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02 Jun 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

26 May 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 73 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

20 May 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

15 May 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute 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 edition covers key ongoing events, including:

02 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Almost half of the countries in Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) have been affected by cholera outbreaks since the beginning of 2019. More than 9,494 cholera / AWD cases including 34 deaths have been reported in 10 countries in the region, with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.4%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique accounts for 67.2% (6,382) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 18.3% (1,735).

26 Apr 2019 description
report The Global Fund
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The Global Fund has been investing in six of the lusophone countries - Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste - since our inception in 2002. They have been strong advocates of increased resources for the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Their sustained commitment, coupled with strategic partnerships and increased domestic financing, has led to transformative results.

25 Apr 2019 description

Highlights

  • The 2018/2019 season was the driest since at least 1981 in central and western parts of the region.
    The drought resulted in crop failure, reduced forage, and poor water availability.

  • A delayed and erratic onset of rains, mid-season dry spells, and early cessation of rains in several parts of the region have contributed to poor crop production expectations in many areas.

16 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Almost half of the countries in Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) have been affected by cholera outbreaks since the beginning of 2019. More than 8,258 cholera / AWD cases including 29 deaths have been reported in 10 countries in the region, with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.4%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique accounts for 69.5% (5,656) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 16.3% (1,350).

11 Apr 2019 description

OVERVIEW

69 military assets supporting the response

The INGC is coordinating all foreign military assets through bilateral engagements with assisting countries that have been cleared to assist the government of Mozambique. The INGC has appointed a dedicated Officer for the overall coordination of Foreign Military and Civilian Defence Assets (MCDAs) in Beira, the hub for the ongoing relief operations. A Civil-Military coordination structure has been set up in Beira to ensure efficient coordination.

08 Apr 2019 description

Beira - Angolan humanitarian aid mission in Mozambique has announced it started with the rehabilitation works of Dondo health center damaged by the cyclone Idai that hit that country on March 14.

The works are set to last fifteen days and consist of recovery of the roof, wall painting and refitting the health facility to meet the patients needs.

06 Apr 2019 description

Widespread drought and flooding from Cyclone Idai drive high assistance needs through early 2020

03 Apr 2019 description

OVERVIEW

62 military assets supporting the response

The INGC is coordinating all foreign military assets through bilateral engagements with assisting countries that have been cleared to assist the government of Mozambique. The INGC has appointed a dedicated Officer for the overall coordination of Foreign Military and Civilian Defence Assets (MCDAs) in Beira, the hub for the ongoing relief operations. A Civil-Military coordination structure has been set up in Beira to ensure efficient coordination.

01 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Approximately 3,385 cholera / AWD cases including 19 deaths have been reported in 10 out of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR); with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.6%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kenya accounts for 35.4 % (1,198) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Mozambique at 31% (1,048).

28 Mar 2019 description

Luanda - The two Angolan helicopters, that arrived in Beira, Mozambique, on Tuesday to support the work of the humanitarian mission, will be used to transport food, medicine and other equipment.

Speaking to the press, the head of the Angolan humanitarian aid mission to the victims of Cyclone Idai, Sabino Dunguionga, said that the decision to use these air resources resulted from a meeting between local authorities and international partners in Beira.

The two aircraft have the capacity to carry up to 2,650 kilograms of weight.

26 Mar 2019 description

Overview

  • 53 military assets supporting the response

The INGC is coordinating all foreign military assets through bilateral engagement with assisting countries that have been cleared to assist the government of Mozambique. The INGC has appointed a dedicated Officer for the overall coordination of Foreign Military and Civilian Defence Assets (MCDAs) in Beira, the hub for the ongoing relief operations. A Civil-Military coordination structure will be set up in Beira to ensure efficient coordination.

26 Mar 2019 description

Luanda - Two helicopters from Angola flying troops specialised in search and rescuing operations in difficult access areas reached Monday Maputo, Mozambique, Angola’s Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta confirmed Monday.

The Minister also announced the arrival in Mozambique – hit by powerful tropical storm – of a fourth plane with 52 tons of goods (medicines and expendable supplies), two ambulances and four 4-wheel drive vehicles to ensure the mobility of the teams.

25 Mar 2019 description

Beira - Angola’s assistance made up of 26 tons of food and medicines to Tropical Cyclone Idai victims in Mozambique will help prevent the spread of the epidemics in the Indian Ocean country, the Health minister of Mozambique Nazira Abdula said Friday in Beira city.

Nazira Abdula was speaking to the press shortly after the delivery ceremony of the goods and the introduction of medical and military teams from Angola.

19 Feb 2019 description

Highlights
- A late and erratic onset of rains delayed planting and reduced area planted in southern and western parts of the region.
- A dry spell from mid-January to early February caused moderate to severe crop moisture stress in the central parts of the region. The dry spell ended in early February, allowing recovery of some crops. Observations however indicate that permanent wilting had occurred in several areas.

25 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

Well-below average rainfall has been received in most parts of the region for the October through early January period

  • Rainfall improved in parts of December through early and mid-January in some central areas, while erratic rains continued in the south

  • Extreme high temperatures affected many parts of the region in December

  • Seasonal forecasts for reduced rainfall continue to raise concerns of potentially negative impacts on crop harvests

Regional Summary