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18 Feb 2020 description

1. Situation Update

This week, the incidence of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases continued to be low (Figure 1). From 10 to 16 February 2020, one new confirmed case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The case was reported on 11 February 2020, and was listed and followed as a contact at the time of detection, with known epidemiological links. Early detection of cases reduces the probability of transmission of EVD in the community and significantly improves the clinical outcome for the patients.

17 Feb 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 69 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

14 Feb 2020 description

Complex emergencies, cyclical drought, cyclones, disease outbreaks, floods, and food insecurity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2010 and FY 2019, USAID’s Office of U.S.

14 Feb 2020 description

A time-limited working group has been put together to manage and coordinate GPEI’s activities to enable a rapid and effective roll out of nOPV2. Take a look at the terms of reference for the working group.

11 Feb 2020 description

1. Situation update

From 3 to 9 February 2020, three new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Figure 1). All of the cases were registered as contacts and two were under surveillance at the time of detection.

10 Feb 2020 description

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:

07 Feb 2020 description
  • The WHO Executive Board is currently holding its 146th session at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Among many others, polio is one of the topics of discussion, take a look at the report by the Director-General on polio eradication.

05 Feb 2020 description

Brazzaville, 5 February 2020 - While, there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus reported in the African region, the World Health Organization (WHO) is strengthening its support to countries in the detection and management of suspect cases and in ensuring a robust response, should a first case be detected.

04 Feb 2020 description

1. Situation update

From 27 January to 2 February 2020, six new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in Beni and Mabalako Health Zones, North Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Figure 1). Among these six cases, five were registered as contacts with known epidemiological links, including two cases under surveillance at the time of detection.

03 Feb 2020 description

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:

31 Jan 2020 description

Brazzaville, 31 January 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up novel coronavirus preparedness efforts in the African region and supporting countries to implement recommendations outlined by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, which met in Geneva, Switzerland on 30 January. On the advice of the Emergency Committee, the WHO Director-General, declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).

31 Jan 2020 description

En 2019, le HCR a fourni une assistance en abris à 23.448 ménages en RDC

4.590 ménages réfugiés

18.858 ménages déplacés internes

Budget abris total 7,4 millions US$

31 Jan 2020 description

In 2019, UNHCR provided shelter assistance to 23,448 households in DRC

4,590 refugee households

18,858 internally displaced households

Total shelter budget US$ 7.4 million

30 Jan 2020 description

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

99,2%* des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74,2% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

902.816* est le nombre de Congolais réfugiés en Afrique.

  • Statistiques de décembre 2019

Activités principales – Réfugiés

Protection

30 Jan 2020 description

527,338* refugees and asylum seekers in DRC, among them 52% women.

99.2%* of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74.2% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

902,816* refugees from DRC in Africa.

  • December 2019’s figures

Main activities – Refugees

Protection

30 Jan 2020 description
  • It is with profound sorrow that the WHO announces the sudden demise of Dr Peter Salama, who passed away on 24 January 2020. Dr Salama contributed to polio eradication at WHO through his work as Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme and most recently as Executive Director of the Division of Universal Health Coverage – Life Course. Read more

30 Jan 2020 description
report Carter Center

ATLANTA — A provisional total of 53 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2019, The Carter Center announced Wednesday. Intensified surveillance and reporting incentives in endemic areas in recent years have produced expected fluctuations in the small number of Guinea worm cases. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the program in 1986, about 3.5 million human cases occurred annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.

28 Jan 2020 description

Southern Africa—which is on the frontlines of the global climate crisis—has been buffeted by back-to-back shocks, with erratic and uneven rainfall since November 2019 causing both floods and drought. At least 14.4 million people are now severely food insecure and the lean season (which ordinarily lasts from October to March) could last longer than expected, as many farmers have either lost their crops or will not be able to harvest in March as planned.