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20 Oct 2017 description

WHO Health Emergencies programme in the African Region: Compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks

It is our sincere pleasure to share with you a compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks in the WHO African Region. This compendium covers the following outbreaks:

  • Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

  • Meningococcal septicaemia in Liberia,

  • Cholera in Malawi,

  • Meningitis in Nigeria,

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia,

17 Oct 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

16 Oct 2017 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 61 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 19 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 99.8% and 99.6% respectively

  • Four confirmed cases of Measles reported from Margibi, Nimba, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties

13 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 105 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 99.8% and 99.8% respectively

  • Measles outbreak ongoing in Nimba County

09 Oct 2017 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 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Cholera in north--east Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Niger
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

07 Oct 2017 description

Monrovia - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Farid Zarif was today among dignitaries at the groundbreaking ceremony by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the construction of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) at SKD Boulevard Junction, Monrovia.

06 Oct 2017 description
report Internews Network

Participants of two Internews health media projects in Liberia put health in the news in the run up to the elections.

Liberians went to the polls on 10 October 2017 to elect the President and House of Representatives. In the run-up to elections everywhere in the world, party politics, campaign trails and – more often than not - character assassination drive the news agenda. Health stories don’t make the front page. In fact, health stories hardly make the front page, ever. But a group of Liberian journalists have changed that.

05 Oct 2017 description

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

■ In September 2017, 48 Ivorian refugees have returned from Togo, Ghana and Gambia in dignity and safety with support from UNHCR and its partners.

■ The cities of Guiglo, Tabou and Toulepleu are currently facing heavy rains, which has led to the degradation of roads and the flooding of Guiglo’s Prefecture and General Hospital in the West. Due to the weather conditions, UNHCR’s repatriation and reintegration activities have been slowed down throughout the month of September.

05 Oct 2017 description

Activités principales

Retour volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens

■ Au mois de septembre, 48 rapatriés du Togo, du Ghana et de la Gambie ont été accueillis dans la dignité et la sécurité en Côte d’Ivoire.

■ Les villes de Guiglo, Tabou et Toulepleu sont actuellement sujet de fortes pluies qui ont entrainé la dégradation de routes, l’inondation de la préfecture et de l’hôpital général de Guiglo (Ouest) ainsi que le ralentissement des activités de rapatriement et de réintégration à Tabou (Sud-Ouest).

02 Oct 2017 description

MARITIME UPDATE

  • On 16 August, 107 migrants (101 men and 6 women) were rescued off Al Khums. Five days later, on 21 August, another 102 migrants were rescued off Sabratha (including seven women and 95 men).

  • So far in 2017, 13,148 migrants have been rescued in Libyan waters.

IOM continues to enhance support for migrants rescued at sea in Libya

02 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

***Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance**-*

  • A total of ninety-one suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 98% and 94% respectively

  • Measles outbreaks confirmed in Bong and Nimba Counties

  • Eight neonatal deaths identified retrospectively in Bong County

29 Sep 2017 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 49 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: measles in Liberia. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Malaria in Cabo Verde
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Cholera in Chad
  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

25 Sep 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

L'épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) qui a sévi en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2014-2015, plus particulièrement en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, a engendré plus de 28 000 cas et fait plus de 11 000 victimes.

25 Sep 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of seventy-nine suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 14 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health Facility reporting completeness during the week is Ninety-eight percent (98%) and timeliness is Ninety-Five Percent (95%)

  • Measles epidemic threshold reached in two counties

    o Seven cases in Suakoko district, Bong County o Four cases in Sanniquellie district, Nimba County

23 Sep 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17-23 September 2017 and includes updates on malaria, typhoid fever, Chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease and West Nile fever.

22 Sep 2017 description
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The Security Sector’s Role in Responding to Health Crises representatives from key regional organizations involved in the Ebola response, including the African Union (AU) and the Mano River Union (MRU), as well as additional researchers, Ebola Task Force coordinators at national and regional levels, and representatives of the diplomatic and international community based in Freetown. Participants shared practical recommendations to facilitate better preparedness to mitigate future epidemics.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development