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Equatorial Guinea + 19 others
Polio this week - as of 16 April 2014

  • In central Africa, a new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in Equatorial Guinea. In total, three cases have now been reported from the country; genetic sequencing indicates the cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon. Outbreak response in the country is currently being planned.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

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Polio this week - as of 9 April 2014

  • First mass vaccination campaigns started in the Middle East since a polio case was reported in Iraq. Polio vaccination campaigns commenced in Syria, Iraq and Egypt on 6 April and Turkey on 7 April, aiming to reach more than 20 million children over five days. For Iraq, this is the first nationwide vaccination campaign since a case of polio in a six-month-old boy from northern Baghdad was confirmed by the Ministry of Health on 30 March.

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Nigeria + 12 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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Niger + 2 others
Niger : Bulletin humanitaire mensuel numéro 03 | mars 2014

Les organisations humanitaires sont inquiètes du faible niveau de financement du Plan stratégique de réponse du Niger. La nutrition et la sécurité alimentaire sont financés à 0,6% et 0,2%.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Pakistan + 16 others
Polio this week - as of 2 April 2014

The data table below is as of 2 April 2014

  • The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has met in Geneva on 1-3 April to discuss measures to prevent further international spread of polio, progress in eliminating wild and vaccine derived poliovirus and the status of the preparation for global OPV2 withdrawal. Final recommendations will be published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record.

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Niger + 1 other
Recover your view to see a little further

The morning of March 18, 2014, 31 visually impaired people from the town of Maine Soroa traveled to Diffa, Capital of the region of the same name, to be operated for cataract. Among them, 29 Nigerian refugees now living in Maine- Soroa following the violence that hit Nigeria. Aware of the passage of the eye care caravan set up by the Government of Niger, UNHCR got in touch with the medical team of the said caravan and deployed logistics and financial resources for refugees to benefit from surgical intervention.

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Iraq + 10 others
Polio this week - as of 26 March 2014

The data table below is as of 26 March 2014

World’s most populous region certified polio-free: the WHO South East Asia Region was certified polio-free at a ceremony in India this week, meaning that transmission of wild poliovirus has been interrupted in this bloc of 11 countries stretching from Indonesia to India. This achievement marks a significant leap forward in global eradication, with 80% of the world’s population now living in certified polio-free regions.

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Mali + 3 others
Mali Situation Regional External Update: January-February 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  1. Mali: On January 21 2014 a meeting was held at the request of the Ministry of Territorial Administration with the participation of all concerned ministries and UNHCR regarding the voluntary repatriation process. The meeting was to formally launch the process of negotiations between Mali and countries of asylum for the signing of the tripartite agreements. The first step will be a visit of Malian officials to the countries of asylum to talk to their counterparts, UNHCR, and refugees.

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Niger + 4 others
Monaco reaffirms commitment to the polio eradication initiative

The Principality of Monaco has donated €170 000 to polio eradication operations worldwide, with a particular emphasis on Niger.

Monaco’s contribution comes at a critical moment because Niger remains at particular risk for polio and has been repeatedly re-infected by virus imported from neighbouring northern Nigeria. The wild poliovirus type 1 case with onset 15 November 2012 was linked to Nigeria as well as the 11 July 2013 case due to circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) which was related to cVDPV2 cases detected in 2013 in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria.

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Niger + 1 other
Fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola: Le Niger se prépare pour y faire face

Le Ministère de la Santé Publique s’agit de le renforcement de la surveillance épidémiologique au niveau des points d’entrées à savoir les frontières terrestres et maritimes, les gares, les aéroports.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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Niger + 1 other
UNICEF Niger Situation Report, March 2014

Highlights

  • As of 9 March 2014 (week 10), 46,054 children under the age of five benefited from the integrated treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). 11.2% of these cases (5,194) were reported to have severe medical complications and these children were admitted into intensive care/inpatient facilities while 40,854 children were treated as outpatients.

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World + 18 others
Sahel meningitis outbreaks linked to wind and dust levels, claim scientists

Report
Guardian

Researchers collaborate with health officials to plan vaccination campaigns after discovering how to predict seasonal outbreaks.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

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Niger + 1 other
Récupérer la vue pour y voir un peu plus loin

La matinée du 18 mars 2014, 31 personnes malvoyantes en provenance de la ville de Maïné-Soroa se sont rendues à Diffa, chef-lieu de la région du même nom, pour pouvoir être opérées de la cataracte. Parmi elles 29 réfugiés nigérians arrivés à Maïné-Soroa suite aux violences qui frappent le Nigéria. Informé du passage de la caravane ophtalmologique mis en place par le gouvernement du Niger, le HCR s’est mis en relation avec l’équipe médicale de la dite caravane et a déployé les moyens logistiques et financiers permettant aux réfugiés de bénéficier d’une intervention chirurgicale.

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World + 14 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) 21 March 2014, vol. 89, 12 (pp. 117–132) [EN/FR]

Contents

117 Vaccine-derived polioviruses detected worldwide, July 2012–December 2013

127 Combined use of inactivated and oral poliovirus vaccines in a large-scale campaign in refugee camps and host communities – Kenya, December 2013

Sommaire

117 Poliovirus dérivés de souches vaccinales détectés dans le monde, juillet 2012-décembre 2013

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Nigeria + 17 others
Meningitis Weekly Bulletin Week 09 2014

Comments :

At week 9 of the 2014 epidemic season, one LGA in Nigeria was in epidemic phase and four districts were in alert phase in Benin, Ghana and Chad:

  • Benin: The district of Tanguieta has remained in alert phase with an AR of 7.4 and the district of Cobly has crossed again the alert threshold with an AR of 7.3;

  • Ghana: The district of Jirapa has crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 5.3;

  • Nigeria: The LGA of Aliero has crossed again the epidemic threshold with an AR of 11.9;

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Mali + 3 others
Mali: Tableau de bord humanitaire (au 27 Février 2014)

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 - 18 March

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