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19 Aug 2019 description

Matala - More than 500,000 children aged from six months to five years old, have been vaccinated against poliomyelitis in the provinces of Huambo, Bié, Cuando Cubango, Cunene and Huíla.

According to the Health minister, Sílvia Lutukuta, the vaccination campaign which started last Friday expects to reach 1.184.687 children in the region.

Sílvia Lutukuta disclosed the information to the press on Saturday while visiting the central Huila province to oversee the National Vaccination Programme against Poliomyelitis in southern region of Angola.

19 Aug 2019 description

Dundo - Angola's ministers of Defense, Salviano de Jesus Sequeira, and Social Action, Family and Woman Promotion, Faustina Fernandes Alves, started assessing this Monday, in eastern Lunda Norte, the current situation of the Democratic Republic of Congo refugees.

The visit of the Angolan officials comes after at least 8,000 refugees out of the overall 23,600 located in Lóvua, eastern Lunda Norte, abruptly decided to walk out of Angola.

In Dundo city, the refugees walked an overall distance of 80 to 90 kilometers towards Angola/DRC border.

17 Aug 2019 description

Ndalatando - At least 108,925 kilometres of roads and 9,668 kilometres of power lines have been cleared of landmines in the country over the past 17 years, said on Friday the minister of Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Faustina Fernandes Alves.

During the opening of the National Campaign for Mine Risk Education and Prevention and Other Remnants of War, The minister also said that another 10,000 kilometres, where the fibre optic cables pass, were also cleared.

15 Aug 2019 description

Polio this week as of 14 August 2019.

  • The Thirty-third meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Commission for Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication was held in Muscat, Oman, to review the regional epidemiology. The meeting brought together members of the RCC, chairpersons of the National Certification Committees, polio programme representatives, and WHO staff from the headquarters, regional, and the endemic countries. Read more.

15 Aug 2019 description

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques
31 juillet 2019

Les résumés qui suivent présentent la situation actuelle concernant les flambées dues au poliovirus circulant dérivé d’une souche vaccinale de type 2 (PVDVc2) dans la Région africaine et dans la Région de la Méditerranée orientale de l’OMS. Aucun poliovirus sauvage n’a été détecté sur le continent africain depuis septembre 2016.

A – Nigéria et bassin du lac Tchad

14 Aug 2019 description

Los Planes, Panamá. En los primeros seis meses del 2019, Panamá ha recibido desde Suramérica 34% más migrantes extrarregionales de los que se recibieron en todo el 2018. Cada día llegan a la Estación Temporal de Ayuda Humanitaria (ETAH) Los Planes, ubicada en la frontera de Costa Rica y Panamá, un promedio de 120 personas. En este contexto, OIM desarrolló la segunda ronda de encuestas de monitoreo de flujos a migrantes extrarregionales, bajo la metodología DTM (matriz de seguimiento a la movilidad, por sus siglas en inglés).

09 Aug 2019 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Pakistan — one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case and eight WPV1-positive environmental samples Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) — one cVDPV2 sample isolated from a contact case and two cVDPV2 community isolates.

  • See country sections below for more details.

NA: Onset of paralysis in most recent case is prior to 2017. Figures exclude non-AFP sources. In 2018, cVDPV includes all three serotypes 1, 2 and 3.

08 Aug 2019 description

Promoting good collaboration with local government is important

Present in more than 134 countries, the UN Refugee Agency works closely with host governments to protect and assist refugees and to find long-term solutions to their problems. Even before UNHCR and other relief organizations are on the scene, host communities are the first provider of support to refugees and asylum-seekers.

A good collaboration is important and in the Angolan municipality of Lóvua, humanitarian workers have implemented this to maximum effect.

02 Aug 2019 description
  • July 2019 Polio News is available online for all the latest news, polio in numbers and the funding updates.

31 Jul 2019 description

The summaries below provide a situational update on circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreaks in the WHO African and Eastern Mediterranean regions. No wild poliovirus has been detected on the African continent since September 2016.

A - Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin (LCB) sub-region

In the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) sub-region, multiple cVDPV2 outbreaks continue to spread. All the countries that comprise the sub-region (Niger, Cameroon, and Nigeria) have reported outbreaks in either human or environmental samples.

25 Jul 2019 description
  • UAE’s Recognizing Excellence Around Champions of Health (REACH) Awards to honour individuals working for disease elimination is open for nominations till 4 August 2019. REACH Awards will announce three unsung heroes in disease elimination at the UAE’s Reaching the Last Mile Forum, where the Global Polio Eradication Initiative will hold a pledging event to raise critical funding for the final push against polio. Do you know of an “unsung hero” of polio eradication?

25 Jul 2019 description

548.153 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile en RDC, dont 52% de femmes.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 72,4% des réfugiéssont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

5.317 nouveaux réfugiés sudsoudanais enregistrés de janvier à juin 2019.

Activités principales – Réfugiés


25 Jul 2019 description

548,153 refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 72.4% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

5,317 new South Sudanese refugees registered from January to June 2019.

Main activities – Refugees


23 Jul 2019 description

Saurimo - The placement of 30 experts (doctors and staff of the National Civil Protection and Fire Brigade) trained in the border area with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to contain Ebola is among the measures adopted, as from Monday by the health authorities Lunda Sul province.

Angola, with a territorial extension of 1,246,700 kilometers, shares 2,511 km of border with DR Congo.

The outbreak, which hits the neighboring country, is the third in recent years, and Angolan health authorities have long been prepared to deal with a possible health emergency.

23 Jul 2019 description
report APOPO

Task completion and new Program Manager for APOPO Angola.

During Angola’s 27-year civil war, countless families were forced to flee their homes and faced starvation and the struggle to survive. When the fighting ended in 2002, landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) littered fields, villages and towns, and continue to kill and injure people to this day. As long as the landmines stay in the ground, Angola's economic development will remain severely hindered in rural areas.

19 Jul 2019 description
  • In Central African Republic, a series of previously-detected/reported VDPV2s have now been officially classified as ‘circulating’. Since initial detection of the viruses in May, the country had already operationally considered these viruses to represent an outbreak and implemented emergency outbreak response and declared the event to be a national public health emergency.

  • A cVDPV2 originating in Jigawa, Nigeria, continues to spread. Genetically-linked virus has been confirmed from an environmental sample in Ghana.

18 Jul 2019 description

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) plans to empower the Election Management Bodies in the region as a strategy to lessen incidents of violence that results from the electoral processes.

Amb. Zachary Muburi-Muita, the Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) said the 12-member states in the Great Lakes region have committed to strengthening the capacities of political players especially those of the Election Management Bodies (EMBs) to increase acceptance of election outcomes.