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21 May 2018 description

4 New events

59 Ongoing events

52 Outbreaks

11 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

17 May 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

07 May 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 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

04 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensified fighting in Unity displaces populations, exacerbates needs

  • Armed actor attacks result in at least three aid worker deaths during April

  • USAID provides $103 million in additional funding to support emergency operations in South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 May 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W16 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 55%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 83%.

• A total of 9 alerts were reported, of which 100% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 55 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 26 noncases; and 20 pending classification (with no samples collected). Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

23 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 61 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Cholera in Congo
Cholera in Zimbabwe
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

23 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments
- Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 55%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.
- A total of 10 alerts were reported, of which 30% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
- Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 26 non-cases; and 8 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

16 Apr 2018 description

In March, partners in South Sudan continued to respond to health emergencies including an outbreak of Rift Valley fever, measles and a suspected outbreak of meningitis, in different parts of the country. The outbreak of Rift Valley fever continued to evolve in parts of Lakes, with a total of 40 cases and four related deaths reported in Yirol East, Yirol West and Awerial. However, the suspected meningitis outbreak in Torit, Eastern Equatoria, first reported on 15 February 2018, started to decline, with only two suspected cases reported during March.

15 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W15 2018

• Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 60%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 78%.

• A total of 19 alerts were reported, of which 95% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

• Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 26 non-cases; and 8 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

11 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments
- Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 65% . Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.
- A total of 15 alerts were reported, of which 27% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
- Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 15 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

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

04 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W11 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 74%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 86%.

  • A total of 16 alerts were reported, of which 75% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 43 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 15 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

04 Apr 2018 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W11 2018

  • Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 70%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 81%.

  • A total of 13 alerts were reported, of which 62% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.

  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 40 suspect human cases including 6 confirmed; 3 probable; 19 non-cases; and 12 pending classification. Nine confirmed animal cases (cattle).

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:

23 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent action to avert worsening food crisis in South Sudan.

• Almost two-thirds of the South Sudan population at risk of rising hunger.

• South Sudan declares a Rift Valley fever outbreak in the counties of Awerial, Yirol East and Yirol West, in Lakes.

• A new outbreak of measles has been confirmed in Aweil East County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

• Women most affected by South Sudan conflict.

23 Mar 2018 description
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Key messages

• Centrality of protection: The protection crisis is the primary force behind rising hunger and malnutrition.
Trends continue to show that food insecurity rises wherever significant and/or prolonged violent conflict occurs. Intensified violence was most present in central Greater Bahr el Ghazal.

22 Mar 2018 description

Situation update

• Since the last update (of 24 February 2018), eight new suspect human RVF cases have been reported in Yirol East (5 suspect cases) and Yirol West (3 suspect cases). The samples have been obtained and shipped for laboratory testing.

• However, there are currently no suspect human cases on admission in Yirol East.

• During the week, one human sample tested RVF IgG positive. Thus, the cumulative for confirmed human RVF cases now stands at six (one RVF IgM+IgG positive and five IgG positive).