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World + 10 others
Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 10, 07 February 2013

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

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Ghana: Cholera DREF operation Final Report n° MDRGH007

Summary: CHF 122,571 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 7 May 2012 to support the national society in delivering assistance to some 300,000 beneficiaries in the Greater Accra and the Eastern Regions of the country.

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 9, 21 December 2012

Content

Overview of the major reported outbreaks in the WHO African Region

  • Cholera

Ongoing outbreaks

  • Cholera in Sierra Leone
  • Cholera in DR Congo
  • Ebola in Uganda
  • Marburg in Uganda
  • Rift Valley Fever in Mauritania

Ended Outbreaks

  • Ebola in DR Congo
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Ghana Meningitis DREF operation n° MDRGH006 Final Report

Summary: CHF 76,060 was allocated from IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) in April 2012 to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,200 households (16,000 beneficiaries) affected by the Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) outbreak in Upper East Regions of Ghana.

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Mali + 13 others
WHO calls for urgent de-worming interventions to stop Neglected Tropical Diseases and malnutrition in the Sahel and Central Africa

Brazzaville, Congo: 27 October 2012 – As the Sahel food crisis persists, compounded by recent flooding in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to health and development partners to support affected countries prioritize de-worming activities as part of urgent relief efforts.

"Flooding now being experienced in parts of the Sahel, creates the ideal breeding ground for contracting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as bilharzia, and worm-like diseases putting more at risk of malnutrition,” says WHO African Regional Director Dr Luis Gomes Sambo.

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World + 34 others
CERF Quarterly Update 3rd Quarter 2012

Responding to the Crisis in Syria

Instability and conflict in Syria continue to affect hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated one million Syrians have been internally displaced, while the overall total affected population is estimated at up to 2.5 million.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Bulletin - Fonds Central pour les Interventions d’urgence, Juillet– Septembre 2012

Le CERF alloue plus de 34,2 millions de dollars pour les urgences en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre au troisième trimestre, dont 55% pour la République Démocratique du Congo

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Bulletin: Central Emergency Response Fund, Regional Office for West and Central Africa, July - September 2012

CERF releases more than US$34.2 million for West and Central Africa on third Quarter, 55 per cent for DRC

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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United Nations Agencies in Ghana receive emergency allocation to tackle cholera outbreak

Accra, Ghana, 6 September, 2012 — The United Nations in Ghana has received a grant of US$312.440 (Three hundred and twelve thousand four hundred and forty dollars) to boost a joint UN system humanitarian response to the cholera outbreak in five regions of the country.

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Ghana + 7 others
IDP News Alert, 5 September 2012

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400,000 displaced by floods sweeping across West Africa

Torrential rains have struck several West African countries during the past few weeks resulting in mass displacements throughout the region. Following a severe drought, the August floods have exacerbated an ongoing regional food security crisis.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Cholera: West Africa's recurring nightmare

Report
Al Jazeera

As the region is facing its worst cholera outbreak in years, are governments doing enough to tackle the epidemic?

Read the full article and watch the video on Al Jazeera.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

Report
IRIN

FREETOWN/CONAKRY/ACCRA/DAKAR, 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day. Most patients are from the city's various urban slums, where open defecation is rife, toilets are rare, sewage is improperly disposed of, and awareness of cholera is very low. Water and sanitation specialists say unless these problems are addressed, cholera will continue to flourish both in Sierra Leone and throughout West Africa.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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West and Central Africa: Cholera cases 2012 (as of 30 July 2012)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Burkina Faso + 11 others
Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 4, 26 May 2012

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World Health Organization

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and April 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.

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Ghana Cholera DREF operation n° MDRGH007

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent ( IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of t he International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 2 Issue 3, April 30, 2012

Content

Overview of reported outbreaks in the WHO African Region - Cholera - Meningitis

Ongoing outbreaks - Lassa Fever in Nigeria - Typhoid in Zimbabwe - Meningitis in Burkina Faso - Cholera in Ghana - Meningitis in Chad - Cholera in Uganda - Meningitis in Benin - Nodding Syndrome in Uganda

Introduction

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and March 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.