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21 May 2018 description

4 New events

59 Ongoing events

52 Outbreaks

11 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 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

17 May 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

16 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 19 (May 07-13, 2018) five new confirmediI cases were reported from three states -Edo(1), Ebonyi (1) and Ondo (3) with one new death in Ondo state

  • From 1st January to 13th May 2018, a total of 1914 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 428 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1468 negative (not a case) and 8 samples are awaiting laboratory result (pending)

16 May 2018 description

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

  • Joint supervision and monitoring visit to Daware Host community in Fufore LGA

  • Commencement of the Operational Health Sector Working Group meeting (OHSWG) in Mubi North LGA

  • Operational Inter-Sector Working Group (OISWG) team visit from Borno to Mubi North in Adamawa State

  • Updates on the Voluntary and dignified repatriation of over 4,600 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon

14 May 2018 description

Nigerian government has expressed its readiness to prevent importation of Ebola in to the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole made this known on Thursday 10th May, 2018 while briefing the press on the current status of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and the outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of in Congo.

He said Federal Government is fully prepared to stop any attempt to import Ebola to the Country.

10 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 18 (April 30-May 06, 2018) three new confirmediI cases were reported from two states -Edo(2) and Ebonyi (1) with no new death.

  • From 1st January to 6 th May 2018, a total of 1894 suspectedi cases have been reported from 21 states. Of these, 423 were confirmed positive, 10 are probable, 1460 are negative (not a case) and 1 is awaiting laboratory result (pending)

10 May 2018 description

Abuja, 10 May 2018 - With six weeks of declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest-ever Lassa fever outbreak is under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). However, Nigeria is endemic for Lassa fever and people could be infected throughout the year, making continued efforts to control any new flare ups crucial.

08 May 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 17):

In Epidemiological Week 17 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).

07 May 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 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 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

05 May 2018 description

Abuja, May 4th 2018 – As the World prepares to celebrate the 2018 World Hygiene Day with the theme, “Save Lives, Clean Your Hands”, Mrs Toyin Saraki, the President and founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), today paid a courtesy visit to the Country Representative of the World Health Organization (WR) Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu.

The meeting was aimed at enhancing collaboration between WBFA and WHO on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) campaign to improve basic hygiene practices in healthcare facilities and schools across Nigeria.

03 May 2018 description

EXPERTS MEET TO DELIBRATE ON CASE MANAGEMENT OF LASSA FEVER

In the 16th week of the outbreak, only one new confirmed case was reported, which is the lowest weekly case count since the onset of the outbreak. No deaths were recorded.

During the outbreak, there has been a growing need to review the national case management protocol for Lassa. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) hosted the National Lassa fever Case Management meeting between 26th and 27th April 2018.

24 Apr 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 15):

In Epidemiological Week 15 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).

23 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 61 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Cholera in Congo
Cholera in Zimbabwe
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

20 Apr 2018 description

As outbreak control efforts have been intensified, only five new confirmed cases of Lassa fever were reported in the week that ended on the 15th of April 2018. This is the lowest number of cases reported in a single week since January 2018. This also marks the eighth week of continuous decline in new confirmed cases showing that the efforts to control the outbreak are bearing fruit.

The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole remarked on the current situation:

20 Apr 2018 description

From 1 January through 15 April 2018, 1849 suspected cases have been reported from 21 states (Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba). Of these, 413 patients were confirmed with Lassa fever, nine were classified as probable 1422 tested negative and were classified as non-cases and for the five remaining suspect cases laboratory results are pending.

20 Apr 2018 description

STRENGTHENING OF STATE EMERGENCY PREPAREDENESS AND RESPONSE CAPACITY

In the reporting week that ended on the 15th of April 2018, Nigeria recorded the lowest number of new Lassa fever cases since the onset of the outbreak in January 1st 2018. Five new cases were reported across four states.

The outbreak has taught us a lot of lessons including the need to strengthen surveillance and response architecture at state level.

18 Apr 2018 description

CONTACT TRACING: A CRITICAL ACTIVITY FOR ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE

In Epi-week 14, Nigeria continued to record a decline in the number of new confirmed cases of Lassa fever. However, contact tracing remains an important aspect of the outbreak response activities, ensuring no case is missed.

Contact tracing is a critical aspect of surveillance activities for Lassa fever. Contacts are categorised based on the level of contact with infected patients and/or their body fluids. This is seen in the table below:

Category of Contact::

No Risk Contact

17 Apr 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Lassa fever in Liberia

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia

  • Cholera in Uganda

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger