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

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

Contents
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)

17 Jan 2019 description

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in one of the most complex settings possible. A high number of cases are still being reported, most notably from the metropolitan areas of Katwa Health Zone during the past week. The decline in case incidence has continued in Beni; a positive indication of how effective the response can be despite multiple challenges.

17 Jan 2019 description

DAKAR/GENÈVE, 16 janvier 2019—Lors d’une réunion de haut niveau à Dakar (Sénégal), l’ONUSIDA, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont exhorté les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre à en faire davantage pour mettre fin aux nouvelles infections à VIH parmi les enfants et les adolescents et à étendre la couverture du dépistage et du traitement du VIH.

16 Jan 2019 description

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo persists and continues to be closely monitored. Since our last report on 8 January 2019, 33 additional EVD cases (32 confirmed and 1 probable) and 25 deaths have been reported.

16 Jan 2019 description

DAKAR/GENEVA, 16 January 2019—At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage.

15 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • 60 personnel have been trained on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and vaccination protocol for Yei, Maridi, Yambio, Torit and Jubek.
  • The EVD case definition posters and fliers have been printed and the distribution plan developed.
  • Seventeen screening points are operational. About 999,260 people entering South Sudan have been screened. The Ministry of Health (MoH) conducts the screening with support from WHO, IOM,
    SCI, WVISS and CAUMM.
15 Jan 2019 description

In the context of the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces of the DRC that was declared on 1st August 2018, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda as priority one countries based on proximity, insecurity and high population across the border, the Rwandan Ministry of Health, supported by partners has developed, and is implementing an EVD preparedness and contingency plan. The objective: strengthen preparedness capacities for the prevention, earlier detection, response and containment of a potential case of EVD in Rwanda.

14 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

12 Jan 2019 description

By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in late November, he was at death’s door. In the week since falling ill, he’d initially been misdiagnosed with malaria and typhoid, and then a traditional healer told him he’d been poisoned.

The fourth health worker he consulted took one look at him and told him to go straight to the ETC.

“I didn’t want to go,” says Mr Kambale, 30, a secondary school mathematics teacher. “But I had no fight left in me.”

12 Jan 2019 description

L’OMS et ses partenaires continuent de riposter à l’épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) dans l’un des contextes les plus complexes qui soit. Une baisse de l’incidence des cas a été observée à Beni, l’ancien épicentre. Il s’agit là d’une indication très positive de l’efficacité de la riposte malgré les multiples difficultés à surmonter. Toutefois, à Beni et ailleurs, l’évolution observée doit être interprétée avec prudence, car on s’attend à ce que la détection des cas soit retardée à la suite des perturbations temporaires récentes des activités de riposte dues à l’insécurité.