Epidemic

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26 May 2015 description

Cette Alerte fait référence à la circulation confirmée au Niger de versions falsifiées de vaccins contre la méningite.

26 May 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 14:16 GMT

The World Health Organization got the go-ahead Tuesday for a sweeping shake-up, including a $100-million war chest to battle future emergencies following the Ebola fiasco.

Delegates from 180 countries at the annual World Health Assembly, which ended Tuesday, approved plans for a contingency fund to tackle future emergencies, which will be reviewed after two years.

The pilot project will be financed by "flexible voluntary contributions", according to WHO chief Margaret Chan.

26 May 2015 description

Genève, Suisse | AFP | mardi 26/05/2015 - 14:37 GMT

L'OMS s'est dotée d'un plan de réformes, avec un fonds spécial de 100 millions de dollars et des personnels dédiés aux urgences, suite aux critiques concernant sa mauvaise gestion de l'épidémie Ebola, qui a fait 11.132 morts selon un bilan publié mardi.

Les Etats membres de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), réunis en assemblée générale depuis le 18 mai à Genève, ont donné samedi leur feu vert à un vaste plan de réformes proposé par la directrice de l'organisation, la Dr Margaret Chan.

26 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The cholera situation remains critical although there is positive progress with no deaths reported since 21 May (see also http://goo.gl/IGfPJO)

26 May 2015 description

Regional Overview

Zimbabwe

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture, maize production is expected to decrease by 49 per cent compared to last year, and for all cereals (maize, sorghum, pearl and finger millet) a 649,859 ton deficit is predicted (requirements: 1,458,688 tons; available food production: 808,829 tons).
Sources: 2nd Round Crop Assessment Report, Zimbabwe Ministry of Agriculture.

United Republic of Tanzania

26 May 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (no update)

As of 13 April, there were 66 cases of dengue reported in China for 2015. Compared with the same period of the previous of 2012 to 2014, the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased slightly in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

26 May 2015 description

DRC a key player in a crisis-ridden world

26.05.15

Danish Refugee Council's annual report for 2014 is now available. Read Secretary General, Andreas Kamm's statement and download the full report.

26 May 2015 description

DAR ES SALAAM, 26 May 2015 (UNHCR) - The cholera outbreak that was announced by the Government of Tanzania last week took a positive turn at the weekend, with no deaths reported since Saturday 23 May.

“Due to the evacuation of the majority of the refugees from Kagunga and the improved water and sanitation situation at the epi- centers—Kagunga village and Lake Tanganyika Stadium—cases being treated are no longer as critical as they were in the initial stages of the outbreak,” said UNHCR’s Representative in Tanzania, Joyce Mends-Cole.

26 May 2015 description

Kagunga, 26 May 2015 – The ongoing cholera outbreak in western Tanzania appears to be improving thanks to intensive national and international efforts, but the risk of transmission remains high due to limited access to shelter, toilets, water and essential medical care. As of 25 May, the total number of cases diagnosed and treated was 4408 and no deaths have been reported between 21-24 May.

26 May 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS:

Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project ADB to provide Rs.16 billion to Punjab Government

Rescue 1122 will be launched in Balochistan

NDMA commences 2015 pre-monsoon preparations fourth premonsoon preparedness and contingency planning meeting held at Karachi (Sindh)

Crackdowns: 1,358 proclaimed offenders arrested across in K-P

RAW at frontline to sabotage Economic Corridor, China warns Pakistan

Rights concerns: Military courts must not try children, says HRCP

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Key Issues:

  • The timely provision of short maturing improved varieties of wheat, sorghum, maise and teff seeds will be required for the upcoming meher season.

  • With some 1.6 million livestock require feed and water interventions in Arsi, West Arsi, Bale, East and West Hararge zones of Oromia region, 19.6 million quintals of emergency feed is required for the next two months.

26 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

26 May 2015 description

1. KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE

When the refugee influx began from North Waziristan Agency into Khost and Paktika provinces, many humanitarian agencies thought the situation would be short-term. However as the operations expanded and there have been reports of destroyed property and infrastructure, refugee families are planning to stay longer. As a result, different interventions are needed, in particular livelihoods as families have exhausted their resources and need additional resources.