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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.

17 Dec 2018 description

The Global risk analysis outlines 18 contexts where a significant deterioration is expected to occur within the next six to nine months, leading to a spike in humanitarian needs.

ACAPS analysts conduct daily monitoring and independent analysis of more than 150 countries to support evidence-based decision-making in the humanitarian sector.

The knowledge acquired in this process enables analysts to develop a solid understanding of crisis dynamics and identify trends as well as potential risks, which enabled the selection of these 18 contexts:

17 Dec 2018 description

Since early July, Niger has been battling its worst cholera outbreak in years.

As the disease ebbs, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and local health authorities shift their focus to preventing future outbreaks in the southern region of Maradi, most affected by the current epidemic and known as a hotspot for cholera along the border of Niger and Nigeria.

These efforts include vaccinating over 145,000 people with an easy-to-administer oral vaccine in three of Maradi’s health zones: Tchadoua, Aguié and Gazaoua.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 3,820 cases of cholera and 78 deaths (lethality: 2%) have been recorded in 4 regions of Niger as of 31st of October, but almost all outbreaks are currently inactive. A preventive vaccination campaign, with technical support from UNICEF, is planned in November to cover 158,665 people in Aguié health district, Maradi region.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

D. R. Congo: slight decrease with 306 new cases reported at week 49.

Cameroon: slow decrease in the number of new cases reported from the North and Far North outbreak.

Niger: 1 new case was reported in Madarounfa health district at W47.

Nigeria: significant decline in the number of new reported cases, including in the North East outbreaks.

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R.D. Congo : Léger déclin avec 306 nouveaux cas rapportés à la semaine 49.

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.

10 Dec 2018 description

CHAD

MEASLES INFECTIONS RISING

Measles infections are on the rise since mid-November when 209 cases were recorded, up from 131 a week earlier. In late November and early December, 43 cases were reported in seven districts in central and southern Chad.

Another 105 samples are being tested. More than 4,000 cases and 91 deaths have been recorded since an outbreak was declared in June. The outbreak has hit the epidemic level in 39 health districts. Vaccination was carried out in 41 districts in November.

DR CONGO

09 Dec 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

07 Dec 2018 description

6 December 2018, Niamey – The Government of Niger with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners has successfully concluded an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign to protect more than 152,000 people at high risk of the disease.

The immunization campaign is one of a number of response actions taken since the outbreak was declared on 5 July 2018. The vaccines were sourced from the global stockpile, which is funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi is also funding operational costs for the campaign.

06 Dec 2018 description
report WaterAid

Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity: WaterAid

A new ranking by WaterAid of developing countries shows where millions of people are already losing their right to water, increasing their vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

03 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:

  • Yellow fever in South Sudan

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Hepatitis E in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

30 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

Cameroon: the outbreak is ongoing in the North and Far North regions, 65 cases were reported at week 45.

D. R. Congo: the situation remains unchanged with 605 new cases reported at week 45.

Niger: no new cases were reported since W44, after a few months of major outbreak.

Nigeria: decrease in the number of new reported cases and geographical scope, however the outbreaks in the North East are still ongoing.

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26 Nov 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:

23 Nov 2018 description

MISE À JOUR PRH 2018 : EN UN COUP D’OEIL

Le Niger continue d’être confronté aux besoins récurrents et chroniques tels que la malnutrition, l’insécurité alimentaire, les épidémies et les inondations, ainsi qu’au conflit lié à Boko haram. La modalité de réponse et les trois objectifs stratégiques restent inchangés.

19 Nov 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:

16 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

Cameroon: increasing number of new cases in the Far North region, and ongoing transmission in the North region (see p. 2).

D. R. Congo: the situation remains concerning with active outbreaks in 8 provinces (see p.2)

Niger: the decreasing trend continues with sporadic cases reported.

Nigeria: despite the overall decrease in the number of new reported cases, significant outbreaks remain active, especially in Borno and Yobe States.

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