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20 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

  • North East Mental Health & PSS Operational Framework by the MHPSS Sub-sector

  • 90 days’ response plan; Lamurde LGA captured for Adamawa State

  • Updates on the Operational Health Sector Working Group meeting (OHSWG) and the MOFCOM Meeting in Mubi North LGA

  • Lassa Fever Case Management in response to the outbreak in Adamawa State

  • Active case search for TB amongst Nomads and host communities

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:

18 Feb 2019 description

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Most populous African country with over 198 million inhabitants

  • More than 2 million internally displaced people (IDPs)

  • More than 1.5 million IDP returnees

  • 124 000 returnees from Cameroon, Chad, and Niger (IOM October 2018)

  • 3 million people facing a food crisis in Northern Nigeria (Cadre Harmonisé)

  • EU humanitarian funding: €59.3 million in 2018 €215.2 million since 2014

Introduction

17 Feb 2019 description

Main Highlight of the week

NCDC ACTIVATES AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE FOR COORDINATION OF LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK ACTIVITIES

17 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 06 (February 04-10, 2019) thirty-seven new confirmedi cases were reported from Edo(10), Ondo(12), Ebonyi(4), Plateau(4),Taraba(3), Benue(1), Gombe(1), Rivers(1) and Kebbi(1) States with ten new deaths in Edo(2), Ondo(2), Ebonyi(4) and Plateau(2)

  • From 1st January to 10th February 2019, a total of 947 suspectedi cases have been reported from 20 States and FCT. Of these, 324* were confirmed positive, 3 probable and 620 negative (not a case)- Figure 1

14 Feb 2019 description

From 1 January through 10 February 2019, 327 cases of Lassa fever (324 confirmed cases and three probable cases) with 72 deaths (case fatality ratio = 22%) have been reported across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with the majority of cases being reported from Edo (108) and Ondo (103) states. Twelve cases have been reported among healthcare workers in seven states – Edo (4), Ondo (3), Ebonyi (1), Enugu (1), Rivers (1), Bauchi (1) and Benue (1) including one death in Enugu.

12 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 05 (January 28- February 03, 2019) sixty-eight new confirmedi cases were reported from Edo(20), Ondo(22), Ebonyi(7), Bauchi(4), Plateau(4), Nasarawa(1), Taraba(3),
    Benue(1), Kaduna(1), Kwara(1), Oyo(2), Delta(1), and Rivers(1) States with fourteen new deaths in Edo(2), Ondo(1),Rivers(1) Plateau(2), Oyo(1), Ebonyi(4 ), Enugu(1), Taraba(1) and Nasarawa(1)

12 Feb 2019 description
  • Following the declaration by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control of a Lassa fever outbreak on 22 January, WHO declared a level two emergency on 4 February.

  • Though Lassa fever is endemic in the West Africa region, there has been a sharp increase in the number of cases this year. In four weeks, the number of cases has already reached two thirds of the total cases reported last year.

11 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.

09 Feb 2019 description

8 février 2019, Brazzaville - Avec cinq pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant signalé des foyers de fièvre de Lassa, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) intensifie ses efforts pour soutenir la riposte à la maladie dans cette région.

Bien que ces flambées surviennent pendant la saison de la fièvre de Lassa dans les pays où la maladie est endémique, la vitesse de l'escalade est préoccupante.

08 Feb 2019 description

8 February 2019, Brazzaville – With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease.

While these outbreaks are occurring during the Lassa fever season in countries where the disease is endemic, the speed of escalation is of concern.

07 Feb 2019 description

Highlights

• In line with the increasing connectivity needs of the humanitarian community, the ETS doubled the bandwidth in all the operational field humanitarian hubs in Borno state.

• To ensure ETS security communications services are efficiently used to support a safer humanitarian response, the ETS trained 120 staff from Save the Children in Maiduguri on security telecommunications procedures.

Situation Overview

04 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:

01 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 04 (January 21 - 27, 2019) seventy-seven new confirmedi cases were reported from Edo(24), Ondo(28), Ebonyi(5), Bauchi(3), Plateau(5), Taraba(3), Gombe(1), Kaduna(1), Kwara(1), FCT(1), Benue(2), Rivers(1) Kogi(1) and Enugu(1) States with eleven new deaths in Edo(4), Ondo(2), Benue(1), Rivers(1) Plateau(2) Taraba(1) and Bauchi(1)

  • From 1st to 27th January 2019, a total of 538 suspectedi cases have been reported from 16 States. Of these, 213 were confirmed positive, 2 probable and 325 negative (not a case)

01 Feb 2019 description

Abuja, 1 February 2019 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up response to the Lassa fever outbreaks in states across Nigeria to strengthen rapid containment of the disease. WHO is mobilizing experts to intervene in investigations, contact-tracing, risk communication and plans are underway to strengthen efforts to further assist Nigeria in controlling the Lassa fever outbreak.

On 21 January 2019, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared an outbreak of Lassa fever following an increase in the number of cases.

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.

28 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.

23 Jan 2019 description

22 January, 2019 | Abuja – NCDC Initiates Response To Rising Lassa Fever Cases In Nigeria

There has been an increase in the number of Lassa fever cases reported from several states across the country since the beginning of the year. Recent epidemiological data shows that this trend usually occurs during the dry season, between January and April.

21 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: