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05 Feb 2016 description

La situation épidémiologique se présente comme suit :

1. Surveillance épidémiologique :

1.1. Méningite :

a. Notification :

Dix sept (17) cas suspects de méningite non suivis de décès ont été notifiés par les régions de :

  • Kayes : 2 cas dans les districts sanitaires de Kita (1) et Diéma (1) ;

  • Koulikoro : 6 cas dans les districts sanitaires de Koulikoro (2), Kalabancoro (2) et Kolokani (2) ;

05 Feb 2016 description

La situation épidémiologique se présente comme suit :

1. Surveillance épidémiologique :

1.1. Méningite :

a. Notification :

Cinq (5) cas suspects de méningite non suivis de décès ont été notifiés par les régions de :

  • Sikasso : 1 cas dans le district sanitaire de Kolondiéba ;

  • Gao : 2 cas dans le district sanitaire de Gao ;

  • District de Bamako : 2 cas en Commune VI.

05 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Guinea was declared Ebola free on 29 December. As of 27 January 2016, Guinea has reached Day 30 of the phase 3 countdown, which is a total of 90 days, ending on 27 March.

  • Guinea is closely working with Sierra Leone on cross border intervention to strengthen surveillance as new cases are reported in neighboring Kambia.

05 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 27 January 2016, two new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Sierra Leone. On 14 January 2016, the first confirmed case of Ebola was announced in the district of Tonkolili. The new case stems from a 22 year old female who died on 12 January 2016. While symptomatic, the index case traveled to Port Loko and Kambia, resulting in quarantined communities across the three districts. The aunt of the index case, who took care of her and was placed under quarantine, was also confirmed positive on 20 January 2016.

05 Feb 2016 description

Guinea - IOM has launched a programme to distribute cash grants to Ebola survivors as part of community-led projects in Boke in the northwestern part of the country.

The pilot project, which supports the Guinean government in psychosocial and socio-economic care for Ebola survivors, will also hold a first training workshop in mediation and managing community conflicts for survivors and communities in that region.

05 Feb 2016 description

Summary of response

Overview of Host National Society

As soon as the imported case was confirmed, SRCS became involved in the following 7 committees of the Ministry of Health:

  • Social and behavioural intervention;

  • Investigation and epidemiological surveillance;

  • Case management and infection control;

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene;

  • Logistics;

  • Media or communication; and

  • Mobile response team.

05 Feb 2016 description

(Freetown, 3 February 2016) The Inter-Agency Rapid Response Team convened under the auspices of the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator wishes to mark the discharge from quarantine of a total of 73 people after 21 days of close monitoring in three districts (Tonkolili, Kambia, and Port Loko).

03 Feb 2016 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:00 GMT

Author: Kieran Guilbert

MONTSERRADO, Liberia, Feb 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting in a dusty schoolyard in rural Liberia, mental health clinician Dickson Korfeh watches as pupils dance, sing and play games in their break, and focuses on those who do not take part.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

03 Feb 2016 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Wednesday 2/3/2016 - 18:45 GMT

Only four people remained in quarantine in Sierra Leone on Wednesday after 55 others were declared free of the Ebola virus and released from hospital, officials and medical sources said.

But medics were urgently seeking to contact around 50 others for testing, most of them from the northern town of Kambia, health ministry spokesman Harold Williams said.

03 Feb 2016 description

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

DES DÉPLACÉS RETOURNENT DANS LA PROVINCE DE L’OUHAM

Environ 3 800 rapatriés volontaires ont été récemment enregistrés dans le village de Kambakota, dans la province de l'Ouham. Ils avaient été contraints de fuir leurs foyers lors d'affrontements entre des groupes armés en décembre 2015. De retour dans leurs villages, ils sont confrontés à des conditions de vie difficiles. Les besoins prioritaires comprennent l’eau potable, les services de santé et l’éducation.

LES ÉLECTIONS PRÉSIDENTIELLES FIXÉES AU 14 FÉVRIER

03 Feb 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

IDP RETURNS IN OUHAM PROVINCE

Around 3,800 voluntary returnees were recently registered in Kambakota village in Ouham Province. They had been forced to flee their homes during clashes between armed groups in December 2015. Now back to their villages, they are facing tough living conditions . Priority needs include potable water, health services and education.

PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF SET FOR 14 FEBRUARY

02 Feb 2016 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 570th meeting held on 21 January 2016, adopted the following decision on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the three most affected countries in West Africa, namely, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:

Council

02 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

On January 14, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia, which marked the first time since the start of the epidemic that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had reported no cases for at least 42 days. 

02 Feb 2016 description
report International SOS

Posted 28 January: The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) has reported that two people suspected to have Ebola in the southern district of Pujehun were detected on 27 January. No further information is available on whether these two people are contacts in the recent cluster.

01 Feb 2016 description

Highlights of the week
- Second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone

Completeness of Reporting

31 Jan 2016 description
report Oxfam

Global leaders are failing to honour their promises to communities devastated by Ebola in West Africa, with $5.8 billion of pledged recovery funds proving almost impossible to track, Oxfam warned today.

Six months since the International Conference on Ebola Recovery in New York, at least $1.9 billion worth of promised funds have not been delivered, while scant information is available about the remaining $3.9 billion.

30 Jan 2016 description

Insécurité alimentaire élevée dans les zones de conflits et dans certaines zones pastorales

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