All Updates

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12 Dec 2017 description

Epidemic trends

  • One new cholera case reportedfrom Ngauro in Budi during week 48 of2017 (Table 1).

  • Four new cholera cases reported from Juba in week 48, 2017

  • No new case confirmed in week 49 (Table 4).

12 Dec 2017 description

Mogadishu, Somalia, 12 December 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today supported the Somali Federal Ministry of Health with a shipment of over 32 tons of medicines and medical supplies to be prepositioned in districts of the Banadir region/Mogadishu as well as the districts of Kismayo, Baidoa, Adado, Baladwayne, and Hudur.

12 Dec 2017 description

From 1 January though 29 November 2017, a total of 3967 laboratory-confirmed and probable cases including 76 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.9%) were reported by the Ministry of Health to WHO. Of the cases reported, 596 were laboratory confirmed.

From 1 January 2017 through 29 November, 20 of 47 counties (43%) in Kenya have reported cases. As of 29 November, seven counties continue to have active cholera outbreaks (Embu, Garissa, Kirinyaga, Mombasa, Nairobi, Turkana, and Wajir).

12 Dec 2017 description

On 6 October 2017, the Minister of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. From 28 September through 7 December 2017, 547 cases including 15 deaths (case fatality rate = 1.8%), have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak. The initial outbreak period was from 28 September through 20 October. From 21 October through 4 November 2017 there were less than five cases reported each week. However, from 5 November 2017 an increase in the number of cases was observed with a total of 136 cases reported in the week beginning 26 November.

Maps / Infographics

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Jobs

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07 Dec 2017 description
job Closing date: 17 Dec 2017 World Health Organization

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY

The Consultant will support 3 selected country programmes to strengthen the availability, quality and use of SRHR services that improve outcomes for women and girls, by strengthening the capacity of national and international Health Cluster partners to deliver integrated SRHR services in humanitarian crises. The selected countries are Bangladesh (Cox Bazaar), DRC (Kasai) and Yemen.

29 Nov 2017 description
job Closing date: 12 Dec 2017 World Health Organization

As part of the Fragile Conflict and Vulnerable Settings (FCVS) Unit, in the Emergency and Operations Department (EMO), the consultant will be requested to establish a system to improve internal accountability on AAP and mechanisms for the participation of affected populations in WHO emergency response programming. The consultant will analyze WHO’s particular strengths and weaknesses against current standards and guidance documents; inform and shape WHO’s work on Accountability to Affected populations.

Training

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13 Nov 2017 description
training Ongoing course World Health Organization

Dear All,

The World Health Organization (WHO) is about to embark in the process of developing a WHO Guideline on “Effective Community Engagement for Emergency and Outbreak Preparedness and Response” (non-definitive working title) and we are looking for your active support in this undertaking.

16 Aug 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 01 Jul 2018 Training date: 13 Aug 2018 to 24 Aug 2018 World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Save the Children, Royal Tropical Institute

This 10 day residential training programme for health professionals is focused on the analysis of health systems of countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crises. It is organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children and the World Health Organisation (WHO).