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17 Feb 2017 description

Medical teams supported by WHO set up mobile clinics in hard to access areas of north-eastern Nigeria. The teams are called “hard-to-reach” teams (HTR) because their mission is to reach remote and insecure areas to provide urgently needed care to populations deprived of essential health services. The 8-year conflict has caused widespread forced displacement and acute food and nutrition insecurity. Large areas of Borno state, the most-affected state, remain inaccessible to humanitarian assistance.

17 Feb 2017 description

New funding will contribute to emergency efforts in Nigeria and Lake Chad Region to prevent further spread of polio and stop the outbreak for good

A US$ 33.3 million grant from the Government of Japan in humanitarian emergency funding to UNICEF was announced this week and will help to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

16 Feb 2017 description

Polio this week as of 15 February 2017

15 Feb 2017 description

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.

13 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF is requesting US$ 146.9 million to reach more than four million people, including 2.1 million children. Funds available amounts to US$ 38.8 million representing a 74 per cent funding gap.

  • In January 2017, more than 6,700 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in the 2 north eastern States.

09 Feb 2017 description

Polio this week as of  8 February 2017

  • As the low season for poliovirus transmission continues, the first wild poliovirus case from acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in the calendar year 2017 is reported from Afghanistan. Wild poliovirus type 1 positive samples from 2017 had previously been reported from environmental samples in Pakistan. Both countries continue to intensify their eradication efforts to urgently interrupt any residual virus transmission.

06 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF is requesting US$ 146.9 million to reach more than four million people, including 2.1 million children. Funds available amounts to US$ 38.8 million representing a 74 per cent funding gap.

  • In January 2017, more than 6,700 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in the 2 north eastern States.

03 Feb 2017 description

The importance of detecting type 2 polioviruses ‘post-switch’

3 February 2017 – In April 2016, the type 2 poliovirus component of trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) was successfully removed from routine immunization programmes around the world, through the globally-synchronized switch from trivalent to bivalent OPV (containing only type 1 and 3 serotypes). Since then, surveillance for type 2 polioviruses from any source globally has been intensified. Why is this important? And how significant is the detection of type 2 strain in a post-switch world?

01 Feb 2017 description
  • The Executive Board of the World Health Organization at its meeting in Geneva last week noted that the world is closer than ever to being polio-free, and urged for increased support to the remaining endemic countries. At the same time, ministries commended efforts made on containment and to manage an ongoing global inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) supply constraint. The Board also encouraged plans to transition the polio infrastructure for the long-term, to ensure it continues to benefit broader public health efforts even after the disease is gone.

01 Feb 2017 description

In this issue

US$2.66 billion required for the Sahel P.1

Lake Chad Basin: 11 million need assistance P.3

Unrest, funding shortfalls impede CAR response P.4

Regional update on epidemics P.5

Regional humanitarian news P.7

Sahel funding update P.8

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners require US$2.66 billion to assist 15 million in the Sahel in 2017.

31 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • No major new displacement has taken place in the Lake region during December. At the end of 2016, there are 129,481 displaced persons, including IDPs, Chadian returnees from Nigeria and Niger, refugees and third-country nationals.

  • More than 120 sites and displacement locations are scattered around this remote region, making humanitarian assistance a logistical challenge.

31 Jan 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires et concerne les vagues de déplacements internes depuis le 21 juillet 2015. Il est publié par OCHA Tchad et couvre la période du 1er au 31 décembre 2016. Le prochain rapport sera publié vers le 15 février 2017

Faits saillants

  • Les nouveaux chiffres indiquent près de 130 000 personnes déplacées dans la région du Lac, y compris des retournés, réfugiés et déplacés internes.

27 Jan 2017 description

Ministries of health from around the world call for urgent measures to secure lasting polio-free world

26 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 26 January 2017

23 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1.6 million people remain internally displaced in the North East, of whom 55 per cent are children.

  • Over the first two weeks of January 2017, more than 2,700 children with SAM have been admitted for treatment.

  • Emergency PHC services have reached 197,224 people affected by the conflict and UNICEF supported the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) to reopen the MCH clinic in Damasak in Mobbar LGA, Borno State, after being inaccessible for over 3 years.

20 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 17 January 2017

18 Jan 2017 description

In January, the polio programme is contributing to the protection of more than 4 million children against measles.

A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4,766,214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria started on 13 January. The polio eradication infrastructure has been on hand to help with this feat of logistics from data management to training, social mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, supportive supervision and waste management.

16 Jan 2017 description

Faits saillants :

  • Nouvelle épidémie de rougeole à Poli ;

  • Riposte à l’épidémie de Mora en préparation;

  • Poursuite de la riposte aux cas de PVS de Borno au Nigéria ;

  • Les 10 Districts de santé du pays ayant enregistré les taux de décès maternels les plus élevés en 2016.

ÉPIDÉMIES ENREGISTRÉES DANS LE PAYS

EPIDEMIES DE ROUGEOLE

Deux épidémies sont en cours dans les districts de santé (DS) de Mora (Extrême Nord) et Poli (Nord).

13 Jan 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 8-14 January 2016 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, Zika virus and seasonal influenza.