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02 May 2017 description

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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

  • The Borno State Ministry of Health (SMoH)’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) mechanism has been re-activated under the umbrella of the Health Sector Coordination, and with the support of WHO, UNICEF and partners. The mechanism aims to respond to the looming threat of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic that has already affected at least five states in Nigeria. A series of trainings for clinicians, nurses and laboratory scientists of secondary health-care facilities is taken place in Maiduguri and Biu LGAs in Borno State.

01 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • An outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM), which started in December 2016, is ongoing in Nigeria

  • As at 22nd April, 2017, of the 9,646 suspected cases reported, 277 (2.9%) were laboratory confirmed, and 839 deaths (8.7%) recorded

  • In the last four weeks (Epi-Week 12-16), 43 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have reached alert/epidemic threshold in seven States — Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Yobe and Plateau

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP reports critical funding gap for emergency operations in Nigeria

  • USG provides $30 million for WFP, advocates for GoN and donors to increase financial support

  • Authorities in Nigeria’s Borno State announce plans to repatriate 78,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

  • Conflict-affected households in Chad’s Lac Region expected to face reduced access to food from May to September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Apr 2017 description

More than 2,000 people died from an outbreak of the disease in Nigeria in 2009

ABUJA, April 26 (Reuters) - A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 813 people so far this year, the country's health minister said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organisations attempt to tackle the surge in infections.

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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 42 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to coordinate a national emergency response to the ongoing cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) outbreak, which started in December 2016.

  • As at April 17, 2017, 8,057 suspected cases have been reported; 230 (3%) are laboratory confirmed. A total of 745 deaths (9.2%) have been recorded.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • An outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM), which started in December 2016, is ongoing in Nigeria.

  • As at April 13, 2017, a total of 5,695 suspected cases have been reported; 221 (4%) are laboratory confirmed; 611 deaths (10.9%) have been recorded.

  • The outbreak currently affects 25 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across six states— Zamfara, Sokoto,
    Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, and Yobe. Note that the affected LGAs in Yobe State have reported NmA. No NmC (as seen in the other states above) has been reported in Yobe.

13 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 29 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of influenza-like illness in Senegal.

13 Apr 2017 description

A vaccination campaign is underway in Nigeria to contain an outbreak of meningitis C, a strain of meningitis which first emerged in the country in 2013. Since the beginning of this year, the country has reported 4637 suspected cases and 489 deaths across five states.

13 Apr 2017 description

OVERVIEW

Years of insurgency and counterinsurgency operations have resulted in the displacement of approximately 1.9 million people and created a food and nutrition crisis in Nigeria’s northeast. The worst-affected local government areas of northeast Nigeria are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food security conditions and Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) levels above emergency threshold.