During the period 2014-2016, the country’s health system underwent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak with disruptive effect on health services along with degrading confidence in health services.
Being nearly overwhelmed by the EVD outbreak the responses, healthcare workers could hardly follow-up and implement surveillance, prevention and management activities for other diseases. The failure to give attention to the diseases resulted into increased upsurge of vaccine-preventable diseases outstandingly the measles. As a comparison, in 2014, the country experienced a measles outbreak which affected 25 health districts.
Surveillance of the disease shows that since early 2016, despite interventions (conduct of in-depth investigations and management of cases, response organization in the health Districts, enhanced surveillance, providing health Districts with vaccines and supplies, community awareness in measles), the confirmed cases were continuously reported in several health districts. In 2017, 408 suspected measles cases reported with 122 confirmed. The following prefectures are affected: Nzérékoré, Gueckedou, Matoto, Ratoma, Fria, Dubreka, Kindia, Coyah, Kaloum, Dixinn, Forécariah and Matam. The Prefectures of Siguiri, Labé and Boké are on alert. (IFRC, 24 Feb 2017)
On 25 February, the measles epidemic was been declared in 14 of the 38 health districts in Guinea. 13 districts have been put on alert. (Gov't of Guinea, 25 Feb 2017) Cumulatively, as of 5 March, 296 suspected cases have been reported, of which, 12 were positive, 217 negative, and 10 equivocal. (Gov't of Guinea/WHO, 5 Mar 2017)
PLUS DE 2 600 RÉFUGIÉS NIGÉRIANS RENVOYÉS DE FORCE
OVER 2,600 NIGERIAN REFUGEES FORCEFULLY RETURNED
Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
100% completeness in reporting from all Districts.
89% reporting timeliness (76 facilities in Montserrado and 6 facilities in Sinoe reported late).
One death in a suspected case of yellow fever was reported.
One death attributable to cholera was reported.
National Polio vaccination campaign completed February 27.
Increased surveillance due to ongoing outbreaks of measles in Guinea and rubella in Sierra Leone.
N’ZEREKORE, March 10, 2017 – More than 2,100 children have been infected with measles in Guinea since January. The Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of measles on February 8. The outbreak is now affecting 17 health prefectures in Guinea. N’Zérékoré, in the southeastern forest region, is the most affected prefecture, with 675 cases reported between January 1 and March 8.
“We are admitting new children every day,” said Doctor Karim Assani, a pediatrician at the N’Zérékoré Regional Hospital working with ALIMA. “Many of them are severe cases, suffering from complications.”
N'Zerekore, 10 mars 2017 - Depuis janvier, plus de 2100 enfants ont été infectés par la rougeole en Guinée. Le Ministère de la santé a déclaré une épidémie de rougeole le 8 février. L'épidémie touche maintenant 17 préfectures sanitaires en Guinée. Située dans la région forestière du sud-est, N'Zerekore est la préfecture la plus touchée, avec 675 cas signalés entre le 1er janvier et le 8 mars. « Nous admettons de nouveaux enfants chaque jour », explique Dr Karim Assani, pédiatre pour ALIMA à l'hôpital régional de N'Zerekore.
Le Ministre de la Santé Dr Abdourahmane DIALLO, a présidé ce Jeudi 23 Février 2017 à une réunion de coordination entre les hauts cadres de son Département et les partenaires pour la riposte à l’épidémie de rougeole déclarée le 10 Février 2017 en République de Guinée.
L’Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire a partagé le bilan actualisé suivant :
13 districts sanitaires en épidémie confirmées
12 districts sanitaires en alerte
A measles epidemic has been declared in 14 of the 38 health districts in Guinea. 13 districts have been put on alert.
Since the beginning of the year, 1 527 cases of measles have been diagnosed, of which 1 517 were cured. Two patients have died and eight remain under treatment.
The number of suspected cases has increased rapidly, reaching 407 this week, compared to 234 last week. More than 3.7 million children need to be urgently vaccinated in the country
Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
99.9% completeness in reporting coverage.
99% timeliness (4 facilities in Gbarpolu and 2 facilities in Nimba reported late).
Annual review meeting ongoing in Bong County.
One attributable measles death was reported, among 40 suspected cases.
Ten suspected measles cases reported from Counties bordering Guinea.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
With a population of 10,628,9992 inhabitants according to the 2014, general population census, the Republic of Guinea is faced with countless challenges including viral and infections disease outbreaks. During the period 2014-2016, the country’s health system underwent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak with disruptive effect on health services along with degrading confidence in health services.
FUNDING GAP THREATENS FOOD ASSISTANCE TO CAR REFUGEES
Lack of financial resources is jeopardizing WFP and partners’ ability to provide livesaving food assistance to the refugees in eastern Cameroon, leaving a US$16 million gap in funding. A complete gap is expected from June onwards, pending new food consignments. Since last October, a decline in funding had already forced WFP to cut food and cash assistance by half to some 156,000 CAR refugees, who are now surviving on a minimal food ration.