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18 Jun 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Community-based violence in Tillabery region (Abala and Efrakane), at the border with Mali, resulted in the death of over 40 civilians between 26 and 28 April. Community-based tensions intensified due to cross-border movements of non-state armed groups from Mali to the Tillabéri region.

  • Violence against civilians included armed banditry, cattle theft, and the kidnapping of a humanitarian aid worker from an international NGO on 11 April, between Ayorou and Inates;

18 Jun 2018 description

5 New events

52 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

  • 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:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Liberia
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

18 Jun 2018 description

Abuja, 18th June, 2018 - Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has assured the African Regional Commission for Certification for Poliomyelitis Eradication (ARCC) meeting in Abuja, Nigeria (18 – 22 June 2018) that Nigeria, indeed Africa, is on the right track to end the scourge of the crippling disease.

08 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

54 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

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:

07 Jun 2018 description
  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Meet a doctor at the frontline of polio eradication in Pakistan; and, vaccinators ensuring that every child is reached in Afghanistan.

  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case reported from Pakistan; and, one new WPV1-positive environmental sample from Afghanistan. See country sections below for more details.

02 Jun 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Displacement in north-east Nigeria increased by 6% increase since February, bringing the total number of IDPs to nearly 1.9 million (a level last seen in October 2016). While Borno state continues to host the highest number of IDPs (more than 1.4 million), the steepest increase in IDPs was observed in Yobe (19% increase).

31 May 2018 description
  • At last week’s World Health Assembly (WHA), ministers of health and delegates reviewed progress being achieved through national emergency action plans in remaining endemic countries. Delegates noted that wild poliovirus transmission is now at the lowest ever levels in history.

25 May 2018 description
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Highlights   

• UNOCHA-led interagency assessment mission identified estimated 40,000 IDPs in Mamfe and Mbonge/Kumba subdivisions of South West region. The total number of IDPs is expected to be substantially higher as the assessment mission was unable to visit many areas due to access constraints.

• Over 2.3 million children under five years of age including refugee and IDP children were vaccinated against polio and received vitamin A and mebendazole (deworming tablets) in Far North, East and Adamaoua regions.

25 May 2018 description
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Highlights

▪ In March, in the Diffa region, attacks by non-state armed groups and inter-community conflict continued. Seven civilians were killed, including a 15-year old boy. Kidnappings for ransom continued as well. A 3-month multi-forces military operations is being prepared against the non-state armed-groups in the Islands and along the Komadougou river.

24 May 2018 description
  • New on www.polioeradication.org: Rotarians are at the heart of the fight to end polio, and in Pakistan, are reducing chance of virus spread through provision of clean drinking water.

  • This week, the World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, and will be presented with a Strategic Action Plan on Polio Transition (including the Post-Certification Strategy), a status report on polio eradication, and a proposed resolution on containment of polioviruses.

21 May 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 19):

In Epidemiological Week 19 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).

Measles: No case of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 382 and 06 deaths. CFR is 2% AFP: 03 case of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 137.

14 May 2018 description
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BANGUI, République Centrafricaine, 12 mai 2018 - Une recrudescence significative de la violence en République centrafricaine au premier semestre de 2018 a forcé au moins 55 000 personnes supplémentaires, dont 28 600 enfants, à fuir à cause de la brutalité et de la violence dans leurs communautés.

12 May 2018 description
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BANGUI, Central African Republic, 12 May 2018 - A dramatic increase in violence in the Central African Republic in the first part of 2018 has forced at least 55,000 people, including 28,600 children to flee because of brutality and violence in their communities.

11 May 2018 description

This SitRep was produced by OCHA in association with humanitarian partners and is focused on the internal displacements since 21 July 2015. It was published by OCHA Chad and covers the period from 1 January to 28 February 2018. The next publication will be around 15 May 2018.

Highlights

• The joint military operations of the Multinational Joint Taskforce in the Lake Chad Basin could lead to new population movements and limit humanitarian access in some areas.