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10 Feb 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

09 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The fresh population movements and the high influx of IDPs are leading to camp overcrowding and congestion in some of the hosting sites such as Teachers Village in Maiduguri, whose capacity has been stretched from 5,000 to 32,000 people within one month. Health partners have expressed serious concerns on the situation of congested population in camps which may result an increased risk of outbreaks and other public health issues.

04 Feb 2019 description

Current major event

Dengue fever in Oman

The Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman reported an outbreak of dengue fever, which started during second week of December 2018, and till 12th January 2019, a total of 48 dengue fever cases were reported and these cases are probably the first locally-acquired dengue fever cases ever reported from Oman.

Editorial note

01 Feb 2019 description

Training of Trainers For Integrated Training of Surveillance Officers In Nigeria

The World Health Organization’s Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy was adopted in Nigeria in 2001, for public health surveillance in the country. It is a strategy that promotes the rational use of resources in streamlining and integrating disease surveillance activities. This is expected to ensure early detection and prompt response to outbreaks of diseases and public health events.

01 Feb 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

28 Jan 2019 description

Main Highlight of the week

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE: LASSA FEVER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and partners hosted the first Lassa fever International Conference in Abuja from the 16th - 17th of January, 2019. The conference was in commemoration of the 50th year of discovery of the Lassa fever virus in a town in Nigeria. Fifty years after, cases have continued to be recorded yearly in Nigeria and other countries in West Africa.

25 Jan 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 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 Measles in Madagascar
  • Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

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

18 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.

11 Jan 2019 description

Main Highlight of the week

Responding To Recent Outbreaks Of Yellow Fever In Nigeria

Nigeria has recorded suspected cases of yellow fever in all states since the re-emergence of cases in September, 2017 after 21 years. As at the 30th of December, 237 cases have been laboratory confirmed. A multi-agency yellow fever Emergency Operations Centre has been established at the Nigeria centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to coordinate the response.

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.

06 Jan 2019 description

Current major event

One health framework in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR)

On 12th December 2018, an expert meeting on one health framework for action on emerging zoonotic infections was held in Amman, Jordan. The meeting, organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO), reviewed the framework in the light of improving efficient and coordinated multisectoral “one health” approach among human health, animal and environment sectors to prevent, detect and respond to emerging zoonotic infection.