Niger: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2012
As of 24 Jun 2012, 2,023 cases of cholera and 52 deaths had been registered, compared with 474 cases and 20 deaths in June 2011. The region of Tillabéri (Tera, Tillabéri, Kollo, Sai districts), which hosts refugees from Mali in several camps, was the most affected, with 2005 cases. The regions of Niamey, Dosso and Maradi had reported 18 cases including four deaths. (UNICEF, 25 Jun 2012)
From late August through September, 41 cases of cholera were reported from three villages in Burkina Faso's Sahel region, close to the Niger border, with 25 cases reported among the Nigerien population and 16 among the Burkinabe (UNICEF, 27 Sep 2012). In October, 77 cases and four deaths were reported; in November the numbers decreased to 10 cases and no deaths (UNICEF, 30 Nov 2012).
By the end of 2012, Niger had recorded 5,285 cases and 110 deaths, compared to 2,434 cases and 57 deaths in 2011. Tillabéry remained the most affected region with 4,792 cases and 87 deaths, followed by Tahoua with 471 cases and 18 deaths. Not a single case/death was recorded since January 2013. (OCHA, 6 Feb 2013)
In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and July 2013 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States.
Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region
In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2012 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by the Member States.
Responding to the Crisis in Syria
Instability and conflict in Syria continue to affect hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated one million Syrians have been internally displaced, while the overall total affected population is estimated at up to 2.5 million.
CERF releases more than US$34.2 million for West and Central Africa on third Quarter, 55 per cent for DRC
Le CERF alloue plus de 34,2 millions de dollars pour les urgences en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre au troisième trimestre, dont 55% pour la République Démocratique du Congo
Good Production Outlook for the Sahel and West Africa
Overall, food security in the region is improving due to a smooth progression of the growing season and the resumption of seasonal economic activities. However, high prices and the depletion of cereal stocks among poor households will keep food insecurity at IPC Phase 2 (Stressed) levels throughout the Sahel in September, and may persist locally through October and beyond, especially in Mali, western Niger, and Mauritania.
Between 01 January and 22 August 2012, a cumula-tive total of 55 185 cases and 1 187 deaths were re-ported from 21 countries ( CFR: 2.2%). The Democrat-ic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Ghana, Niger and Guinea accounted for 92% of the total num-ber of cases and 88% of the total number of deaths (Table 1, Figures 1 and 2).
Notification des maladies à potentiel épidémique ci-dessous dans les 9 pays touchés par la crise humanitaires, entre janvier et avril 2012
-898 cas de cholera dont 22 décès,
-11058 cas de méningite dont 846 décès et
-28292 cas de rougeole dont 183 décès
Soutien de L’OMS aux pays affectés à travers les dons de médicaments, l’appui à la mise en œuvre des interventions de lutte contre la maladie (campagnes de vaccination, renforcement des capacités) et la mobilisation des ressources financières.