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26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

07 Apr 2017 description

Moins d’un an après la fin officielle de l’épidémie Ebola, le système de santé guinéen continue de lutter

Conakry, 7 avril – L’organisation humanitaire internationale Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) lance aujourd’hui une large campagne de vaccination contre la rougeole à Conakry, en collaboration avec le ministère de la Santé guinéen. Depuis le début de cette année, 3468 cas ont été confirmés et 14 décès ont été recensés suite à la rougeole dans tout le pays. Conakry et Nzérékoré sont les préfectures les plus affectées.

07 Apr 2017 description

Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola epidemic, the Guinean health system continues to struggle

Friday, April 7, 2017 — Conakry: The international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) is launching today a large scale measles vaccination campaign in Conakry, together with the Guinean Ministry of Health. Since the beginning of the year there have been 3468 confirmed cases and 14 deaths dues to measles in Guinea. Conakry and Nzérékoré are the most affected districts.

31 Mar 2017 description

This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 36 events, two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

26 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • Ninety-three public health events were reported across the country.

  • 99.9% completeness in reporting from health facilities.

  • 99% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • Three confirmed cases of measles reported from two Counties.

  • One death attributable to cholera reported among 7 suspected cases.

19 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred and sixty public health events were reported across the country.

    o Compare to week 10, this represents 37% increase in the number of events reported.

  • 99% completeness in reporting from health facilities.

  • 99% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • Rumors of unexplained cluster of deaths reported and investigated in Lofa County.

  • Five measles samples tested positive from Montserrado County.

12 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 99.7% completeness in reporting from all Districts.

  • 99.7% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • Five positive cases of measles received from the National Reference Laboratory.

  • One death in a suspected case of human exposure to animal bites.

  • Increased surveillance due to ongoing outbreaks of measles and Yellow fever in Guinea and rubella in Sierra Leone.

10 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 100% completeness in reporting from all Districts.

  • 89% reporting timeliness (76 facilities in Montserrado and 6 facilities in Sinoe reported late).

  • One death in a suspected case of yellow fever was reported.

  • One death attributable to cholera was reported.

  • National Polio vaccination campaign completed February 27.

  • Increased surveillance due to ongoing outbreaks of measles in Guinea and rubella in Sierra Leone.

10 Mar 2017 description
report ALIMA

N’ZEREKORE, March 10, 2017 – More than 2,100 children have been infected with measles in Guinea since January. The Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of measles on February 8. The outbreak is now affecting 17 health prefectures in Guinea. N’Zérékoré, in the southeastern forest region, is the most affected prefecture, with 675 cases reported between January 1 and March 8.

“We are admitting new children every day,” said Doctor Karim Assani, a pediatrician at the N’Zérékoré Regional Hospital working with ALIMA. “Many of them are severe cases, suffering from complications.”

10 Mar 2017 description
report ALIMA

N'Zerekore, 10 mars 2017 - Depuis janvier, plus de 2100 enfants ont été infectés par la rougeole en Guinée. Le Ministère de la santé a déclaré une épidémie de rougeole le 8 février. L'épidémie touche maintenant 17 préfectures sanitaires en Guinée. Située dans la région forestière du sud-est, N'Zerekore est la préfecture la plus touchée, avec 675 cas signalés entre le 1er janvier et le 8 mars. « Nous admettons de nouveaux enfants chaque jour », explique Dr Karim Assani, pédiatre pour ALIMA à l'hôpital régional de N'Zerekore.

10 Mar 2017 description

Overview

This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 30 events, two at Grade 3, six at Grade 2, two at Grade 1 and twenty ungraded events.

This week one new event is reported: a Cyclone in Madagascar

07 Mar 2017 description

Le Ministre de la Santé Dr Abdourahmane DIALLO, a présidé ce Jeudi 23 Février 2017 à une réunion de coordination entre les hauts cadres de son Département et les partenaires pour la riposte à l’épidémie de rougeole déclarée le 10 Février 2017 en République de Guinée.

L’Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire a partagé le bilan actualisé suivant :

  • 13 districts sanitaires en épidémie confirmées

  • 12 districts sanitaires en alerte

02 Mar 2017 description
  • A measles epidemic has been declared in 14 of the 38 health districts in Guinea. 13 districts have been put on alert.

  • Since the beginning of the year, 1 527 cases of measles have been diagnosed, of which 1 517 were cured. Two patients have died and eight remain under treatment.

  • The number of suspected cases has increased rapidly, reaching 407 this week, compared to 234 last week. More than 3.7 million children need to be urgently vaccinated in the country

26 Feb 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 99.9% completeness in reporting coverage.

  • 99% timeliness (4 facilities in Gbarpolu and 2 facilities in Nimba reported late).

  • Annual review meeting ongoing in Bong County.

  • One attributable measles death was reported, among 40 suspected cases.

  • Ten suspected measles cases reported from Counties bordering Guinea.

24 Feb 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

With a population of 10,628,9992 inhabitants according to the 2014, general population census, the Republic of Guinea is faced with countless challenges including viral and infections disease outbreaks. During the period 2014-2016, the country’s health system underwent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak with disruptive effect on health services along with degrading confidence in health services.