Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.
IOM firmly believes in humane and orderly migration for all and all data reported through the flow monitoring aims to inform and highlight a migratory phenomenon in an area with dangers for migrants (challenging climate, dangerous road conditions, vulnerability to trafficking/other exploitation/abuse). Proportionally, the flows measured by IOM in the Agadez region are heavily concentrated on the route to and from the Libyan border. Migrants going towards Libya represent 68% of recorded migrants while those coming from Libya to Niger represent 20%.
Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week
Africa Weather Hazards
Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.
Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.
Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.
La CTB publie son rapport annuel 2015
Le 25 janvier 2016, le point focal national RSI pour le Bénin a notifié à l’OMS une flambée de fièvre de Lassa (cf. Bulletin publié le 19 février).
Le 23 mai 2016, le Ministère béninois de la santé a déclaré la fin de cette flambée. Cette annonce a été faite 42 jours après la détection du dernier cas de fièvre de Lassa dans ce pays (10 avril 2016).
On 25 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Benin notified WHO of an outbreak of Lassa fever (see DON published on 19 February).
On 23 May 2016, the Ministry of Health of Benin declared the end of the outbreak. The announcement came 42 days after the detection of the last Lassa fever case in the country (10 April 2016).
COTONOU, June 11 (Reuters) - Benin stepped up security patrols and roadblocks and increased border security on Saturday in the face of a threat from Islamist militants, the army chief of staff and a senior security official said.
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Faits saillants / Highlights (see english on the reverse page):
En fin de semaine 20, 10 375 cas cumulés de choléra, dont 210 décès, sont rapportés au total sur les 18 pays de la sous-région. La majeure par e des cas (95%) provient de la République Démocratique du Congo. A la semaine 20, le taux de complétude pour ce dernier reste relativement bas (absence des données du Haut Lomami, Ituri, Mongala, Nord Kivu et Sud Kivu). Par conséquent, la baisse importante marquée de la semaine 19 à 20 doit être prise avec précaution (voir figure).
Lancement du Rapport national sur le développement humain 2015
L’augmentation de la productivité agricole, l’amélioration de la nutrition, le renforcement de la résilience des personnes et groupes vulnérables contribueraient au développement humain au Bénin, selon le Rapport
This issue focuses on the ongoing Yellow fever , Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Cholera, Zika outbreaks and the health consequences of El Niño.
There has been re-emergence of urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and some cases have been exported to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever has been reported in Uganda but it is not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. Instead it is linked to a YF outbreak that occurred in Northern Uganda in 2010.
WFP Benin received a delegation from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on the ground to support the country office to mainstream gender based on field experience.
Four community-based participatory planning have been conducted with the support of Cooperating Partners (CP) to identify the assets to be developed by the targeted communities through the cash for asset component of the country programme.
Polio this week as of 1 June 2016
Last week, health ministers from around the world met in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly (WHA). Among other public health topics, delegates reviewed and discussed the latest global polio epidemiology and reaffirmed commitment to ending transmission in the remaining polio reservoirs. Read more
This week, health ministers from around the world are convening in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly (WHA). Among other public health topics, delegates will review and discuss the latest global polio epidemiology. The GPEI has set up a WHA-specific polio website, with the key documents that are guiding discussions.
Between August 2015 and 17 May 2016, WHO has been notified of 273 cases of Lassa fever, including 149 deaths in Nigeria. Of these, 165 cases and 89 deaths have been confirmed through laboratory testing (CFR: 53.9%). The cases were reported from 23 states in Nigeria.
Since August 2015, ten health care workers (HCW) have been infected with Lassa fever virus, of which two have died. Of these ten cases, four were nosocomial infections.
Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin
Africa Weather Hazards
Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.
By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.
By Arnaud Zannou
In Benin, 800,000 people now have access to early weather warnings, thanks to the establishment of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) supported through the UNDP Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Project.
The country issued early warnings for flooding through a multi-agency committee in 2014 and 2015, using manual monitoring of river levels, data processing and information analysis. The country has also adopted a Standard Operating Procedure for the diffusion of alerts through the National Disaster Management Agency.