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24 Jun 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 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, a total of 11,966 South Sudanese refugees are registered in the Haut-Uélé province of DRC, of which 11,120 biometrically registered and 846 pre-registered. Further verification missions are planned towards the month of June.

  • In Gambella, Ethiopia, UNHCR and most implementing partners have resumed humanitarian activities in Jewi, Kule and Tiekidi refugee camps, with the exception of Action Against Hunger (ACF) in Jewi camp. The security situation remains calm though fragile and unpredictable.

23 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola the total number of notified cases has increased since early 2016. As of 17 June 2016 a total of 3294 suspected cases have been reported, of which 861 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 347, of which 115 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all provinces, and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 123 reporting districts.

22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

907,447* Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan
725,876 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 June 2016)

20 Jun 2016 description

Highlights - There is a decreasing trend of Burundian individuals seeking refuge in Uganda.

  • During the reporting period, a total of 72 individuals, majority of them males, as has been the trend with Burundian new arrivals, were received in Nakivale. This is lower than last week’s 80 and the previous week’s 83 individuals.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Refugee Law Project

Executive summary

This study looked at the mental wellbeing of refugees in prisons located in Western Uganda. It arose out of RLP’s routine visits to detention facilities in the region under the objective on providing comprehensive legal aid to forced migrants in Uganda. RLP believed that in order to provide adequate and prompt services to refugee inmates, an understanding of their mental wellbeing was pertinent. The study specifically aimed at;

17 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

17 June 2016 – The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the United Nations health agency has warned, noting that by mid-June 2016, almost 18 million doses have been distributed in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda this year.

17 Jun 2016 description

Six evidence-based projects in developing world to scale-up with Canadian government help;

CDN$4.1 million matched by partners creates total investment of $8.7 million To date: 100,000+ people reached by Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, 10,000+ treated

In trial, Kenya’s traditional healers and community health workers refer 1,600 to clinics, 500 diagnoses result;

Zimbabwe’s low-cost ‘Friendship Bench’ has powerful impact reducing depression

17 Jun 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 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

17 Jun 2016 description

La CTB publie son rapport annuel 2015

17 Jun 2016 description

GENEVA - 17 June 2016: The yellow fever vaccine given as one fifth of the regular dose could be used to control an outbreak in case of vaccine shortages.

Experts agreed with this proposal at a meeting convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider potential shortages in yellow fever vaccine due to the outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo.

17 Jun 2016 description
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Contents

305 New momentum in prevention, control and elimination of cholera in Africa: priority actions identified by affected countries

314 Fact sheet on Zika virus disease (updated on 2 June 2016)

Sommaire

305 Nouvel élan dans la prévention, la maîtrise et l’élimination du choléra en Afrique: actions prioritaires identifiés par les pays touchés

314 Aide-mémoire sur la maladie à virus Zika (mis à jour le 2 juin 2016)

16 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola the total number of notified cases has increased since early 2016. As of 15 June a total of 3137 cases have been reported, of which 847 are confirmed (Table 1). The total number of reported deaths is 345, of which 112 deaths reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all provinces, and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 78 of 121 reporting districts (Table 2).

15 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

224,420\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda (as of 31 May 2016).

30,920
New arrivals since 1 Jan 2016.

74,896
Urban refugees and asylum seekers

463,356
Refugees in settlements.

Settlement breakdown of SSD refugees and asylum seekers registered in 2016 (as 24 May):

17,331
Refugees received in Adjumani

13 Jun 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 491,315

Total Pledges: US$ 411,795

Balance Requested: US$ 79,520

Geneva, 13, June 2016

Dear Colleagues,

10 Jun 2016 description

REPORTING PERIOD HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the DRC, 1,161 refugees (592 screened at the Bitima Health Zone and 569 at the DunguHealthZone)are reported to be in need of urgent health assistance. UNHCR is negotiating with the local Referral Hospital and the Health Center in Bitima to provide assistance to the most severe andurgent cases.

10 Jun 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 5-11 June 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, an outbreak of enterovirus and yellow fever.

09 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • From the beginning of the outbreak on 15 December 2015 to 8 June 2016, Angola has reported 2954 suspected cases of yellow fever including 328 deaths. Among those cases, 819 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite extensive vaccination campaigns in several provinces, circulation of the virus persists.

  • As of 8 June 2016 three new provinces in Angola have reported local transmission, bringing the total number of districts with local transmission to 33 in 11 provinces, including Luanda.