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22 Sep 2017 description

Au total, 1 840 cas déclarés (suspects et confirmés) d’hépatite E ont été notifiés au 13 septembre.
A la même date, 38 décès liés à la maladie ont été enregistrés. Le taux de létalité est passé de 2,2 pour cent au 4 septembre à 2,06 pour cent au 13 septembre.

Les départements de Diffa et de Nguigmi ont enregistré le plus grand nombre de cas. Les femmes et les personnes âgées de plus de15 ans sont les plus touchées.

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Mark Green announces nearly $54 million in additional FY 2017 funding to support relief operations for Nigerian people in conflict-affected areas

  • Cholera transmission continues in Borno, with health actors recording more than 3,100 suspected and confirmed cases, including 53 related deaths

  • Numerous violent attacks targeting civilians in the Lake Chad Basin result in additional casualties and displacement in September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of September 15, 2017, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases and deaths are 2,451 and 48 respectively (CFR 1.9%). The burden of cases has decreased in Jere and Dikwa, while it remains high in Monguno.

19 Sep 2017 description

Nigeria

As of 18 September, the number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 2,000, with 44 deaths reported. The case fatality rate is more than double the emergency threshold of 1%.

The majority of cases are in three main areas in Borno state: 1,177 in the Muna corridor, 570 in Dikwa, and over 338 in Monguno. The areas affected have high levels of IDPs and their already limited health capacity will be further strained.

18 Sep 2017 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 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

18 Sep 2017 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. More than 2.3 million people remain displaced. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

18 Sep 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • A cholera epidemics breaks in north-east Nigeria on 16 August 2017 with, as of 13 September, 45 dead amongst 1,925 cases recorded in Borno State.

  • The hepatitis E epidemic declared in April in Niger is marking a decreasing trend, after recording 1,672 cases in the Diffa region.

  • Cameroon’s Far North is witnessing an increase in incidents and attacks as well as a geographical shift in violent incidents from Logone-and-Chari to Mayo Sava department.

15 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera transmission increases in northeastern Nigeria, with more than 1,900 suspected and confirmed cases and 44 related deaths

  • Conflict and insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin continue to limit agricultural production and food availability

  • The number of displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria decreases by 4 percent compared to June figures

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Sep 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2349 (2017) of 31 March 2017, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to produce a written report within five months on the assessment by the United Nations of the situation in the Lake Chad Basin. The report provides an update on the progress made and the challenges remaining and suggests measures for consideration relating to elements of the resolution.

12 Sep 2017 description

EN TRES BREF

Les 5 crises, la modalité de réponse et les 3 objectifs stratégiques ne connaissent pas de changements.

Pour les régions de Tillabéry et de Tahoua, le contexte actuel ne nécessite pas une révision, une série d’évaluations plus poussées au niveau des secteurs prioritaires sont en train d'être planifiées.

En cas de dégradation accentuée, le plan de contingence inter secteur y relatif sera activé en vue d’une réponse initiale appropriée.

04 Sep 2017 description
  • La región de Diffa, en la cuenca del lago Chad, golpeada por Boko Haram y una de las más golpeadas por la estación del hambre, sufre una epidemia de hepatitis E.

  • Faltan fondos para mantener la respuesta al brote, que afecta sobre todo a mujeres.

Madrid, 4 de septiembre de 2017

31 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Health officials confirm cases of cholera in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State

  • Insecurity and inclement weather exacerbate existing food and nutrition needs in the Lake Chad Basin

  • Flooding in Niger affects nearly 60,000 people, primarily near the Nigerian border

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Aug 2017 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 49 events in the region.

This week, three new events have been reported:

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Mauritania and cholera in Burundi and Chad. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in Kenya

• Hepatitis E in Niger

• Floods/mudslide in Sierra Leone

24 Aug 2017 description

Au total, 1 666 cas déclarés (suspects et confirmés) d’hépatite E ont été notifiés au 20 août. A la même date, 38 décès liés à la maladie ont été enregistrés. Le taux de létalité est passé de 2,6 pour cent au 22 juillet à 2,4 pour cent au 20 août.

Les départements de Diffa et de Nguigmi ont enregistré le plus grand nombre de cas. Les femmes et les personnes âgées de 15 à 49 ans sont les plus touchées.