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17 Jul 2018 description

CAMEROON

SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES NEAR 50, SIX DEAD

Forty-nine suspected cholera cases and six deaths have been reported in North and Central regions of Cameroon, according to the Health Ministry. The cases were first reported in May in North region. The authorities and humanitarian actors are working to curb the spread of the infection.
Epidemiological surveillance, treatment and preventive measures are underway. Seventyfive community health workers are to be trained and a multi-sector response is being organised.

17 Jul 2018 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 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E outbreak in Namibia

  • Cholera outbreak in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 Jul 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

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

03 Jul 2018 description

Description of the disaster

On the night of 18 to 19 June 2018, stormy rainfall of unprecedented intensity fell on the Côte d’Ivoire capital, Abidjan and many other cities. Following this heavy downpour, several neighbourhoods in Abidjan and in country towns including Tiassalé, Toulepleu, Sanpedro registered significant material and human damage caused by ensuing floods and accompanying landslides in some high-risk areas. These landslides occurred in mainly illegal settlements and Government is taking steps to relocate residents.

02 Jul 2018 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 ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Rift Valley fever in Kenya
  • Cholera in Angola
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

25 Jun 2018 description

CAMEROON
GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES RELIEF PLAN FOR WESTERN REGIONS
On 18 May, the Government launched an 18-month emergency humanitarian assistance plan for the conflict-hit North-West and SouthWest regions. The US$22.6 million plan is to provide lifesaving assistance and implement early recovery activities focusing on socioeconomic reintegration, promotion of social cohesion and rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure. Around 160,000 people have been displaced by violence in the regions and more than 20,000 have fled to neighbouring Nigeria.

22 Jun 2018 description

La France assure la Côte d’Ivoire de sa solidarité suite aux pluies diluviennes qui ont fait de nombreuses victimes et causé d’importants dégâts à Abidjan depuis le 18 juin. Nous adressons nos condoléances aux familles des victimes décédées dans ces circonstances difficiles.

22 Jun 2018 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 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

20 Jun 2018 description

Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days, causing floods, casualties and damages. 113 mm of rain in 24 hours were recorded in Abidjan city over 18-19 June.

According to media reports, as of 20 June, 18 people have been killed and several houses have been damaged in the department of Abidjan.

Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect the country.