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04 Oct 2018 description

Earlier this year Nigeria experienced its largest Lassa fever outbreak ever. For Samuel Mutbam it was a baptism by fire. As WHO’s Deputy Incident Manager he was a key member of the coordination team and often worked for 15 hours a day, with little time to eat.

The first few days of the response were particularly challenging and one of Mutbam’s responsibilities was to ensure that everyone worked well together within a high-pressure environment.

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.

07 Aug 2018 description

August 6th 2018 | NCDC, PHN partner with private sector towards ending epidemics in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), have launched a new initiative - the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR). The aim is to develop a formal structure for the private sector to support the Nigerian government through NCDC, in the prevention, preparedness, detection, response and control of outbreaks in Nigeria.

15 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 27 (July 2-8, 2018) seven new confirmediI cases were reported from Ondo(3), Edo(2), Taraba(1) and Plateau (1) with three deaths Ondo(2) and Plateau (1)

  • From 1st January to 8th July 2018, a total of 2115 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 446 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1652 negative (not a case)

10 Jul 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 26):
In Epidemiological Week 26 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).

09 Jul 2018 description

Table of CONTENTS

On the trail of lassa fever in southern Nigeria - 01

A little black box for detecting and tracking outbreaks - 03

Largest cholera vaccine drive in history targets spike in outbreaks - 07

Encounters with plague: tracing and preventing illness - 11

Making health services a safe place for women: Uganda steps up to support women subjected to violence - 13

Treating diabetes takes more than insulin: Senegal mobile phone project promoting public health - 15

01 Jul 2018 description

AUTHORS

Elvis Efe Isere, Akinola Fatiregun, Olayinka Ilesanmi, Dr Ibidolapo Ijarotimi, Beatrice Egube, Adewale Adejugbagbe, Gboyega Adekunle Famokun

ABSTRACT

Introduction: An outbreak of Lassa Fever (LF) reported and confirmed in Ondo state, Southwest Nigeria in January 2016 was investigated. This paper provides the epidemiology of the LF and lessons learnt from the investigation of the outbreak.

27 Jun 2018 description

Performance indicators (Epi Week 24)

In Epidemiological Week 24 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).

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

22 Jun 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 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

20 Jun 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 23):

In Epidemiological Week 23 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: No case of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 143.

19 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS (MAY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

  • Ongoing Cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State

  • NHF capacity building for local NGOs by OCHA

  • Joint supervision and monitoring visit to NYSC host community in Girei LGA and Malkohi host community in Yola South LGAs

  • Updates on the Operational Health Sector Working Group meeting (OHSWG) and MOFCOM Meeting in Mubi North LGA

  • Epidemiological updates of diseases

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.

15 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 23 (June 4-10, 2018) five new confirmediI cases were reported from Edo(4) and Ondo(1) state with one death recorded in Edo state

  • From 1st January to 10th June 2018, a total of 1999 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 437 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1552 negative (not a case)

  • Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 109 deaths in confirmed cases and 10 in probable cases. Case Fatality Rate in confirmed cases is 24.9% -Table 1

08 Jun 2018 description

10 May, 2018 | Abuja – HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES END OF EMERGENCY PHASE OF NIGERIA’S LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK

In the last six weeks, there has been a decline in the number of new cases of Lassa fever. Following a joint epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation, the country is pleased to announce the end of the emergency phase of the 2018 Lassa fever outbreak.

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

IMPROVING NIGERIA’S PREPAREDNESS FOR AN EBOLA OUTBREAK

Since the declaration of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria has continued to improve the level of preparedness in the country. The Emergency Operations Centre at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) remains on alert mode, closely monitoring the situation in the DRC.

This week, preparedness activities in Nigeria were focused largely on strengthening screening measures at the major ports of entry, as well as capacity building of responders.

05 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 22 (May 28- June 03, 2018) one new confirmediI case was reported from Edo state

  • From 1st January to 3rd June 2018, a total of 1982 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 432 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1540 negative (not a case)

  • Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 108 deaths in confirmed cases and 10 in probable cases. Case Fatality Rate in confirmed cases is 25%

01 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

57 Ongoing events

48 Outbreaks

10 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Undiagnosed disease in Uganda
  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Monkeypox in Cameroon
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.