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21 Nov 2019 description
  • US$2.6 billion. That is the amount pledged for polio eradication by global leaders at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi on 19 November 2019. Read more on the remarkable news.

21 Nov 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

7,500,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, HRP 2019)

12,800,000 people in need (OCHA, HRP 2019)

1,260,000* Internally displaced people (IDPs) (HRP 2019)

24,391 cases of cholera reported since January (Ministry of Health)

Highlights

21 Nov 2019 description

NUUSITA ASHIPALA

ONGWEDIVA – Hepatitis E cases have spiked dramatically over the last couple of years, with health officials declaring 1 635 confirmed cases as at 10 November this year. The outbreak has claimed 56 lives, while a significant 6 672 cases have been reported since the outbreak started in December 2017. Of the 1 635 confirmed cases, Erongo Region is leading with 460 cases, while Khomas and Omusati have 351 and 169 cases, respectively. Khomas, however, has the highest reported cases with 4 179, followed by Erongo and Omusati with 1 525 and 269, respectively.

18 Nov 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

18 Nov 2019 description

Luanda - At least forty four cases of polio were reported this year in Angola, Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta said on Friday at the opening of the First Round of Vaccination in the Monte Belo district of Cacuaco in Luanda.

According to the official, the occurrences happended in the provinces of Bié, Malanje and Lunda Sul (one case each), Moxico and Benguela (two), Huíla (three), Lunda Norte (four), Luanda (six), Huambo (11 ) and Cuanza Sul (13).

15 Nov 2019 description
  • Besides Acute Flaccid Paralysis surveillance and Environmental surveillance, how else do disease surveillance officers track the poliovirus in populated cities, hard-to-reach geographical areas and in conflict zones? Find out here.

15 Nov 2019 description

Contents

525 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Pakistan,
January 2018–September 2019

532 Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses – worldwide,
January 2018–June 2019

Sommaire

525 Progrès accomplis vers l’éradication de la poliomyélite:
Pakistan, janvier 2018-septembre 2019 532 Le point sur les poliovirus dérivés d’une souche vaccinale dans le monde, janvier 2018-juin 2019

15 Nov 2019 description

Luanda - The second stage of polio vaccination campaign is kicking off this Friday in five provinces of Angola, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

The sanitary authorities said they expect to vaccinate over two million children from zero to five years old in Luanda, Bengo, Benguela, Huambo and Cuanza Norte.

Luanda with roughly eight million inhabitants expects to vaccinate over 1.6 million children.

The vaccination campaign will happen on November 15-17 with assistance of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), the Health Ministry has said.

15 Nov 2019 description

To cite: Berendsen MLT, van Gijzel SWL, Smits J, et al. BCG vaccination is associated with reduced malaria prevalence in children under the age of 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa. BMJ Global Health 2019;**4**:e001862. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2019-001862

ABSTRACT

Introduction

13 Nov 2019 description

The lean season has begun in Southern Africa, with nearly 12 million people severely food insecure, many unable to access clean water, and girls and women reportedly forced to resort to negative coping strategies, including early marriage, transactional sex and trafficking. At least 12 districts are projected to face ‘Emergency’ food insecurity (IPC Phase 4) (3 in Zambia and 9 in Zimbabwe), along with more than 60 per cent (14 out of 23) of communes assessed in three provinces (Cuando Cubango, Huila and Cunene) of southern Angola.

11 Nov 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 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

11 Nov 2019 description

In numbers

15.9 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.

07 Nov 2019 description
  • The GPEI is pleased to announce that the UK Government has confirmed its commitment to eradicating polio by pledging a £400 million contribution for the next four years, which will help vaccinate more than 400 million children a year. Read more on the remarkable announcement.

07 Nov 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers
7,500,000
children in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, HRP 2019)
12,800,000
people in need
(OCHA, HRP 2019)
1,260,000*
Internally displaced people (IDPs) (HRP 2019)
*estimates for 2019
19,890
cases of cholera reported since January
(Ministry of Health)

Highlights

04 Nov 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 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Measles in Lesotho

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Mali

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

04 Nov 2019 description

Executive summary

The comprehensive global strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) was developed by WHO, UNICEF, Gavi the vaccine alliance, and more than fifty partners to build a global coalition that will tackle the increased risk of yellow fever (YF) epidemics in a coordinated manner by 2026.

04 Nov 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) conducted in July 2019, more than 421,000 people are in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) or 4 (Emergency) food insecure in the 23 communes from three provinces surveyed. The number is expected to rise to 562,000 from October 2019 to February 2020.

  • UNICEF and partners screened 107,920 children under the age of five for acute malnutrition.

02 Nov 2019 description

Démarrage normal de la saison agricole A à l’Est de la RDC favorisé par une pluviométrie normale

MESSAGES CLÉS

30 Oct 2019 description

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

As of 31 August 2019, 886,881 Congolese refugees and asylum seekers are being hosted in several African countries. From 1 January to 31 August 2019 alone, some 61,652 Congolese fled to neighboring countries, with a particularly significant increase in the flows to Uganda.

28 Oct 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 An estimated 15.6 million people facing Crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity through December

 Insecurity in eastern DRC prompts mass displacement, particularly in Ituri

 Ongoing measles outbreak results in 3,500 related deaths and 180,000 suspected cases in 2019

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

15.6 million Estimated People Experiencing Crisis or Worse Levels of Acute Food Insecurity in the DRC IPC – August 2019

4.8 million IDPs in the DRC IOM – July 2019