245,000 Syrian Refugees expected by end-2018
248,092 currently registered
USD 226.8 million overall funding required in 2018
14 million (6% of total) required for Health
AT A GLANCE:
Seven new wild poliovirus (WPV1) cases were reported by the Regional Reference Laboratory in 2018. There were 14 cases in 2017.
84 environmental samples from 20 sites have been collected this quarter.
12 environmental samples have been reported positive for WPV in 2018.
Juba 25 April, 2018 - The Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from WHO and partners joined the rest of the African and Global community to celebrate the 8th edition of the African vaccination week (AVW) under the theme ‘Vaccines work: Do your part!’. This event provided a unique opportunity to highlight the need for collective actions to ensure universal access to immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases regardless of the wide spread conflict and insecurity in South Sudan.
L’OMS se joint aux organisations partenaires pour promouvoir le thème de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme cette année: « Prêts à vaincre le paludisme ». Ce thème souligne l’énergie et l’engagement collectifs de la communauté mondiale pour s’unir autour du but commun d’un monde sans paludisme.
Prêts à vaincre le paludisme
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.
The following syndrome has been flagged:
• Acute Fever and Rash: Northern Marianna Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
• Dengue-like illness: French Polynesia
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 APRIL 2018, HANOI -Viet Nam has had remarkable success in malaria control, and is now ready to progress from a strategy of malaria control to malaria elimination according to a report of international malaria experts which will be launched in Hanoi.
On the occasion of World Malaria Day 25 April, on 24 April, the World Health Organization in collaboration with the National Institute of Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology (NIMPE) of Viet Nam is organizing the Workshop on Strengthening Investment to Maintain Achievement and towards Elimination of Malaria in Viet Nam.
Number of reporting sites in week 15: One hundred and twelve (112) submitted their weekly reports complete and in timely manner.
Total number of consultations in week 15: 45,797 marking an increase of 2,090 to last week consultation of 43,707. The number of consultations for other disease this was week was 39,007.
- 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.
The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2018 was officially launched in March. WHO and Cluster partners have appealed for 67.4 M of which only 10% have been funded so far.
WHO has welcomed a contribution of US$ 1.2M from the Government of Japan to strengthen communicable disease prevention and control system focusing on governorates with massive population displacements in Iraq.
In March 2018, 119 families (536 individuals) of documented returnees returned to Afghanistan through Spinboldak gate from Pakistan.
Active fighting resulted in internal displacement of 36 families in Kandahar and 101 families were displaced due to a flood in the same city.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has called on African countries to strengthen their health systems in order to attain universal health coverage (UHC).
Dr Moeti made the call in her keynote address at the opening of the 2018 Annual Health Summit of the Ghana. She said: “The World Health Organization understands that UHC will not be achieved through a one-size fits approach, which is why we have developed a framework of action to assist countries to select options which best suit their contexts”
A l’occasion de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination, du 24 au 30 avril, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) appelle les gouvernements et les gens à tous les niveaux à accroître la couverture vaccinale pour sauver des millions de vies à travers le monde.
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
Sur un financement du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF), l'OMS lance le projet d'urgence en réponse aux épidémies de choléra et de rougeole pour les déplacés internes, retournés et communautés d'accueil des six zones de santé ciblées du Sud Kivu.
BUKAVU, 12 avril 2018
Health facilities supported by medical supplies
Health staff trained
Detention centers reached by PHC services
Beneficiaries from Specialized Health Care
Migrant Health Assessment Mission: