Epidemic

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05 May 2015 description

Dakar, Sénégal | AFP | mardi 05/05/2015 - 20:44 GMT

Le nombre des nouveaux cas d'Ebola est tombé sous la barre des dix aussi bien en Sierra Leone qu'en Guinée, le plus bas niveau depuis quasiment un an, ce qui augure de la fin de l'épidémie, a affirmé mardi un responsable de l'ONU.

05 May 2015 description
report Amnesty

La Sierra Leone doit cesser de se servir des dispositions d’urgence mises en œuvre pour lutter contre Ebola comme prétexte pour restreindre les droits à la liberté d’expression et de réunion pacifique, a déclaré Amnesty International lundi 4 mai 2015.

05 May 2015 description

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Tuesday 5/5/2015 - 19:49 GMT

The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Guinea and Sierra Leone each reported nine new cases in the seven days up to Sunday, in sharp contrast to six months ago, when the government in Freetown was registering upwards of 500 weekly infections and its neighbour was also going into triple figures.

05 May 2015 description

The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 - 15 was convened via teleconference by the Director-General on 24 April 2015. The following IHR States Parties submitted an update on the implementation of the Temporary Recommendations since the Committee last met on 17 February 2015: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

05 May 2015 description

I. Highlights

  • The cholera outbreak that started in June 2014 has protracted and spilled over to 2015

  • In 2015, a cumulative total of 566 cases with 5 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% were reported as of 12 April 2015

  • Greater Accra region continues to record cases each week

  • Need to halt the outbreak before the onset of the rains

05 May 2015 description

Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015

Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.

Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.

05 May 2015 description

Overview

  • During week 13, twenty four (24) reporting sites (eight refugees, eleven Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps and five mobile clinics, submitted timely weekly EWARN reports.

  • The number of consultations increase by 2611 from 10 257 in week-12 to 12 868 (male=4866 and female=5391). The highest number of consultations this week (n=1454) were reported from Esiyan IDP camp run by WHO partner IOM.

05 May 2015 description
report Kabar

Bishkek, May 4 / Kabar /. The second phase of measles immunization will be held in Jalal-Abad from 12 to 23 May. Director of the center for immunization Joldosh Kalilov said during a meeting with Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev. According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, during the meeting they discussed readiness for measles vaccination in the southern region of the republic. According to data as of May 1, 2015, 1 thousand 787 cases of suspected cases of measles registered in Jalal-Abad oblast.

05 May 2015 description

MEREIJEEB AL FUHOOD, JORDAN: The Medical Centre of the Emirati-Jordanian Camp, located in Mereijeeb Al Fuhood, has begun a vaccination campaign against polio for children in the camp.

05 May 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Nomination de M. Peter Graaff, au poste de Représentant spécial par interim du Sécretaire Général des Nations Unies pour UNMEER en remplacement de M. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed nommé Représentant spécial du Sécretaire Général au Yemen. M. Peter Graaff était précédemment chef de la mission UNMEER et gestionnaire de la crise EBOLA au Liberia.

05 May 2015 description

When the history books are written about what stemmed the tide of Ebola in Liberia, the first chapters will describe the concerted efforts to equip communities with the tools and information they needed to stop an epidemic in its tracks. Working side by side with these communities, local-level projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) played a key role in protecting thousands of Liberians from the greatest public health emergency in a generation.

05 May 2015 description

Overview

This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2014. The Operational Plan for 2014 has been implemented with some adjustments to some planned activities due to the limited funding available.

05 May 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

SHC takes notice of non-provision of relief goods in drought-hit areas

Modi proposes SAARC team to tackle natural disasters.. As Pakistan's

PM commends India's Nepal mission

Natural Disasters: IDA mulling providing $150 million

Pak-Army teams take on relief works in Peshawar

Progress reviewed: Safe City Project to be replicated province-wide

Ensuring peace across country top priority, says PM

Afghan refugees evicted

PEMRA Bars TV Channels from telecasting hateful speeches

05 May 2015 description

Crisis Overview

  • Evolution of the spread of the disease: On 30 April, the cumulative number of Ebola cases reported across the region reached 26,290, including 10,890 deaths.
    The rate of infection fell to around 30–40 cases per week. Ebola transmission is confined to the western coastal areas of Guinea and Sierra Leone; Liberia has not reported any new cases since 27 March.

  • Health systems are showing signs of recovery, but capacity to deal with nonEbola health problems remains limited.

05 May 2015 description

DESTACADOS

  • Los desastres ocurridos entre enero y abril de 2015 afectaron a cerca de 4.5 millones de personas.

  • Las inundaciones y las sequías son los fenómenos más reportados en el primer cuatrimestre de 2015.

  • La región centroamericana sigue presentando altos índices de violencia. Honduras registró en diciembre de 2014 una tasa de percepción de inseguridad de 70.5%.

05 May 2015 description

Getting Beyond Zero

From October 2014 to March 2015, UNDP’s strategic approach to the Ebola response was aligned to the United Nations’ 5 Strategic Objectives and 13 Mission Critical Actions2 to combat Ebola. In close partnership with UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), the United Nations Development System, governments of the three most-affected countries and other development agencies, UNDP followed a two-track approach to support and achieve the following:
1. Stopping the epidemic
2. Ensuring rapid and sustainable recovery