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10 Mar 2017 description

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.

10 Mar 2017 description
report ALIMA

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.”

10 Mar 2017 description
report ALIMA

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.

07 Mar 2017 description

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

02 Mar 2017 description
  • 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

26 Feb 2017 description

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.

24 Feb 2017 description

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.

14 Feb 2017 description

CAMEROON

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.

CHAD