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20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 102,010 cholera / AWD cases and 1548 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 76.1% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.8%.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Long rains assessment has found that 3.4 million people are acutely food insecure, up from 2.6 million in February.

  • WFP reached 93,500 women and children through the treatment and prevention programmes.

  • WFP supported the State Department for Special Programmes to register and disburse cash to 526,000 drought-affected people.

  • The Ministry of Education has finalised the national school meals sustainability road map for an accelerated handover from WFP.

15 Sep 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

13 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

15 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

$1.6 Billion Oxfam Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

11 Sep 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 45 events in the region. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Borno State, Nigeria

• Necrotising cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

• Humanitarian crisis in the Central Africa Republic

• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

• Cholera in Chad

• Dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire.

07 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since the beginning of the year, a total of 47,986 children (57% of annual target) and 91,319 children (53% of annual target) have been registered for the treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition respectively.

• The nurses’ strike continues to gravely impact the provision of health and nutrition services country-wide, with 50% to 80% of health facilities being non-operational in 6 drought-affected Counties.

07 Sep 2017 description

People in the Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) Counties of Kenya are experiencing a food security and nutrition crisis as a result of a protracted drought that has undermined coping capacities and exacerbated vulnerabilities.

04 Sep 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • According to the Health ministry, the officers are said to have been infected after taking meals at the Nairobi Area Police Canteen.

  • Consequently, the City county has temporarily closed the canteen.

  • Health minister said the ministry was concerned that instead of eliminating cholera, new cases were emerging.

By LILLIAN MUTAVI

At least 95 police officers have been hospitalised in Kenya with suspected cases of cholera.

31 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 100,780 cholera / AWD cases and 1496 deaths (CFR: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include: Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda. Somalia accounts for 76.6% of the total cases reported in the outbreak in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.7%.

28 Aug 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 49 events in the region.

This week, three new events have been reported:

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Mauritania and cholera in Burundi and Chad. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Kenya

• Hepatitis E in Niger

• Floods/mudslide in Sierra Leone

25 Aug 2017 description

Contents
477 Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper – August 2017
498 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2017

Sommaire
477 Vaccins anticholériques: Note de synthèse de l’OMS – août 2017
498 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2017

24 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Results of the recently concluded Long rains food and nutrition security assessment (LRA) indicates that approximately 3.4 million people are acutely food insecure due to the ongoing drought; an increase from 2.6 million in February 2017. The drought condition is likely to deteriorate further as the country enters into the lean season.

  • A total of 46,238 (56% of the annual target) severely malnourished children have now been reached, however admissions are falling significantly due to the ongoing nurses’ strike

22 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 100,105 cholera / AWD cases and 1491 deaths (CFR: 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; Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Uganda and Zambia. Somalia accounts for 76.8% of the total cases reported in the outbreak in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.7%.

16 Aug 2017 description

There were four admissions today at the CTC as at 5pm, one turned negative for cholera RDT and three turned positive for cholera RDT.

Patient line listed yesterday Nuela Nyanzira comes from K3 protection not K3 Z1 B1.

We had one discharge to the community linked to community health workers.

Details of the discharged patient;

  • Zamniba Eugene K3 protection

Cumulatively we have line listed 106 patients as of 12TH August 2017.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The preliminary results of the Long Rains Assessment (LRA) released by the Government of Kenya on 28 July reported that 3.4 million people are food insecure and in need of assistance. This is the highest number of people reported to be in crisis since the same time in 2011, when the number in need was estimated to be 3.7 million.