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24 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Friday 4/24/2015 - 19:50 GMT

by Boureima HAMA

Parents cradling sick children in their arms streamed into a treatment centre in Niger's capital Niamey, the victims of a meningitis epidemic that has claimed over 100 lives and appears to be accelerating.

The impact of the nationwide outbreak was also evident on the faces of the parents awaiting updates on their sons and daughters at the clinic, where tents have been erected to deal with the overflow of cases.

24 Apr 2015 description

By Nines Lima, MSF’s advisor on tropical medicine

Since 2000, malaria deaths have fallen by 47% globally, and by 54% in the African region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The use of rapid diagnostic tests and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have played a key role in this great progress. However, malaria still kills in Africa, where 90% of global malaria deaths occur, killing more than 430,000 children a year.

24 Apr 2015 description

Avant-propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • 10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015)

  • Tchad : L’indépendance alimentaire (Présidence du Tchad, 19/04/2015)

24 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 24/04/2015 - 14:35 GMT

par Boureima HAMA

Portés au dos de leur mère ou dans les bras de leur père, des dizaines d'enfants arrivent dans un état d'affaiblissement avancé au centre de soins de Lazaret, un quartier de Niamey: l'épidémie de méningite s'accélère au Niger.

24 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | Friday 4/24/2015 - 13:04 GMT

The death toll in a meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has reached 129, the health minister of the largely arid west African nation said Friday.

"There are a total of 1,150 cases and unfortunately 129 deaths" by April 22, Health Minister Mano Aghali said in a statement broadcast on public radio.

24 Apr 2015 description

SRP REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,986 million

SRP FUNDING US$ 327 million

SRP UNMET REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,659 million

FUNDING OUTSIDE SRP US$ 134 million

24 Apr 2015 description

2015

REVISED REQUIREMENT: 376 millions

FUNDING (1): 78 millions

UNMET REQUIREMENT: 298 millions

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nigeria: Assessments were carried out by IOM’s psychosocial support team in an effort to support the development of a referral pathway in Adamawa.

  • Chad: 2,010 returnees have been registered to date.

  • Niger: 1,500 transitional shelter kits were received for upcoming distribution.

  • Cameroon: Streamlining of displacement data collection approach in consultation with UNHCR.

23 Apr 2015 description
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Leaders Gather in Jeddah for World Malaria Day; Call for Increased Investment to Save Lives & Advance Development Efforts

23 Apr 2015 description

Meningitis has affected all regions in Niger exception of Diffa. Overall, the epidemic threshold has been reached in three health districts in the regions of Niamey and Dosso. More than half of the cases have been registered in Niamey.

Measles cases have been registered in all the regions of the country. The epidemic threshold has been reached in 12 health districts. More than 90 per cent of cases have been registered in Agadez, Maradi and Zinder.

23 Apr 2015 description

The Lake Chad region is suffering a humanitarian crisis. Over a million of people have fled the conflict and are currently living under difficult conditions inside Nigeria. Others have moved to Niger, Chad or Cameroon and are in an equally dire situation. The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for extra funds so that it can help these people.

23 Apr 2015 description

CAMEROON

19 KILLED IN BOKO HARAM ATTACK

At least 19 people were killed when Boko Haram gunmen raided Bia village in Cameroon’s Far North Region on the night of 16 April. Many of the victims were reportedly beheaded during the attack on the village located on the shores of Lake Chad. The insurgents have carried out several attacks on Cameroonian territory.

Such cross-border raids prompted Nigeria’s neighbours earlier this year to revamp a regional counter-insurgency force that has driven Boko Haram out of several towns and villages in north-eastern Nigeria.

22 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | mercredi 22/04/2015 - 14:44 GMT

Une épidémie de méningite, qui sévit depuis janvier au Niger, a fait 85 morts, poussant les autorités à fermer les écoles de la capitale Niamey de mercredi à lundi prochain, a annoncé le Premier ministre Brigi Rafini.

"A Niamey, compte tenu de l'acuité de cette maladie, nous avons décidé de fermer tous les établissements d'enseignement à compter de mercredi jusqu'à lundi", a déclaré M. Rafini mercredi sur la télévision d'Etat.

22 Apr 2015 description

Security facts

1 - May 2013: The Nigerian Government declares The State of emergency in Borno , Yobe and Adamawa states, 3 northeastern states of Nigeria hit by attacks of armed groups.

2 - November 2014: New attacks occur on November 5 in Malam Fatori (3km from Bosso) and November 24 in Damasak (35km from Diffa )

3 - January 2015: 3,000 Nigerian soldiers are deployed in the border area of Nigeria.

22 Apr 2015 description

La méningite touche toutes les régions du pays à l’exception de Diffa. Au total trois districts sanitaires ont atteint le seuil épidémique dans les régions de Niamey et de Dosso. Plus de la moitié des cas sont enregistrés à Niamey.

Concernant la rougeole, des cas ont été enregistrés dans toutes les régions du pays. Au total 12 districts sanitaires sont en épidémie. Plus de 90 pour cent des cas de rougeole sont enregistrés à Agadez, Maradi et Zinder.

22 Apr 2015 description
report The Global Fund

NIAMEY, Niger – Ahead of World Malaria Day on 25 April, Niger and the Global Fund partnership strengthened their response against malaria with a new mass campaign to distribute mosquito nets aimed at achieving universal coverage in Niger for the first time.