WHO handed over kits consisting of essential medicines and medical supplies for 20 000 people for a period of 3 months to the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan. The kits, delivered on 13 September 2018, will help the Ministry of Health and local health authorities respond to the needs of the population in case of high-risk hazards including earthquakes and flash floods. The kits will be distributed to the northern and southern regions of the country.
Awka, 22 September 2018 - In a bid to scale up Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response (IDSR) capacities, World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the European Union trains 862 health workers in Anambra State.
The training which held on 03 -15 September 2018 is part of larger efforts by WHO and partners to empower local, state and national authorities to better protect Nigerians against disease outbreaks through prompt and effective detection, assessment and response to health emergencies.
• A Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emegencies (mhGAP – HIG) training was organized in Cox's Bazar between 15-17 September, 2018 to strengthen the competencies of persons providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services.
• ARI is causing major burden of illness in Rohingya camps, particularly in children <5 years of age.
Kabul, 18 September 2018 – A new polio case has been reported in Kandahar. A 14-month-old boy from Loyawala will be permanently paralysed by polio. This is the 14th case in Afghanistan, and the 9th case in the southern region.
The 2018 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Tuberculosis and the current revision of the Roadmap for childhood tuberculosis together present an important moment to consolidate and advance advocacy, commitment, resource mobilization and joint efforts by all stakeholders to provide health care and address the burden of TB among children