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26 May 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Luanda, Angola late in December 2015. The first cases were confirmed by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa on 19 January 2016 and by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

25 May 2016 description

Considerando que el virus de fiebre amarilla circula en varias zonas de la Región de las Américas y ante el actual brote de fiebre amarilla en países fuera de la Región, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS / OMS) recomienda a los Estados Miembros que mantengan la capacidad para detectar y confirmar casos de fiebre amarilla, brinden información actualizada y capaciten a los profesionales de salud para que puedan detectar y tratar adecuadamente los casos, en especial en las áreas conocidas de circulación del virus.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Resourcing remains a serious concern for the refugee operation. If new funding is not secured soon, the operation is likely to face critical pipeline breaks in August 2016.

  • WFP is providing food assistance to about 430,000 refugees through food transfers and, increasingly, cash-based transfers.

23 May 2016 description

56% Of refugees in Uganda are under the age of eighteen

120,208 Refugees and asylum-seekers living in Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda’s largest settlement

2% Of refugees in Uganda are elderly (over the age of 60)

25,873 Refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Uganda in the first two months of 2016

Solutions Outlook

23 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The trend of Burundian new arrivals seeking safety, protection and assistance in Uganda continued to decrease this week. In Nakivale, a total of 35 new Burundian new arrivals were received at the settlement compared to 54 as previously reported. Of these 15 (all male) arrived through Katuna, 16 (11 Male and 5 Female) arrived through Mirama Hills and 4 (3 male and 1 Female) were received through Mutukula border. Majority of the new arrivals (21) walked to the reception centre while 14 were transported by AIRD from the borders.

20 May 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 15-21 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, outbreak of yellow fever and Polio.

20 May 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

  • As of 19 May 2016, Angola has reported 2420 suspected cases of yellow fever with 298 deaths. Among those cases, 736 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, Huambo and Benguela provinces circulation of the virus in some districts persists.

19 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

NAPAK, Karamoja region, Uganda – In an attempt to plug the gap in midwives in Uganda to reduce maternal deaths and injuries, 90 new midwives trained with UNFPA’s support have been commissioned to work in hard-to-reach, under-served regions.

The commissioning ensures the midwives are deployed so that they put their skills to immediate use and don’t need to sit and wait for jobs, said UNFPA Country Representative Esperance Fundira.

19 May 2016 description

Key messages

  • The worsening humanitarian situation and the suffering of the people of South Sudan have reached unimaginable proportions. The country ranks second in the European Commission's Global Vulnerability and Crisis Assessment index (after the Central African Republic). South Sudan was the world's most fragile State in 2014 and 2015 (Fragile States index).

18 May 2016 description
report BioMed Central

Jocelyn TD KellyEmail author, Lindsay Branham and Michele R. Decker

Conflict and Health 201610:11 DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0078-5© Kelly et al. 2016

Abstract

Background

18 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • A total of 3,857 South Sudanese new arrivals have arrived in Uganda as of 12 May, lower than the 4,038 individuals received in the same period last month.
    The new arrival trend increased in the last week of April following the return and swearing in of South Sudan vice president Riek Machar to the capital Juba and decreased in the first week of May, but largely remains the same compared to April. Majority of the 2016 new arrivals are children (72%) and women (19.5%).

18 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The month of May is witnessing a declining number of Burundian new arrivals crossing into Uganda, similar to April’s trend. In the reporting period, a total of 54 Burundians were received at the reception centre, down from last week’s 75 individuals.

  • Entering through Katuna, Mirama Hills, and Mutukula border points, 34 walked into the reception centre, 20 were transported by AIRD from the borders and 10 were referred by OPM from Kampala.

17 May 2016 description

Genève, Suisse | AFP | mardi 17/05/2016 - 16:18 GMT

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a annoncé mardi la tenue d'une réunion de son comité d'urgence, le 19 mai, sur l'épidémie de fièvre jaune en Afrique qui a fait près de 300 morts depuis fin décembre.

Ce comité peut décider si l'épidémie constitue une urgence de santé publique de portée internationale, comme il l'a fait pour Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest ou Zika en Amérique latine.

17 May 2016 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Tuesday 5/17/2016 - 15:57 GMT

The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up.

Such meetings from the UN agency are often held before the declaration of an international health emergency, as happened amid the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the current surge in neurological disorders linked to the spread of Zika virus in the Americas.

17 May 2016 description
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Highlights of the Week

  • One case (one death) of Yellow fever confirmed in Kalangala district.

13 May 2016 description
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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 8-14 May 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Ebola virus disease, and yellow fever in Angola.

13 May 2016 description

eHealth Policy Formulation

The World Health Organisation defines ehealth as the combined use of electronic Communication and information technology in the health sector.In practical terms e-health is the means of ensuring that the right health information is provided to the right person at the right place and time in a secure, electronic form to support the delivery of quality and effecient healthcare.

13 May 2016 description
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Executive Summary

2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.

13 May 2016 description
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SUMMARY

  • A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.

  • As of 11 May 2016, Angola has reported 2267 suspected cases of yellow fever with 293 deaths. Among those cases, 696 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, Huambo and Benguela provinces circulation of the virus in some districts persists.