An increased number of dengue cases have been reported in Sri Lanka since the beginning of 2017.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka reported 105 153 dengue fever cases, including 296 deaths from 1 January to 24 July 2017. This caseload is nearly four times higher than the average number of dengue cases during the same period between 2010 and 2016.
- From 27 April to 16 July 2017, a total of 351,045 suspected cholera cases and 1,790 associated deaths were reported from 21 governorates.
- More than half of the suspected cholera cases have been reported from Sana’a City (45,701), Hudaydah (42,813), Hajjah (37,647), Amran (36,116) and Ibb (27,098) (Table 1).
- Al-Dhale’e governorate accounted for the highest attack rate (26.1 per 10 000), followed by Al-Mahweet (25.3 per 10 000) and Amran (23.6 per 10 000).
- From 27 April to 24 July 2017, 396,086 suspected cholera cases and 1,869 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88.6% (295/333) of the districts.
“He’s waking up.” Rebekka, one of our nurses, beams at me, as she removes her cap and fans herself with it.
We’re standing in our Cholera Treatment Centre, in the middle of a camp for displaced people in Mingkamen, South Sudan. Forty-five minutes earlier, a man rushed into the tent with his son, Daniel* – who was having a seizure in his arms.
Seeing the little boy convulse was one of the most frightening things I’ve ever witnessed. I felt helpless, and could only imagine what his father was going through.
Imagine one in two people in the UK don’t know where their next meal is coming from or only have enough food to last a few days. It seems unthinkable, doesn’t it?
But that’s exactly what the people of Somalia are going through. 6.7 million people out of a total population of 12 million are food insecure – that is to say, they lack reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable and nutritious food. And most vulnerable of all are Somalia’s children.
ALI AND KHADRO
1 in 11 - Proportion of Jordan’s population who are refugees registered with UNHCR
7 - Jordan is the seventh largest refugeehosting country in the world
4 out of 5 - Proportion of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan
80,000 - Syrians living in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp
78 - Percentage of Syrians registered with UNHCR in refugee camps who are women and children
Baseema was 13 when the crisis began. In August 2014, armed groups attacked Sinjar, thousands were killed in their homes, and tens of thousands fled to Mt. Sinjar without shelter, food, or water. Their way out was blocked by gunmen and they became trapped on the mountain.
A total of 1,068 AWD/cholera cases and 3 deaths (CFR-0.3%) were reported during week 28 from 37 districts in 13 regions. Of these, 286 cases (27%) were reported from in Middle Shabelle region.
There was 13.1% increase in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 928 cases in week 27 to 1,068 cases in week 28. Deaths also decreased by 0% from 3 during week 27 to 3 during week 28.
The number of cases in South Central decreased from 385 and 3 deaths during week 27 to 610 cases and 3 deaths in week 28.
Author Samuel Kariuki
Researcher Microbiology/Infectious Diseases, Kenya Medical Research Institute
Samuel Kariuki does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.
The Kabkabiya Hospital in North Darfur received 30 new cholera patients over the weekend. The wards of the Tamboul Hospital in El Gezira are overcrowded.
A volunteer reported to Radio Dabanga from Kabkabiya that the 30 patients came from villages and the camps for the displaced near the town. Seven of them died on Saturday.
The hospital is currently treating 44 cholera patients. “The wards are overcrowded and the medicines were almost finished,” she said.
DJIBOUTI, 23 July 2017 – World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.
The UN chiefs discussed their commitment to support the Government to accelerate efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and Djibouti’s key role in responding to humanitarian crises in the region.
July 25th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) is watching closely the critical situation in Jerusalem, as clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces continue for over a week now. A $400,000 programme is underway to support the medical sector of the holy city.
According to media reports, four people have been killed and hundreds injured in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Palestinians are protesting against the blockade on the sanctuary of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Baghdad, 23 July 2017 – Under the Patronage of Her Excellency the Minister of Health & Environment Dr Adeelah Hamoud Hussien, the Public Health Directorate (PHD) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nation Children’s’ Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched on 20 July 2017 the National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategy (RMNCAH) 2018–2020.
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
QUETTA: A five-day anti-polio campaign began in Quetta, Pishin, Qila Abdullah and Mastung districts of Balochistan amid tight security on Monday.
Health workers and other staff members will cover 127 union councils of the four districts during the campaign.
“Nearly 800,000 children will be administered polio drops,” said Syed Faisal Ahmed, chief coordinator of the provincial emergency operation centre.
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Ta Naw Th’Ree Township, Mergui-Tavoy District in the early months of 2017, including land confiscation, villager situation, villager livelihood, education, healthcare, road construction, communication and travel.
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Kawkareik Township, Dooplaya District during the period between January and October 2016, and includes issues regarding army base locations, rape, drugs, villagers’ livelihood, military activities, refugee concerns, development, education, healthcare, land and taxation.
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.
“Our ultimate goal is to significantly lower, if not zero out, the rate of acute malnutrition in the Philippines,” said Martin Bettelley, Country Director ad interim of WFP Philippines.
During the last 07 month of the year 2017, 105153 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends.
Approximately 44.00% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 27 week of 2017.
The Action Plan to Control the Dengue Epidemic prepared by WHO representatives, who arrived in the island, will be implemented. It will control Dengue by 50 percent within four weeks, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne said.
He said the Action Plan would be implemented after apprising the officers of the Health Ministry in this regard today (24th July).