Situation summary in the Americas
In 2016, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru reported confirmed cases of yellow fever (Figure 1). In 2017, Brazil reported the occurrence of an outbreak in the state of Minas Gerais and epizootics in the neighboring state of Espírito Santo.
In Brazil in 2015, 9 cases of jungle yellow fever were confirmed in three states: Goias (6), Pará (2), and Mato Grosso del Sur (1), with a case fatality rate of 55.5%. In 2016, six cases were confirmed in the states of Goiás (3), São Paulo (2), and Amazonas (1).
This 11-page report highlights some of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s key activities between February and November 2016 to prevent, detect, and respond to the Zika virus and its complications. It points to priority areas for funding through December 2017, including investment in research and development to foster a better understanding of Zika virus epidemiology, and how to prevent and treat the adverse health outcomes associated with Zika virus infection.
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BOMA (KONGO CENTRAL), 13 janvier 2017 - Un rapport de situation sur les pires inondations - survenues durant la nuit du 27 au 28 décembre 2016 à Boma - réalisé par le Bureau provincial de l’OMS basé à Matadi, indique aujourd’hui que 3.450 ménages ont été sinistrés et que 40 personnes y sont mortes, noyées ou emportées par les eaux.
“I am proud of my job and my family is proud of me too”
Kabul 16 January 2017 - Tahera is one of the over 65,000 dedicated frontline workers who are working tirelessly to eradicate polio from Afghanistan. For the past year, she has been working as a volunteer polio vaccinator in Bamyan province, going from house to house in her community to vaccinate children during immunization campaigns.
Number of reporting sites: One hundred and fifty-seven (157) reporting sites (86% of the total EWARN re-porting sites) including seventy four (74) in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, seven (7) in refugee camps and seventy two (72) mobile clinics submitted complete and timely epidemiological (epi) weekly re-ports.
Total number of consultations: 51,633 (Male=23,814 and Female=27,819) consultations were recorded this epi week marking an increase of 6,911 from epi week 46, (Total consultations in Week 46: 44,722).
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The objective of the consultancy is to support robust management of data sets related to strategic information and drug and diagnostics pricing and procurement, analysis, validation and ensuring these are made available transparently through country intelligence and in the WHO systems.
Management of data includes but is not limited to the following: