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25 Mar 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 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Cyclone in Mozambique and Zimbabwe
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Mali
  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

20 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CERF allocated US$2 million for Ebola preparedness activities

  • Measles outbreaks were confirmed in three counties, health organizations strengthened surveillance

  • Inter-communal fighting killed hundreds of civilians and disrupted aid operations across the country

  • Western Equatoria: Humanitarian organizations increased aid as access improved

FEATURE

CERF allocated US$2 million to support critical Ebola preparedness

19 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness In January 2019, mobile medical teams reached 1,643 beneficiaries in hard to reach through Inter-cluster Rapid Response Mechanisms- (ICRM-RRM) activities. 1,300 normal deliveries attended by skilled health workers.

18 Mar 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 65 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

11 Mar 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 Mar 2019 description
report Medair

Juba, South Sudan 06 March 2019: More than 75,000 measles vaccines have been airlifted to South Sudan’s Gogrial West County in response to an outbreak declared by the State Ministry of Health. There are 98 suspected measles cases, with one death reported. Medair, an international humanitarian organisation, has mobilized an Emergency Response Team to vaccinate children under five years of age in an area where the population is estimated at over 400,000 people. The campaign is expected to be conducted from 07-17 March, 2019.

08 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Yei results in unknown number of civilian deaths, prevents 15,000 people from receiving aid

  • Health actors continue EVD awareness and screening activities

  • WFP conducts first road delivery to central Unity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Mar 2019 description

Mayom, 6 March 2019 – A campaign to immunize nearly 40,000 children against measles was launched today, 6 March 2019. The campaign is being carried out by the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It comes after a measles outbreak was recently confirmed in Mayom, former Unity State.

05 Mar 2019 description

Background

This document complements IFRC operational plan for South Sudan 20191 and reflects its support to the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) in the agreed areas of focus.

The main challenges in the country

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

25 Feb 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 61 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

25 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Vaccination against Ebola Virus Disease starts in Yambio, Western Equatoria.

• Health organizations have strengthened surveillance and vaccination activities across the country after measles outbreaks were confirmed in three counties.

• Inter-communal fighting kills hundreds of civilians and disrupts aid operations across the country.

• After several months of intensive access negotiations, humanitarians have increased aid operations in Western Equatoria.

Improving Ebola Virus Disease preparedness

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

13 Feb 2019 description

In January, the number of people displaced by violence and conflict stood at 4.14 million, of which 1.87 million were internally displaced. In Upper Nile, the authorities in Fashoda reported that 12,000 people had returned from Sudan. In addition, an unknown number of returnees from Sudan were reported in Akurua and Kaka, Manyo County. In Unity, over 8,200 people reportedly returned to Guit County. Food insecurity deteriorated from late 2018, with 5.2 million people severely food insecure, including 36,000 people in famine-like conditions.

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:

07 Feb 2019 description
report Save the Children

Following the declaration of measles outbreak in Abyei Special Administrative Area by the State Ministry of Health, Save the Children along with other health partners has supported the Ministry of Health in developing a micro plan and mobilizing resources. The measles vaccination campaign was launched on 23 January 2019 for seven days. The vaccination campaign targeted children 6-59 months in the entire Abyei administrative area. A total of 33 vaccination teams were trained and deployed in the field.

06 Feb 2019 description

Major Epidemiological Developments W04 2019

• The completeness for IDSR reporting at the county level was 59% in week 4 of 2019 . The completeness for EWARS reporting from IDPs was 69%.

• A reactive Measles vaccination campaign will be conducted targeting children aged 6-59 months in all payams and IDP sites in Juba starting on 11th February, 2019. Currently, there are 34 cases coming from four payams of Amarat, Khator Munuki and Rejaf. Three (CFR 8.8%) deaths have been reported.