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20 Oct 2017 description

WHO Health Emergencies programme in the African Region: Compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks

It is our sincere pleasure to share with you a compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks in the WHO African Region. This compendium covers the following outbreaks:

  • Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

  • Meningococcal septicaemia in Liberia,

  • Cholera in Malawi,

  • Meningitis in Nigeria,

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia,

20 Apr 2017 description

Kampala – 13/04/2017– Ministry of Health has signed Memoranda of Understanding with 21 health facilities assessed to administer Yellow Fever vaccines to international travellers.

The purpose of this collaboration is to share respective strengths, experiences, technologies, methodologies, and resources in order to provide and administer a safe, affordable and highly effective vaccine against Yellow Fever, and thus offering lifelong protection after a single injection.

09 Sep 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

 Angola epidemiological update (as of 1 September):

  • There have been no new confirmed cases since 23 June.

 Phase I of the preventive vaccination campaign in Angola was completed and, as of 1 September, 2 807 628 people had been vaccinated. Phase II of the campaign is being prepared and will target more than three million people in 12 provinces.

 Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC) epidemiological update (as of 8 September):

31 Aug 2016 description

Content

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Public Health Events in the WHO African Region

  • Yellow Fever outbreaks

    • Angola

    • DR Congo

  • Cholera outbreaks in the region

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis

    • Nigeria

    • South Sudan

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

28 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola, as of 21 July 2016 a total of 3748 suspected cases have been reported, of which 879 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 364, of which 119 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.

22 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 15 July 2016 a total of 3682 suspected cases have been reported, of which 877 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 361, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

15 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

  • In Angola, as of 8 July 2016 a total of 3625 suspected cases have been reported, of which 876 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.

14 Jul 2016 description

The current epidemic of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic vector-borne disease, which has seen outbreaks in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, highlights the risk of infection for unvaccinated travellers. There is also a risk of further international spread through introduction of the virus into areas with a competent vector and susceptible populations.

12 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 51 Water User Committees were formed in Maaji, Ayilo II, Olua I & II and Oliji settlements to improve operation & maintenance of water points serving a total of 27,387 people, mostly refugees from South Sudan in June, 2016.

  • Over 5,200 children were immunized against Polio and Measles in Rhino Camp Refugee settlement, Arua District in June 2016.

10 Jul 2016 description

This issue focuses on the protracted Yellow fever outbreak in Angola and the DR Congo , the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivor monitoring, the protracted Cholera outbreaks in several countries, the Chikungunya out-break in Kenya and an outbreak in South Sudan that is still under investigation.

The protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreak in Angola has spread to the neighboring DR Congo and cases have been exported to China and Kenya.

08 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola, as of 1 July 2016 a total of 3552 suspected cases have been reported, of which 875 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 355, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.

07 Jul 2016 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

  • En 2015, tres países confirmaron la circulación del virus de la fiebre amarilla: Bolivia (epizootia), Brasil y Perú (casos humanos).

  • En 2016, hasta la SE 24, tres países notificaron casos de fiebre amarilla selvática: Brasil, Colombia y Perú.

30 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola, as of 24 June 2016 a total of 3464 suspected cases have been reported, of which 868 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 353, of which 116 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

28 Jun 2016 description

Lorsqu’une grande flambée épidémique de fièvre jaune survient, les pays ont besoin de s’approvisionner d’urgence en vaccins pour contenir la propagation de la maladie.

À la mi-juin 2016, près de 18 millions de doses de vaccins antiamarils avaient été distribués dans le cadre des campagnes de vaccination d’urgence en Angola, en Ouganda et en République démocratique du Congo. Si les pays n’ont pas suffisamment de vaccins, ils peuvent avoir accès à la réserve mondiale pour les situations d’urgence.

27 Jun 2016 description

Disease epidemics result in substantial ill health and loss of lives and therefore pose a threat to global health security, undermine socio-economic lives and destabilize societies.

23 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola the total number of notified cases has increased since early 2016. As of 17 June 2016 a total of 3294 suspected cases have been reported, of which 861 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 347, of which 115 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all provinces, and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 123 reporting districts.

17 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

17 June 2016 – The global stockpile of the yellow fever vaccine may not be sufficient if simultaneous outbreaks hit the densely populated areas not covered by emergency responses, the United Nations health agency has warned, noting that by mid-June 2016, almost 18 million doses have been distributed in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda this year.

17 Jun 2016 description

GENEVA - 17 June 2016: The yellow fever vaccine given as one fifth of the regular dose could be used to control an outbreak in case of vaccine shortages.

Experts agreed with this proposal at a meeting convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider potential shortages in yellow fever vaccine due to the outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo.