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20 Sep 2018 description
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1). Democratic Republic of Congo – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). See country sections below for more details.

  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Coffee with Polio Experts – Darcy Levison of WHO talks about the logistical challenges of reaching every child in the Lake Chad subregion.

17 Sep 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

14 Sep 2018 description

Abuja, 13 September, 2018 - After two years without the detection of wild poliovirus (WPV) in Nigeria, the Government, in collaboration with Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partner remain resolute not to lower guards against the paralyzing disease.

13 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

The second 2017 meeting of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Offce for Africa took place at the Protea Balalaika Hotel Sandton, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5–7 December 2017. The meeting focused on progress towards regional immunization goals, maternal & neonatal tetanus elimination, polio eradication & end-game strategy, challenges facing middle-income countries, cholera control and immunization research in the African Region.

10 Sep 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:

Declaration of the end of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Niger
Cholera in Cameroon
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

10 Sep 2018 description

The eighteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 15 August 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.

06 Sep 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Papua New Guinea – three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). No new cases of wild poliovirus. Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to detect WPV1 through environmental sampling, indicating sustained transmission. See country sections below for more details.

03 Sep 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Mauritius
Cholera in Niger
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

31 Aug 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case. Democratic Republic of the Congo ‒ Based on positive contacts, two negative AFP index cases classified as circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Nigeria – three new cases of cVDPV2. Papua New Guinea – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). See country sections for more details.

31 Aug 2018 description

Abuja, 30 August 2018 - The national Polio laboratories in Maiduguri and Ibadan have successfully passed World Health Organization (WHO) accreditation quality checks. The accreditation of the laboratories is for the next twelve months, starting from September 2018.

During the exercise, the Team lead of the Polio accreditation exercise, Dr Gumede-Moeletsi Nelisiwe described the accreditation procedure as a means of monitoring the accuracy and quality of testing in the laboratories.

29 Aug 2018 description

SAUVER DES VIES ET RECHERCHER DES SOLUTIONS DURABLES

Neuf ans après le début du conflit, l’urgence humanitaire dans la région du lac Tchad est parmi les plus graves au monde. La crise se déroule dans une région déjà touchée par un sous-développement important, la pauvreté et le changement climatique. L’impact sur la vie d’environ 17 millions de personnes est dévastateur, notamment pour les femmes, les jeunes et les enfants, qui sont les principales victimes du conflit. En 2018, plus de 10 millions de personnes ont besoin d’aide humanitaire et de protection.

29 Aug 2018 description

SAVING LIVES AND SEEKING LASTING SOLUTIONS

Nine years into the conflict, the humanitarian emergency in the Lake Chad region is among the most severe in the world. The crisis is unfolding in a region already affected by severe underdevelopment, poverty and climate change. The impact on the lives of around 17 million people is devastating, with women, youth and children bearing the brunt. In 2018, more than 10 million people require humanitarian assistance and protection.

28 Aug 2018 description
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Highlights

 A total of 183 people, including 182 children (8 girls and 174 boys) were released from administrative custody to a UNICEF supported Transit Centre in Maiduguri where they are receiving integrated rehabilitation services.

 Cholera remains a concern, with alerts of new outbreaks being reported in northern Adamawa in new Local Government Areas (LGAs) with no previous reports. Since February 2018, a total of 3,068 confirmed cases of Cholera have been reported in the 3 northeast states.

27 Aug 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in Nigeria
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

24 Aug 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples. Democratic Republic of the Congo – circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 detected in the stool samples of two healthy contacts of two different negative AFP cases. Nigeria – one new case of cVDPV2, and two new cVDPV2 positive environmental samples. Somalia – one new case of cVDPV2. See country sections below for more details.
20 Aug 2018 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.