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18 Sep 2017 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 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

06 Sep 2017 description

by Amindeh Blaise Atabong | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 07:02 GMT

In areas where trash pickup is challenging and accumulations of rubbish lead to flooding, a homegrown collection system is cutting risks

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong

YAOUNDE, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When frequent flooding became too much for the residents of Nkolbikok, a neighbourhood in Cameroon's capital, they decided to take matters into their own hands – with gloves and wheelbarrows.

29 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Since 04 August 2017, the Menoua Division, in the West Region of Cameroon, has been experiencing heavy rainfalls, causing a significant rise of water levels and mudslides to settlements. Resulting from this situation, severe flooding has ensued in the area, causing extensive material damage and loss of life.