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11 Nov 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

10 Nov 2019 description

Between the 1st of August to 5th of November 2019, Nigeria has experienced an upsurge in cases of yellow fever with 511 suspected cases in three states - 309 from Katsina, 162 from Bauchi, and 40 from Benue. Of the samples tested from these cases, 83 were confirmed positive in Katsina (43), Bauchi (34) and Benue (6).

Since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) have been working with development partners to support the states to prevent and reduce the number of cases and deaths.

08 Nov 2019 description

Yenagoa, 7 November, 2019 - In renewed efforts not to leave any child needlessly exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the authorities in Bayelsa are seeing a marked improvement in immunization coverage in the State. This follows the adoption of innovative approaches to reach all children -- even those living along its hazardous creeks and remote jungles.

05 Nov 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Humanitarian access continues to shrink, both as a result of insecurity and due to restrictions placed on humanitarian partners. On 27 September,
    Nigerian security forces in Maiduguri informed two major INGO partners (Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps) that their activities must be suspended while the military carries out an investigation into alleged irregularities. The suspensions have had a significant impact on the provision of humanitarian assistance and services, including in UNICEF sectors.

04 Nov 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

  • Initial Rapid Need Assessment (IRNA) report on flash flood in Adamawa State
  • Scaling up Malaria advocacy and awareness
  • Updates on outbreak of cholera in 4 Local Government Areas of Adamawa State
  • TB REACH Wave 5 IDP Scale-up Project and Nomads for active TB case detection in 17 LGAs.
  • Epidemiological updates of diseases
04 Nov 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Measles in Lesotho

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Mali

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

04 Nov 2019 description

Executive summary

The comprehensive global strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) was developed by WHO, UNICEF, Gavi the vaccine alliance, and more than fifty partners to build a global coalition that will tackle the increased risk of yellow fever (YF) epidemics in a coordinated manner by 2026.

01 Nov 2019 description

Maiduguri, 1 November, 2019 - Not so long ago, collecting and evaluating large amounts of data in the field on disease trends and patterns – an activity known as surveillance – was a cumbersome process. Surveillance officers noted information by hand on paper and sent hard copies of weekly reports to the local government area (LGA) secretariat via disease surveillance and notification officers (DSNOs).

“This made emergency response a bit slow,” says Mr Abubakar Wuyo, a surveillance officer at State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri in Borno State.

29 Oct 2019 description

Reviewing the NCDC Strategy Plan Towards a Model National Public Health Institute

In 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) developed a 2017 – 2021 Strategy Plan. This was to articulate goals that will guide our activities, as we build a model national public health institute. Midway into the implementation of the strategy plan titled “Idea to Reality”, we held a three-day review session from October 21 – 23 2019.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. Perform a mid-point review and update the NCDC 2017-2021 strategy

28 Oct 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Oct 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 72 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

18 Oct 2019 description

Towards Nigeria’s Mid-Term Joint External Evaluation

In 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in collaboration with various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), as well as relevant development partners carried out a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of Nigeria’s International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) capacities.

13 Oct 2019 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 70 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

11 Oct 2019 description

Strengthening Regional Health Security: NCDC Hosts Cholera Genetic Sequencing Workshop for West Africa

Nigeria and other countries in West Africa continue to experience outbreaks of cholera every year.

08 Oct 2019 description

On 29 August 2019, a suspected yellow fever case was reported from Kano state with a travel history to Yankari game reserve, Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi state, Nigeria.

06 Oct 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 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

04 Oct 2019 description

Abuja, 4 October, 2019 - In a bid to bolster immunity of eligible children, the Federal Government of Nigeria supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners immunized over 51 million children during the annual national immunization campaigns.

The intervention, conducted in phases, from 30 July-30 August 2019, reached 51,151,924 eligible children across 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

04 Oct 2019 description

Building in-country Capacity for Genetic Sequencing: NCDC National Reference Laboratory

In 2018, Nigeria recorded a large outbreak of Lassa fever. As at the 29th of September 2019, 701 confirmed cases have been reported this year - more than the number of cases recorded in 2018. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to work closely with stakeholders, in improving knowledge on Lassa fever through research activities and epidemiological studies.

01 Oct 2019 description
  • On 6 September, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed an outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi state (northern Niger) with 243 suspected and 27 confirmed cases, and 34 deaths. Suspected and confirmed cases with an epidemiological link to Bauchi have been reported in four other states (Borno, Kano, Gombe and Katsina).
29 Sep 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including: