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26 Apr 2018 description

Key Figures

64 Cases of plague (2018)
20 Deaths (2018)
35 Districts affected by Fall Armyworm infestation
32 Cyclone and flood-affected districts
212k People affected by floods during the cyclone season 2017- 2018
810k People severely food insecure


26 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Depuis quelques années, la Province du Tanganyika fait face à une épidémie de poliomyélite. Malgré le fait que la poliomyélite est une maladie évitable, de nombreux groupes sont réfractaires à la vaccination.

26 Apr 2018 description


Cela fait maintenant presqu’un mois que le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies a adopté à l’unanimité la Résolution 2409 sur la République démocratique du Congo. Vous le savez, cette résolution décrit notamment le mandat de la MONUSCO dont les priorités demeurent la protection des civils, la neutralisation des groupes armés et l’appui à la mise en œuvre de l’Accord du 31 décembre 2016 et du processus électoral.

Des priorités que la MONUSCO met en œuvre en travaillant de concert avec le Gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo.

26 Apr 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a increase in total consultation from 2765 consultation in epiweek 15 to 2792 consultation in epiweek 16, with reporting rates 100% from 11 sentinel sites in epiweek 16.

26 Apr 2018 description

Activity Updates and Resource Needs


Activities & General Updates

26 Apr 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

• Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

• Dengue-like illness: French Polynesia

Other Updates:

Meningococcal disease:

26 Apr 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 15

• To date, 157 health facilities are currently registered as Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS) sites, and includes two new sites since week 14.

• In week 16, 112 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 68% for 2018.

• In week 16, a total 83 alerts were triggered and all the alerts went through initial verification. Of the 83 alerts, 11 alerts are currently being monitored by the WHO epidemiology team.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• UNICEF has finalized its monsoon preparedness/operational plan to mitigate the risk of floods and landslides, and to respond during the monsoon with a budget of US$10million.

• A Diarrhoea Treatment Centre (DTC) is now operational in Leda, Teknaf Upazila treating up to 20 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) per day from both host and refugee communities. Four more DTCs will be operational in the next few weeks.

25 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Joyce Nganga

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS) - Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs.

25 Apr 2018 description

1. Highlights


  • As of 14 April 2018, the local health authorities reported a total of 1,584 suspected diphtheria cases including 85 associated deaths (CFR=5.4%).

• The diphtheria outbreak has affected 195 districts from 20 governorates. At governorate level, Ibb and Sana'a are the most affected governorates.

• Children (<5 years of age) represent 20% of suspected diphtheria cases and 38% of associated deaths. The most affected age group is 5-15 years old representing 44 % of the cases.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


More than 15,042 cholera / AWD cases and 237 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.6%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

25 Apr 2018 description

Despite increasing hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR provided life-saving assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during the first quarter of 2018.

An estimated 100,000 individuals have been newly displaced in the past four months, with an increase in protection and shelter needs of IDP families fleeing frontline hostilities.

UNHCR-assisted return for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia continued in 2018 bringing the total number of Somalis voluntarily returning to 1,630.


25 Apr 2018 description

Geneva – On World Malaria Day (25/04), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other global partners are promoting efforts to tackle malaria, one of the oldest, yet most pervasive public health threats of our time.

In 2016, there were over 216 million cases of malaria globally, 445,000 malaria related deaths, and USD 2.7 billion invested in prevention, treatment and elimination of the disease. Africa contributes to nearly 90 per cent of the global burden of malaria.

25 Apr 2018 description

Islamabad, April 24, 2018: Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSRC), Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar has urged parents in Pakistan to observe the World Immunization Week this year by ensuring that every child in their household and community is vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases. She vowed that the government is committed in saving lives of vulnerable children by ensuring smooth supply of vaccines against these 10 vaccine preventable diseases across the country.

25 Apr 2018 description
report BRAC

Three districts, Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachhari, are in considerable risk of malaria despite much has been achieved in checking the menace of the mosquito-borne disease. According to the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NECP), currently 93 per cent of the country's 29 thousand and 247 malaria patients are from these three districts. The major reasons for these districts to have most malaria patients are their hilly frontiers, profuse rain, large forest area, inadequacies in healthcare system and problems faced while reaching treatment and other healthcare services.

24 Apr 2018 description

La Directora de la OPS, Carissa F. Etienne, y el Director General de la OMS,Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, destacaron en La Habana el poder de las vacunas, que salvan hasta 3 millones de vidas cada año en el mundo y contribuyen a la salud universal