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26 May 2017 description

Au total, 664 cas déclarés suspectés et confirmés ont été notifiés au 23 mai. A la même date, 30 décès liés à la maladie ont été enregistrés. Les cas déclarés révèlent que les femmes constituent la couche de la population la plus affectée.

Le personnel des structures sanitaires et les partenaires humanitaires mènent conjointement des activités de prise en charge médicale et de prévention. y compris à travers des messages de sensibilisation et l’amélioration des conditions d’accès à l’eau, l’hygiène et l’assainissement (EHA).

26 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces additional $45 million for the Nigeria humanitarian response

  • More than 11,800 people relocate to Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon in May

  • WFP continues providing emergency food assistance to IDPs and refugees across the Lake Chad Basin Region

  • International donors contribute $24 million to the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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.

17 May 2017 description
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La propagation des épidémies dans la région du lac Tchad associée à une augmentation du nombre de personnes touchées par la famine au Nigeria exige de trouver rapidement une solution politique à un conflit complexe et de mettre à disposition des fonds indispensables. Les bailleurs doivent respecter les engagements pris en février lors de la conférence d’Oslo et débloquer des fonds.

17 May 2017 description
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“Donors must stand by their commitments and release funds pledged at donor conference in Oslo in February”

Abuja, 17/05/2017. The outbreak of epidemics in the Lake Chad region coupled with a rising number of people experiencing severe hunger in Nigeria demands urgent attention to provide a political solution to the complex conflict and release much needed funds, urges CARE International.

16 May 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • L’estimation des personnes en crise alimentaire est passée de 748 000 à 1,3 million.

  • Epidémie de méningite au Niger : 3 000 cas dont 179 décès notifiés.

  • Epidémie d’hépatite E à Diffa : 403 cas dont 27 décès notifiés.

  • Hausse du nombre de migrants rentrant de la Libye observée depuis janvier 2017.

  • L’assistance humanitaire à Diffa a touché environ 257 000 personnes depuis janvier.

  • En 2017, environ 106 000 personnes sont à risque d’inondation

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.

12 May 2017 description
  • In Nigeria, the number of IED attacks around Maiduguri and in southern Borno rose, raising concern for the safety of IDPs settled in the camps. In the first quarter alone, 27 children were used to serve in suicide attacks across the region in comparison to nine children a year ago. Diverging Boko Haram (BH) factions continued to regroup and re-arm. The insurgents were also reported to be returning to the Sambisa forest area. In Cameroon, an increase in the number of incursions was reported, with deadly attacks, suicide bombings and kidnappings occurring on a regular basis.

12 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP provides assistance to 1.1 million people in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in April amid funding constraints
• UN leadership advocates for increased donor support to the Nigeria humanitarian response
• Nigerian authorities secure the release of 82 girls from Boko Haram in Borno
• Government of Niger declares a hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 May 2017 description
  • A total of 329 cases of hepatitis E, including 26 deaths, have been reported in the Diffa region in Niger. This represents a sharp increase as compared to the previous month, when the first ever hepatitis E epidemic was declared in Niger.
  • The Diffa region is severely affected by the Lake Chad crisis, with resulting difficult access to adequate water and sanitation and health care.
11 May 2017 description

For more than three years, ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the armies in the Lake Chad region has taken a heavy toll on civilian populations. Many have fled their homes and left everything behind to find refuge in other villages and eventually across borders. Authorities report that there are now more than 240,000 displaced people in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, bordered by Chad and Nigeria. The majority of them were driven from home by violence.

The Consequences of an Ongoing Conflict

06 May 2017 description

On 12 April 2017, the Niger Ministry of Health notified WHO of a hepatitis E virus (HEV) outbreak in the Diffa region, located in the eastern part of the country. On 19 April 2017, the outbreak was officially declared by the Minister of Health.

Since 9 January 2017, an increase in cases of jaundice was noted at the Centre Mere-Enfant de Diffa (Mother and Child Center) among pregnant women. Initially, the cases presented with headache, vomiting, fever, conjunctivitis, pelvic pain, and memory loss.

05 May 2017 description

Les autorités sanitaires du Niger ont déclaré une épidémie d'hépatite E dans la région de Diffa, le 19 avril 2017.

Au total, 278 cas déclarés suspectés et confirmés ont été notifiés au 30 avril. A la même date, 27 décès liés à la maladie ont été enregistrés. Les cas déclarés révèlent que les femmes constituent la couche de la population la plus affectée.

L'hépatite E est une maladie du foie causée par un virus appelé virus hépatite E (VHE). Le VHE se transmet par voie féco-orale, principalement par l'eau contaminée.

04 May 2017 description

Crisis overview

Between 9 January and 25 April, a total of 164 cases of hepatitis E, including 25 deaths (CFR: 15.2%) have been reported in Diffa region, where there is a population of 673,146.

The outbreak was declared by the Nigerien authorities in mid-April. All the deaths occurred among pregnant mothers. Over 76% of reported cases were among females.

As of 28 April, five of the six health districts in Diffa region had been affected, with Diffa and N’Guigmi districts accounting for 96% of all cases reported.

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.

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.

26 Apr 2017 description

From December 2016 to April 23, 2017, 25 pregnant women died due to acute liver failure caused by hepatitis E in the main maternal and pediatrics health center in Diffa, Niger

25 Apr 2017 description

CHAD UNREST FORCES 1,200 CENTRAL AFRICANS INTO CHAD

More than 1,200 Central Africans have fled into southern Chad in several waves since the start of this month following unrest back home, UNHCR reported on 20 April. Aid agencies and the authorities are providing assistance and amenities are being constructed for the new arrivals. Last year, more than 1,700 people also fled across the border into Chad following violence. Chad currently hosts some 400,000 refugees, including more than 71,000 Central Africans.

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