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15 Nov 2018 description

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This is the 16th report produced by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

12 Nov 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 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

09 Nov 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – No new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) or WPV1 positive environmental samples. Pakistan – Two new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) and two WPV1 positive environmental samples. Papua New Guinea – no new cases reported this week. Democratic Republic of Congo – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Nigeria- four new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Somalia- no new cases reported this week. Niger- one new case of circulating vaccine-driven polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2).

05 Nov 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

02 Nov 2018 description
  • World Polio Day activities garnered global attention. Partners, donors, and popular public figures around the world brought attention to the cause of polio and the efforts to eradicate polio. A quick overview of some of the World Polio Day highlights
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – Three new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) and four WPV1 positive environmental samples.
01 Nov 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

01 Nov 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

The operation: Complex Emergency in the North East Nigeria was designed to provide support to the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) in its response to the protracted humanitarian crisis in the North East of Nigeria where some 4 million people have been experiencing acute food insecurity and 1.9 million people been displaced by the conflict and in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.

31 Oct 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 28 October-3 November 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease and influenza.

30 Oct 2018 description

From July through September 2018, six cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported from Niger, genetically linked to a cVDPV2 case in Jigawa and Katsina States, Nigeria. The virus was isolated from children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) from Zinder region, located in the south of Niger and on the border with Nigeria, with dates of onset of paralysis ranging from 18 July through 16 September 2018. This outbreak has also affected Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, and Borno states in Nigeria, with 17 cases reported since April 2018.

29 Oct 2018 description

Religious clerics promote routine immunization and other health services by delivering messages to husbands, fathers and sons at mosques.

Malam Musa Abubakar was an ardent opponent of polio vaccination and other health services, not allowing his children to be immunized or his wives to receive antenatal care or other health services.

26 Oct 2018 description

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577 Joint external evaluation of implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) in Libya: a bridge to safeguard nationals

580 Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses – worldwide, January 2017–June 2018

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577 Évaluation externe conjointe de l’application du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) en Libye: une passerelle pour protéger les ressortissants

580 Le point sur les poliovirus dérivés d’une souche vaccinale dans le monde, janvier 2017-juin 2018

26 Oct 2018 description
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The Conversation

Melinda Suchard Head, Centre for Vaccines and Immunology, National Institute for Communicable Diseases

25 Oct 2018 description
  • World Polio Day activities are in full swing. Join partners around the world in raising awareness about the global effort to eradicate polio.
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental sample; Pakistan – two WPV1 cases and four WPV1-positive environmental samples; and, Nigeria – one cVDPV2 case and three cVDPV2-positive environmental samples. See country-specific sections below for further details.
25 Oct 2018 description
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Poliomyelitis, also known as polio or infantile paralysis, is a vaccine-preventable systemic viral infection. Historically, it has been a major cause of mortality, acute paralysis and lifelong disabilities but large scale immunisation programmes have eliminated polio from most areas of the world. The disease is now confined to a few endemic areas and global eradication of the wild polio virus (WPV) is being attempted. The last WPV infection in Europe was in 1998, and the World Health Organisation declared the European Region polio-free since 2002.

24 Oct 2018 description

Abuja, 23 October, 2018 - “My phone rang on 22 August. The familiar voice on the other side sounded anxious. It was the local government area Director of Health who said ‘Dr Halima, we need you to come down to the clinic and support us immediately’. With over 10 years working on polio eradication, I realized that another call to duty beckons,” says Dr Halima Isa, an environment health officer supporting in active case search for polio, cholera and other emergency cases in the North East.

22 Oct 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Dengue Fever in Senegal

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.