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22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On August 1, 2017, the UNICEF Executive Director activated the Level 3 Corporate Emergency Response for the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a period of 6 months.

• In 2017 there have been 23,959 suspected cases of cholera and 528 deaths (fatality rate: 2.2%) recorded. The year 2017 is expected to be one of the worst year of the last ten years in term of cholera cases as the limit of 1,800 cases/week was already passed during the reporting period.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In April, 2017 President Joseph Kabila announced the constitution of a new Government led by Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala as Prime Minister, and an expanded cabinet, charged with the responsibility of organizing credible elections, addressing the country's economic situation and improving the socioeconomic conditions of the population.

10 Aug 2017 description

Créé le: Juin 2017

Valable pour: Déc. 2017

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Au total, le nombre de personnes en crise alimentaire et des moyens d’existence aiguë (phases 3 et 4) est estimé à 7,7 millions de personnes dans les zones rurales couvertes par ce 15ème cycle IPC. Celles-ci sont nécessiteuses de l’aide d’urgence dans le but de sauver des vies humaines par une assistance holistique pour les besoins essentiels (nourriture, eau, médicaments, logement, production agricole d’urgence etc.).

09 Aug 2017 description

Le virus Ebola est apparu en RDC en 1976 dans le village de Yambuku où il a frappé pour la première fois. Il fit en tout 280 morts.

En 2017, le virus qui peut se transmettre à l’homme via les animaux sauvages, a frappé pour la huitième fois en 41 ans : Au mois de mai, le Ministre de la Santé Publique a signalé à l’OMS l’apparition du virus dans la zone de santé de Likati au Bas-Uélé, sollicitant l’appui de L’OMS et des partenaires pour renforcer la riposte à cette épidémie.

02 Aug 2017 description

Executive summary

The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period January 2016 to June 2017. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting health development in Member States in the African Region. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the Intercountry Support Teams.

01 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As at June 2017, 977,746 South Sudanese refugees call Uganda home of which 296,409 arrived from 1st January 2017; 275,037 from DRC and 52,388 from Burundi. Children constitute 60 percent of the refugee population.

• The Uganda Solidarity Summit on refugees and host communities hosted by President Yoweri Museveni and the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez was successfully held from June 22-23, 2017 with current pledges of $347.5 million by the international community.

27 Jul 2017 description

Implementation of Event Based Surveillance in Jordan

Jordan is conducting a training workshop for the launch of event based surveillance (EBS) for acute respiratory infections. The workshop to be conducted in Amman, Jordan, from 24 to 27 July 2017 will target public health officers responsible for surveillance and response at governorate level and health professionals from all secondary and tertiary level hospitals in the country.

Editorial note

24 Jul 2017 description

July 14, 2017 - The creation of an emergency hub in Nairobi by World Health organization has been well received by the Kenyan government and partners.

The initiative was recently introduced in Nairobi by Dr Ibrahima-Soce Fall, the WHO AFRO director for Emergencies when he met the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for health Dr Cleopa Mailu, MOH officials and various partners. These included CDC, Office for coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA), World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, and UNHCR, International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent and GIZ.

13 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationEric Osor, Medical Epidemiologist, Washington State University

The World Health Organisation recently declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).