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19 Nov 2018 description

De acuerdo con el nuevo Informe mundial sobre el paludismo 2018, la reducción en el número de enfermos en el mundo se ha estancado tras varios años de disminución. Para volver a reducir los casos y las defunciones por paludismo, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y sus asociados se han sumado a una nueva iniciativa, dirigida por los países y puesta en marcha hoy, con el fin de intensificar su prevención y su tratamiento y aumentar la inversión para proteger de esta mortífera enfermedad a las personas vulnerables.

19 Nov 2018 description

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.

19 Nov 2018 description

This year's report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 highlight that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435 000 related deaths in 2017.

The World Malaria Report 2018 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations.

16 Nov 2018 description


617 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Pakistan, January 2017–September 2018

623 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2017

630 Fact sheet on taeniasis/ cysticercosis (updated February 2018)


617 Progrès accomplis vers l’éradication de la poliomyélite – Pakistan, janvier 2017-septembre 2018

623 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde, 2017

630 Aide-mémoire sur le taeniasis/ la cysticercose (mis à jour en février 2018)

16 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federal States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Solomon Island, Vanuatu, and Samoa.

  • Prolonged Fever: Federated States of Micronesia

Other Update:

Meningococcal Disease

15 Nov 2018 description

Doha, 15 November 2018 - Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed an agreement with World Health Organization (WHO)'s Regional Office for Africa worth 3 million USD, on the sidelines of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH).

10 Nov 2018 description

LIBREVILLE, 9th November 2018 – African ministers of health and environment agreed today on a 10-year strategic plan to increase investment and accelerate joint health and environment priorities.

The Strategic Action Plan to Scale Up Health and Environment Interventions in Africa 2019 – 2029 to the African Union was adopted at the closing of the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment held in the Gabonese capital from 6 to 9 November.

09 Nov 2018 description

Gabriel Mabikina has lived most of his 80 years of life in the bustling port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo.

The retired businessman is a community leader and he has noticed many changes in his city.

“In the neighborhoods there are a lot of mosquitoes,”Mr Mabikina recently told health workers. “A lot, lot, lot of mosquitoes.”

09 Nov 2018 description

Libreville 09 November, 2018 – Representatives from African cities met on 8 November to boost actions to tackle environment issues affecting human health, such as air pollution, water quality and sanitation, and to build healthy, wealthy, and sustainable future urban centres.

Around 500 million people live in Africa’s cities, with numbers rising rapidly each year. The continent’s rapid and unplanned urbanization brings huge opportunities, but poses significant risks to health through pollution, over-crowding and unplanned growth that does not consider the environment.

09 Nov 2018 description


605 Progress towards malaria elimination: report of the second global forum of malaria-eliminating countries – June 2018


605 Progrès vers l’élimination du paludisme: rapport du deuxième forum mondial des pays éliminant le paludisme – juin 2018

08 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Federal States of Micronesia, French Polynesia

Other Update:

Invasive Meningococcal Disease

07 Nov 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: American Samoa, French Polynesia

Other Update:


  • PNG: Southern Highlands has reported the country's 19th polio case since June 2018 and 3 cases are pending confirmation. The case a 1-year-old male did not receive the polio emergency vaccination. Source: PROMED


05 Nov 2018 description

Libreville, 5 November 2018 – Aiming to identify emerging environmental threats to people’s health and agree on a strategic action plan for the region, African Ministers of health and environment will meet for the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment from 6 to 9 November in Libreville, Gabon. The conference jointly organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Environment will discuss how to turn health and environmental policies into action.

04 Nov 2018 description

The Pan America Health Organization (PAHO) and The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) brought together stakeholders of the Caribbean's HIV response to develop a set of concrete actions needed to implement the Call To Action that emanated from the 2017 Latin America and Caribbean Forum on HIV and Sustainability.

02 Nov 2018 description

UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

World’s biggest region at serious risk of missing 2030 targets to end all forms of malnutrition—from hunger to obesity

02/11/2018 Bangkok, Thailand

Four specialized agencies of the United Nations today warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030.

31 Oct 2018 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines key populations as populations who are at higher risk for HIV irrespective of the epidemic type or local context and who face social and legal challenges that increase their vulnerability. They include sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs, and people in prison and other closed settings. In addition to experiencing elevated.

30 Oct 2018 description

GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 30 October 2018 - This month, partners of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) mark one year since the launch of Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030, which targets a 90% reduction in cholera deaths by 2030 and the elimination of cholera in at least 20 countries out of the 47 currently affected.

30 Oct 2018 description

key highlights on the progress of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention

Nearly 18.6 million cumulative male circumcisions for HIV prevention were performed between 2008 and 2017 in the 14 priority countries of East and Southern Africa (Fig. 1).

WHO and UNAIDS based their 2007 recommendation for male circumcision as an additional HIV prevention intervention on consistent and compelling evidence from African studies. But in 2007 the actual acceptability of circumcision and feasibility of scaling up were unknown.

26 Oct 2018 description


577 Joint external evaluation of implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) in Libya: a bridge to safeguard nationals

580 Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses – worldwide, January 2017–June 2018


577 Évaluation externe conjointe de l’application du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) en Libye: une passerelle pour protéger les ressortissants

580 Le point sur les poliovirus dérivés d’une souche vaccinale dans le monde, janvier 2017-juin 2018