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23 Aug 2018 description

Summary of the revisions to the Emergency Plan of Action:

In the week of July 9, following the launch of the DREF, an assessment team was deployed in Guinea Bissau to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea Bissau (CRGB) in the kick-off and supervision of the operation. The main objectives of the mission were to:

  • Revise needs assessment tools and processes (in the sectors covered by the DREF and other sectors, if necessary) and facilitate the collection of additional data required.

25 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

303.2 mt of food assistance distributed

US$4.5 m six months (June-November 2018) net funding requirements, representing 23% of total

174,059 people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

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.