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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

19 Feb 2018 description

Overview

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:

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

11 Feb 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 274 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 31 deaths were reported out of which 84 were reported through CEBS

  • Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were both 98% respectively

  • Ongoing outbreak of measles in Nimba and Montserrado Counties

  • All contacts under monitoring in the meningococcal disease outbreak have

09 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants :

Nigéria : Des nouveaux cas ont été reportés à Kano. Il est annoncé une intensification des activités de surveillance, des interventions WASH, et du rapportage précoce des cas.

R. D. Congo : 6 Provinces (Kinshasa, Nord et Sud Kivu, Grand Kasaï, Tanganyika, Kongo Central) regroupent la majorité des cas reportés. La riposte contre les derniers foyers à Kinshasa se poursuit ainsi que la préparation à un éventuel « rebond » épidémique.

Libéria : Sept cas suspects ont été notifiés entre S1 et S4, dont deux négatifs.

05 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

    • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

    • Lassa fever in Benin

    • Lassa fever in Nigeria

    • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda

    • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan

04 Feb 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 147 suspected cases including 9 deaths were reported from 15 counties.

  • Meningococcal disease outbreak confirmed in Foya District, Lofa County

  • Ongoing Measles outbreak in Montserrado and Nimba Counties

  • Health facility reports for completeness and timeliness are both 98%

31 Jan 2018 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a paediatric surgical programme at Bardnesville Junction Hospital (BJH) on the outskirts of Liberia's capital Monrovia on 11 January, with a goal of making surgical care more available for children in the country.

MSF established BJH as a paediatric hospital in 2015, as the West African Ebola epidemic made it more difficult for Liberia's medical community to meet healthcare needs. The facility is now expanding its medical services to include emergency and non-emergency surgery for children.

29 Jan 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

29 Jan 2018 description
  1. New Updates
  • No new case or death reported on 27 January 2018 which is five days since the last case was reported.

  • A total of 9 cases including 4 deaths have been reported as of 23 January 2018 with case fatality rate of 44.4%

  • Two (02) cases are currently undergoing treatment at the isolation unit, Foya Borma Hospital o The 12 years old patient in the treatment unit has lost her eye vision (cornea scare) but clinically stable o One case is discharged home today

28 Jan 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 173 suspected cases including 16 deaths were reported from 15 counties.

  • Meningococcal disease outbreak confirmed in Foya District, Lofa County

  • Ongoing Lassa Fever Outbreaks in Bong and Nimba Counties

  • Ongoing Measles outbreak in Montserrado and Nimba Counties

  • Health facility reports for completeness and timeliness are both 98%

27 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation générale: Les S1 et S2 de l’année 2018 s’inscrivent dans la continuité de fin 2017 avec une diminution du nombre de cas reportés notamment dans les plus important foyers de R.D. Congo et le Nigéria.

Nigéria: Depuis le début de l’année 2018, 124 cas et 4 décès ont été reportés principalement dans les Etats de Kano, Nasarawa, et Zamfara faisant suite a une épidémie débutée semaine 48. Borno et Bauchi ont également reportés des cas suspects.

26 Jan 2018 description

1. New Updates

  • No new case reported on 25 January 2018 which is three days since the last case was reported.

  • A total of 9 cases including 4 deaths have been reported as of 23 January 2018 with case fatality rate of 44.4%

  • Three (03) cases are currently undergoing treatment at the isolation unit, Foya Borma Hospital o The critical case in the isolation unit is improving steadily on the new treatment plan o The other two cases are reported clinically stable

25 Jan 2018 description

1. New Updates

  • No new case reported on 24 January 2018 which is two days since the last case was reported.

  • A total of 9 cases including 4 deaths have been reported as of 23 January 2018.

  • Neisseria meningitides serogroup W has been detected in samples from two (of three) cases.
    Specimens from the last four cases are enroute to the National Reference Laboratory for confirmatory testing

24 Jan 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 178 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events

  • 26 deaths were reported from 15 counties. These include:

    • Three confirmed Lassa fever were reported
  • Confirmed Measles outbreaks in Nimba and Montserrado Counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are both 98%

22 Jan 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 56 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Botulism in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Benin
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Cholera in Angola
Suspected Rift Valley fever in The Gambia

20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.