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10 Aug 2017 description

Créé le: Juin 2017

Valable pour: Déc. 2017

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Au total, le nombre de personnes en crise alimentaire et des moyens d’existence aiguë (phases 3 et 4) est estimé à 7,7 millions de personnes dans les zones rurales couvertes par ce 15ème cycle IPC. Celles-ci sont nécessiteuses de l’aide d’urgence dans le but de sauver des vies humaines par une assistance holistique pour les besoins essentiels (nourriture, eau, médicaments, logement, production agricole d’urgence etc.).

09 Aug 2017 description

Le virus Ebola est apparu en RDC en 1976 dans le village de Yambuku où il a frappé pour la première fois. Il fit en tout 280 morts.

En 2017, le virus qui peut se transmettre à l’homme via les animaux sauvages, a frappé pour la huitième fois en 41 ans : Au mois de mai, le Ministre de la Santé Publique a signalé à l’OMS l’apparition du virus dans la zone de santé de Likati au Bas-Uélé, sollicitant l’appui de L’OMS et des partenaires pour renforcer la riposte à cette épidémie.

03 Aug 2017 description

Meningitis in Yemen

The Ministry of Health in Yemen, in collaboration with WHO, are closely monitoring the epidemiological pattern of the ongoing reported cases of meningitis in Yemen. Since the beginning of the year up to 8 July 2017 (Epidemiological week 27), a total of 2,146 suspected cases have been reported through the electronic early warning surveillance system (eDEWS) in the country (Please see the graph).

Editorial Note

02 Aug 2017 description

Executive summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period January 2016 to June 2017. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting health development in Member States in the African Region. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the Intercountry Support Teams.

01 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As at June 2017, 977,746 South Sudanese refugees call Uganda home of which 296,409 arrived from 1st January 2017; 275,037 from DRC and 52,388 from Burundi. Children constitute 60 percent of the refugee population.

• The Uganda Solidarity Summit on refugees and host communities hosted by President Yoweri Museveni and the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez was successfully held from June 22-23, 2017 with current pledges of $347.5 million by the international community.

27 Jul 2017 description

Implementation of Event Based Surveillance in Jordan

Jordan is conducting a training workshop for the launch of event based surveillance (EBS) for acute respiratory infections. The workshop to be conducted in Amman, Jordan, from 24 to 27 July 2017 will target public health officers responsible for surveillance and response at governorate level and health professionals from all secondary and tertiary level hospitals in the country.

Editorial note

24 Jul 2017 description

July 14, 2017 - The creation of an emergency hub in Nairobi by World Health organization has been well received by the Kenyan government and partners.

The initiative was recently introduced in Nairobi by Dr Ibrahima-Soce Fall, the WHO AFRO director for Emergencies when he met the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for health Dr Cleopa Mailu, MOH officials and various partners. These included CDC, Office for coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA), World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, and UNHCR, International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent and GIZ.

13 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

Eric Osor, Medical Epidemiologist, Washington State University

Partners

13 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

Kinshasa/Dakar, 1er juillet 2017. Le ministère de la Santé a déclaré la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola en République Démocratique du Congo après que 42 jours se soient écoulés sans nouveaux cas signalés.

12 Jul 2017 description

Health advisories for travelers to Saudi Arabia, Hajj, 1438 H

Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the largest and most longstanding annual mass gathering event in the world. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has issued Health conditions for travelers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) – health requirements and recommendations in connection with performing hajj in 2017 (1438 H)

Editorial note

10 Jul 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: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.

07 Jul 2017 description

Kinshasa, 7 juillet 2017 : Avec la moitié de ses 26 provinces touchées par les violences armées, les conflits intercommunautaires, les maladies et les catastrophes naturelles, tout ceci dans un contexte régional volatile et des moyens financiers les plus bas de ces dernières années, les six premiers mois de l’année 2017 ont prouvé que la République Démocratique du Congo demeure dans une crise humanitaire implacable à l’impact suffocant pour des millions de personnes.

07 Jul 2017 description

Kinshasa, 7 July 2017: With half of its 26 provinces affected by armed violence, ethnic conflict, diseases and natural disasters, all this within a volatile regional context and amid historically low levels of funding, the first six months of 2017 have proven that the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains an unrelenting humanitarian crisis that is having a suffocating impact on millions of people.