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15 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Steve Baragona

When stockpiles of yellow fever vaccine run low, partial doses are effective, according to a new study.

The report on the vaccine, which currently is in short supply, comes as officials in Brazil attempt to contain an outbreak with what they describe as the largest-ever mass vaccination campaign using partial doses.

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease found in tropical Africa and South and Central America. Severe cases can cause jaundice and death, but most cases involve fever, muscle pain and vomiting.

12 Nov 2017 description

This is the first annual report produced by the newly established Communicable Diseases Cluster (CDS) of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa.

The overwhelming majority of deaths in the WHO African Region are caused by HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB). Along with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), these infections are diminishing Africans’ quality of life as individuals and thwarting entire countries’ ability to develop vibrant and productive communities, stronger economies and safer societies.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

17 Oct 2017 description


The deployment of a GIS specialist for the 2016 yellow fever vaccination campaign in Kinshasa had a direct, positive impact on the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programme staff.

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

27 Aug 2017 description

WHO is the lead agency for health within the United Nations system. We coordinate the international health response to emergencies and humanitarian crises whenever a country needs assistance.

But we cannot do this work without our partners - other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations and donors – who help us deliver health services in even the most difficult situations.

11 Aug 2017 description


437 Deployments from the oral cholera vaccine stockpile, 2013–2017

442 Yellow fever in Africa and the Americas, 2016


437 Déploiements à partir du stock de vaccins anticholériques oraux (VCO), 2013-2017

442 Fièvre jaune en Afrique et dans les Amériques, 2016

02 Aug 2017 description

Executive summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period January 2016 to June 2017. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting health development in Member States in the African Region. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the Intercountry Support Teams.

04 Jul 2017 description

Matala - Over 8000 people were vaccinated against yellow fever during a campaign held in the last fifteen days in Mulondo commune, Matala Municipality of the southern Huila Province. According to the chief nurse of the Mulondo health centre, João Pintal Gonçalves, the vaccination campaign covered adults and children, representing 82 per cent of the predicted target.

Yellow fever is a dangerous infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund



Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

14 Jun 2017 description
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Executive Summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period October 2015 to June 2016. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting Member States in the African Region in health development. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the three Intercountry Support Teams.

09 Jun 2017 description

The information was released Thursday by the head of the Department of Public Health of the Provincial Health Department, Messias Simão, noting that for the success of the round 149,000 doses of vaccine are available.

According to the official, the objective of the campaign is to eradicate the disease that has already caused the death of many people and will phase out the other municipalities according to the national vaccination schedule.

06 May 2017 description


This Operational update seeks to support exceptional reopening of IFRC DRC Epidemics Emergency Appeal for the next six months (20 July 2017). This will enable the DRC RC meet humanitarian needs resulting from an outbreak of cholera (ongoing), dating back from December 2016. Primarily through social mobilization activities linked to vaccination campaigns, in addition to emergency health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and to support National Society capacity building.

A. Situation analysis

13 Apr 2017 description

A. Appeal History

  • This Emergency Appeal (EA) was launched on 23 February 2016 for CHF 1,443,961 to enable the IFRC to support Cruz Vermelha de Angola (CVA) to reach 9 million people with Social Mobilization, health, and hygiene promotion (4 million to be assisted directly and a further 5 million through Social Mobilization) to address the devastating effects of the Yellow Fever outbreak.

03 Apr 2017 description


• Conflict-related displacement continues in central and eastern DRC

• USAID staff assess humanitarian situation in Tanganyika Province

• UN releases HRP calling for $748 million in 2017


20 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • An estimated 1.42 million people are affected by the drought crisis, including 756,000 children. Of this estimation, 800,000 people are located in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila.

  • As of February 2017, the total number of cumulative suspected cases in the ongoing cholera outbreaks stands at 306. Soyo – 184; Cabinda – 100 and Luanda – 22. A total of 11 deaths have been reported: Soyo – 8; Cabinda – 3 and Luanda – 0. Four of the five confirmed cases in Luanda had links to the outbreak in Soyo.

17 Feb 2017 description

Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Government of Japan has provided additional funding to IOM’s Migrant Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations project, which seeks to strengthen and improve the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to diseases outbreaks and other public health occurrences along the country’s border with Angola.