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20 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 19 February 2018 – Following an alert of suspected food poisoning on 18 February 2018, where one community death and an influx of over 400 patients were admitted at Bor State Hospital, and several others in private facilities within Bor town, WHO and the health cluster quickly mounted a response to support the Ministry of Health to treat those who were admitted.

20 Feb 2018 description

WHO applauds the growing engagement of European Region countries in protecting their people from epidemics, natural disasters, and environmental and humanitarian crises. A 3-day high-level meeting, hosted and financially supported by Germany, concluded in Munich on 15 February 2018, marking a milestone in preparing for and responding to the ever more complex and demanding health emergencies of our times.

20 Feb 2018 description

Funding for the humanitarian response in 2018 will determine how many people affected by the Ukrainian conflict receive assistance

20 Feb 2018 description


  • Total of 226 health facilities across Somalia have submitted weekly report of communicable diseases in the electronic early warning disease surveillance system in week 5, 2018.

  • Total number of consultations decreased from 66,114 in week 4 to 57,359 in week 5.

  • The highest number of diseases reported in week 5 were: other acute diarrhoea (2,182 cases), influenza like illness (2,109 cases) followed by severe acute respiratory illness (701 cases).

20 Feb 2018 description


Crises humanitaires / Situation sécuritaire

  • Niveau national : Mise à jour du plan de réponse humanitaire (HRP) 2018 : Plusieurs nouveaux financements attendus ;

  • Dégradation continue de la situation humanitaire et sécuritaire dans la Nord Kivu : regain d’activités des groupes armés et détérioration de l’environnement de protection dans les territoires de Beni et Lubero (Axe Beni‐Kasindi, PDI de Maboya) ;

20 Feb 2018 description


Crises Humanitaires

  • Dégradation continue de la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire en général dans plusieurs provinces : Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu, Maniema, Tanganyika, Haut Katanga et région du Kasaï.

Volatilité et complexité ne présageant aucune amélioration à court terme.

Epidémie de Choléra

20 Feb 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of 273 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 21 deaths
- Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were both 98% respectively
- Shigellosis outbreak confirmed in Firestone District, Margibi County
- Ongoing outbreak of measles in Nimba and Montserrado Counties

20 Feb 2018 description
  • Completeness for IDSR reporting is 69% at county level and 82% for the IDP sites.
  • A total of 15 alerts were reported, of which 40% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
  • Rift Valley Fever outbreak - Yirol East with 28 suspect human cases including 5 confirmed; 3 probable; 12 none-cases; and 8 pending classification. One confirmed animal case (cow).
  • Measles response completed in Cueibet where the reactive vaccination campaign administrative coverage was 58,842 (87%).
20 Feb 2018 description

Maiduguri, 16 February 2018 - With multiple disease outbreaks looming in north-east Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) recently partnered with the Borno State Ministry of Health and the National Orientation Agency (NOA), to reach 13 500 households and shared key messages on health to save lives.

The goal of the house-to-house outreach effort was to share practical health messages on ensuring children receive routine vaccinations, along with guidance on preventing the spread of certain diseases endemic to the area and best practices for hygiene.

20 Feb 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 20 February 2018: Calling for continued efforts to further scale up health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar, Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities, the World Health Organization today said six months after the start of the refugee crisis, the vulnerable populations remain at risk of several diseases and in need of critical services for survival.

19 Feb 2018 description


This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

19 Feb 2018 description

Dans un communiqué de presse publié le 13 février 2018, le Ministre de la Santé Publique, le Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga précise qu’il ne s’agit pas de cas de poliovirus sauvage (PVS) qui, pour rappel, n’a plus été notifié en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis plus de 6 ans. Pour l’épidémie en cours, le Haut-Lomami (8 cas) et le Tanganyika (11 cas) sont parmi les provinces les plus touchées, et dont les indicateurs de la surveillance et de la couverture vaccinale sont demeurés faibles par rapport aux moyennes nationales.

19 Feb 2018 description

On 27 October 2017, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique notified WHO of an outbreak of cholera. From 14 August 2017 through 11 February 2018, 1799 cases and one death (case fatality rate = 0.06%) of cholera were reported from the two provinces; Nampula (1580 cases) and Cabo Delgado (219 cases). Underreporting of the number of cases and deaths is likely. This outbreak has been confirmed by Rapid Diagnostic Tests and culture.

19 Feb 2018 description


Performance indicators (Epi Week 06):

In Epidemiological Week 06 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).