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16 Oct 2017 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description

Agreements with telecoms operators are helping South Sudanese families in the world’s biggest refugee settlement connect with essential services.

By Catherine Robinson | 16 October 2017

BIDIBIDI, Uganda – Brian Dinga, his sister-in-law and her six children fled their South Sudanese home in September 2016 after his brother was shot dead in fighting.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Il est 08h à l’école primaire Bumpeta dans le territoire d’Idjwi, province du Sud Kivu, dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Dans une salle de classe très modeste équipée d’un tableau noir et d’une vingtaine de pupitres en bois , une quarantaine d’enseignants et chefs d’établissements scolaires de degré élémentaire suivent avec intérêt et assiduité la formation sur la nouvelle approche d’enseignement de lecture/écriture, des mathématiques et des compétences de vie courante (CVC).

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

It is 8:00 a.m at the Bumpeta Primary School in the territory of Idjwi, South Kivu province, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a very basic classroom equipped only with a blackboard and some twenty wooden desks, about forty primary school teachers and school principals are keen to learn a new approach on how to teach reading/writing, mathematics and everyday life skills. The goal is to improve the low level of learning standards which has been evident in the last few years in the DRC.

15 Oct 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017

257.4 M contributions received, representing 31% of requirements

626.1 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

15 Oct 2017 description
  • 11,055 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in September 2017.

  • 904 Refugees, IDPs and partners received capacity training across South Sudan in September 2017.

  • 1,009 Refugees newly arrived in Yida refugee settlement in September 2017.

Working with Partners

  • UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

14 Oct 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 13 octobre 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : La Caritas Congo Asbl intervient dans 11 Coordinations Provinciales de Lutte contre la lèpre et la Tuberculose (CPLT) à travers 10 Sous Bénéficiaires. Elle appuie 278 Centres de Santé de Diagnostic et traitement de Tuberculose dans 79 zones des santé. 1.112 relais communautaires ont été choisis, équipés et régulièrement supervisés pour assurer les activités de sensibilisation des communautés sur la tuberculose.