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22 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • Following recent spike in forced movements/displacements in the North East, mainly in Borno State, a 90 Day Response Plan from January- April 2019 has been developed to address urgent and critical humanitarian needs. The plan address a set of critical humanitarian needs in seven sectors: Protection, Health, Food Security and Livelihood, Nutrition, WASH, Education, and Emergency Shelter and Camp Coordination & Management.

22 Jan 2019 description

A. Key indicators

Surveillance | Performance Indicators

25 Number of LGAs* Number of LGAs that reported

260 Number of health facilities

180 Number of health facilities that reported

68% Completeness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

68% Timeliness at health facility level. 88% at LG

21 Jan 2019 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

14 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

11 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 12,084 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were admitted for treatment in 636 UNICEF-supported treatment facilities in the three northeast states impacted by the ongoing conflict.

  • The number of cholera cases continued to reduce across the three northeast states due to the sustained cholera response by UNICEF and partners.

09 Jan 2019 description

On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization was informed of a cluster of suspected Yellow fever (YF) cases and deaths in Edo State, Nigeria. Edo State is located less than 400km from Lagos on a dense population movement axis between Lagos and South-Eastern Nigeria. Edo State is also a known endemic area for Lassa fever – which was initially suspected as causing the outbreak.

07 Jan 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

01 Jan 2019 description
report Voice of America

Timothy Obiezu

ABUJA — A vaccination center in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, is swarming with people, a sign that Nigeria's campaign to vaccinate more people against yellow fever appears to be making headway.

As part of the effort, Nigeria’s government partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine alliance GAVI, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to immunize more than 26 million people.

It is the second phase of Nigeria's preventive campaign after a yellow fever outbreak in September 2017.

01 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • In the reporting week 50 (10th-16th December 2018), 13 new positive cases from Edo (9) FCT (3) and Ekiti (1) States were confirmed at WHO regional reference laboratory, Institut Pasteur, Dakar (IP Dakar)

  • From the onset of the outbreak in September 2017 to date, 3,902 suspected cases have been reported from all 36 States and the FCT in Nigeria § Of the 3295 samples that were collected and tested, 185 were presumptive positive in-country and were sent for confirmation to IP Dakar

24 Dec 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe.

19 Dec 2018 description

Abuja, 18 December 2018 – The Government of Nigeria with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and partners launched a Yellow fever reactive vaccination campaign today, funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The campaign will be implemented in 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo state, where cases have been confirmed. The immunization drive is a response to the unprecedented yellow fever outbreak recently identified in the State.

18 Dec 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 new and ongoing events, including:

  • Lassa fever in Benin

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Yellow fever in Nigeria

  • Measles in Madagascar.

11 Dec 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 new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Measles in Mauritius
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

26 Nov 2018 description

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of a suspected outbreak of yellow fever in Edo State.

Following the report of an outbreak of fever of unknown origin in four Local Government Areas in Edo state, the state public health team commenced investigation. On the 21st of November 2018, nine cases tested positive for yellow fever. We await confirmatory results from the WHO Regional Reference Laboratory.