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17 Oct 2017 description

This publication reports on measles based on surveillance data from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2017 and epidemic intelligence up to the first week of September 2017. For rubella, the report covers surveillance data from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Summary

• EU/EEA countries reported more than 14 000 measles cases including 34 deaths attributed to measles from 1 January 2016 to end of June 2017 (source: the European Surveillance System - TESSy and the National Institute of Public Health in Romania).

17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

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.

14 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in DRC continues to generate population movement, critical humanitarian needs

  • Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding in South Kivu results in 12 deaths, nearly 20 injuries, and an estimated 90 missing persons

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 1 September, 2017: The Back to School Campaign was launched throughout the country, and 55,951 school-aged children targeted by the campaign will receive school materials in the Greater Kasai region.

• 19-22 September 2107: A Peace Conference on the Kasai crisis led by President Joseph Kabila and the Governors of 5 provinces in Greater Kasai was held in Kananga (Kasai Central); MONUSCO and UN Agencies were invited.

13 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Environ 31 250 réfugiés ciblés par l’assistance du PAM en octobre.

  • Plus de 369 000 personnes déplacées internes enregistrées au troisième trimestre.

Aperçu de la situation

11 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Baisse des activités humanitaires dans le Territoire de Fizi à cause de l’insécurité

  • Nouveau foyer de choléra dans la zone de santé de Katana

Aperçu de la situation

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nigeria : l’épidémie de choléra qui a éclaté à la semaine 33 dans l’Etat Borno est très active. A la fin de la semaine 36, les services de santé ont rapporté 1 626 cas dont 40 décès pour les 4 Local Government Area (LGA): Jere et MMC, Dikwa, et Mongonu. 53,6% des cas enregistrés sont des enfants de moins 10 ans. A ce sujet, la plateforme régionale choléra conseille de privilégier les analyses épidémiologiques (investigations des contextes de transmission, cartographie des foyers, …) pour mieux orienter et cibler la réponse qui permettra le contrôle rapide de l’épidémie.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1,355,764 refugees are being hosted by Uganda as of end August. 61 percent of the refugees are children under 18 years of age and 82 percent are women and children. Of the total, 1,021,903 people are refugees from South Sudan.

  • The second rainy season reached its peak in the month of September in most parts of the country causing destructive flooding, landslides, wind and hailstorms affecting plantations, crops and displacing people in the 13 affected districts.

09 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Réfugiés burundais et lutte contre le choléra, victimes de l’insécurité dans le Territoire de Fizi

Aperçu de la situation

09 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Le choléra, au-delà de capacité des acteurs humanitaires dans le Haut-Lomami
  • Le PAM lance un projet de prévention de la malnutrition à Pweto

Aperçu de la situation

Deux mois après la déclaration officielle de choléra dans la province du Haut-Lomami, huit des 16 zones de santé sont actuellement touchées par la maladie. Plus de 3 084 cas suspects ont été rapportés, du 01 janvier au 24 septembre 2017, et plus de 60 personnes en sont mortes (près de 2% de létalité).

09 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 30 000 personnes déplacées dans des conditions précaires en territoire de Nyunzu
  • La rentrée scolaire difficile pour des milliers d’enfants
  • Le cholera toujours à hausse dans la province du Tanganyika.

Aperçu de la situation

09 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 102,814 cholera / AWD cases and 1551 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 11 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76.6% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.9%.

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

04 Oct 2017 description

In August, some 2,100 newly arrived Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 806 newly registered Burundian refugees.

Following a ministerial tripartite commission in Dar-es-Salaam on 31 August 2017, modalities have been put in place to assist the voluntary return of 12,000 Burundian refugees from Tanzania until the end of 2017.

04 Oct 2017 description

13 ex-combattants rwandais ainsi que 39 de leurs dépendants ont été rapatriés mardi 3 octobre dans leur pays d’origine, le Rwanda, par la MONUSCO. Parmi ces 13 ex-combattants, figurent deux officiers et un sous-officier, notamment un major, un capitaine et un sergent-chef.

Pour la section DDRRR, ce rapatriement est exceptionnel car il est rare que plus de 50 personnes démobilisées, viennent d’un seul groupe armé, (le FDLR) et d’un seul territoire, le Masisi.

03 Oct 2017 description

Update on global programmes

A. Introduction

03 Oct 2017 description

Ending Cholera—A Global Roadmap to 2030 operationalises the new global strategy for cholera control at the country level and provides a concrete path toward a world in which cholera is no longer a threat to public health. By implementing the strategy between now and 2030, the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) partners will support countries to reduce cholera deaths by 90 percent. With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners, and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.