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27 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 70 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Lassa fever in Sierra Leone

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

24 Jan 2020 description
  • The GPEI Polio Partners Group convened the eighth annual technical workshop on 6 December 2019 where a global overview of the status of poliovirus detection was presented among other polio updates. The meeting presentations are now available here.

  • Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):

    • Afghanistan: one WPV1 case and three WPV1-positive environmental samples

23 Jan 2020 description

UNHCR voluntarily repatriated 1,439 Central African refugees so far, since the start of the operation on 21 November. UNHCR will repatriate close to 4,000 refugees to the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, and prefectures that were assessed as safe.

UNHCR conducted a large-scale verification exercise of 25,691 South Sudanese refugees in two settlements in Haut-Uele Province, and subsequently printed 12,705 individual identity cards and 7,710 attestations of family composition for refugees.

21 Jan 2020 description

Date of issue: 21 January 2020
Data as reported by: 19 January 2020

1. Situation update

From 13 to 19 January 2020, 15 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported from North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The cases were reported from Beni (9 cases) and Mabalako (6 cases) Health Zones and all were linked to a confirmed case in a known chain of transmission.

20 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

19 Jan 2020 description

Luanda - At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister Sílvia Lutucuta.

17 Jan 2020 description
  • Pakistan intensifies cVDPV2 response efforts, focusing on comprehensive outbreak response, strengthened routine immunization, communication and enhanced surveillance. See ‘Pakistan’ section below for more details.

  • Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):

14 Jan 2020 description

From 6 to 12 January 2020, eight new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported from Mabalako, Beni, and Musienene Health Zones in North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Of these cases, three were reported in Beni Health Zone, where no cases had been reported for 29 days, and one was reported in Musienene Health Zone, where no cases had been reported for 132 days. These four cases are linked to the transmission chain that originated in Aloya Health Area, Mabalako Health Zone, and were not unexpected given known links between Mabalako and Beni.

13 Jan 2020 description

**Overview-

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

09 Jan 2020 description
  • On 11 December 2019, the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) held its twenty-third meeting. Read the committee’s report of progress for affected IHR States Parties subject to Temporary Recommendations.

08 Jan 2020 description

In Numbers October

5,541 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 2,474,616 million cash-based transfers made

USD166 million net funding requirement for January - June 2020

999,450 people assisted in October 2019

Operational Updates

08 Jan 2020 description
report UN News Service

La propagation de la poliomyélite à l'échelle internationale reste un problème mondial de santé publique, a conclu le Comité d'urgence convoqué par l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

07 Jan 2020 description

The twenty-third meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 11 December 2019 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference, supported by the WHO secretariat.

06 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

31 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

  • Malaria in Burundi
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.

For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

31 Dec 2019 description

Résumé des besoins humanitaires

POPULATION TOTALE
99,9M

PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN
15,6M

Contexte et impact de la crise

30 Dec 2019 description

In numbers

15.6 million food insecure people and 5 million children acutely malnourished

5.2 million people assisted in 2018

5.1 million people targeted in 2019

1.17 million people reached per month on average

Highlights

• In 2019, WFP continues its corporate Level 3 emergency response, planning to reach 5.1 million people with food and nutrition assistance.

23 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 69 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger.

For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.