A cholera outbreak in Tanzania is affected the areas of Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Iringa and Pwani. As of 30 August 2015, there have been 459 cases and 9 deaths in Dar es Salaam, 69 cases and 5 deaths in Morogoro, 2 cases in Iringa and 16 cases and 1 death in Pwani.
This week, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement launched Voices to Action, a global initiative to gather community solutions to some of today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
Ebola’s most affected countries lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure
By: Kingsley Ighobor
On 10 May 2015, a day after the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free, stern-faced health officials were holding marathon meetings in different rooms at the country’s health ministry. Their business-like mood contrasted with the celebratory atmosphere on the streets of the capital, Monrovia.
- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,047
- New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0 Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0
The latest update from the American Samoa Department of health show another 32 cases of dengue in the past week.
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1 September 2015 | Issue No. 43
UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda today, providing vital healthcare to civilians displaced from Yarmouk and host communities.
UNRWA medical personnel established a health point in Yalda, treating 330 patients over the course of the day. This included 9 suspected cases of typhoid and 1 case of scabies.
Nina de Vries
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE—The last known Ebola patient in Sierra Leone was released from a hospital Monday. If the country goes 42 days without a new case, it will be declared Ebola-free. But the virus’ effects continue to haunt many residents, including those who buried the bodies of Ebola victims.
When Ebola was at its peak a year ago, corpses sometimes would be left for days before being picked up by overwhelmed burial teams.
The images of decomposed bodies began to haunt burial worker Abu Bakar Kalokah after he joined the Red Cross.
Approvisionnement globalement satisfaisant des marchés malgré l’installation tardive de la saison
Amélioration de la pluviométrie dans les zones soudaniennes et soudano-sahéliennes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Tchad à partir de la mi-juillet, qui permet la généralisation et l’intensification des opérations de semis;
On 28 August 2015, the WHO Regional Office for Europe was notified of two confirmed cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in Ukraine. There is a genetic similarity between the two cases, which indicates that active transmission of cVDPV1 is ongoing. WHO and UNICEF are supporting the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to conduct an urgent and robust response.
By:Masaaki Kameda (Staff Writer - Courtesy of Japan Times)
Tokyo, Japan - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to support Ebola-hit Liberia as it recovers from the deadly epidemic during a summit with the country’s visiting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday.
“I told (the president) that Japan will boost cooperation with Liberia to provide assistance in the field of health and to rebuild its society and economy,” Abe said at a joint news conference with Sirleaf at his office in Tokyo on Thursday.
The total number of confirmed cases rose by three this week to 3,335 from 3,332, all of which were in the Ratoma area of Conakry. (WHO, Ebola Situation Report, 17-23 August 2015).
The number of confirmed deaths climbed to 2,075 with a total count of 2,527 confirmed and probable deaths.
Despite its Ebola-free status, efforts to maintain momentum in establishing an Ebola buffer system in Guinea Bissau have been particularly affected by the political crisis over the past two weeks.
The week to 23 August 2015 saw the second successive epidemiological week without a confirmed Ebola case.
DENGUE : SITUATION D'ÉPIDÉMIE PERSISTANTE DE DENGUE 1 SUR TOUT LE TERRITOIRE LA PROTECTION CONTRE LES MOUSTIQUES DEMEURE INDISPENSABLE, EN PARTICULIER POUR LES ENFANTS ET LES PERSONNES RÉCEMMENT ARRIVÉES SUR LE TERRITOIRE DIARRHÉES AIGÜES : EPIDÉMIE EN COURS - RISQUE ÉLEVÉ DE TRANSMISSION CHEZ LES ENFANTS
PENSEZ AU LAVAGE DES MAINS ET À LA RÉHYDRATATION
ALERTES INTERNATIONALES ET RÉGIONALES EN COURS (ÉBOLA, MERSCOV, RRV, DENGUE...)
SOYEZ VIGILANT EN CAS DE FIÈVRE CHEZ LES VOYAGEURS (JUSQU'À 3 SEMAINES APRÈS LE RETOUR)
Perú, 01 de Septiembre 2015
Fuente: ANDINA - PE
Desde tempranas horas del lunes, varias cuadrillas de la Red de Salud Morropón Chulucanas iniciaron la segunda vuelta de la campaña de fumigación en algunos sectores de Chulucanas y anexos como Santa Rosa y Huasimal, para buscar reducir los casos de dengue y chikungunya en esas zonas, se informó.
Para la tarde se continuó con esta campaña y hoy martes se fumigarán el resto de calles de Chulucanas y, los caseríos Cruz de Campanas y Pueblo Nuevo de Campanas. Son más de 12,000 viviendas fumigadas.
La institución presentó algunos resultados del Plan Especial de Lucha Antiepidémica
El Plan Especial de Lucha Antiepidémica se intensificó durante las recientes semanas de cara a combatir las enfermedades en el marco de ejecución del Gobierno de Reconciliación y Unidad Nacional.
Siguiendo las instrucciones del Comandante Daniel Ortega y la Compañera Rosario Murillo, los trabajadores de la salud mantienen jornadas de destrucción de criaderos y eliminación del mosquito transmisor del dengue y del chikungunya.
Although there has been substantial progress in slowing Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the epidemic is not over. The world must remain focused on getting to, and sustaining, zero cases. Until we reach zero cases in each affected country, the people and economies in the region and beyond will remain at risk.
These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.