Mali

Mali: Humanitarian Bulletin (September - October 2014)

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  • First confirmed case of Ebola virus disease in Mali

  • Average prevalence of global acute malnutrition reaches 13.3 percent

  • National Food security survey : 24 per cent of households affected by food insecurity

1st reported case of Ebola in Mali: strengthened measures to respond to the epidemic

On 23 October, the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene confirmed the first Ebola case in Mali; a two-year old girl who had travelled with her grandmother from Guinea (Kissidougou) to Kayes city (Western Mali), transiting through Bamako. She had been hospitalized in Kayes where she died on 24 October.

In response to this Ebola outbreak, the Government, with the support of WHO and partners (NGOs and other UN agencies), have strengthened prevention measures while the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene and its partners immediately put under observation around forty people who had direct contact with the girl in Bamako and Kayes, while the tracking of other contacts continued.

Experts from WHO regional office and headquarters, supported by the National Public Health Institute of Quebec (INSRPQ), USAID and CDC1 , who were on a Ebola preparedness mission in Mali at the time, are supporting the response and the implementation of the National Ebola Emergency Plan.

More information on the current response in Mali is available on the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene website: http://www.sante.gov.ml/index.php WHO Reports on the Ebola situation in West Africa are available at: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/situation-reports/en/

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