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04 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Since December 2014 to date, Kenya has experienced cholera outbreaks across 31 Counties with 17,942 total number of cases reported and 269 deaths giving a case fatality rate of 1.5%. In 2017, 18 counties have been affected by cholera, a total of 2,996 cases with 55 deaths (CFR 1.8%). Six Counties have active outbreaks; Nairobi ,Nakuru,
Kajiado, Machakos, Garisssa and Vihiga.

04 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From 1 January to 31 August 2017, a total of 54,000 severely malnourished children (68.4% of annual target) and 102,218 moderately malnourished children (52.5% of annual target) have been admitted for treatment.

  • UNICEF has received USD 3.75 Million from USAID/Food for Peace to support the treatment of severely malnourished children in the reporting period.

03 Oct 2017 description

Update on global programmes

A. Introduction

03 Oct 2017 description
report WaterAid

The War to end Cholera’, a new report published today by WaterAid, reveals that the countries with the highest cholera burden are the same nations with the greatest number of people living without clean water and decent sanitation. WaterAid is warning that global efforts to end cholera will fail unless the world’s poorest are given the tools they need to fight the disease – clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene.

29 Sep 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 49 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: measles in Liberia. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Malaria in Cabo Verde
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Cholera in Chad
  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

24 Sep 2017 description

The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 4 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera,
Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo.

Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.

A total of 4,949 non-Somalis refugees were relocated to Kakuma. The relocation is currently suspended due to the limited absorption capacity and services in Kalobeyei.

Voluntary Repatriation

22 Sep 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 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Cholera in Nigeria
• Lassa fever in Nigeria
• Yellow fever in Nigeria
• Measles in Uganda
• Floods/mudslide in Sierra Leone

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From January 2017, a total of 50,547 children (64% of annual target) and 94,851 children (48% of annual target) have been admitted for the treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition respectively.

  • During the reporting period, 31,857 people in Marsabit, Samburu and Mandera Counties gained permanent access to water through repair of boreholes. A further 81,634 gained temporary access to safe water through household water treatment.

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.