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19 Oct 2018 description

Highlights:

  • 46 suspected Measles reported mainly from Deir Ezzor and Hassaka.

  • Increase of Hepatitis A cases reported in three districts in Daraa.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

  • The overall completeness of reporting was 83 %; (1053 out of total 1265 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.

  • Timeliness of reporting was 87%

18 Oct 2018 description
  • World Polio Day is coming up on 24 October: join partners around the world in making this year’s World Polio Day a success.
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case and five WPV1-positive environmental samples; Pakistan – two WPV1-positive environmental samples; Niger – three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases; Somalia – one cVDPV type 3 case; and, Papua New Guinea – three cVDPV type 1 cases. See country-specific sections below for further details.
14 Oct 2018 description
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October 14th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently completed the external monitoring of the polio vaccination of children in Syria, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

A trained QRCS team accompanied the vaccination personnel across Afrin City to monitor the vaccination process and ensure compliance with international standards.

12 Oct 2018 description
  • Papua New Guinea’s National Department of Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners issue a ‘100 Days Report’: featuring the highlights of response operations so far, the report is dedicated to the thousands of front-line polio workers who brave difficult conditions and work long hours to protect children in Papua New Guinea from polio.

05 Oct 2018 description
  • Preparations for World Polio Day are in full swing: partners and stakeholders across the world are preparing for World Polio Day on 24 October, to raise awareness and resources for the global eradication effort. Join Rotarians around the world in making this year’s World Polio Day a huge success. Click here to view a video message by Rotary International President Barry Rassin, inviting everyone to join in World Polio Day activities.

03 Oct 2018 description
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Seven years into the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, the scale, severity and complexity of needs across the country remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people require humanitarian assistance, including 6.2 million internally displaced persons.3 Childrenincluding those who are unaccompanied, separated or living with older/disabled caregiversare particularly vulnerable.

01 Oct 2018 description

Reporting period: 01.09.2018 to 30.09.2018

11.3 MILLION in need of health assistance

6.1 MILLION internally displaced

2.9 MILLION with disabilities

1.5 MILLION in HTR locations

4.3 MILLION women of reproductive age

HIGHLIGHTS

In northwest Syria, hostilities on NSA-controlled areas in North-West Syria which intensified in early September have significantly reduced since 17 September.

28 Sep 2018 description
  • Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported from Niger, linked to an ongoing cVDPV2 outbreak in neighbouring Nigeria. See ‘Lake Chad Basin’ section below for more details.
    Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Coffee with Polio Experts – Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad.

28 Sep 2018 description

Contents

501 Progress towards poliovirus containment worldwide, 2017–2018

508 Summary of global update on provision of preventive chemotherapy in 2017 and progress towards ensuring timely supplies and management

Sommaire

501 Progrès réalisés en vue du confinement des poliovirus à l’échelle mondiale, 2017-2018

508 Récapitulatif des données mondiales actualisées sur l’administration de chimioprévention en 2017 et progrès réalisés en vue d’assurer un approvisionnement et une gestion en temps utile

22 Sep 2018 description

Highlights:

  • 53 suspected Measles reported mainly from Deir Ezzor and Aleppo.

  • No cases of suspected typhoid were detected this week in Areesha camp in Hassaka.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

  • The overall completeness of reporting was 82 %; (1028 out of total 1265 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.

  • Timeliness of reporting was 86%.

20 Sep 2018 description
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1). Democratic Republic of Congo – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). See country sections below for more details.

  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Coffee with Polio Experts – Darcy Levison of WHO talks about the logistical challenges of reaching every child in the Lake Chad subregion.

10 Sep 2018 description

The eighteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 15 August 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.

06 Sep 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Papua New Guinea – three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). No new cases of wild poliovirus. Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to detect WPV1 through environmental sampling, indicating sustained transmission. See country sections below for more details.