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Senegal + 6 others
"Des radios contre Ebola" - Préparer 48 radios de proximité d’Afrique de l’Ouest à la prévention contre Ebola (21 octobre 2014)

La nouvelle épidémie du virus Ebola qui sévit actuellement en Afrique de l’Ouest a déjà fait plus de 4 000 morts sur le continent africain. La progression du virus se poursuit et aucun vaccin efficace n’est pour le moment annoncé.

Dans ce contexte, l’attachement des populations isolées à certaines pratiques rituelles est identifié comme un facteur de propagation avéré.

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Liberia + 13 others
Ebola: Risks of overland spread (Map of the week, 13 October 2014)

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Maplecroft

West Africa’s road network – through which the majority of intra-regional trade occurs – could facilitate the spread of Ebola. Travellers and traders infected in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone may transmit the virus via some of the major highways. In this respect, groups such as long-distance lorry drivers could be particularly at risk, particularly if effective monitoring systems for Ebola are not established at border crossings.

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Ghana + 7 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 39) [EN/FR]

With almost 21,000 cases, Ghana has a new record number, and the outbreak has already spread along the coast to Togo and Benin. The situation in Lake Chad Basin is of concern as well.

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Mali + 11 others
Sahel : la BAD octroie 231 millions $ pour renforcer la résistance à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle

Ce mercredi 15 octobre 2014, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé divers prêts et subventions pour un total de 231 millions de dollars EU. Ce montant doit financer un Programme visant à renforcer la résistance du Sahel à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (P2RS), destiné à mettre fin aux cycles fréquents de sécheresse et de famine qui frappent le Sahel.

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Nigeria + 5 others
ECOWAS, Canada to strengthen cooperation

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ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Commission and Canada have agreed to strengthen and deepen cooperation in various strategic areas, including regional security, trade, economic development and investment, capacity building and humanitarian issues.

“The benefits of long-standing relation between ECOWAS and Canada at country and regional levels, and especially Canada’s leadership role in the capitalization of development partners’ Pool Fund cannot be taken for granted,” the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh said in Abuja on Thursday 16th October 2014.

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Mali + 12 others
AfDB approves US $231 million for building resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel

The programme focuses on nutrition and the use of second generation ICTs such as mobile phones to facilitate better access to markets and prediction of crises and disasters.

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World + 11 others
Agence de Médecine Préventive Wins the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award for Improving Immunization Programs in Africa

PARIS (October 14, 2014) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award in recognition of EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 13 others
WHO and Partners agree on a common approach to strengthen Ebola preparedness in unaffected countries

Brazzaville, 10 October 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations meeting in Brazzaville have agreed on a range of core actions to support countries unaffected by Ebola in strengthening their preparedness in the event of an outbreak.

Building on national and international existing preparedness efforts, a set of tools is being developed to help any country to intensify and accelerate their readiness.

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World + 24 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 10-16, 2014

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

  2. Poor July rains in several local areas of Mali have resulted in poor crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have improved ground conditions, although the rainy season is quickly coming to a close.

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Senegal + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook October 9 – October 15, 2014

1) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground.

2) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August, including prolonged dry spells, has led to late-season moisture deficits that have negatively impacted crop development throughout parts of the Tillaberi region of southwestern Niger and eastern Mali. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period.

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Ghana + 7 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 37) [EN/FR]

Evènement sur le cholera:

TCHAD
Un atelier d’élaboraon du plan de réponse au Tchad s’est tenu les 25 et 26 Avril.
Le plan d’acon intègre les aspects transfrontaliers et la vaccinaon orale cholera.

GHANA
Une formaon d’une trentaine de parcipants à la stratégie du bouclier et du coup de poing en zone urbaine avec l’ulisaon des GPS s’est tenue à Accra le 25 Avril 2014.

Events on cholera in the region:

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Mali + 15 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix - septembre 2014

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

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Mali + 8 others
Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel - N°58 - juillet - août 2014

Sep 2014

L'Essentiel

  • Malgré la reprise des précipitations dans la région, les pays de la façade atlantique connaissent toujours des déficits pluviométriques qui affectent les productions agricoles et pastorales

  • La prolongation de la période de soudure pastorale suite au retard des pluies est à l'origine de mauvais embonpoint des animaux et des pertes de bétail observées dans certain pays de la région (Mali, Sénégal, Niger)

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Liberia + 12 others
Ebola Virus Disease Emergency Appeals (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Africa Coordination) - Emergency Appeal Operation Update No 1

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Summary
To help National Societies combat the unprecedented Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa, IFRC has launched large-scale international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Additionally, it is supporting smaller preparedness and response operations financed under the IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad and Gambia.1

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Ghana + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 35) [EN/FR]

Tchad (Français)

Le 24 août 2014, une femme de 37 ans a été conduite d’urgence dans le centre de santé de Bipare dans le district de Léré suite à des diarrhées et vomissements. Ses enfants ont été admis par la suite avec les mêmes symptômes. Les tests rapides cholera sur 13 parents se sont révélés positifs. Le 01 septembre 2014, le laboratoire de référence nationale a isolé le choléra dans 10 échantillons.