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11 Nov 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 66 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

04 Nov 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Measles in Lesotho

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in Mali

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

03 Nov 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The family from Daaba in Ngaremara Ward reportedly developed stomach upsets while traveling towards Kambi Garba.

  • Hussein Mohamud, the hospital's Medical Superintendent, said the tests they took were positive for cholera.

  • County Health Executive Wario Galma said a team from the health department was dispatched to monitor the situation.

A mother and her two children aged one and two have been admitted at Isiolo County Referral Hospital with what is suspected to be cholera.

01 Nov 2019 description

The IRC is assessing the damage and launching immediate responses to help those most impacted by the storms in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia. IRC teams in Somalia are on alert and preparing for disaster as Kyarr makes its way towards Puntland

30 Oct 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Below-average 2018 short rains and 2019 long rains lead to deteriorated food security conditions in the ASALs

  • The USG provides more than $121 million to support humanitarian needs across Kenya in FY 2019

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Oct 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

28 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • There was no rainfall received in the month under review in the entire county. Dry, windy and hot weather persisted throughout the month in the entire county

  • The average greenness for the county as per the vegetation condition index for 3 months was 30.13 and remained within moderate vegetation deficit category.

25 Oct 2019 description

How severe, how many and when: In July 2019, estimated 2.6 Million people (19% of the population in ASAL) are classified in IPC phase 3 and/or worse acute food insecurity.

24 Oct 2019 description
report World Vision

Key messages

  • According to Long Rains Assessment (LRA) 2019, the overall food security in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Counties deteriorated 2019 with more households in crisis and emergency phase classification. A total of 2.56 million people still require immediate food assistance. This includes 2.26 million people who are in crisis drought classification and 298,000 people who are in emergency drought classification and require immediate food assistance.

21 Oct 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 72 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

16 Oct 2019 description

Two consecutive failed rainy seasons in some areas, floods in others, internal violence in multiple locations and economic shocks have left nearly 23.6 million people severely food insecure in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, while at least 280,000 people (one third of the population) face chronic food insecurity in Djibouti. In Somalia, the southern Gu season harvests were the worst recorded since 1995, while in Kenya’s south-eastern areas there was crop failure.

15 Oct 2019 description
report Government of Kenya

**Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators*

  • No rains were received during the Month under review.

  • Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index for the County showed Normal vegetation deficit but the situation is totally different on the ground with depleted pasture and poor browse conditions across all parts of the County with worsening trend. pastoral farmers are buying feeds for their livestock to save lives.

14 Oct 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

The most affected areas are Nyali, Kisauni, Kongowea, Kaa Chonjo and parts of Mombasa CBD.

The floods made many roads inaccessible including Links Road in Nyali, Fidel Odinga Road and Mikindani estate.

County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo said there have been no casualties reported as a result of the heavy flooding.

By SIAGO CECE

Mombasa residents have expressed fears of possible outbreak of water-borne diseases as heavy downpour continues pounding the region.

14 Oct 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

Wargadud Township Chief, Adow Abdi Mohamed expressed fears of a possible cholera outbreak since most toilets have been washed away.

A local Red Cross office indicated parts of Mandera West including Takaba town and Gither wards are the most affected by floods.

By MANASE OTSIALO

Heavy rains currently pounding parts of Mandera County has claimed one life and left a man fighting for his life at Elwak Sub County Hospital.

13 Oct 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 70 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

06 Oct 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 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

29 Sep 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

26 Sep 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Residents living along River Awach warned against drinking water from the river.

  • A patient died last week after being turned away from JOOTRH following the medics’ strike.

Fear has gripped Kisumu over possible spread of cholera due to the ongoing health workers’ strike after an outbreak was confirmed in the county.

The tests on samples taken from some patients at Gita Sub-County Hospital in Kisumu East to Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) turned out positive on Wednesday.

25 Sep 2019 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Wajir Health Services Chief Officer Ahmed Garaat reported nine lives lost and at least 495 people infected with cholera.
  • The epidemic was first reported in May and was suspected to have originate from neighbouring Kotulo in Mandera.
  • The county has started health education on cholera in schools and market places..

The recent wave of cholera outbreak in Wajir County has been contained, according to Health Services Chief Officer Ahmed Garaat.