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21 Oct 2018 description
report Voice of America

Henry Ridgwell

LONDON — The ability to fight future pandemics could be at risk following a plunge in public confidence in vaccines in the Philippines, according to a report from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The plummeting trust can be traced to 2015, when the government of the Philippines began a large-scale dengue fever vaccination program after an increase in cases of the mosquito-borne disease.

An election in 2016 saw a change in government, as President Rodrigo Duterte came to power.

21 Oct 2018 description

L’OMS appuie la formation de six équipes pour les EDS

Dans le cadre de la riposte à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ébola actuellement en cours dans la Province du nord Kivu en RDC, les résistances com- munautaires contre les enter- rement dignes et sécurisés (EDS) sont fréquentes. Les longues attentes des équipes d’EDS ont contribué à ces résistances.

Lorsque que les communautés donnent l’alerte pour signaler un décès communautaire, elles attendent une réaction rapide et diligente des équipes de la riposte.

21 Oct 2018 description


• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) conducted a successful inter-agency ICT capacity building training in Aden.

• The ETC has recruited a second IT assistant to be based in the UN Common Accommodation Facility (UNCAF) in Sana’a to cope with the increasing demand for ETC Internet connectivity services and support.

21 Oct 2018 description


  • During the first half of September 2018, around 120,000 people were newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw due to on-going drought. The number of people displaced due to the drought is currently more than 250,000 in the Western Region.

  • There are insufficient resources across all sectors of aid in Badghis among all partners.

  • The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan is 250,000 in 2018.

21 Oct 2018 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique et social. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins continue d’engendrer des mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, en particulier au sud en provenance de la République Centrafricaine (RCA), ainsi que des déplacements internes dans la région du Lac. En outre le retour volontaire des réfugiés se poursuit, avec 353 réfugiés soudanais au Darfour et près de 4 000 réfugiés tchadiens du Soudan dans le Sila.

21 Oct 2018 description

Chad faces interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic and social development. The security situation in neighbouring countries continues to generate population movements, particularly from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the south, as well as internal displacement in the Lac region . In addition, the voluntary return of refugees continues, with 353 Sudanese refugees back in Darfur and approximately 4,000 Chadian refugees from Sudan in the Sila region.

20 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


Cameroon: Two confirmed cases were reported from the Extreme North Region for the first time since the begining of the outbreak. The risk of propagation to Chad remains significant.

D. R. Congo: continuing decrease in Kasai Oriental but lethality still high. The overall situation is still concerning.

Niger: Encouraging decrease in the number of new cases over the past two weeks. However, the risk of further propagation remains high as border districts are still affected.

20 Oct 2018 description

Un taller organizado por la OPS capacitó a 35 oficiales de salud del Caribe sobre cómo responder rápida y efectivamente a cualquier caso importado de sarampión o rubéola.

Washington, DC, octubre 19 2018 (OPS / OMS) - Han pasado más de 25 años desde que el Caribe reportó su último caso endémico de sarampión. Pero el riesgo de casos importados ha persistido porque el virus continúa circulando en países de todo el mundo.

19 Oct 2018 description

- Ongoing insecurity in Al Hudaydah limits humanitarian access, results in civilian casualties and infrastructure damage
- Deteriorating economic conditions contribute to worsening household vulnerability, civil unrest in Aden
- Tropical Cyclone Luban makes landfall in southeastern Yemen, results in at least three deaths

19 Oct 2018 description


  • Le nombre de PDI dans les régions de Tahoua et Tillabéri estimé à 42 274 personnes

  • Les récoltes seront moyennes à bonnes cette année

  • Douze districts en épidémie de choléra, niveau très élevé de propagation au plan national

  • Des financements en net recul

Plus de 42 000 PDI dans le besoin d’une assistance d’urgence dans les régions de Tillabéri et Tahoua

19 Oct 2018 description


• A total of 30 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 38 compared to 34 cases week 37.

• A total of 3 (10%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region

• No new death was reported in week 38

• A cumulative total of 6,394 cases including 42 deaths have been reported since December 2017

• The new AWD/cholera outbreak started in Beletweyne started in December 2017.

• No new cases have been reported in Southwest state and Hirshabelle for the past 4 weeks

19 Oct 2018 description

Health and Nutrition key highlights

  • Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of August 2018

19 Oct 2018 description

Health and nutrition key highlights

  • Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of September 2018

19 Oct 2018 description

Status of Measles outbreak in the refugee settlements

  • Outbreaks have been experienced in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kiryandongo, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Kyangwali refugee settlements.

  • Kyangwali has so far registered 29 cases of measles of which 48% are refugees and 52% host population, 55% male and 45% female and 90% are above 9 months of age, 7% between 6 to 9 months of age and 3% below 6 months.

19 Oct 2018 description


  • 46 suspected Measles reported mainly from Deir Ezzor and Hassaka.

  • Increase of Hepatitis A cases reported in three districts in Daraa.

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

  • The overall completeness of reporting was 83 %; (1053 out of total 1265 EWARS sentinel sites). 14 governorates have reported this week.

  • Timeliness of reporting was 87%

19 Oct 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation


At least two people have died of measles and 313 other cases have been reported in Mandera County since February when the disease was first detected, according to the county’s health department.

The disease has affected both children under the age of five and adults, leaving a child and an elderly woman dead.