PESHAWAR (Monitoring Desk) – Health department on Thursday issued a report on Peshawar’s anti-polio drive which was launched on November 23. During a campaign, parents of 12000 children refused to inoculate polio drops to their children.
According to details, a report has been issued by health department stating that one day polio campaign was started on November 23 in Peshawar in which about 7,54,000 children were likely to be administered polio drops, however, about 6,46,000 children were vaccinated.
The cholera epidemic in Haiti has affected an unacceptable number of people with around 712,330 suspected cholera cases, and an estimated 8,655 cholera related de aths recorded by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) from October 2010 th rough October 2014. De spite a significant reduction in the incidence of cholera, Haiti continues to host the largest cholera epidemic in the Western Hemisphere .
28 November 2014 – The top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola have made an appeal for people who possess skills that are “quite rare” to join the global effort, such as those who can provide patient care, undertake contact tracing and analyze how the outbreak is evolving in remote areas of the virus-affected countries, saying that “deploying more people to the districts is our highest priority.”
Bamako, Mali | AFP | samedi 29/11/2014 - 00:17 GMT
Le gouvernement du Mali a annoncé vendredi qu'une personne atteinte de fièvre Ebola avait été traitée avec succès sur le sol malien, premier cas de guérison dans ce pays où un autre cas confirmé était soigné.
"Nous annonçons le premier cas de guérison d'une personne porteuse du virus Ebola. Cette personne a été soignée efficacement. Elle a été testée à deux reprises, elle est négative" désormais, a déclaré le ministre de la Santé Ousmane Koné lors d'une conférence de presse.
La troisième phase de vaccination contre le tétanos a démarré ce mardi dans la zone de santé de Nizi en territoire de Djugu. Pour cette première journée, les filles scolarisées ont été vaccinées dans leurs écoles respectives pendant que plus de 20 mille filles et femmes de 14 à 49 ans sont attendues sur l’ensemble de la zone de santé de Nizi. Selon le médecin chef de cette entité sanitaire l’objectif est de protéger les personnes vaccinées contre le tétanos qui peut tuer la mère et l’enfant.
A l’approche de l’anniversaire du premier cas de maladie du virus Ebola enregistré en Guinée, la Croix-Rouge et le Croissant-Rouge appellent à redoubler d’efforts pour juguler l’épidémie.
Ces dernières semaines, des signes d’espoir ont enfin commencé à se manifester dans les trois pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest les plus touchés par l’épidémie. Toutefois, si nous entrevoyons les premiers résultats positifs des opérations mises sur pied, le combat est loin d’être terminé. En réalité, il pourrait bien n’être qu’à son début.
Le village d’Irobo, situé à 127 kilomètres d’Abidjan, dans la sous-préfecture d’Attoutou, département de Jacqueville, a accueilli, le mercredi 26 novembre 2014, la caravane itinérante de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) dénommée ’’ONUCI Tour’’.
Ce jour jeudi 27 novembre 2014, la situation de la lutte contre la maladie à virus Ebola se présente comme suit :
Estonia, in cooperation with the United Kingdom, is sending hand sanitizer and antibacterial liquid soap to Sierra Leone to prevent the further spread of Ebola in West Africa. The disinfectants will be introduced at Ebola treatment and prevention centres located in Sierra Leone, whose activities are coordinated by the United Kingdom.
By JEFFREY GETTLEMANNOV. 27, 2014
KISSI TOWN, Sierra Leone — Military choppers thunder over the slums. Nearly a thousand British soldiers are on the scene, ferrying supplies and hammering together new Ebola clinics. Crates of food and medicine are flowing into the port, and planeloads of experts seem to arrive every day — Ugandan doctors, Chinese epidemiologists, Australian logisticians, even an ambulance specialist from London.
Genève, Suisse | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 18:34 GMT
Three cases of myiasis have been reported near Damascus, marking the first appearance of the flesh-eating maggot disease in Syria, UN health experts said Friday.
Myiasis, an affliction caused when flies lay their eggs in wounds, is not lethal for humans, but its appearance says a lot about worsening living conditions in war-ravaged Syria, the World Health Organization said.
As of 26 November 2014, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 5,595. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,429 and 956 have been discharged from treatment (survivors). The government estimates that around 22 percent of cases are children and youth (0-17 years).
According to the latest Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report, up until 21 November 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia was 7,165. The cumulative total of deaths stood at 3,016. Cases and deaths continue to be under-reported. Reported case incidence is stable or declining in Liberia, with 67 new confirmed cases in the week.
Health professionals from over 30 countries will attend workshops in Antigua and Barbuda and Chile, then train professionals in their home countries
TAWILA (28 Nov.) - Residents of a camp for displaced people in Tawila locality, North Darfur, have reported a rise in the number of deaths caused by a spreading unknown fever, along with a lack of medicines in the only health centre in the area. The state's Ministry of Health reported that the possible deadly haemorrhagic fever in some localities remain a major concern.
"We must stop this outbreak any way we can. Japan is determined to put forth its best in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.”
(Remarks by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the United Nations High-level Meeting on the Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak, September 25, 2014)
Japan’s new response to the Ebola outbreak
Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 15:30 GMT
by Sabine Wibaux
British scientists announced trials on a 15-minute Ebola test in Guinea as France's Francois Hollande arrived in Conakry Friday, becoming the first Western leader to visit one of the countries devastated by the epidemic.
The prototype is six times faster than current tests and aims to speed up diagnosis, the London-based global research charity Wellcome Trust and Britain's Department for International Development (DFID) said in a statement.
WFP urgently requires US$120 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.
The resource situation remains critical in all four countries. WFP is already implementing ration cuts in Kenya. In other countries, WFP may need to implement ration cuts in early 2015 if additional resources are not received soon.
Lahore, Pakistan | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 14:07 GMT
Pakistan police arrested three men for beating up two polio vaccinators in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said Friday, the latest case of violence against health workers seeking to immunise children against the crippling disease.
Friday 28th Nov 2014 | Latest News, Africa
The ongoing Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Since the breakout in March 2014, over 15,000 people have contracted the illness and nearly 5,500 people have died. The most severely affected countries are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.