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Epidemic disasters covered by ReliefWeb in the last 12 months.

Tanzania: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2022

On 23 April 2022, the government reported cholera cases in Uvinza DC (Kigoma region) and Tanganyika DC (Katavi region). By 28 April 2022, the outbreak had spread to other areas along the lake shores of Lake Tanganyika with a total of 129 symptomatically...

Liberia: Measles Outbreak - Apr 2022

On Thursday 21 April 2022, Liberia Health Ministry declared a measles outbreak affecting 14 of the 15 counties in the country. According to the Liberian Government, the outbreak is a result of low immunization rates, due to disruption of immunization...

Zambia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2022

On 11 April 2022, a cholera outbreak was declared in Zambia with its index case reported in Mtendere compound which has a population of 106,128 within Chelstone Subdistrict and Matero with a population of 356,462, within Lusaka. By 18 April 2022, the outbreak...

Malawi: Polio Outbreak - Feb 2022

The health authorities in Malawi have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in a young child in the capital Lilongwe. This is the first case of wild poliovirus in Africa in more than five years after Africa was declared free...

Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Feb 2022

On 12 February 2022, the Director of the Department of Vector Control at the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Gedaref State released an appeal statement of emergency to control the alarming increase of Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-Azar) cases. The report indicated...

Timor-Leste: Dengue Outbreak - Jan 2022

Timor-Leste has recorded an escalation of dengue fever cases from the start of 2022 with the death toll reaching 20 on 31 January 2022, making it the deadliest year in recent times. On 15 January 2022 the Government of Timor-Leste declared that dengue had...

Kenya: Yellow Fever and Chikungunya Outbreaks - Jan 2022

The current Yellow Fever outbreak was first reported in January 2022. The cases were first reported in Merti Sub County of Isiolo County. Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has since confirmed 3 positive cases out of 6 samples from the sub-county. As of...

Afghanistan: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2021

According to WHO, four suspected measles outbreaks were reported between 21-27 December 2021 in Chinartu, Chora District in Uruzgan, in Suri District in Zabul and in Arghistan District in Kandahar. Reportedly 35 patients suspected with measles symptoms are...

Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2021

Since 8 October 2021, Islamabad has been facing a continuous rise in dengue fever cases, leading to pressure on public and private hospitals, according to the district health officer. [...] In Islamabad, dengue larvae were found at 53 different spots during...

Niger: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2021

As of 16 August 2021, some 845 suspected cases of cholera and 35 related deaths had been reported in the country, according to the Niger Ministry of Health. (UNICEF, 20 Aug 2021) During a press conference held on 9 August 2021, the Minister of Public Health...

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Pakistan

Pakistan Maternal Nutrition Strategy 2022-27

Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Maternal nutrition Maternal nutrition is defined as the nutritional needs of women before pregnancy (during the ‘preconception’ period), during pregnancy and during the...

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Malawi

Malawi: Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Project, April 11, 2022

Summary Project Background and Description At the time of project approval, Malawi had made substantial gains in reducing the prevalence of underweight children. However, chronic undernutrition...

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Sudan Country Refugee Response Plan 2021 End-year Report

OVERVIEW In 2021 the humanitarian situation in Sudan continued to deteriorate. Ongoing economic decline with an inflation rate of on average 360% in 2021 has led to corresponding erosion of...

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Togo

Togo eliminates trachoma as a public health problem

The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Togo as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, [1] making it the third country in WHO's African Region after Ghana (June 2018) and...

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