Khartoum, Aug.7(SUNA)-Federal Health Minister, Bahar Iddris Abu Garda discussed with delegation of experts and consultants of the World Health Organization(WHO) and in presence of WHO Representative in Sudan, Dr Naema Al-Qaseer the ongoing arrangements for declared Sudan free of Guinea Worm Disease(GWD).
The WHO delegation commended Sudan efforts on eradication of GWD and called other countries to make use of Sudan's experience in this connection.
1 . The Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have been informed of a case of Zika virus infection. The patient is a 47-year-old female Malaysian who resides at Block 102 Aljunied Crescent and works in Singapore. As she had not travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, she was likely to have been infected in Singapore.
Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, cinco países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la Actualización Epidemiológica del 11 de agosto de 2016, ningún nuevo país/territorio confirmó la transmisión autóctona
Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia
Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 45 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika. Además, 5 países notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 29 de julio de 2016, las Bahamas, los Estados Unidos y las Islas Caimán han confirmado transmisión autóctona
La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par une accalmie pour les maladies sous surveillance sur l’ensemble du territoire national. Par ailleurs la vaccination des quarante-trois (43) sujets contacts identifiés du cas de rage de la 31ème semaine se poursuit. Télécharger la situation épidémiologique pour plus de détails
Published: 28 August 2016
Nairobi, Geneva, 28 August 2016 – As government leaders from Japan and Africa gather in Nairobi, Kenya for the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) are calling for increased investment in strengthening community resilience so vulnerable families can better face future challenges, including disease outbreaks.
Islamabad, 25 August 2016 - The International Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has recognized major improvements in performance of the Pakistan polio eradication programme, a transformation from its position three years ago.
Pakistan is getting ever closer to achieving its target of polio eradication through exemplary coordination and collaboration of federal and provincial governments at political and administrative level.
Mano River Region Project Officer
In August 2014 the World Health Organisation declared Ebola a ‘global health emergency’. Two years on, the health crisis has passed but the epidemic caused social divisions and tensions that are still having repercussions today.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.
A photobook on safe childbirth
HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Emilio Dirlikov, PhD1,2; Chelsea G. Major, MPH3,4; Marrielle Mayshack1,4; Nicole Medina, MPH3; Desiree Matos3; Kyle R. Ryff, MPH1; Jomil Torres-Aponte, MS1; Rebecca Alkis5; Jorge Munoz-Jordan, PhD3; Candimar Colon-Sanchez, MS3; Jorge L. Salinas, MD2; Daniel M. Pastula, MD3,6;
Myriam Garcia, MT7,8; Marangely Olivero Segarra, MS7,8; Graciela Malave, MT7,8; Dana L. Thomas, MD9; Gloria M. Rodríguez-Vega, MD10; Carlos A. Luciano, MD11; James Sejvar, MD12; Tyler M. Sharp, PhD3; Brenda Rivera-Garcia, DVM1
Zika virus – Incidence and trends
Asmara, 26 August 2016 - The Head of health facilities in Hagaz sub-zone, Mr. Gebremeskel Gebrehiwet, said that comparing to last year, the prevalence of malaria has witnessed 89% reduction.
He explained that sustainable awareness-raising campaigns regarding the cause of malaria prevalence coupled with the spraying activities and the clearing of mosquito breeding spots have proved vital in efforts to cope with the problem.
The residents on their part expressed readiness to conduct weekly sanitation popular campaigns, reports added.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.
The biggest emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign ever held in Africa is underway in Democratic Republic of the Congo. With high risk of transmission of the mosquito-borne disease in the densely populated capital city of Kinshasa, the vaccination campaign aims to protect as many people at risk as possible and stop the outbreak before the rainy season begins in late September.
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Angola epidemiological update (as of 18 August): o There have been no new confirmed cases since 23 June; o 3984 suspected cases, with 369 deaths (case fatality rate, CFR: 9.2%); o 891 of 3984 suspected cases have been laboratory confirmed, with 120 deaths amongst confirmed cases (CFR: 13.6%); o 16 of 18 provinces have reported at least one confirmed case, with local transmission.
Interview with Florent Uzzeni, deputy head of MSF’s emergency unit in Geneva, Switzerland
26 August 2016
On 20 August, after four months of addressing a massive malaria outbreak, MSF concluded its medical activities in the Pawa and Boma-Mangbetu health zones in the Haut-Uélé province in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Florent Uzzeni, deputy head of MSF’s emergency unit in Geneva, explains this decision.
With MSF withdrawing from Haut-Uélé, does this mean that the malaria outbreak is over?
WFP, under its Special Operation, finalized the handover of logistics assets developed during the 2014 – 2015 Ebola response to the Government.
The refugee population continued to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by the UNHCR.
By the end of June, around 15,000 refugees remained. WFP continues to provide food assistance to the refugees with reduced rations.