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01 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

57 Ongoing events

48 Outbreaks

10 Humanitarian crises

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:

  • Undiagnosed disease in Uganda
  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Monkeypox in Cameroon
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

28 May 2018 description

5 New events

59 Ongoing events

54 Outbreaks

10 Humanitarian crises

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

17 May 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

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.

20 Sep 2017 description

his report takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which calls for countries to do everything possible to protect the lives and futures of all women, children and adolescents. It follows the approach used for the

State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report, but focuses on 21 of the 23 countries in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa region.

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.

27 Aug 2014 description

Brazzaville, 27 August 2014 - The first in a series of preparedness and response workshops aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak occurring in parts of West Africa began on Tuesday in Brazzaville, Congo.

31 Dec 2013 description

Executive Summary

In 2009, an estimated 400 000 children were newly infected with HIV, with 90% of infections occurring in children in sub-Saharan Africa through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Without any intervention, the risk of MTCT ranges from 20% to 45%; without any treatment, half of the babies will die before their second birthday. About 42 000 to 60 000 of pregnant women die from HIV. In contrast, in high-income countries, the number of new infections among children as well as the number of maternal and child deaths due to HIV are virtually zero.

31 Oct 2013 description

Key Highlights

The major humanitarian issues in the African region during the month of October 2013 were:

  1. Population displacements due to on-going political conflicts in Central African Republic (CAR) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC);

  2. Flooding in South Sudan affecting access to remote areas following the heavy rain since August;

  3. Disease outbreaks in countries affected by crisis

    • Outbreaks of polio, and measles among the returnees in South Sudan, and the displaced populations in CAR respectively.

18 May 2010 description

SIXTY-THIRD WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY A63/DIV/6

Agenda item 4 19 May 2010

World Health Assembly

Geneva, Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Mr President, Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

It is an honour and a privilege to have been invited to speak before you today. Just three years ago, you took the decision to create a World Malaria Day to be celebrated on 25 April each year.

08 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'insécurité à l'Est de la RDC et l'escalade de l'atmosphère socio politique en Côte d'Ivoire retiennent notre attention cette semaine. En plus de cela, on note la persistance des crises habituelles y compris les épidémies. Les états membres continuent de recevoir l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les Clusters Santé.

08 Feb 2010 description

General Context

Insecurity in Eastern DRC and the escalating social and political atmosphere in Côte d'Ivoire are retaining our attention this week. In addition, the usual crises including several disease outbreaks are ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

07 Dec 2009 description

General Context

The latest update from the UNHCR reported about 112,000 displaced people who fled from the conflict in Dongo, North East DRC in the province of Equateur, 74,000 of these displaced people are in Congo. The Political situation in Guinea experienced some turbulence following the shooting of the country's President last week. Pandemic A (H1N1): As of 07th December 2009; Twenty nine (29) countries have reported confirmed cases with a total case load of 16,031 and 115 deaths.

07 Dec 2009 description

As of December 07, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 16,031 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 109 deaths.

07 Dec 2009 description

Contexte général

La dernière mise à jour du HCR note environ 112 000 personnes déplacées qui ont fui le conflit de Dongo, au Nord est de la RDC dans la province de l'Equateur, dont 74 000 se trouve au Congo. La situation politique en Guinée a connu quelques turbulences suite à la tentative d'assassinat du Président de la République la semaine dernière. Pandémie A (H1N1): Vingt et neuf (29) pays sont toujours touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 16 031 et 115 décès au 07 décembre 2009.

30 Nov 2009 description

As of November 30, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15,887 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 108 deaths.

23 Nov 2009 description

As of November 23, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15503 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 104 deaths.

16 Nov 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Vingt et neuf (29) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 14 950 et 103 décès au 16 novembre 2009 mais la baisse globale de l'incidence continue.