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23 Jul 2018 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 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

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

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E outbreak in Namibia

  • Cholera outbreak in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 Jul 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

16 Nov 2017 description

Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight.

19 Aug 2016 description
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Background

  1. The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

31 Jan 2014 description

A general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2013 is provided in this issue.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Event Management System (EMS)*, 72 public health events were reported to the Regional Office between January and December 2013, of which 89% (64 / 72) were due to infectious diseases; with cholera being the most frequently reported infectious event (33%). The distribution of these events is shown in figure 1 and 2 and table1.

25 Sep 2009 description

Contents
- 397 Progress towards measles control in WHO’s African Region, 2001–2008

Sommaire
- 397 Progrès accomplis en matière de lutte antirougeoleuse dans la Région africaine de l’OMS, 2001-2008

14 Aug 2009 description

Contents
- 333 Global leprosy situation, 2009

Sommaire
- 333 Le point sur la lèpre dans le monde, 2009

16 Mar 2009 description

General Context

The social and political situation in Madagascar is of high concern after the resignation of the President Marc Ravalomanana. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still challenging the humanitarian community.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: There has been severe flooding in the Cunene province in the past week with heavy rains expected for the rest of the month. 22,000 people to date are reported displaced and 160,000 directly affected.

16 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation socio politique à Madagascer est très préoccupante après la démission du Président Marc Ravalomanana. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe continue de défier la communauté humanitaire.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola : Il y a eu des inondations très sévères dans la province de Cunene ces deux dernières semaines et de fortes pluies sont encore attendues le reste du mois. A ce jour, 22 000 personnes ont été déplacées et 160 000 directement touchées.

09 Mar 2009 description

General Context

The social and political situation of Guinea Bissau following the assassinations of the President and Head of Army is back to normal. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe and the aftermath of the car accident involving the PM's car are challenges to the humanitarian community. Political crisis in Madagascar has taken a new dimension with opposition leader going into hiding.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation in the North is still worsening.

09 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation socio politique en Guinée Bissau suite aux assassinats du Président et du Chef de l'Armée est de retour à la normale. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe et les conséquences éventuelles de l'accident de voiture du Premier Ministre constituent des défis pour la communauté Humanitaire.

02 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation socio politique en Guinée Bissau est très préoccupante suite à l'assasinat du President et du Chef de l'armée. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe continue d'être un défi pour la communauté humanitaire. La situation sécuritaire dans le nord de la RCA est toujours très préoccupante.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aiguës

- Ethiopie: Augmentation du nombre des demandeurs d'asile qui continuent d'entrer dans la région de Somali en Ethiopie.

19 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La préoccupation majeure est la détérioration de la situation sécuritaire en République Centrafricaine en plus des autres points chauds au Tchad et en RDC. Il faut ajouter à cela d'autres préoccupations telles que l'expansion du choléra, l'approche de la saison de méningite et le récurrent problème d'insécurité alimentaire.

19 Jan 2009 description

General Context

The major concern is the deteriorating security situation in Central Africa Republic as well as the other hot spots in Chad and DRC. Other concerns include the wide spread cholera outbreaks, the approaching meningitis season and looming food insecurity issues. The WHO continues to support information sharing from affected countries, coordination through the cluster approach as well as identifying and filling gaps.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: Suspected Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) near the border with DRC was investigated.

12 Jan 2009 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC as well as in neighboring Uganda and Southern Sudan is becoming of high concern after the joint attacks on LRA rebels.

The Ebola outbreak is still ongoing in DRC. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still a challenge and WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as improving resource mobilization and case management.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

-Angola: The cholera outbreak is still spreading.

12 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC de même que dans les pays voisins de l'Ouganda et du Sud Soudan devient très préoccupante après les attaques conjointes contre les rebelles de la LRA. L'épidémie d'Ebola continue. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle.

05 Jan 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire et très préoccupante. L'épidémie d'Ebola continue. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'OMS et les autres partenaires continuent d'appuyer les efforts visant au partage d'information sur les districts frontaliers touchés, le renforcement de la surveillance aussi bien que l'amélioration de la mobilisation des ressources.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aigues

- Angola: L'épidémie de choléra continue de se propager.