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28 Sep 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

The security situation across the country remains volatile and unstable, with the main hotspots in As-Sweida, Ar-Raqqah, Hama, Aleppo, Deirezzor and Idlib governorates

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%.

21 Sep 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

The security situation across the country remains volatile and unstable, with the main hotspots in As-Sweida, Ar-Raqqa, Hama, Aleppo and Idleb governorates

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.

31 Aug 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case. Democratic Republic of the Congo ‒ Based on positive contacts, two negative AFP index cases classified as circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Nigeria – three new cases of cVDPV2. Papua New Guinea – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). See country sections for more details.

31 Aug 2018 description

Reporting period: 01.08.2018 to 31.08.2018

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

Humanitarian actors remain concerned by the potentially catastrophic humanitarian implications for civilians if hostilities escalate in north-west Syria.

24 Aug 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples. Democratic Republic of the Congo – circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 detected in the stool samples of two healthy contacts of two different negative AFP cases. Nigeria – one new case of cVDPV2, and two new cVDPV2 positive environmental samples. Somalia – one new case of cVDPV2. See country sections below for more details.
23 Aug 2018 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The security situation across the country remains volatile and unstable with the main hot spots in the governorates of As-Swieda, Deir Ez-Zor, Aleppo, and Idlib.

19 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION ANALYSIS

• No new circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases have been reported during the first six months of 2018, with the total number of cVDPV2 cases remaining at 74.

• The temporary closure of the border crossings disrupted the flow of health supplies, which delayed the provision of some supplies to areas of need.

• Health program strategy remains focused on providing emergency lifesaving health package through streamlined interventions with NGOs in prioritized areas, and government in the rest of the country.

14 Aug 2018 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 have been reported in 2018. The last reported case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) is from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate with a date of onset of paralysis of 21 September 2017. The total number of cVDPV2 cases recorded during the outbreak remains 74.