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21 Jun 2018 description

New York, NY- Episcopal Relief & Development and the humanitarian arm of the Episcopal Church of Liberia (ECL-RD) celebrated the three-year achievements of their program that engages faith leaders to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in Liberia at a forum in Monrovia on Thursday, June 21.

18 Jun 2018 description

5 New events

52 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Liberia
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

18 Jun 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 132 suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 24 deaths were reported 98% and 98% respectively

  • Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were

  • Ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in three counties

  • Ongoing measles outbreak in five counties

15 Jun 2018 description

Gulf of Guinea is abnormally dry, while areas of Kenya remain at risk for flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain during the March-May rainfall season has led to large moisture deficits in southeastern Tigray and eastern Amhara regions of Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall and consistent limited rain over the past several weeks has maintained moisture deficits and caused abnormal dryness over the Gulf of Guinea countries.

13 Jun 2018 description

Cette sixième édition d’UNOWAS Magazine que vous tenez entre les mains est une édition spéciale consacrée entièrement au colloque régional sur « Les enjeux et perspectives des réformes politiques en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2015-2017 » qui a été organisé par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) les 26 et 27 mars derniers à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire.

13 Jun 2018 description

This sixth issue of UNOWAS Magazine is a special edition devoted to the regional colloquium on “Challenges and prospects of political reforms in West Africa in 2015-2017,” which was organized by UNOWAS in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from 26 to 27 March 2018.

12 Jun 2018 description

Highlights in March and April

• In March and April, deportations of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees by Algerian authorities increased at the border with Mali and Niger. According to the Algerian Minister of the Interior and local authorities Nourredine Bedaoui, 27,000 Sub-Saharans have been expelled from Algeria since 2015.

• According to IOM, the number of migrants in transit in Segedine and coming out of Niger increased significantly in March and April, with 4,284 people identified in March and 4,395 in April, compared to 851 in February.

11 Jun 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 174 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported

  • Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 98% and 98% respectively

  • Four confirmed Lassa fever cases from Bong, Grand Bassa and Nimba Counties

  • Ongoing Lassa Fever outbreak in three counties (Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa)

  • Three confirmed cases of rabies in animals (2 dogs and 1 cat) from Montserrado county

09 Jun 2018 description

West Africa remains dry, while heavy rain is forecast over Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

  3. Delays in seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

08 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

54 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 Jun 2018 description

$293.5 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 26.0 million
9% funded
Funding gap 267.6 million

07 Jun 2018 description

Les problèmes liés au pâturage et les répercussions du conflit sur le commerce de bétail contribuent à faire augmenter les souffrances liées à la faim chez les éleveurs ouest-africains

07 Jun 2018 description

Monrovia, 31 May 2018: The National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program at the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a one day workshop in Monrovia to validate Liberia’s National IPC guidelines. Infection prevention and control is an approach designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers.

07 Jun 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

This article is part of our Member of the Month series acknowledging Concern's commitment to quality and accountability.

06 Jun 2018 description

UN Network for SUN exploratory mission for REACH was conducted in Monrovia, Liberia from 30 April to 4 May 2018 following expressed interest from the interim SUN Focal Point, Mameni Linga, and the UN Network in-country. For the first time in REACH history, the donor joined the mission team comprised of a representative from the UN Network Secretariat, and a delegation from Irish Aid.

05 Jun 2018 description

Ebola Response Anthropology Platform

Key points

  1. Caring is human, and intensely practical. Yet scientific discussions concerning the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic frequently portray caring practices, including burial, as irrational or immutable traditions.

04 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.