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01 Nov 2017 description

Most households in Southern Africa depend on maize as their main source of food and energy, given the high volumes and ease with which it is produced. Alternative food crops that are consumed as substitutes include rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, and tubers such as cassava and potatoes. Consumption of these substitutes occurs mainly when maize is not available or among those households in areas where such substitutes are more easily available (for example, cassava in northern Mozambique).

31 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The number of new notified cases have begun to decline following six weeks of intensive outbreak response by the Madagascar Government and partners to the dual epidemics of pneumonic and bubonic plague. While the number of patients decrease, 978 people have been cured, 122 are currently on treatment, and 113 deaths have been reported.

31 Oct 2017 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2017. It is also available online here: www. internal-displacement.org.

Feature article

More than nine million new displacements in the first half of 2017

Our mid-year figures, published in August, show that conflict, violence and disasters caused 9.1 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017.

31 Oct 2017 description

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 : 1014 dont 9 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 106 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 2.

ACTIVITES ENTREPRISES

  • Le déplacement des personnes est l’un des facteurs principaux de propagation et de transmission rapide de l’épidémie de la peste pulmonaire.

31 Oct 2017 description

Depuis août 2017, Madagascar fait face à une vaste flambée épidémique de peste qui touche de grandes villes et d’autres zones où la maladie n’est pas endémique. Cette flambée épidémique comporte un risque modéré de propagation aux îles voisines de l’Océan Indien. Ce risque est atténué par la courte période d’incubation (le délai qui s’écoule entre l’exposition et l’apparition des symptômes) de la peste pulmonaire et la mise en place d’un dépistage des passagers au départ dans l’aéroport et d’autres grands ports.

31 Oct 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 : 1044 dont 30 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 83 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 7.

ACTIVITES ENTREPRISES

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

30 Oct 2017 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Marburg virus disease in Uganda

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Malaria in Cabo Verde

  • Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in north-east Nigeria.

30 Oct 2017 description

VICTORIA, 30 October 2017 ---- Today the World Health Organization handed over a number of vital supplies to the Ministry of Health in Seychelles that will help bolster preparedness against potential disease outbreaks, including 400 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In addition to supplies, efforts are also underway to ensure effective plans, systems and protocols are in place to respond to any suspected plague cases should they occur in the island country.

29 Oct 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 : 978, dont 32 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 122 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 10.

ACTIVITES ENTREPRISES

29 Oct 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

28 Oct 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 : 948, dont 30 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 141 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 21

ACTIVITES ENTREPRISES

28 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits continue to grow in eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Moisture deficits have grown in eastern Ethiopia, southern and central Somalia, and northeastern Kenya due to poor rainfall since late September. Over central and southern Somalia, a dry weather pattern is forecast, which could worsen conditions on the ground.
27 Oct 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 has continued to decline in all active areas across the country. In the past two weeks, 12 previously affected districts reported no new confirmed or probable cases of pulmonary plague.

27 Oct 2017 description

C’est avec un grand honneur que je prends la parole devant vous aujourd’hui pour cet atelier de restitution publique des travaux du Comité interministériel, chargé de la révision de l’encadrement juridique du processus électoral malgache. Je salue cette heureuse initiative du Gouvernement pour la consultation des parties prenantes au processus électoral qui est de nature à promouvoir un cadre juridique électoral consensuel et transparent.

27 Oct 2017 description

Madagascar is experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017. This outbreak carries a moderate risk of spread to neighbouring Indian Ocean islands which is mitigated naturally by the short incubation period of pneumonic plague and the institution of exit screening measures at the airport and other major ports. For more information, see the latest situation report available from:

26 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. October 25, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Madagascar, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (blankets, non-contact thermometers, masks) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Madagascar in response to plague outbreak.

  2. Upon the request of the Government of Madagascar, and in light of the friendly relations between Japan and Madagascar, Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to Madagascar to meet its humanitarian needs.

Reference

26 Oct 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 : 881, dont 77 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 180 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 28

ACTIVITES ENTREPRISES

26 Oct 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 : 920, dont 40 guéris de ce jour ;

  • Total des malades en cours de traitement : 151 ; Nouveaux cas de ce jour 1

ACTIVITES ENTREPRISES