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18 May 2014 description

Concern remains following spike in MERS-CoV cases

The recent spike in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO remains a concern. So far, ten countries in the region have reported cases of MERS-CoV. While in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates, both community and hospital-acquired infections continue to be reported, sporadic cases, mostly imported and travel associated, have been reported in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen in recent time.

06 Jul 2012 description

On 16−19 May 2012, representatives of the regional health authorities in Italy and WHO assessed the facilities for both migrants and health services on the islands of Lampedusa and Linosa, the entry points to Europe for many migrants from North and sub-Saharan Africa. Here are the mission’s findings.

  • Improvement to the quality of, availability of and access to water and sanitation facilities, and infrastructure in general, is urgently needed.

25 Aug 2011 description

Highlights

Health partners are ready to respond to the evolving situation. Public health priorities remain focused on the following interventions.

• Treating conflict-related injuries, especially in the Tripoli area

• Ensuring equitable access to essential health services by all wounded and conflict-affected populations

• Ensuring functionality and security of health facilities (water and sanitation, electricity, medicines, safe blood and consumables, safe access)

• Strengthening the disease surveillance and outbreak response system.

10 Aug 2011 description

Ce Flash est préparé en collaboration avec l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS).
Il est basé sur les données reçues des partenaires santé et sur les évaluations conjointes du Ministère de la Santé Publique et de l’OMS
Période couverte du 17 au 23 Juillet 2011

Points saillants :

  • A cause essentiellement des conditions climatiques et du mois du Ramadan ; Certains réfugiés du camp de Remada ont été hébergés à Djerba et d’autres sont en cours d’hébergement dans des structures éducatives de Remada.

10 Aug 2011 description

This newsletter is prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). It is based on data received by health partners and on joint evaluations between the Ministry of Public Health and WHO.

Main issues

Due mainly to climatic conditions and the month of Ramadan, some refugees of Remada camp were housed in Djerba and others are being accommodated in educational structures of Remada.

UNHCR has delivered 4 ambulances type B to 4 regional hospitals of Medenine Tataouine, Zarzis and Ben Guerdane.

02 Aug 2011 description

Ce Flash est préparé en collaboration avec l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS). Il est basé sur les données reçues des partenaires santé et sur les évaluations conjointes du Ministère de la Santé Publique et de l’OMS. Période couverte du 10 au 16 Juillet 2011

Points saillants :

02 Aug 2011 description

This newsletter is prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). It is based on data received by health partners and on joint evaluations between the Ministry of Public Health and WHO.

Main issues

  • UNHCR has obtained an unofficial record of the Libyan refugee population in the five governorates of the south (Sfax, Gabes, Kebili, Medenine and Tataouine). It gives an idea about the distribution of the refugees in the main towns and villages in the governorates and lists the families who have agreed to appear in these records.

28 Jul 2011 description

Highlights

• Conflict-related injuries remain a public health priority, followed by noncommunicable diseases due to difficulties of access to health care, medicines and medical supplies.

• Shortage of health professionals including nurses and other specializations continues to affect the capacity of the health system – medical staff in many hospitals have been irregularly and only partially paid for months due to the lack of funds.

22 Jul 2011 description

Points saillants :

• Tendance à la diminution de l’activité d’hospitalisation au niveau de l’HR de Tataouine et de Ben Guerdane. En revanche on a noté une légère élévation des hospitalisations au niveau des HR de Médenine et Jerba. A suivre…

• Discussions en cours, avec tous les partenaires opérant à Choucha – Ras Jdir, pour réorganiser les activités médicales et de transfert des malades vers les structures publiques.

22 Jul 2011 description

This newsletter is prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). It is based on data received by health partners and on joint evaluations between the Ministry of Public Health and WHO.

Main issues

  • Hospitalization activity at the regional hospitals of Tataouine and Ben Guerdane tends to decrease. However a slight increase in hospitalizations at the regional hospitals of Medenine and Jerba was noticed. To be continued...

21 Jul 2011 description

Overview

• Fighting between pro-Qadhafi troops and opposition forces has escalated in north-west Libya, particularly in the areas around Ziltan, Khums, Brega and Misrata and parts of the Nafusa Mountains. Battle lines are constantly shifting: opposition forces have gained control over most of the western mountains and are reportedly advancing towards Tripoli.

15 Jun 2011 description

Fighting has subsided in Misratah, but the medical situation remains critical. An inter-agency assessment was conducted by ACTED, IOM, IMC, InterNews, Mercy Corps and WHO on 21-22 May to help plan the response to immediate and mid-term needs of the population. It reports an acute lack of nursing staff, either due to departure or to difficulties in reaching health facilities, and critical shortage of antibiotics, chemotherapy medicines, anti-tetanus toxoid and vaccines.

06 Jun 2011 description

This report is prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). It is based on data received from health partners and on joint evaluations between the Ministry of Health and WHO.

Main issues :

  • Unrest in Shousha camp, resulting in 2 deaths and some 40 injured. Situation is calm again since Thursday. But as a result of the unrest the Moroccan military hospital withdrew and has moved to Zarzis.

  • Information on different health activities remains incomplete …

27 May 2011 description

Points saillants :

• Le camp Qatari des réfugiés de Tataouine commence à recevoir les réfugiés à compter du lundi 23 Mai 2011. Sa capacité initiale est de 928 places. Un petit hôpital de campagne y a été installé.

• L’information sanitaire reste tributaire des « relations personnelles » et des convictions des acteurs sur le terrain….

• Insuffisance de la coordination entre les différents intervenants sur le terrain. Les appuis restent faibles au regard des besoinsexprimés.

27 May 2011 description

Main issues:

• The Qatari refugee camp in Tataouine begins receiving refugees May 23, 2011. Its initial capacity is 928 places. A small field hospital has been set up on site.

• Health information remains dependent on personal relationships and the initiative of health actors in the field.

• Insufficient coordination exists between different field intervenors. Assistance remains weak in face of stated needs.

20 May 2011 description

Highlights

WHO submitted project documents for the Flash Appeal for Libya. In total, 6 project proposals were submitted requesting approximately US$ 11.3 million.

20 May 2011 description

Highlights

• Medical and food supplies could run out within six to eight weeks unless plans are put in place to avoid a crisis.

• The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Libya has urgently requested vaccines and 400 ambulances for life-saving interventions from WHO.

• The population in the western Nafusa mountain region continues to be caught up in the conflict. In Nalut and Zintan ongoing fighting is making the delivery of regular assistance difficult. Half of the population of these towns has reportedly left.

19 May 2011 description

Ce Flash est préparé en collaboration avec l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS). Il est basé sur les données reçues des partenaires santé et sur les évaluations conjointes du Ministère de la Santé Publique et de l’OMS

Points saillants :

  • Les blessés ont continué à être pris en charge par l’HR Tataouine (18 au cours de cette semaine) malgré l’accalmie relative enregistrée cette semaine.

19 May 2011 description

This report is prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization. It is based on data received from health partners and on joint evaluations between the Ministry of Public Health and WHO.

Main issues:

• Wounded patients continue to arrive at Tataouine Regional Hospital (18 during this week) despite relative calm this week.

16 May 2011 description

Main issues :

• Following a lull, during these past two days, wounded cases have been referred to regional health structures in Tataouine. The Medenine regional hospital is increasingly involved in the provision of care for the wounded.