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16 Sep 2019 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:

12 Sep 2019 description
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners and the United Arab Emirates co-hosted an informal reception as a pre-event ahead of the Polio Pledging Moment in the United Arab Emirates’-hosted Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi, in November 2019. The GPEI also presented the 2019-2023 GPEI Investment Case. Read more.

09 Sep 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 62 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

09 Sep 2019 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

As of 31 July 2019, 873,987 Congolese refugees are being hosted in several African countries. From 1 January to 31 July 2019 alone, some 62,291 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in the flows to Uganda.

UNHCR, together with 57 humanitarian and development partners launched the revised 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) on 30 June 2019 to help respond to the needs of Congolese refugees in Africa.

06 Sep 2019 description

The Technical Advisory Group on Polio Eradication in Pakistan met on 29 – 30 August to discuss the challenges faced by the programme and propose recommendations for transforming key aspects in the programme strategy for polio eradication.

An Investment case has been launched in order to ensure the GPEI’s funding requirements are fully financed until eradication and certification.

05 Sep 2019 description

Au premier semestre 2019, la situation humanitaire en RDC a été marquée par la recrudescence des violences dans les régions du Nord et du Centre Est, ainsi que par la persistance d’une situation épidémiologique alarmante. Des déplacements ont été rapportés dans les Provinces de l’Ituri et du Sud-Kivu. Ces événements se greffent à une situation humanitaire déjà très fragilisée. Dans la région Centre-Ouest, l’arrivée des expulsés se poursuit à la frontière avec l’Angola.

03 Sep 2019 description

This document provides a mid-month update on major developments between the publication of UNHCR’s monthly Operational Update.

  • On 5 July, UNHCR signed a Tripartite Agreement with the Governments of DRC and of the Central African Republic (CAR), in preparation for the voluntary repatriation of Central African refugees from DRC. An initial 4,000 refugees have expressed their intention to return home.

02 Sep 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

30 Aug 2019 description

How Severe, How Many and When: For the current period of analysis (July to December 2019), the analysis, carried out in 5 pools, covered 109 territories out of the total 145. In total, 15 territories were classified in phase 4 (Emergency) and 52 territories in phase 3 (Crisis). Out of the 60.7 million people living in the rural areas analyzed, 15.9 million, (26% of the population analyzed), are in severe acute food insecurity (phase 3 and 4) and more than 4 million in Emergency situation (phase 4).

30 Aug 2019 description

Parts of Southern Africa have experienced their lowest rainfall since 1981, while others have endured the destruction of cyclones Idai and Kenneth, causing food insecurity, malnutrition and disease to increase in multiple countries. Despite improvements in Madagascar and Malawi, there are now 9.2 million severely food insecure people in the region and this figure is expected to grow to 12 million at the peak of the lean season (October-March).

30 Aug 2019 description

Polio this week as of 28 August 2019

  • Technical Advisory Group on Polio Eradication in Afghanistan met on 25-26 August 2019 to discuss and propose recommendations on a range of thematic areas in combatting the ongoing wild poliovirus transmission in the region including: access issues, ban on house-to-house campaigns, optimizing community engagement, and geographic prioritization.

28 Aug 2019 description

Le présent document est un plan opérationnel dont le but est d’orienter la stratégie de réponse humanitaire à la crise dans la Région du Kasaï, les provinces de Kwilu, Kwango et le territoire de Kapanga dans la province de Lualaba, pour la période de juillet à décembre 2019.

La stratégie vise à répondre aux trois problématiques humanitaires principales :

i) la vulnérabilité aiguë des populations causée par la perte d’accès aux biens, services et moyens de subsistance de base ;

27 Aug 2019 description

1. Situation Update

In the past week, from 19 August to 25 August, 77 new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases, with an additional 54 deaths, have been reported from nine health zones in three affected provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

27 Aug 2019 description

12.8 million People in need (Source: OCHA)

8 million IDPs displaced in DRC (Source: OCHA)

92 Points of Control/Points of Entry supported by IOM

HIGHLIGHTS

A rapid response team including National Programme of Hygiene at Borders (PNHF) and IOM staff was deployed to South Kivu Province for rapid assessment and supporting the response following the two Ebola virus disease (EVD) positive cases confirmed in Mwenga territory, 90km from Bukavu (South Kivu Province).

26 Aug 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 62 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

26 Aug 2019 description

1. Aperçu de l'Allocation

Date limite pour la soumission des propositions de projet : vendredi 15 février à 15H00 (heure de Kinshasa)

A) Introduction / situation humanitaire

22 Aug 2019 description
  • Nigeria marked three years since the last case of wild poliovirus (WPV) was detected within its borders. Because Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa, this milestone opens the door for the potential WPV-free certification of the entire WHO AFRO region after the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) evaluation as early as mid-2020. While this is an important programmatic milestone, the region has not yet been certified polio-free and It will be critical for polio programme to maintain momentum.

21 Aug 2019 description

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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative was established in 1988 when polio was endemic in 125 countries causing some 350 000 clinical cases per year. Today, the number of polio cases has been reduced by 99.9% and polio remains endemic in only three countries—Pakistan, Afghanistan and possibly Nigeria.