sur la situation en République de Guinée-Bissau.

16 Sep 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 11-17 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

16 Sep 2016 description

 “It marks an encouraging step in the pursuit of stability in the country”, said Mr. Touré.

The agreement was reached at the end of the ECOWAS high-level mission to Guinea-Bissau by President Alpha Condé of Guinea President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries in the Western Pacific Region have been reporting new cases as seen in Singapore, Philippines and Malaysia.

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

14 Sep 2016 description

Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé le 8 septembre 2016 à Abidjan, deux dons d’un million de dollars EU chacun, en faveur du Cabo Verde et de la Guinée- Bissau au titre d’une assistance d’urgence destinée à soutenir la mise en œuvre des plans nationaux de préparation et d’intervention pour lutter contre l’épidémie du virus Zika dans ces deux pays.

14 Sep 2016 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on September 8, 2016 in Abidjan, approved two grants of US $1 million each, to Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau as emergency assistance to support the implementation of National Preparedness and Response Plans to fight the Zika virus outbreak in the two countries.

14 Sep 2016 description
report European Union

The recent Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) presidential mission to Guinea Bissau led to an agreement on a consensual solution to the current political impasse, including the instauration of an inclusive government. The role of ECOWAS, also providing the Economic Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) stabilisation mission to the country, has been key to achieve this.

10 Sep 2016 description

Bissau, Guinée-Bissau | AFP | samedi 10/09/2016 - 21:49 GMT

Les acteurs de la crise politique qui secoue la Guinée-Bissau depuis plus d'un an ont accepté une proposition de sortie de crise en six points soumise par des dirigeants ouest-africains en visite de médiation à Bissau samedi, selon un communiqué officiel.

10 Sep 2016 description

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | Saturday 9/10/2016 - 23:31 GMT

The opposing sides in Guinea-Bissau's political crisis have accepted a plan that would see a new "consensus" government formed, West African leaders said Saturday.

Guinea-Bissau has been in the throes of a power struggle since August 2015, when President Jose Mario Vaz sacked Domingos Simoes Pereira, the leader of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), as prime minister.

09 Sep 2016 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

A large portion of the contribution will be used to purchase foodstuffs such as cereals and pulses to provide nutritious meals to school children and specialized nutritional products to infants under two, as well as to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

08 Sep 2016 description

Key Updates

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Malaysia, which previously reported Zika infections in 2014, has reported new mosquito-borne Zika virus infections in the past week

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None