WHO AFRO Outbreaks and other Emergencies, Week 23: 03 – 09 June 2017 (Data as reported by 17:00 09 June 2017)
This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: four Grade 3, seven Grade 2, four Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.
This weekly update focuses on key ongoing events in the region, the Grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia, the Grade 2 outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo and meningitis in Nigeria, and necrotising cellulitis in Sao Tome and Principe, hepatitis E and meningitis outbreaks in Niger and the adverse event following immunization (AEFI) for measles in South Sudan.
For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.
A table is provided at the end of the report with information on all public health events currently being monitored in the region.
Major challenges to be addressed include:
• Timely communication of public health information
• Maintaining best practice healthcare protocols during emergencies