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20 Jul 2018 description


389 Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 6–7 June 2018


389 Comité consultatif mondial pour la sécurité des vaccins, 6-7 juin 2018

19 Jul 2018 description

The H6 Partnership builds on the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and contributes to the collaboration required to support countries as they move forward to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses on 75 high burden countries where more than 85 per cent of all maternal and child deaths occur, including the 49 lowest income countries.

19 Jul 2018 description


  • Drought in 20 provinces across the country has significantly affected the health and nutrition situation of 4.2 million people. Health Cluster partners are scaling up their response.

  • The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) has been revised due to the drought situation. An additional $117 million has been requested from the HRP.

  • The deteriorating security situation in some parts of the country has led to the closure of health facilities in many districts and casualties among healthcare workers.

19 Jul 2018 description


  • WHO relocated its fourth field hospital from Haj Ali to the Medical City Complex in Al-Shifaa sector in western Mosul. The hospital was previously run by WHO’s implementing partner ASPEN medical in collaboration with DoH Ninewa and DARY Human Organization.

  • More than 107 217 children under 5 years of age were vaccinated against polio in four high risk and newly accessible districts of Hawija 1, Hawija 2, Qaim, Ana and Rawa, Ba’aj, Talafar, Sinjar and Hatran in Kirkuk, Anbar and Ninewa Governorates.

19 Jul 2018 description


• A total of 224 health facilities submitted weekly reports of epidemic-prone diseases in week 27.

• Total number of consultations decreased from 55,343 in week 26 to 51,625 in week 27.

• A total of 257 alerts were received. 33 of these alerts were confirmed as true alerts in week 27.

• The highest numbers of diseases reported in week 27 were other acute diarrhoeas (2,486 cases), influenza like illness (1,342 cases) and severe acute respiratory illness (1,173 cases).

19 Jul 2018 description

Gaza, 19 July 2018 – In response to increasing violence in Gaza, WHO is scaling up its response by providing life-saving medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and frontline trauma stabilization points. Since the start of demonstrations on 30 March, 148 Palestinians have died and 16 496 have been injured. To date, 500 000 emergency and trauma patients have been treated with supplies from WHO’s recent delivery of medicines, assistive devices and medical equipment.

19 Jul 2018 description


  • The latest figures provided by the Ministry of Health (MoH) indicate that 4 Palestinians were killed, including 3 children and 424 were injured by Israeli forces from 12th to the 16 th July.

  • 2 people were killed (including one child) and 399 people were injured from the mass demonstration.
    An additional 2 children were killed and 25 were injured as a result of Israeli air strike at Al-Kateeba area west Gaza on the 14th July.

19 Jul 2018 description


• Confirmed diphtheria case-patients still reporting from the camps.

• Overall, AWD trend remains stable.

• Number of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) case-patients reporting increases than previous weeks but overall trend remains stable.

• Introduction of injury segment in the Event-Based reporting form.

• Other diseases and clinical syndromes remain within the previous level W28 2018 | Highlights

19 Jul 2018 description

Summary highlight

VDPVs from environmental samples

  • No new cVDPV2 isolate. The date of collection of most recent positive environmental sample was on 17th May 2018

  • No new cVDPV3 isolate. The date of collection of most recent positive environmental sample for cVDPV3 in Somalia was on 19th April 2018

  • In 2018, a total of 10 cVDPV2 and seven (7) cVDPV3 viruses have been isolated from environmental samples compared to two (2) VDPV2s and 0 VDPV3 in 2017

19 Jul 2018 description


  • Emergency Manager’s visit to Adamawa State to support the cholera outbreak response

  • 110 Community Health Champions; WHO collaboration with the school of Health Technology Mubi for Risk Communication

  • Ongoing Cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South LGA of Adamawa State

  • Updates on the Operational Health Sector Working Group meeting (OHSWG) and MOFCOM Meeting in Mubi North LGA

  • Epidemiological updates of diseases

19 Jul 2018 description


  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region. Up to 2,2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

  • UNAMA released their latest update on civilian casualties covering the first half of 2018. A total 5,122 casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured) were reported between 1 January and 30 June, and the figures remain at record high.

19 Jul 2018 description

The following syndrome was flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga

Other Updates:


  • Ongoing dengue serotype-2 outbreak in Kiribati. As of 16 July there have been 1435 cases including 32 hospitalisations and two deaths. The weekly number of cases is decreasing. Source: Kiribati Ministry of Health and Health Services.

19 Jul 2018 description

Total number of consultations and reporting rate: There is a decreased in total consultation from 2102 consultation in epiweek 27 to 660 consultation in epiweek 28, with decreased reporting rate from 82% in Epiweek 27 to 45% in epiweek 28 from the sentinel sites.

Changes from previous week: There is decreased in reported cases of Influenza-like-illness and Watery Diarrhoea and increased in reported cases of Prolonged fever and no changes in reported cases of acute fever and rash in epiweek 28.

18 Jul 2018 description

>450 000 Number of people expected to be in need of aid

<234 500 Estimated number of people displaced within southern Syria

<160 000 Estimated number of IDPs located within Quneitra, many near the Golan

22 340 Treatments delivered in latest WHO shipment to Dar’a and Sweida

33 Number of public health facilities that have shifted lines of control


18 Jul 2018 description

Guatemala 17 de julio de 2018.- Medicamentos y dispositivos médicos para atender a 10 mil personas por tres meses es lo que entregó la organización Panamericana de la Salud y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y la Embajada de la Federación de Rusia al Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social para asistir a las víctimas de la erupción del Volcán de Fuego. El material médico avaluado en Q.177,146.49 se distribuirá los distritos de salud de Escuintla que están brindando atención a la población afectada.

18 Jul 2018 description

4,593 patients received at the clinic in the month of June.

64 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of June.

58% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.

18 Jul 2018 description

16 July 2018 – WHO and health partners in Sudan have launched a 1-year project to rehabilitate and equip 5 health clinics and support 4 others in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur, in a bid to improve health services for 242 000 displaced people. The clinics are considered a priority in an area which has had limited access to health services for more than 10 years.

The project is led by WHO and national health partners and funded by the Sudan Humanitarian Fund.

18 Jul 2018 description

18-20 June 2018, Dodoma: A sentinel surveillance system is used when high-quality data are needed about a particular disease that cannot be obtained through a passive system. Data collected in a well-designed sentinel system can be used to signal trends, identify outbreaks and monitor the burden of disease in a community, providing a rapid, economical alternative to other surveillance methods.

18 Jul 2018 description

25-28 June 2018, Morogoro: As part of ongoing efforts to prepare countries in the African Region to respond effectively to disease outbreaks and humanitarian disasters, the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and President’s Office President's Office Regional and Local Government authorities (PORALG) organized a training of national rapid response teams on Ebola virus disease (EVD) to ensure that the country has the people with the skills and expertise to prevent and respond to EVD.