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10 Dec 2017 description

Mogadishu, Somalia, 10 December 2017—The Federal Government of Somalia’s Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF today launched a focused 3-day oral polio vaccination campaign targeting 726 699 children under 5 years of age in districts of Banadir and Lower and Middle Shabelle regions.

10 Dec 2017 description

1. COMPLETENESS OF REPORTING

The completeness of reporting of public health centres in Al-Hasakeh governorate remained 100%, where all 99 public health centres continued to report to HeRAMS in 3rd Quarter 2017.

2. FUNCTIONALITY STATUS

10 Dec 2017 description

1. COMPLETENESS OF REPORTING

The completeness of reporting of public health centres in Ar-Raqqa governorate were 100%, where all 73 public health centres continued to report to HeRAMS in 3rd Quarter 2017

2. FUNCTIONALITY STATUS

10 Dec 2017 description

1. COMPLETENESS OF REPORTING

The completeness of reporting of public health centres in Deir-ez-Zor governorate remained 100%, where all 103 public health centres continued to report to HeRAMS in 3rd Quarter 2017.

2. FUNCTIONALITY STATUS

10 Dec 2017 description

1. COMPLETENESS OF REPORTING

The completeness of reporting of public health centres in NES governorates were 100%, where all 275 public health centres continued to report to HeRAMS in 3rd Quarter 2017.

2. FUNCTIONALITY STATUS

10 Dec 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 6 December 2017, the cumulative number of new arrivals in all sites was 626,000. This number includes over 343,000 arrivals in Kutupalong Balukhali expansion site, 237,000 in other camps and settlements, and 46 000 arrivals in host communities.

  • As of 6 December, 354,982 adolescents and children received measles and rubella vaccination. Rapid convenience assessments are being carried out in parallel to the campaign, and based on their results corrective actions will be taken.

09 Dec 2017 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Reproductive health and family planning experts have agreed to scale up access to quality family planning and improved reproductive health services for young people.

09 Dec 2017 description

SEAR/PR/1673

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar 8 December 2017 – Representatives from Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam today called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by the year 2030.

08 Dec 2017 description

7 December 2017, Sana’a – A young mother sits in the waiting room of the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana’a, desperately holding onto her 10-month old baby girl, Menamah. The journey from their home in Al-Jawf governorate to the hospital has taken a physical toll on both mother and child. Menamah is suffering from severe acute malnutrition, and her frail, little body is further weakened by complications from pneumonia, gastroenteritis and a skin infection.

08 Dec 2017 description

7 December 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa – This week, immunization experts from across the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region and beyond convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting. The RITAG serves as the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Office for Africa, offering strategic guidance on regional immunization policies and programs.

08 Dec 2017 description

Contents

749 Schistosomiasis and soiltransmitted helminthiases: number of people treated in 2016

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749 Schistosomiase et géohelminthiases: nombre de personnes traitées en 2016

08 Dec 2017 description

Geneva, 8 December 2017 – Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) and prevented its spread only weeks after it was first detected, the World Health Organization said on Friday (December 8).

“Uganda has led an exemplary response. Health authorities and partners, with the support of WHO, were able to detect and control the spread of Marburg virus disease within a matter of weeks,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

08 Dec 2017 description

Kampala, 7 December, 2017:- The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Ministry of Health (MoH) National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and Epidemiology and Surveillance Division (ESD) to train regional District Rapid Response Teams (DRRT) in malaria epidemic preparedness, detection and response within the context of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR). The exercise is based on the curriculum developed by WHO and adapted for country needs by the RRT training technical working group.