Epidemic

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26 Feb 2015 description

26 February 2015, Malawi — A cholera outbreak is further jeopardizing the health of 230,000 people recently displaced by floods in Malawi. The majority of those affected are living in temporary camps where access to safe water and improved sanitation, both essential for the prevention of an epidemic, is an immediate challenge.

26 Feb 2015 description

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

The cumulative number of reported dengue cases in 2014 was 47,331. This is about ten times and eighty times higher compared with the number in 2013 and 2012 respectively due to the dengue outbreak in Guangdong in end of 2014. In January 2015, 19 dengue cases were reported. This number is one-tenth of the previous month (December 2015), and almost the same as the same period in 2013 and 2012 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

26 Feb 2015 description
report El Universo

Babahoyo-Esmeraldas

El chikungunya, enfermedad parecida al dengue y transmitida por medio de la picadura del mosquito Aedes aegypti, ya se reporta en las provincias de Esmeraldas y Los Ríos, algunos de ellos provenientes de la provincia de Manabí, donde desde diciembre pasado se registraron 14 casos.

Dos meses antes se confirmó el primer caso en el país, específicamente en Loja, con un caso “importado” de Colombia.

26 Feb 2015 description

Following an urgent request from Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health, UNHRD’s Rapid Response Team has helped make 1,000m³ of additional storage space available for the Central Medical Stores (CMS) in Freetown.

In just ten days, the debris of a warehouse that burned down last year was cleared and a large new tent erected in its place.

26 Feb 2015 description

Ce mardi, 24 février à l’Archevêché de Conakry, la société de Commerce et de Financement (SCF) et le groupe Philip Morris ont fait un don à CARITAS Guinée ou l’organisation catholique pour la protection humaine (OCPH). La cérémonie de remise des clés au bénéficiaire a eu lieu en présence des responsables religieux, des représentants du ministère de la santé et de l’hygiène publique et du donateur.

26 Feb 2015 description

24 February 2015 - Striving to reach zero polio infections, the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other partners today launched a vaccination campaign in the Upper Nile State capital Malakal.

“This time we are going to target 3,500,000 children across the country to be vaccinated in two rounds,” said national Minister of Health Dr. Riek Gai Kok.

He added that the round beginning today would continue until 27 February, and another round of vaccinations would take place from 24 March to 27 March.

26 Feb 2015 description

Lisa Pattison, IFRC

A man painstakingly lectures his family on the importance of hand washing while the house next door is under quarantine. What could seemingly be a scene of an Ebola affected community is in fact the set of the Sierra Leone Red Cross’ new soap opera, Advice.

26 Feb 2015 description

Nouakchott, 10/02/2015 - Le FNUAP a remis, mardi à Nouakchott, au ministère de la santé, un don de matériel destiné à renforcer les efforts du gouvernement mauritanien dans la prévention du virus Ebola.

Ce matériel d'une valeur de plus de 10 millions d'ouguiyas comprend des tenus spécifiques pour les agents de santé, des équipements pour les sages-femmes et agents des maternités en plus de consommables.

26 Feb 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Mambasa: Retour au calme à Badengaido après une semaine de vives tensions autour de la RFO

  • Plus de 230 cas de méningite enregistrés dans le Territoire d’Aru.

  • Plus de 450 enfants encore présents dans les groupes armés.

Aperçu de la situation

26 Feb 2015 description
report World Bank

Dans l’édition 2014 de son rapport intitulé Financer le changement : la BAD et les FIC pour une Afrique climatiquement intelligente, rendue public ce 26 février 2015, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) montre que le soutien qu’elle apporte à l’Afrique, par le biais des Fonds d’investissement climatique (FIC), a connu une croissance exponentielle en 2014 : ce sont désormais pas moins de 25 plans d’investissement nationaux et 1 plan d’investissement régional qui sont ainsi financés, outre 9 pays pauvres pour lesquels sont financées des …

26 Feb 2015 description

Près de 3 millions de personnes vulnérables, notamment des personnes déplacées internes (PDI) et retournées, ont été assistées dans les huit domaines d’intervention humanitaire au Sud-Kivu. La protection des civils demeure une des principales préocupations de la commu-nauté humanitaire.

26 Feb 2015 description

The 38th session of the Governing Council, IFAD's annual meeting of Member States, highlighted rural transformation as a key to sustainable development. Here is one in a series of articles exploring that theme.

19 FEBRUARY 2015 – Even before the Ebola crisis, Sierra Leone was a fragile state. At the time the outbreak hit in May 2014, the country had been slowly recovering from a brutal 10-year civil war that left hundreds of thousands internally displaced.

26 Feb 2015 description
report Save the Children

It isn’t until you arrive at Save the Children’s Ebola Treatment Centre in Kerry Town that you start to really appreciate the scale of the operation, and the number of people involved in making sure that it runs safely.

Over 600 national and more than 100 international staff work in this specialist medical centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

26 Feb 2015 description

Creating awareness is a key component of the response to an Ebola epidemic. It is impossible to eradicate the disease without the population’s support and changes in people’s behavior. In Guinea, dozens of MSF health promoters have been crisscrossing the affected regions to talk about the disease and how it is transmitted, encourage people with suspicious symptoms to go to treatment centers, and explain the importance of safe burial. Lack of knowledge and fear of the disease are significant obstacles and the teams sometimes face hostility.

26 Feb 2015 description

Washington, United States | AFP | Thursday 2/26/2015

by Jo Biddle

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid emotional tribute to the American people on Thursday as the United States formally wound up its successful five-month mission to combat the west African nation's Ebola outbreak.

With Liberia now in recovery from the worst outbreak of the deadly virus in history, the visiting Sirleaf thanked the United States for coming to the region's aid in its hour of need.

26 Feb 2015 description
  • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus was convened last week. Outcomes and the Committee’s final report will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.
26 Feb 2015 description

Cholera Outbreak:

A total of 3,648 cholera cases have been registered in Mozambique in 11 Districts of 4 Provinces, with 38 deaths. On 13 Feb 2015 the first confirmed case of cholera was registered in Malawi, adjacent to Mozambique. To date 34 cases have been confirmed in Nsanje district (all outside displacement sites), with 2 deaths, whilst another 5 cases were confirmed in Mwanza district in Malawi. The first case of cholera in Zimbabwe has been reported with 1 case confirmed in Chiredzi district.This is reportedly the first case in Zimbabwe since 2013.

26 Feb 2015 description

Crisis Overview

  • The reported cumulative number of Ebola cases across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is 23,694, including 9,589 deaths as of 22 February, making it the largest EVD outbreak ever recorded. Incidence has been stabilising in all three countries since January 2015, and the response is moving towards early recovery.

26 Feb 2015 description

La Paz, 25 feb (ABI).- La ministra de Salud, Ariana Campero, informó el miércoles que se confirmaron 37 casos de chikungunya en Santa Cruz, en personas entre 30 y 40 años de edad.

"Tenemos hasta la fecha 37 casos reportados en Santa Cruz, los 37 son casos autóctonos, la mayoría son de entre 30 y 40 años", explicó a los periodistas.

Informó que en ese departamento se están realizando acciones coordinadas con el Servicio Departamental de Salud para el control y bloqueo de ese virus.

26 Feb 2015 description
report National Geographic

TIM MCGIRK

PESHAWAR, Pakistan—When Navy SEALs raided a high-walled compound in Pakistan in May 2011 and killed the world's most wanted terrorist, another long-standing source of terror also was facing elimination: polio.

Read the full article in the National Geographic