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21 Jan 2020 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The year 2019 was particularly marked by health epidemics, with two cholera outbreaks declared, worrying peaks of malaria throughout the year, alarming measles cases reported since November and continuous efforts to prevent and prepare a spillover of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

20 Jan 2020 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:

20 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rainfall continued in December 2019 and January 2020 in several locations across East Africa, bringing the number of people affected by flooding since July 2019 to nearly 3.4 million. In Uganda, torrential rains in December affected at least 312,000 people, displacing around 65,000, and leaving a trail of destruction, including damaged homes, infrastructure, agriculture and livelihoods. In Burundi, heavy rains in the last week of December in the Buterere area damaged more than 470 houses and displaced over 3,700 people, increasing the number of people affected to over 12,000.

13 Jan 2020 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:

06 Jan 2020 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on 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 main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

31 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on 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 main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

  • Malaria in Burundi
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.

For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

26 Dec 2019 description

Epidémies | En décembre, trois nouveaux cas de choléra ont été enregistrés dans la province de Bujumbura Mairie, portant le nombre total de cas à 1 094, dont 8 décès, entre le 1er juin et le 13 décembre. Les provinces du nord-ouest du pays restent les plus touchées par cette épidémie. En outre, le Ministère de la Santé a rapporté 65 cas de rougeole dans le Centre de transit de Cishemere, situé dans la province Cibitoke, au 17 décembre 2019. Ces cas représentent les premiers cas signalés en 2019.

26 Dec 2019 description

Epidemics | In December, three new cases of cholera were registered in the province of Bujumbura Mairie bringing the total number of cases to 1,094 , including 8 deaths, between 1 June and 13 December. The northwest provinces of the country remain the most affected by this epidemic. In addition, the Ministry of Health has also reported 65 measles cases in the Cishemere Transit Centre, located in Cibitoke province, as of 17 December 2019. These are the first reported cases in 2019. The Ministry of Health continue to monitor the evolution of the outbreak and report on cases.

24 Dec 2019 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Une vingtaine de personnes sont mortes à cause des glissements de terrain sur la colline Nyempundu, zone Nyamakarabo, commune Mugina, province Cibitoke

  • Cinquante cas de rougeole sont enregistrés dont 14 ont été confirmés positifs et 44 par lien épidémiologique

  • Plus de trois cents cas de choléra en Mairie de Bujumbura

  • La France s’associe au PAM pour promouvoir la sécurité alimentaire, la nutrition et l’éducation à Gitega

CHIFFRES CLÉS

23 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 69 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Nigeria
  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Humanitarian crisis in Niger.

For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

16 Dec 2019 description

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:

  • Yellow fever in Mali

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Floods in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

11 Dec 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • “Abandoning my home country and especially my family has left its mark on me”

  • Cholera outbreak in Burundi: "Fortunately, my family is cured"

  • WHO transfers six tonnes of medical material to Burundi

  • UNICEF leads efforts on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to combat cholera

  • Burundi: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2019)

BACKGROUND

09 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on 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 main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lassa fever in Liberia Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso.

09 Dec 2019 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Abandonner mon pays natal et surtout ma famille m'a fortement marqué

  • Epidémie de choléra au Burundi : "Heureusement, ma famille est guérie"

  • L’OMS offre 6 tonnes de matériel médical au Burundi

  • L'UNICEF dirige ses efforts dans le domaine de l'eau, l'assainissement et l'hygiène pour lutter contre le choléra

  • Burundi : Aperçu de la situation humanitaire (octobre 2019)

CONTEXTE

09 Dec 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • “Abandoning my home country and especially my family has left its mark on me”

  • Cholera outbreak in Burundi: "Fortunately, my family is cured"

  • WHO transfers six tonnes of medical material to Burundi

  • UNICEF leads efforts on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to combat cholera

  • Burundi: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2019)

BACKGROUND

06 Dec 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rainfall since January 2019 has affected thousands, displaced almost 13,000 people, and caused at least 45 deaths in Burundi.

• The rains have triggered flash floods, mudslides and landslides in various provinces, with Bujumbura Rural & Mairie, and Bubanza provinces amongst the hardest-hit.

• These disasters have damaged infrastructure, and hampered access to food, water, education and healthcare. There is also an increased risk of diseases spreading such as malaria and cholera.

05 Dec 2019 description
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Protracted and new disasters have impacted a staggering number of people in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in 2020, will require substantial effort in terms of emergency preparedness and response strategies, mechanisms, tools and partnerships. More than 35 million people in the region, including nearly 18 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance due to climate-related shocks, health emergencies, conflict, poverty and displacement.

04 Dec 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Burundians across the country, especially women and children, remain vulnerable to humanitarian crisis due to high levels of poverty. This precarious situation is compounded by natural disasters (i.e., floods, landslides and rainfall deficits), population movements, epidemics (e.g., cholera and peaks of malaria) and the risk that Ebola will spread into the country. Some 1.74 million people, including 976,200 children, are affected by the humanitarian crisis and the economic downturn, and will require humanitarian assistance in 2020.

04 Dec 2019 description

Over 2.8 million people have now been affected, and more than 280 have reportedly died, due to unusually heavy rainfall and flooding in Eastern Africa. Across the region, homes, infrastructure and livelihoods have been destroyed and damaged in the hardest-hit areas, and the risk of communicable diseases—including cholera—is rising.

04 Dec 2019 description
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Recent trends and challenges
In 2019, many more people needed humanitarian assistance than we had forecast, largely because of conflicts and extreme climate events. Donors provided a record $16 billion for inter-agency appeals between January and November 2019.