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Overview

Epidemic disasters covered by ReliefWeb in the last 12 months.

Kenya: Dengue Outbreak - May 2021

Status
Ongoing

According to the county department of health in Mombasa, the first Dengue cases were reported in early March 2021, with 24 cases testing positive out of 47 (51% positivity rate). In April, another 305 cases tested positive out of 315 (97% positivity rate)...

DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Feb 2021

Status
Past disaster

The Butembo branch of the National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) confirmed Ebola in samples taken from a patient with Ebola-like symptoms who had sought treatment at a local health centre. The woman was the wife of an Ebola survivor. She has since...

Guinea: Ebola Outbreak - Jan 2021

Status
Ongoing

Health authorities in Guinea today declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases were confirmed by the national laboratory, marking the first time the disease has been reported in the country...

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2020

Status
Past disaster

In its latest official bulletin dated 20 October, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment has confirmed an increase in reported cases of dengue infection in the country with 1,155 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever recorded and six...

Saint Lucia: Dengue Outbreak - Aug 2020

Status
Past disaster

On 26 August, St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Wellness declared an outbreak of dengue fever . The Syndromic Surveillance report for epidemiological week 42 (dated 22 October 2020) indicated 801 confirmed cases on the island with a further 333 suspected...

Yemen: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2020

Status
Ongoing

A polio outbreak has been declared in Yemen following 15 reported cases of vaccine derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in the first weeks of August 2020. The cases were detected in different districts of Sa’ada Governorate, in the north-west of the country...

Sudan: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2020

Status
Past disaster

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) declared, on 9 August, an outbreak of polio in Sudan, following the confirmation of two cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus in South Darfur and Gedaref states. While laboratory tests are still ongoing, positive...

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Rapport sur l'atelier de réflexion d'harmonisation des outils de collecte des données communautaires et motivation RECOS (Tanganyika) (décembre 2020)

I. Contexte justification Les résultats de l’analyse des rapports des supervisions de Zones de santé mettant en œuvre plusieurs projets de santé et nutrition dans la province du TANGANYIKA ont...

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El papel central del Estado en la respuesta a pandemias y otras emergencias sanitarias, y las consecuencias socioeconómicas de estas en la promoción del desarrollo sostenible y la efectividad de todos los derechos humanos (A/HRC/47/23)

Consejo de Derechos Humanos 47º período de sesiones 21 de junio a 9 de julio de 2021 Temas 2 y 10 de la agenda Informe anual del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos e...

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Le rôle central de l’État dans la lutte contre les pandémies et autres urgences sanitaires et les conséquences socioéconomiques qui en résultent pour la promotion du développement durable et la réalisation de tous les droits de l’homme (A/HRC/47/23)

Conseil des droits de l’homme Quarante-septième session 21 juin-9 juillet 2021 Points 2 et 10 de l’ordre du jour Rapport annuel du Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme et rapports...

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