This week, health ministers from around the world are convening in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly (WHA). Among other public health topics, delegates will review and discuss the latest global polio epidemiology. The GPEI has set up a WHA-specific polio website, with the key documents that are guiding discussions.
Honduras, 29 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: La Tribuna
LA ESPERANZA, Intibucá. La Cruz Roja Internacional realizó este fin de semana una campaña de fumigación masiva para detener el contagio del zika en este departamento.
Carlos García, el coordinador de la Cruz Roja Internacional, explicó que “hemos estado trabajando en La Esperanza, Intibucá, financiada con fondos de la cooperación española, a través por la Cruz Roja Española, para incidir en la disminución del zika”.
Desde el día 21 de mayo y hasta el 27 del mismo mes, en el hotel Entrepinos de El Salvador se llevó a cabo el primer taller subregional de formación de formadores en las áreas de apoyo psicosocial, control de epidemias y control de vectores con énfasis en Zika.
2,1 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire.
Les régions de Maradi, Zinder et Tahoua sont les plus touchées par la malnutrition aiguë.
L’assistance en vivres reste une priorité pour les déplacés du site d’Assaga.
12 pour cent de la population en insécurité alimentaire
Plus de 2 millions de personnes
Main conclusions and options for response
In the EU/EEA, the risk of yellow fever virus being introduced is limited to unvaccinated viraemic travellers coming from epidemic areas. Given that outbreaks of yellow fever in urban settings have the potential for rapid spread and that significant yellow fever epidemics are ongoing in Angola, DRC and Uganda, EU/EEA Member States should consider a range of options for response.
Information for travellers to and EU citizens residing in areas with active transmission
• Humanitarian Coordinator condemns violence against aid workers.
• About 21,400 people are displaced in the Greater Baggari area in Wau County.
• Health partners are stepping up malaria preparedness and response efforts.
• There are reports of increasing food insecurity in Eastern Equatoria.
• UN Special Representative calls for action against sexual violence.
No. of Internally Displaced Persons 1.69 million
During the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva global leaders have reaffirmed commitment to ending polio once and for all.
Last week, global political commitment to eradicating polio was affirmed at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. During the polio agenda item, member states discussed progress made in the last year and the remaining hurdles that stand in the way of polio eradication.
Ellen Margrethe Løj
Special Representative of the Secretary-General United Nations Mission in South Sudan
Speech at the International Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May 2015 (10:00 – 11:30)
Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Hussein Mar Nyuot;
Deputy Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission,
Lt. General Augostino Njorge Distinguished government officials;
Members of the diplomatic community;
Dear UN colleagues;
May 23 17:47
A 61-year-old woman died of dengue fever Sunday night at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Malé.
An IGMH spokesperson told The Maldives Independent that she died around 7:30pm while undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit.
Her death is the third fatality from dengue so far this year.
A 35-year old woman from the island of Faresmaathoda in Gaaf Dhaalu Atoll and a seven-month-old boy in Malé died of dengue earlier this month.
The most affected areas are Konemasa and Chara locations.
By GALGALO BOCHA
More than 2,500 families in Tana Delta are marooned after Tana River burst its banks.
Many have been forced to relocate to higher ground as others sought accommodation from relatives and friends in neighbouring villages that have not been affected.
The residents from a reported 46 flooded villages appealed to the county government, through the Special Programmes Department, and humanitarian agencies for help.
Partners respond to a spike in cases of AWD/cholera in southern and central Somalia
Flooding as rains intensify and river levels rise
The impact of drought continues in Puntland and Somaliland, despite rains
Humanitarian needs outpace available funding
# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis: 1m
# of people in food security stress: 3.7m
# of acutely malnourished children under age 5: 305,000
# of internally displaced people: 1.1m
262,505 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 April 2016.
USD 175.1 million requested for the situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)
Tanzania: Operationalize the second borehole in Mtendeli camp to resume relocation and decongest Nyarugusu camp
Rwanda: Complete the construction of 470 semi-permanent shelters in Mahama camp
DRC: Replace plastic sheeting in all semi-durable shelters in Lusenda camp
FREETOWN - More than 326,000 school children will receive take-home food rations this academic year as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expands its assistance from 1,000 to 1,415 primary schools across the country to support efforts to get and keep children in school post-Ebola.
This is an interim report on the WHO-led global response to the emerging threat posed by Zika virus. It summarises the background to the Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan published in February 2016, provides an update on some key activities conducted by WHO and its partners since, and sets out the current funding gap for critical activities until the end of June 2016, as well as the approach to setting a new strategy from July 2016 onwards.
Since January 1, 2016:
642 suspect cases (EHR data only)
17 confirmed through laboratory testing (7 pregnant)
Island clean-up: group gathering to pick up breeding sources of the mosquito; removal of large appliance breeding sites
Testing of symptomatic pregnant women and suspect cases by Hawaii State Lab and CDC
Maintenance and update of surveillance registry of all pregnant women in AS and distribution of ZPK kits at LBJ and DOH Clinics
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND— The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa says West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Matshidiso Moeti says Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are now able to respond more quickly to emergencies because of upgrades to their surveillance, laboratory and health care systems.
29 May 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the “invaluable partnership” between Rotary International and the United Nations, telling delegates gathered in Seoul, Korea, for the organization's annual international conference that Rotarians had been instrumental in working with the UN to defeat polio.
La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par une accalmie. Par ailleurs Un (1) cas de tétanos néonatal non suivi de décès a été notifié par la région de Koulikoro dans le district sanitaire de Kati. Le résultat définitif de la riposte dans l’aire de santé de Faladiè (district sanitaire de Kati) fait état de 1 992 femmes en âge de procréer (FAP) vaccinées au VAT2 pour une cible de 1 459. Télécharger la situation épidémiologique pour plus de détails
By Midhat Ali Zaidi