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13 Jan 2017 description

Zika has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an outbreak was identified in Brazil in 2015

LUANDA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Angola said on Wednesday it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 people was brought under control.

Zika, a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an outbreak was identified in Brazil in 2015, raising alarm over its ability to cause the rare birth defect microcephaly.

10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 7.3 million

Total affected children: 4.4 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 3 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 1.8 million

10 Jan 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever.

Brazil confirmed six human yellow fever cases in 2016 and the number of epizootics, especially in the state of São Paulo, increased considerably during 2016 in comparison to previous years.

23 Dec 2016 description

More than 15 million Angolans and 10 million Congolese were vaccinated under a campaign coordinated by the WHO

LUANDA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Angola declared the end of the world's worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation on Friday after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months.

The outbreak began a year ago in a slum in the capital, Luanda, before spreading throughout Angola, a war-scarred southeast African nation, and into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. In all, more than 400 people died.

14 Dec 2016 description

Situation summary in the Americas

In 2016, up to epidemiological week (EW) 47, three countries reported cases of jungle yellow fever: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Since the publication of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Yellow Fever Epidemiological Update of 9 November 2016 up to EW 47 of 2016, Brazil confirmed two epizootics in nonhuman primates (NHP) in the state of Sao Paulo, one in the municipality of Severínia and another in Cajobi.

07 Dec 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Les zones de santé de Kasaji et Sandoa confirmées en épidémie de fièvre jaune

  • Des cas de choléra continuent d’être rapportés dans la zone de santé de Kilwa, malgré la réponse en cours

  • La zone de santé de Kinda en alerte nutritionnelle depuis le début de l’année

Besoins et réponses humanitaires

Épidémies

Fièvre jaune

07 Dec 2016 description

Four months have passed without a single case of yellow fever related to the outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to the joint response activities of national health authorities, local health workers, WHO and partners.

07 Dec 2016 description

Plus de quatre mois se sont écoulés sans qu’un seul cas de fièvre jaune en Angola et en République démocratique du Congo n'ait été détecté grâce aux activités de riposte menées par les autorités sanitaires nationales, les personnels de santé locaux, de l’OMS et l'ensemble des partenaires.

06 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants de la situation humanitaire

Des manifestations violentes ont éclaté dues au report des élections présidentielles, entre les populations et les forces de police, les 19 et 20 septembre à Kinshasa. Le groupe des partis politiques de l’opposition ont affirmé que plus de 50 personnes ont été tuées, alors que le gouvernement dit que 17 personnes sont mortes.

02 Dec 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Près de 7 millions de dollars américains sont requis pour faire face aux besoins humanitaires urgents de plus de 118 000 personnes déplacées suite aux conflits intercommunautaires

  • Plus de 35 000 enfants en rupture scolaire suite à l’insécurité et la destruction des écoles dans le Tanganyika

  • Territoire de Manono : la fièvre jaune est confirmée dans la zone de santé de Kiambi.

Aperçu de la situation

29 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Violent protests broke out over the postponement of presidential polls between demonstrators and police forces on 19 & 20 September in Kinshasa. Opposition groups claimed that more than 50 people were killed, while the Government said 17 people died.

  • At least 680 civilians were killed in the 120 attacks in Beni territory since October 2014. Victims and witnesses described brutal attacks in which assailants methodically kill people with guns, axes and machetes. The actual number of victims could be much higher.

24 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Increasing rates of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) reported in Huila and Cunene provinces; 16,000 children with SAM admitted at health facilities.

  • 300,000 children need support in education;

  • The funding gap for the humanitarian response stands at 82 per cent, mobilization of resources started on February 2015.

Situation Overview

18 Nov 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In January 2016, a yellow fever outbreak was detected and confirmed in Angola, Southern Africa. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. There are an estimated 130,000 cases of yellow fever reported yearly, causing 44,000 deaths worldwide each year, with 90 percent occurring in Africa.

14 Nov 2016 description

State of Food Insecurity and Vulnerability in the Southern African Development Community

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

10 Nov 2016 description

Plaidoyer de trois agences des nations unies au Sud Kivu (PNUD, ONU-Femme et OMS) auprès du Gouverneur de province pour l’obtention d’un bâtiment commun devant abriter leurs bureaux respectifs

Composition de l’équipe :

  • M. Jean-Claude MUSHIGE : Chef du Bureau ad intérim provincial du PNUD (Sud Kivu)

  • Mme Arlette MVONDO : Chef du Bureau provincial de l’ONU-FEMME (Sud Kivu)

  • Dr Berthe NKUKU : Chef du Sous Bureau de l’OMS/Sud Kivu

08 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• An estimated 1.42 million people (756,000 children) are affected by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene,
Namibe and Huila.

• In 2016, the estimated caseload of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the 7 most affected provinces is 95,877, with 44,511 cases registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.

• Over 11,513 children under five with SAM have been treated through therapeutic treatment programmes assisted by UNICEF in 2016.

04 Nov 2016 description
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UPDATE | WHO Health Emergencies Programme: progress and priorities
  1. In 2013 the World Health Assembly established the Financing Dialogue through decision WHA66(8). It aims to ensure a match between WHO’s results and deliverables as agreed in the programme budget, with the ultimate objective of enhancing the quality and effectiveness of WHO’s work. In accordance with the Dialogue’s guiding principles for the financing of WHO – alignment and flexibility, transparency, predictability, broadening the donor base - it aims to achieve a fully-funded programme budget.