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22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

19 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO Country Representative, Nigeria, Dr. Wondi Alemu visited hard-to-reach areas in Yobe and in Borno state including Kukarieta and Ngamdu in order to personally appreciate the critical conditions of the affected population.

  • WHO provided technical support for the vaccination of 185 201 persons aged 9 – 15years with Men A vaccine and more than 5000 aged 2-8years with Pentavalent in Yobe state.

  • Trained 80 clinicians, laboratory scientists and nurses in Borno and Yobe states on CSM diagnosis and case management.

15 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 47 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 36 ungraded events.

08 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • International Organization of Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Round XV (March, 2017) estimates a total of 1.69 million internally displaced people (IDP) across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which, 84 per cent are in Borno and children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population and nine per cent are infants under a year old.

02 May 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 44 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 33 ungraded events.

01 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, sixteen (16) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers,
    Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi and Enugu) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

18 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From the 21-27 March 2017, a total of 3,160 new IDP arrived in Dikwa,
    Bama, Jere, Kala/Balge, Ngala and Nganzai seeking protection and better living conditions in these local government areas (LGA) capitals.

  • The Borno State has declared the end of the outbreak of Lassa fever seen on 28th February 2017 while intensifying surveillance systems to identify any further outbreaks. The patient is now stable and was discharged.

31 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The index case for the recently confirmed Lassa fever tested negative for PCR after 10 days of the onset of bleeding and has returned to her community for normal life.

  • Contact tracing for the confirmed Lassa fever ended on 21 March in Madinatu, Zabarmari and Umaru Shehu Hospital.

  • WHO has distributed urgently needed Basic Health Kits that have high risk of stock rupture. The quantities are estimated to help the partners continue their work for about 3 months.