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27 Jan 2009 description
report EARS

SUMMARY

In Malawi and Zambia the growing season has been dry up to now and reductions in yield of about -10% are expected. Above average maize yields are seen in Lesotho(+4%) and normal yields in South-Africa (0%). Moderate dry conditions in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambiqueand Angolacould result in yield decreases that are about 5% lower than the 5 years average.

27 Jan 2009 description

Uige - Sixty six houses were on the weekend destroyed in Maquela do Zombo district, 293 kilometres to the north of Uíge city, following heavy rains that fell in this far northern region of the Angolan territory, ANGOP learnt on Monday from a source of the municipal administration.

According to the same source, apart from the residences, the rains also destroyed roofs of buildings of the administrative information and communication services of the district, injured five people, including a nine-month-old baby and, left at least 86 families homeless.

26 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

Un vent d'espoir de paix dans l'est de la RDC. Les préoccupations majeures demeurent la propagation du choléra en Afrique Australe et l'approche de la saison méningitique de même que le problème récurrent de l'insécurité alimentaire. L'OMS continue son appui pour le partage d'information sur les pays touchés, la coordination à travers l'approche cluster de même que l'identification et le comblement des lacunes.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aiguës

Angola: L'épidémie de choléra continue.

26 Jan 2009 description

General Context

A wind of hope for peace in eastern DRC. Major concerns include the wide spread cholera outbreaks in southern Africa and the approaching meningitis season and looming food insecurity issues. WHO continues to support information sharing from affected countries, coordination through the cluster approach and identifying and filling gaps.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: The cholera outbreak is still ongoing. A large number of cases have been reported in the provinces of Uíge , Kwanza Norte , Huila and Malange.

23 Jan 2009 description

REGIONAL CONTEXT

At present, nine countries in the Southern Africa region are reporting cholera cases. Trans-border infections have been recorded and cholera is becoming endemic (recurrent throughout the year) in most of the affected countries. Socioeconomic vand political factors, growing urbanization, population movement and lack of appropriate response are aggravating factors.

22 Jan 2009 description

Mbanza-Kongo, - At least 83 Angolan refugees who were living in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have returned home from January to December of last year, Angop learnt from an official source.

Speaking to the Angolan News Agency, on Thursday, in Mbanza-Kongo, the provincial director of Zaire for Social Welfare (Minars), Madalena das Dores, explained that the countrymen, comprising 20 families, had returned to the motherland by their own means, through land border of Luvo, 60 kilometres north off Mbanza-Kongo, the capital of Zaire province.

"The number of …

21 Jan 2009 description

Menongue - About 259 cases of tuberculosis were registered from January to December 2008, in the province of Kuando Kubango, which claimed 13 lives.

Last year, about 314 cases were recorded, causing 20 deaths among them adults and children, a comparison that demonstrates the diminution of the disease in the south-western region.

According to the chief of the local Sanatorium Hospital, Victoria Mutango, in 2008 from 259 patients, 126 were men, 120 were women and the remaining were children.

The doctor added that the reduction of cases has to do with a good medical attendance and …

21 Jan 2009 description

Uíge - Health authorities from northern Uíge province reported 111,888 cases of malaria in 2008, which claimed 435 lives, Angop learnt on Wednesday from an official source of the sector.

Speaking to Angop, Jose Castigo told that last year the Malaria Control Programme registered 28,387 cases in children less than five years, where 233 of them died.

19 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La préoccupation majeure est la détérioration de la situation sécuritaire en République Centrafricaine en plus des autres points chauds au Tchad et en RDC. Il faut ajouter à cela d'autres préoccupations telles que l'expansion du choléra, l'approche de la saison de méningite et le récurrent problème d'insécurité alimentaire.

19 Jan 2009 description

General Context

The major concern is the deteriorating security situation in Central Africa Republic as well as the other hot spots in Chad and DRC. Other concerns include the wide spread cholera outbreaks, the approaching meningitis season and looming food insecurity issues. The WHO continues to support information sharing from affected countries, coordination through the cluster approach as well as identifying and filling gaps.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: Suspected Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) near the border with DRC was investigated.

15 Jan 2009 description
report Save the Children

David Mepham, Save the Children's director of policy, said: "Every minute a mother dies in child birth or from pregnancy-related complications and the vast majority of these deaths are preventable.

15 Jan 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Pregnancy 300 times deadlier in least developed world

JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 January 2009 - Women in the world's least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, according to UNICEF's latest State of the World's Children report, released here today.

12 Jan 2009 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC as well as in neighboring Uganda and Southern Sudan is becoming of high concern after the joint attacks on LRA rebels.

The Ebola outbreak is still ongoing in DRC. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still a challenge and WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as improving resource mobilization and case management.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

-Angola: The cholera outbreak is still spreading.

12 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC de même que dans les pays voisins de l'Ouganda et du Sud Soudan devient très préoccupante après les attaques conjointes contre les rebelles de la LRA. L'épidémie d'Ebola continue. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle.

12 Jan 2009 description

LUANDA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday there was no indication the deadly Ebola virus had crossed to Angola from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it has killed 13 people.

"The epidemic is in the province of Kasai in Western Congo.

09 Jan 2009 description

IOM and the provincial government of Huambo have inaugurated phase one of a two-phase project to rehabilitate a health care centre, a junior school and a canteen in Bailundo.

The facilities, which are run by a Catholic mission, the community of St Joseph of Cluny, serve 26 villages with a population of some 7,000 in an area badly damaged during Angola's civil war.

09 Jan 2009 description

REGIONAL CONTEXT

Cases of cholera continue to be reported throughout the region. Zimbabwe remains the most critical situation, with more than 35,000 reported cases. This crisis appears to have led to outbreaks in bordering countries, although Angola, Mozambique and Zambia are also experiencing unrelated seasonal outbreaks. In South Africa local transmission of the disease is increasing.

08 Jan 2009 description

LUANDA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Angola has increased border restrictions with the Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak of the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus is believed to have infected 40 people and killed 13.

State-owned daily Jornal de Angola said on Thursday migratory movements between part of Angola's eastern province of Moxico and the DRC were suspended, days after authorities closed the border of its Lunda Norte province with the DRC.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus is believed to have taken place in the DRC's Western Kasai province in November.

05 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire et très préoccupante. L'épidémie d'Ebola continue. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'OMS et les autres partenaires continuent d'appuyer les efforts visant au partage d'information sur les districts frontaliers touchés, le renforcement de la surveillance aussi bien que l'amélioration de la mobilisation des ressources.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aigues

- Angola: L'épidémie de choléra continue de se propager.