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15 Jul 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (environmental sample) in Ghana

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

15 Jul 2019 description

• Based on the results of the 2019 Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA), it is estimated that 41 million people will be food insecure in the peak lean season, of which 9 million people require immediate assistance (Table 1).

• Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia account for 75% of the total number needing immediate assistance.

• In Eswatini and Lesotho, 20% and 24% of the rural population are in need of immediate assistance.

13 Jul 2019 description

Cambulo - At least 205,688 children between the ages of zero and five, out of the ten municipalities that make up the province of Lunda Norte, will be vaccinated as of today (Friday), during a three-day vaccination campaign against polio.

12 Jul 2019 description
  • A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in China. It is genetically linked to a VDPV2 isolated from an environmental sample from Xinjiang province, collected on 18 April 2018. WHO is continuing to evaluate the situation and stands ready to support the ongoing investigation and risk assessment by national authorities.

12 Jul 2019 description

The intentions survey regarding Congolese return to the DRC took place in Lovua settlement from 9 to 20 May.

Joint Livelihoods Strategy was launched in May, through common efforts by different partners working in Lovua settlement .

KEY INDICATORS

75% of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children.

36,679 Biometrically registered Congolese refugees in Lunda Norte Province. A total of 23,795 refugees are currently receiving food assistance.

10 Jul 2019 description

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

By Dr Marc Biot, Dr Isabelle Defourny, Marcel Langenbach, Kenneth Lavelle, Bertrand Perrochet and Teresa Sancristoval, Directors of Operations

10 Jul 2019 description

Highlights

Although most countries in the region are seeing their national average maize price stabilize or decrease in line with seasonal trends, prices are generally trending higher compared to last year.

08 Jul 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

08 Jul 2019 description

Depuis fin mars en territoire de Beni, Province du Nord Kivu, des attaques contre des civils et postes militaires se sont intensifiées. Près de 96.000 personnes ont été déplacées depuis la Chefferie de Batangi vers le village de Nobili (près de la frontière ougandaise) en avril et mai. Le HCR est impliqué dans la réponse.

08 Jul 2019 description

Since the end of March in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province, attacks against civilians and military outposts have intensified. Some 96,000 people have been displaced from Batangi Chiefdom to the town of Nobili (near the Ugandan border) in April and May. UNHCR is involved in the response.

15,946 returnees and expelled people from Angola have been profiled by UNHCR and its partners in Kamako, Kasai Province. The results of the operation will help to better address the needs of various categories of people returning from Angola since October 2018

05 Jul 2019 description

G20 Leaders met on 28-29 June 2019 in Osaka, Japan, and discussed major challenges facing the world and the importance of eradicating polio. The G20 declaration states, “We reaffirm our commitment to eradicate polio as well as to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and look forward to the success of the sixth replenishment of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.” Read more here.

05 Jul 2019 description

Contents

301 Genetic characterization of measles and rubella viruses detected through surveillance for global measles and rubella elimination, 2016–2018

307 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, JanuaryApril 2019

Sommaire

301 Caractérisation génétique des virus de la rougeole et la rubéole détectés dans le cadre de la surveillance pour l’élimination mondiale de la rougeole et de la rubéole, 2016-2018

307 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-avril 2019

04 Jul 2019 description

90,024 refugee returnees (2014 - 2019)

This figure includes voluntary repatriation from Kenya (84,227) and Assisted Spontaneous returnees from Yemen (4,414) as well as 1,383 returnees from other countries such as Djibouti (801), Libya (394), Sudan (143), Eritrea (34), Pakistan, Gambia, Angola, Cambodia and others. Somali refugees from these or other countries who return spontaneously without assistance from the UNHCR are not included.