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22 Jan 2019 description

Continued violence, the Ebola crisis and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including acts of sexual violence and abuse, are behind a worsening humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

21 Jan 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Jan 2019 description

1. Highlights

  • 40 health care workers from 20 private health-care facilities were trained on EVD case detection, isolation, and referral and reporting in Jubek State.

  • The distribution of EVD case definition posters and fliers to the States will start this week.

  • Nineteen screening points are operational. About 1,054,723 people entering South Sudan have been screened. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM, SCI, WVISS and CAUMM.

19 Jan 2019 description

23 semaines après la déclaration de l’épidémie, cette infographie présente un aperçu de la présence opérationnelle des équipes déployées par le Gouvernement, les partenaires nationaux et internationaux pour la riposte.

31 organisations sont positionnées dans les activités de la prévention, 31 dans la communication, 14 dans le laboratoire,11 dans la surveillance, 11 dans la prise en charge médicale, 9 dans la prise en charge psychosociale, 8 dans la logistique, 4 dans la vaccination et 5 dans la sécurité.

18 Jan 2019 description
  • 20,000+ refugees and IDPs received relief packages across South Sudan in December 2018.
  • 19,000+ refugees relocated to Pamir and Ajoung Thok refugee camp in 2018.
  • 400+ refugee newborns registered in December 2018 in Upper Nile.

Working with Partners in 2018
- UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

18 Jan 2019 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola outbreak in western Uganda

18 Jan 2019 description

Almost six months after the declaration of the Ebola epidemic in north-eastern DRC, response teams on the ground, including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), are still struggling to gain control of the outbreak. So far, 619 people have been infected with the virus and 361 of them have died in what is the second-largest Ebola outbreak on record since the virus was discovered in this country in 1976.

18 Jan 2019 description

18 Editorial
19 Application of social science in the response to Ebola, Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 Lessons learnt from Ebola virus disease surveillance in Équateur Province, May–July 2018
28 Preventing the international spread of Ebola virus by comprehensive, risk-informed measures at points of entry and compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.