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18 Sep 2018 description

CE QU’IL FAUT SAVOIR SUR LA MVE EN RDC

a. Dixième épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) notifiée par le Ministère national de la santé le 1er août 2018

b. Communication du Ministère de la santé sur l’épidémie conformément au règlement sanitaire international

c. Elaboration d’un plan de riposte national à l’épidémie 48H après la notification de l’épidémie

18 Sep 2018 description

The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Beni, North Kivu province poses a risk of the disease spreading beyond the borders of the country to its neighboring countries including Zambia.

17 Sep 2018 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

17 Sep 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • South Sudan, as a priority one country for Ebola virus disease outbreak (EVD) preparedness continues to make progress to enhance capacities for EVD case detection, investigation, response, and prevention.

  • There is no confirmed case of Ebola in South Sudan.

  • The national Ebola taskforce meets twice weekly and is coordinating the implementation of the EVD contingency plan.

14 Sep 2018 description

Six weeks into the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the overall situation has improved since the height of the epidemic; however, significant risks remain surrounding the continued detections of sporadic cases within Mabalako, Beni and Butembo health zones in North Kivu Province.

13 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

The second 2017 meeting of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Offce for Africa took place at the Protea Balalaika Hotel Sandton, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5–7 December 2017. The meeting focused on progress towards regional immunization goals, maternal & neonatal tetanus elimination, polio eradication & end-game strategy, challenges facing middle-income countries, cholera control and immunization research in the African Region.

12 Sep 2018 description

KINSHASA, 12 SEPTEMBRE 2018. En réponse à la dixième épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola qui s’est déclarée depuis le 1er août 2018 dans la région de Beni (grand nord de la province du Nord Kivu), puis son extension en Ituri (Nord-est) de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), avec un financement généreux de ses partenaires parmi lesquels le gouvernement norvégien, appuie le Gouvernement congolais au renforcement des activités de préparation à la réponse d’urgence dans les six provinces jugées prioritaires.

12 Sep 2018 description

Le 1er septembre 2018 a marqué le premier mois écoulé depuis la déclaration officielle de cette flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en République démocratique du Congo. Des progrès importants ont été faits dans la détection des nouveaux cas et la riposte rapide, ainsi que pour la protection et la délivrance des traitements le cas échéant.

11 Sep 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 17th August 2018

  • Cumulative cases: 78

  • Confirmed cases : 51

  • Probable : 27

  • Total deaths : 44

  • Cases under investigation : 24

  • Areas affected : Two provinces
    o North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo
    o Ituri- Mambasa, Mandina

10 Sep 2018 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Declaration of the end of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Niger
Cholera in Cameroon
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

10 Sep 2018 description

It’s been a little over a month since the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared by the Ministry of Health. In the hotspot of Mangina, which is a rural community much progress has been made, but a new case in the city of Butembo is raising concern.

Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, WHO Africa Emergencies Director visited Mangina, where many of the first confirmed cases originated and found the work done by the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other partners impressive.

10 Sep 2018 description

The eighteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 15 August 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.

09 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

EMFLU and improved influenza data sharing

08 Sep 2018 description

1 September 2018 marked one month since the declaration of this Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Good progress has been made in detecting and responding rapidly to new cases, and providing protection and therapeutics where appropriate.

07 Sep 2018 description

Juba, 6 September 2018 – In the aftermath of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that started in North Kivu province, on 1 August 2018 and the threat of cross-border spread, South Sudan has heightened its preparedness and response activities.

06 Sep 2018 description

Current major event

Global strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE)

On 10 April 2018, WHO and partners launched the Global Strategy to Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE). At a meeting in Abuja Nigeria, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi and health officials across the African continent re-affirmed their commitment to eliminate Yellow fever.

Editorial note

06 Sep 2018 description

The following syndromes have been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: CNMI, Fiji,Tonga

Other Updates:

Leptospirosis

  • Wallis and Futuna confirms 13 cases in since January 2018. For further details please refer to Patrick Lambruschini's PacNet post on 5 September 2018.

Dengue

04 Sep 2018 description

Situation Update

The 1 September 2018 marks one month since the declaration of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Ministry of Health, WHO and partners have made progress in response to the outbreak during this time. Recent trends (Figure 1) suggest that control measures are working; however, these trends must be interpreted with caution.

04 Sep 2018 description

La flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo entre dans une phase clé. Selon les récentes tendances (Figure 1), les mesures de lutte sont efficaces.