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17 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Lassa fever in Liberia

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia

  • Cholera in Uganda

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger

17 Apr 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 14):

In Epidemiological Week 14 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as

timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).

MEASLES: 10 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 311 and 03 deaths. CFR is 1.0%

AFP: 07 case of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 116.

13 Apr 2018 description

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

  • Distribution of drugs and hospital equipment by the Presidential Committee for the North East (PCNI) in Adamawa State

  • Preparedness and response plan for Cholera in Adamawa State

  • Updates on joint health sector supervision and monitoring in Malkohi Camp, Yola South LGA.

  • Updates on the Voluntary and Safe repatriation of over 4,600 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon.

12 Apr 2018 description

Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high–risk African countries by 2026 with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole made this known at a regional launch of Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) by the WHO Director-General (DG), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Abuja.

11 Apr 2018 description

10 AVRIL 2018 | ABUJA, NIGERIA - À l’horizon 2026, près d’un milliard de personnes seront vaccinées contre la fièvre jaune dans 27 pays africains à haut risque avec le concours de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), de Gavi – l’alliance mondiale pour les vaccins et la vaccination, de l’UNICEF et de plus de 50 partenaires de santé.

10 Apr 2018 description

ABUJA, 10 April 2018 — Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

09 Apr 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Nigeria

  • Listeriosis in South Africa

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

09 Apr 2018 description

SUMMARY Performance indicators (Epi Week 13):

In Epidemiological Week 13 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).

Measles: 21 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 304 and 03 deaths. CFR is 1.0

AFP: 01 case of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 102.

03 Apr 2018 description

Executive summary

Findings from the joint external evaluation Nigeria has made commendable progress in the broad area of prevent but will need additional investments to move to a higher level:

02 Apr 2018 description

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 ongoing events, including:

26 Mar 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

26 Mar 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 11):

In Epidemiological Week 11 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).

Measles: 19 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 230 and 03 deaths. CFR is 1.3 AFP: 05 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 93.

21 Mar 2018 description

The Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria continued in the 10th Epi-week with a total of 1386 suspected cases reported across 19 affected states. Of this, 374 cases have been classified as: 365 confirmed cases, 9 probable cases with 90 deaths (81 in Lab confirmed and 9 in probable) recorded giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 24%.

20 Mar 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Listeriosis in Namibia
Cholera in north-east Nigeria
Cholera in Malawi
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

17 Mar 2018 description

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

  • Declining support for referral services in Adamawa State Humanitarian response

  • The humanitarian hub in Gulak, Madagali LGA

  • Updates on the Voluntary and Safe repatriation of over 4,600 refugees of Adamawa State extraction from Cameroon

  • Recent displacement of over 4,000 individuals in Demsa LGA due to Farmers/ Herders clash

  • Epidemiological updates of diseases

14 Mar 2018 description

INCREASING INTERVENTIONS FOR LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK RESPONSE

In Epi-week 9, the Lassa fever outbreak continued with a total number of 1121 suspected cases recorded from 18 affected states. Of this, 361 cases have been classified as: 353 confirmed cases, 8 probable cases with 86 deaths (78 in Lab confirmed and 8 in probable) recorded giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 23.8%.

12 Mar 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Listeriosis in South Africa
  • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Mar 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi week 09):

In Epidemiological Week 09 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80% timeliness, 90% completeness).

Measles: 07 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 138 and 03 deaths

AFP: 05 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 69.