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17 Sep 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

12 Sep 2018 description

Monrovia, 5th September 2018 – Over 29,000 flood affected victims in Grand Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado Counties have benefited from a joint United Nations flood response consisting of Health assistance, Food Distribution, Cash transfer, Water Supply, Hygiene, Sanitation, health education and psychosocial support. The joint UN response was aimed at strengthening coordination and the allocation of resources to avoid duplication of interventions.

12 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR assisted with the Voluntary Repatriation of 284 Ivorians from Guinea and Liberia.

UNHCR-CDI has officially launched a Mapping exercise in the context of the reduction of statelessness in Cote D’Ivoire

The National Eligibility Commission through DAARA granted Refugee Status to 26 Asylum Seekers.

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10 Sep 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 ongoing events, including:

Declaration of the end of the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera in Niger
Cholera in Cameroon
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

03 Sep 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Mauritius
Cholera in Niger
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

29 Aug 2018 description

CITATION

Morin C, Bost I, Mercier A, Dozon J, Atlani-Duault L. Information Circulation in times of Ebola: Twitter and the Sexual Transmission of Ebola by Survivors. PLOS Currents Outbreaks. 2018 Aug 28 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.4e35a9446b89c1b46f8308099840d48f.

AUTHORS

Celine Morin, Ida Bost, Arnaud Mercier, Jean-Pierre Dozon, Laetitia Atlani-Duault

ABSTRACT

27 Aug 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in Nigeria
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

21 Aug 2018 description
report Start Network

Summary

The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

20 Aug 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 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe

  • Measles in Chad

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

20 Aug 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

• A total of 100 suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 24 deaths were reported

• Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 65% and 61% respectively

• One confirmed case of shigellosis reported from Gbarpolu County

• Ongoing measles outbreak in Todee district, Montserrado County

16 Aug 2018 description
report IRIN

Aimee Ansari

August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people.

Read the full report on IRIN.

13 Aug 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Cameroon

  • Cholera in Tanzania

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

11 Aug 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of 83 suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 28 deaths were reported
- Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 61% and 58% respectively
- Backlog of fifty-four Measles cases tested positive from ten counties
- Three newly confirmed cases of Measles reported from Montserrado County

07 Aug 2018 description

created/written by MPH@GW, the online MPH program

In July 2014, a businessman working for an international steel company took a flight from Liberia to Nigeria — and in that moment an already bad Ebola outbreak in West Africa threatened to become a worldwide catastrophe, the very stuff of Hollywood horror films.

06 Aug 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Guinea worm in South Sudan

  • Cholera in Niger

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

05 Aug 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total 54 of suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 11 deaths were reported

  • Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 59% and 58% respectively

  • Backlog of forty-nine Measles cases tested positive from ten counties

  • Two confirmed shigellosis from Margibi and Montserrado Counties

31 Jul 2018 description

On July 23, an outbreak report in _The Lancet Infectious Diseases_ documented the case of a female Ebola survivor who transmitted the virus to family members more than year later. This is the first known instance of a female survivor with persistent capacity to transmit the virus long after infection (it was already known that the virus can persist in semen for up to two years and be sexually transmitted). 

31 Jul 2018 description

Analyse régionale de la situation de l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle aiguë – Situation courante (mars-mai 2018) et projetée (Juin-Août 2018)

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