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16 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 new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

09 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 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Cholera in north--east Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Niger
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

29 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 49 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: measles in Liberia. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Malaria in Cabo Verde
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Cholera in Chad
  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

19 Mar 2014 description

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active in February in the central outbreak region on the Red Sea coasts and the Horn of Africa. Aerial and/or ground control treated hoppers and swarms on some 50,000 ha in Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and northern Somalia. Other countries in the region remained calm during this month (DLCO-EA2 , DLMCC/Yemen, FAO-DLIS,
LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

17 Aug 2012 description

AfDB Publication Examines Aid Effectiveness in Delivery of Water and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa

31 Jan 2011 description

K e y H i g h l i g h t s

?? Heavy rains result in flooding in southern Africa

?? Cholera cases reported in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

08 Oct 2009 description
report IRIN

BANGKOK, 8 octobre 2009 (IRIN) - L'Afrique est confrontée au double fardeau de l'obésité et de la faim, à l'heure o=F9 des millions de personnes adoptent des modes de vie de plus en plus sédentaires dans les villes, et o=F9 la crise financière mondiale affecte la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales, avertissent des nutritionnistes.

Le problème de la sous-nutrition reste très préoccupant en Afrique sub-saharienne, o=F9 vivent 32 pour cent des populations pauvres du monde.

04 Apr 2006 description

By Lisa Haarlander

CHICAGO, April 4 (Reuters) - The Bush administration, in an overhaul of a key food aid program, may halve the number of nations receiving assistance while boosting spending on the neediest countries, mostly in Africa, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

"This is not a cut in food aid. It's shifting it to the places that need it most," said Jonathan Dworken, acting director of U.S.

17 Mar 2000 description

This report includes: A) Mozambique floods B) Madagascar floods C) Uganda D) Somalia E) Afghanistan - drought in south-west F) Colombia war displaced.