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05 Sep 2016 description

La deuxième réunion du Comité d’urgence concernant la fièvre jaune a été convoquée par le Directeur général au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) (RSI (2005)) par téléconférence le 31 août 2016, de 13 heures à 17 h 30 (heure d’Europe centrale).

31 Aug 2016 description

WHO Statement
31 August 2016

The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 31 August 2016, from 13:00 to 17:30 Central European Time

14 Jul 2016 description

The current epidemic of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic vector-borne disease, which has seen outbreaks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, highlights the risk of infection for unvaccinated travellers. There is also a risk of further international spread through introduction of the virus into areas with a competent vector and susceptible populations.

28 Jun 2016 description

Lorsqu’une grande flambée épidémique de fièvre jaune survient, les pays ont besoin de s’approvisionner d’urgence en vaccins pour contenir la propagation de la maladie.

À la mi-juin 2016, près de 18 millions de doses de vaccins antiamarils avaient été distribués dans le cadre des campagnes de vaccination d’urgence en Angola, en Ouganda et en République démocratique du Congo. Si les pays n’ont pas suffisamment de vaccins, ils peuvent avoir accès à la réserve mondiale pour les situations d’urgence.

17 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

17 June 2016 – The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the United Nations health agency has warned, noting that by mid-June 2016, almost 18 million doses have been distributed in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda this year.

17 Jun 2016 description

GENEVA - 17 June 2016: The yellow fever vaccine given as one fifth of the regular dose could be used to control an outbreak in case of vaccine shortages.

Experts agreed with this proposal at a meeting convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider potential shortages in yellow fever vaccine due to the outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo.

31 May 2016 description

An outbreak of yellow fever has been ravaging Angola since December 2015, raising fears that the disease will spread to other African countries or Asia. The limited stocks of vaccines constitute a particular challenge.

Michel Van Herp, an epidemiologist with MSF, gave us an update on the situation.

What are the characteristics of yellow fever?

20 May 2016 description

**Déclaration de l’OMS **

Un comité d’urgence concernant la fièvre jaune a été convoqué par le Directeur général au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) (RSI (2005)) par téléconférence le 19 mai 2016, de 13 heures à 17 h 15 (heure d’Europe centrale).1

Les États Parties affectés suivants ont participé à la séance d’information de la réunion: Angola et République démocratique du Congo.

19 May 2016 description

An Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 19 May 2016, from 13:00 to 17:15 Central European Time[1].

The following affected States Parties participated in the information session of the meeting: Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

19 Apr 2016 description

As southern African countries deal with the effects of El Nino and prepare for La Nina, representatives of disaster risk management authorities in the sub-region convened this week to kick off a risk knowledge programme focused on how to measure losses caused by disasters, to help inform policy and development planning.

31 Jul 2014 description
  1. Who are we?

The Southern Africa Regional Office (SARO) located in Botswana is part of the Africa Zone and the wider IFRC Secretariat. The regional office covers 10 countries, namely Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

17 Apr 2007 description

The maps depict the situation, as at April 2007, in the ESA region. Currently almost all the countries have accomplished the process of setting targets for Universal Access, while a few still need to finalize by June this year

14 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Debate Continues on Means of Strengthening United Nations Economic, Humanitarian and Disaster Assistance

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.