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20 Aug 2018 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

20 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS (JULY 2018) OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) stakeholders workshop on protection violation in Adamawa State humanitarian response

  • Final reports of Initial Rapid Need Assessment (IRNA) for Numan and Demsa LGAs

  • Ongoing Cholera outbreak response in Mubi North and Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State;
    Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) 1 campaign

  • Visit of the head of OCHA Nigeria to Adamawa State

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation Overview

  • Over 20,000 cholera cases and 255 deaths have been reported as of week 30 in Lake Chad Basin (LCB). This is 8 times more than the average cholera caseload over the past four years.

  • Nigeria is the most affected country with 18,000 cases.
    The outbreak has spread into Cameroon and Niger (on week 27).

  • Major cities of Maradi (Niger), Yaounde and Douala (Cameroon) have confirmed cholera cases.

13 Aug 2018 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Cameroon

  • Cholera in Tanzania

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

11 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Lake Chad basin: Cholera platform is alerting on the situation (please refer to page 2 and 3).
- Nigeria: seven states affected with main concerns in Zamfara, Katsina and Kano. The situation has improved significantly in Adamawa and Bauchi (few sporadic cases).
- Niger: unprecedented outbreak in the Maradi region with 332 cases on week 30 affected Maradi city.
- Cameroon: three main outbreak in “Nord, littoral & Centre” regions with Douala and Yaoundé at risk.

10 Aug 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Besoins et cibles

Cible HRP 2018

826 000 personnes dans le besoin

528 000 personnes ciblées

18 814 personnes atteintes

Réponse sectorielle

Eau

  • Progrès nuls vers la cible pour la crise centrafricaine ;

  • 15 250 personnes de plus ont accès à une source améliorée d’eau pour la crise du bassin du Lac Tchad, soit une progression de 5,8 % vers la cible.

Assainissement

07 Aug 2018 description

August 6th 2018 | NCDC, PHN partner with private sector towards ending epidemics in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), have launched a new initiative - the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR). The aim is to develop a formal structure for the private sector to support the Nigerian government through NCDC, in the prevention, preparedness, detection, response and control of outbreaks in Nigeria.

06 Aug 2018 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Guinea worm in South Sudan

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

03 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

January-June Highlights

• In the cholera outbreak in the North region, 20 cases were registered as well as 3 deaths as of 3 July. UNICEF is supporting prevention activities through the provision of supplies and social mobilization.

• Emergency Response Plan for North West and South West regions was launched on May 27 to assist 160,000 displaced persons in the two regions with the total budget of $15.1 million.

02 Aug 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attacks by armed actors continue to result in civilian casualties across the Lake Chad Basin region

  • Crisis-level or worse acute food insecurity is projected to persist in parts of Niger and Nigeria through January 2019

  • Heavy rains and flooding displace populations, hinder access, and exacerbate humanitarian needs in northeastern Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Since the beginning of 2018:

• 137,217 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have accessed treatment at UNICEF supported treatment centres.

• UNICEF and partners have reached a cumulative total of 343,178 children and caregivers (52 per cent females) with critical child protection services.

• 1,567,897 IDPs (including children under 5 years) were reached with integrated primary health care services in UNICEF-supported health facilities in IDP camps and host communities.

31 Jul 2018 description

Bangladesh

Over 100 monsoon-related incidents have been reported in Cox's Bazar since 23 July, affecting over 13,500 people. In comparison, less than 6,000 people were affected in first three weeks of July. Extensive damage to shelters has been reported and over 550 people have been displaced. WASH facilities and agricultural land have been damaged and humanitarian access severely constrained. Heavy rainfall and landslides resulted in at least five fatalities.

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31 Jul 2018 description

CAMEROUN

LE CHOLÉRA SE PROPAGE DANS LES RÉGIONS DU NORD ET DU CENTRE

Le 23 juillet, les deux régions camerounaises du Nord et du Centre ont été déclarées touchées par l'épidémie de choléra qui a éclaté en mai dernier.

30 Jul 2018 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 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • The declaration of the end of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Focus on the outbreaks in Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda

  • Monkeypox outbreak in Central African Republic

27 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Nigeria: 469 cases at W27. Zamfara (129), Bauchi (115), and Kano (122) States are the most affected.
- Niger: outbreak in the Maradi region, 13 cases reported at W27. (see p.2)
- Cameroon: 2 outbreaks in the North Region and the Central Region (see p.2).
- D. R. Congo: 432 cases reported with high lethality. The Grand Kasaï region gathers more than half of the cases. The coordination challenges and weakness of community interventions explain the persistence of the outbreak.