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22 Sep 2017 description


  • 2,2 millions de personnes ont besoin d’assistance humanitaire dans le pays

  • Près de 194 000 personnes touchées par les inondations

  • Perspectives sur la campagne agricole en cours.

  • Une personne sur deux a besoin d’assistance humanitaire à Diffa

  • 1 840 cas suspects d’hépatite E et 38 décès enregistrés.

Niger : 2,2 millions de personnes dans le besoin

22 Sep 2017 description

Au total, 1 840 cas déclarés (suspects et confirmés) d’hépatite E ont été notifiés au 13 septembre.
A la même date, 38 décès liés à la maladie ont été enregistrés. Le taux de létalité est passé de 2,2 pour cent au 4 septembre à 2,06 pour cent au 13 septembre.

Les départements de Diffa et de Nguigmi ont enregistré le plus grand nombre de cas. Les femmes et les personnes âgées de plus de15 ans sont les plus touchées.

21 Sep 2017 description


  • USAID Administrator Mark Green announces nearly $54 million in additional FY 2017 funding to support relief operations for Nigerian people in conflict-affected areas

  • Cholera transmission continues in Borno, with health actors recording more than 3,100 suspected and confirmed cases, including 53 related deaths

  • Numerous violent attacks targeting civilians in the Lake Chad Basin result in additional casualties and displacement in September


21 Sep 2017 description

Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nigeria: Le Nigeria connait une flambée de choléra qui s’est aggravée depuis la semaine 33 par l’apparition d’un foyer dans l’Etat de Borno. Au total à la semaine 34 le pays connait 7 foyers dont 3 très actifs (Borno, Kebbi et Kano) qui ont rapporté pendant les deux dernières semaines cumulativement 106 cas dont 05 décès. Ces trois foyers constituent une menace importante pour les autres pays du bassin du Lac Tchad, ainsi que pour le Golf de Guinée via le Benin.

20 Sep 2017 description


  • As of September 15, 2017, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases and deaths are 2,451 and 48 respectively (CFR 1.9%). The burden of cases has decreased in Jere and Dikwa, while it remains high in Monguno.

19 Sep 2017 description


As of 18 September, the number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 2,000, with 44 deaths reported. The case fatality rate is more than double the emergency threshold of 1%.

The majority of cases are in three main areas in Borno state: 1,177 in the Muna corridor, 570 in Dikwa, and over 338 in Monguno. The areas affected have high levels of IDPs and their already limited health capacity will be further strained.

18 Sep 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 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

18 Sep 2017 description


Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. More than 2.3 million people remain displaced. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

15 Sep 2017 description


  • Cholera transmission increases in northeastern Nigeria, with more than 1,900 suspected and confirmed cases and 44 related deaths

  • Conflict and insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin continue to limit agricultural production and food availability

  • The number of displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria decreases by 4 percent compared to June figures


14 Sep 2017 description


  • UN imposes sanctions following recent attack on UN peacekeepers

  • Food security conditions deteriorate during Mali’s lean season

  • USG provides nearly $47.6 million to date in FY 2017 funding for relief assistance


14 Sep 2017 description

The Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) met in Brazzaville, Congo at the Hotel Ledger from 16th to 17th June 2017 for its first ordinary meeting of the year. Dr Joseph Cabore the Director, Programme Management, WHO AFRO, welcomed the participants on behalf of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. He also declared the meeting open.