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18 Jun 2018 description

5 New events

52 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Liberia
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

12 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Humanitarian Situation and Needs

  • As of 7 June, 800,000 people have been affected, including 291,171 people displaced and 186 people killed due to heavy rains that continue in parts of the country (Kenya Red Cross Society - KRCS).

  • The displaced are living in camps and host communities as the flood waters water have not receded. They are in several parts of the country.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

Health Executive Mwanajuma Hiribae said the patients are suspected to have drank contaminated water from a well.

She blamed the recent floods, which affected water supply to Madogo after Kenya Power disconnected electricity, leaving residents drinking contaminated water.

In Mombasa, residents are grappling with a recurrence of dengue fever and chikungunya.

By STEPHEN ODUOR

A man has died of cholera at an isolation centre in Madogo, Tana River, in the latest outbreak of the disease in the county.

08 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Over the last weeks, heavy rains have led to significant flooding across 40 out of 47 counties in Kenya, resulting in infrastructure damage and displacing 291,171 people.

• A total of 28,935 severely malnourished children and 64,503 moderately malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 30 April 2018.

• Over 123,400 people in flood-affected counties benefitted from temporary access to safe water and 24,400 people from the distribution of NFIs.

08 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

54 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Humanitarian situation and needs

• The latest FEWSNET reports indicate a positive food security outlook for most of the country, though the situation remains fragile in counties where agricultural land has been flooded.

• The Kenya Meteorological Department’s climate outlook for June – August is that arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya are likely to remain dry but continued enhanced rainfall is expected in the western highlands, the Lake Victoria Basin and parts of Central Rift Valley (Nakuru, Nyahururu), the coastal strip and Northwestern Kenya.

05 Jun 2018 description
report Oxfam

According to FEWSNET, rainfall has been above average over broad areas of Somalia, Eastern and Southern Ethiopia and nearly all of Kenya. The strong performance of seasonal rains has contributed to a continuation of timely and well-distributed rains that had already resulted in seasonal rainfall surpluses across much of the region. Heavy rainfall has persisted across much of East Africa since March, with rainfall totaling more than 200 percent of average in many areas.

04 Jun 2018 description
report ACTED

Students maximize on their studies with better access to water and sanitation

Poor Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) conditions have severe repercussions on children; they are more vulnerable to water-related diseases, such as cholera and diarrhea, which are on the rise. In 2017, schools in the Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) regions, particularly Mandera County, faced closure due to lack of reliable sources of water. This happened as the region faced acute water shortages following a country-wide prolonged drought.

04 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

57 Ongoing events

48 Outbreaks

10 Humanitarian crises

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Undiagnosed disease in Uganda
  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Monkeypox in Cameroon
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

28 May 2018 description

5 New events

59 Ongoing events

54 Outbreaks

10 Humanitarian crises

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 17,479 cholera / AWD cases and 268 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia accounts for 23.4% of the total case load reported this year followed by Kenya at 22.5%.

21 May 2018 description

4 New events

59 Ongoing events

52 Outbreaks

11 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

18 May 2018 description

Over the last two months, Kenya has been receiving heavy amounts of rainfall, causing floods, which have so far claimed the lives of over 170 people and displaced more than 300,000.

18 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Key messages

  • People in need: A total of 2.55 million people require immediate food assistance from March to August 2018. Of this, 2.35 million people are in crisis and emergency drought classification, with 200,000 others in stress classification.

  • While parts of the country were still experiencing the impacts of drought, the torrential rains that commenced in March 2018 have further resulted in erosion of livelihoods thus affecting 29 Counties.

17 May 2018 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

17 May 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • At least 242 people who have been at the camp for almost a month are suffering from diarrhoea.

  • 265 have skin infections and 278 hit by acute respiratory infections.

By Mohamed Ahmed

About 700 flood victims living in camps in Tana River County have been hit by an outbreak of acute diarrhoea, skin and respiratory infections.

At least 242 people are suffering from diarrhoea, 265 from skin infections and 278 have contracted acute respiratory infections.

17 May 2018 description
  • 185,624: Number of refugees registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement as at 30 April 2018.
  • 4,157: Number of new arrivals with heightened protection needs registered in 2018.
  • 3,160: Number of Somali refugees assisted to return to Somalia since February 2016

Update on Achievements

Highlights

15 May 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By MARY WAMBUI

At least 25 people are admitted to two Kiambu hospitals following a cholera outbreak in Githurai, Kiamumbi and Riabai areas.

Some 22 patients are at Kiambu Level Five Hospital while three were admitted to Thika Level Five Hospital on Monday evening.

35 CASES

The patients, according to Thika Level Five medical superintendent Patrick Nyaga, include a mother and her three children.

Dr Nyaga said the mother and her two children came from Githurai 44 in Nairobi County.