Epidemic

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08 Dec 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Les conflits intercommunautaires ; l’implication des hommes armés

  • Nord-Kivu : Protection des civils et accès humanitaire, deux défis majeurs.

  • Le RRMP, seule alternative pour les nouveaux déplacés et retournés.

  • Le transfert monétaire : pour une assistance flexible

Sud-Kivu : Les conflits intercommunautiaires impactent la protection des civils

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

N’DJAMENA, le 8 décembre 2016 – Pour la quatrième année consécutive, UNICEF et Panalpina ont unis leur force pour affréter des produits indispensables à la réponse humanitaire dans un pays où les conflits dans les pays voisins, l’afflux de réfugiés et les taux élevés de malnutrition ont conduit à une situation précaire. Tôt en matinée, l’avion cargo s’est posé sur le tarmac de l’aéroport international de N’Djamena avec un chargement de 81.2 tonnes de produits de premières nécessité pour les programmes d’accès à l’eau potable, d’hygiène et de nutrition.

08 Dec 2016 description

The following syndromes have been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federate States of Micronesia

· Influenza-like illness: American Samoa

Other updates:

Dengue

· Vanuatu- As of 8 December there have been thirty (30) suspected cases. Source: Vanuatu Ministry of Health.

Zika

· American Samoa: As o 1 December 2016; there have been 1,004 suspected cases of which 58 are laboratory confirmed, since 1 January 2016. Of these confirmed cases; 33 are pregnant women. The weekly number of cases is decreasing.

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN News Service

7 décembre 2016 – Les succès récents dans la lutte contre le choléra en Haïti montrent que, lorsque les Nations Unies et les autorités haïtiennes reçoivent les fonds nécessaires, de véritables progrès peuvent être réalisés, et qu'à terme « le choléra disparaîtra », a souligné un haut responsable des Nations Unies.

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN News Service

7 December 2016 – A senior United Nations official has stressed that that recent successes in the fight against cholera in Haiti demonstrate that when the UN and Haitian authorities receive the necessary funds, real progress can be made, and that eventually, "cholera will go."

07 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most local markets in Grand’Anse and Sud reopen, WFP reports

  • WFP reaches approximately 730,000 people with emergency food assistance

  • USAID/OFDA provides an additional $2 million for shelter interventions in Sud

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Dec 2016 description

Less than a month ago, on November 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. It does, however, continue to present a serious public health concern in the Americas, especially to the most vulnerable populations like women of childbearing age. To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has registered over 515,000 suspected Zika cases, of which more than 170,000 have been confirmed.

07 Dec 2016 description

Hace menos de un mes, el 18 de noviembre, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que el virus Zika ya no representa una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional. El virus sin embargo sigue siendo una importante preocupación en la salud pública en las Américas, en especial para las poblaciones más vulnerables como las mujeres en edad fértil. Hasta la fecha, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha registrado más de 515,000 casos sospechosos del Zika, de los cuales se han confirmado más de 170,000 casos.

07 Dec 2016 description

This Operation Update aims to extend the operational timeframe by one month from 23 November to 23 December.

The extension will allow for completion of activities that have not been done due to security incidences that hampered implementation according to the original plan and to address mistakes in the approved budget.

07 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Nearly 5.1 million people face acute food insecurity in north east Nigeria. If humanitarian assistance is not provided, an estimated 400,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the next 12 months across the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

  • The upcoming Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 targets 6.9 million people living in the three most affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, who require immediate, life-saving assistance.

07 Dec 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Les zones de santé de Kasaji et Sandoa confirmées en épidémie de fièvre jaune

  • Des cas de choléra continuent d’être rapportés dans la zone de santé de Kilwa, malgré la réponse en cours

  • La zone de santé de Kinda en alerte nutritionnelle depuis le début de l’année

Besoins et réponses humanitaires

Épidémies

Fièvre jaune

07 Dec 2016 description

Immense challenges face 150 million people across the Sahel. These include violent extremism, climate change and abject poverty, and a fourth – the demographic explosion that will see the region’s population double in the next twenty years – exacerbates the situation still further. Concerted action in terms of peace and security, trade, development, human rights and humanitarian action are required to help the region’s communities and their governments avert greater insecurity, poverty and migration, and instead reach a more stable and prosperous future.

07 Dec 2016 description

While the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) know a great deal about how to stop the poliovirus, they are always seeking out ways to improve and bring us closer towards eradication. Currently, clinical trials are helping the GPEI to solve some of the biggest challenges standing in the way of a polio-free world, such as inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) shortage, how to deliver fractional dose IPV and how to respond to polio outbreaks in the most efficient way possible and accelerate eradication.

07 Dec 2016 description

Port-au-Prince - It has now been two months since Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, and thousands of people are still without adequate food, safe drinking water and shelter.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deterioration of living conditions, particularly in the departments of Grand'Anse, Sud and Nippes, all of which were affected by the hurricane.

07 Dec 2016 description

Four months have passed without a single case of yellow fever related to the outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to the joint response activities of national health authorities, local health workers, WHO and partners.

07 Dec 2016 description

Plus de quatre mois se sont écoulés sans qu’un seul cas de fièvre jaune en Angola et en République démocratique du Congo n'ait été détecté grâce aux activités de riposte menées par les autorités sanitaires nationales, les personnels de santé locaux, de l’OMS et l'ensemble des partenaires.

07 Dec 2016 description

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that as of 5TH December, 2016 twenty five (25) confirmed cases of Zika have been recorded in the Bahamas. Twenty three (23) on the island of New Providence, one (1) on the island of Bimini and one (1) on the island of Eleuthera. All cases sought medical attention after having symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection. All patients have been treated for associated symptoms and are doing well. Based on the histories received from the cases it has been determined that there is a mix of travel associated and local transmission.