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06 Nov 2017 description

Study Tour on Integrated Border Management in South Africa

In completing a study tour to South Africa from August 29th to September 1st 2017, IOM and the Malagasy Ministry of Public Security accompanied eight representatives from national entities concerned with border management, namely, Customs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transport, the State Secretariat for the Gendarmerie and the Ministry of Public Security.

06 Nov 2017 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Dengue fever in Senegal

Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic

06 Nov 2017 description

SITUATION GENERALE DE LA PESTE A MADAGASCAR

BILAN

La remontée des informations provenant du Ministère de la Santé publique montre :

  • Total des malades guéris depuis le 1er Août : 1110, dont 14 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 47 ; nouveaux cas de ce jour : 6.

ACTIVITES PRECONISEES

Selon l’analyse des zones affectées, le BNGRC préconise:

05 Nov 2017 description

SITUATION GENERALE DE LA PESTE A MADAGASCAR

BILAN

La remontée des informations provenant du Ministère de la Santé publique montre :

  • Total des malades guéris depuis le 1er Août : 1096 dont 16 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 55 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 16

ACTIVITES PRECONISEES

Selon l’analyse des zones affectées, le BNGRC préconise:

04 Nov 2017 description
report UN Radio

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Le nombre de nouveaux cas de peste et de patients hospitalisés en raison de la suspicion de peste à Madagascar a diminué depuis la mi-octobre mais il ne faut pas pour autant baisser les bras, a signalé vendredi l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

04 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

ANTANANARIVO, 3 novembre 2017– La Banque mondiale accordera un financement d’urgence de cinq millions de dollars à l’État malgache pour l’aider à financer et à déployer le plan national de riposte contre l’épidémie de peste, qui frappe le pays depuis le mois d’août 2017 et a fait une centaine de victimes.

04 Nov 2017 description

SITUATION GENERALE DE LA PESTE A MADAGASCAR

BILAN

La remontée des informations provenant du Ministère de la Santé publique montre :

  • Total des malades guéris depuis le 1er Août : 1058 dont 14 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 76 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 7

ACTIVITES PRECONISEES

Selon l’analyse des zones affectées, le BNGRC préconise:

03 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

ANTANANARIVO, November 3, 2017 - The World Bank has committed $5 million in emergency funding to help Madagascar finance and implement the national response to the plague outbreak that hit the country in August 2017, and which has since claimed about one hundred victims.

03 Nov 2017 description

Since August 2017, Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas.

03 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport du HCR dénonce la discrimination au cœur de la vie des minorités apatrides dans le monde

Un nouveau rapport du HCR alerte sur la discrimination, l'exclusion et la persécution qui sont le lot quotidien de nombre des minorités apatrides du monde et appelle à une action immédiate pour garantir à tous le même droit à la nationalité.

03 Nov 2017 description

UNHCR report exposes the discrimination pervading the life of stateless minorities worldwide

A new UNHCR report warns that discrimination, exclusion and persecution are stark realities for many of the world’s stateless minorities, and calls for immediate action to secure equal nationality rights for all.

03 Nov 2017 description

This report is published under the coordination of the National Office for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC), with input from all relevant Ministries and the Humanitarian Country Team, which includes the United Nations System in Madagascar. It covers the period until 31 October 2017.

Highlights

The epidemic remains active in 12 districts.

  • 1,836 cases have been identified (253 confirmed, 693 probable and 890 suspected), 61 per cent of which were pneumonic.

02 Nov 2017 description

With 127 confirmed deaths and over 1,800 registered cases since August, the plague is sweeping across certain regions of Madagascar. Whilst progress has been made in response to the outbreak, the sustainability of ongoing operations remains critical, and Télécoms Sans Frontières is participating in raising local awareness on this fatal epidemic.

02 Nov 2017 description

This year plague came early to Madagascar and spread quickly. When it began to move out from the areas where it traditionally occurs, people became increasingly alarmed – both within the island nation and in neighbouring territories and countries.

From August to late October 2017, more than 1800 suspected, probable or confirmed plague cases were reported, resulting in 127 deaths. This outbreak is unusually severe, and there are still five more months to go before the end of the plague season.

02 Nov 2017 description

A first atlas on rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa

Development of rural areas can shape the future of migration

2 November, Rome – A first atlas to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa has been published today.

The atlas - Rural Africa in motion. Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara - also highlights the important role rural areas will continue to play in shaping the continent’s migration for decades to come.

02 Nov 2017 description
report Direct Relief

While Madagascar experiences outbreaks of the plague, also known as the Black Death, in rural regions nearly every year, the country is experiencing an unusually alarming outbreak affecting major urban centers, including the nation’s capital and its major port city of Toamasina. Direct Relief sent a shipment this week full of protective gear, IV fluids and other items requested by health professionals working to treat the disease and prevent its spread.

01 Nov 2017 description

1. Situation update

WHO continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other national authorities in Madagascar to monitor and respond to the outbreak of plague. The number of new cases of pulmonary plague is declining across the country. While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, sustainability of ongoing operations (during the outbreak and through the plague season usually from September to April) remains critical.

01 Nov 2017 description

Current major event

Cholera in Yemen: Key questions

The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to rage and from April to 28 October 2017, a total of 880,987 suspected cholera cases including 2,183 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.25% were reported from Yemen. The cases were reported from almost all governorates (96% of the governorates were affected) and almost all districts (92% of the districts were affected).