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18 Jun 2018 description

5 New events

52 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

  • 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:

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Measles in Liberia
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon.

18 Jun 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 132 suspected cases of immediately reportable disease and events including 24 deaths were reported 98% and 98% respectively

  • Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were

  • Ongoing Lassa fever outbreak in three counties

  • Ongoing measles outbreak in five counties

11 Jun 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 174 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 23 deaths were reported

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

  • Four confirmed Lassa fever cases from Bong, Grand Bassa and Nimba Counties

  • Ongoing Lassa Fever outbreak in three counties (Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa)

  • Three confirmed cases of rabies in animals (2 dogs and 1 cat) from Montserrado county

08 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

54 Ongoing events

46 Outbreaks

9 Humanitarian crises

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:

07 Jun 2018 description

Monrovia, 31 May 2018: The National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program at the Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a one day workshop in Monrovia to validate Liberia’s National IPC guidelines. Infection prevention and control is an approach designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers.

05 Jun 2018 description

Ebola Response Anthropology Platform

Key points

  1. Caring is human, and intensely practical. Yet scientific discussions concerning the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic frequently portray caring practices, including burial, as irrational or immutable traditions.

04 Jun 2018 description

1 New event

57 Ongoing events

48 Outbreaks

10 Humanitarian crises

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Undiagnosed disease in Uganda
  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Monkeypox in Cameroon
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

01 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

Cameroon: 2 suspected cases and 1 confirmed case were reported from the North region (border with Nigeria).
Nigeria: 490 cases were reported at week 20. Bauchi, Borno, Yobe continue to report new cases, new outbreak has been declared in Adamawa. See p.2.

D. R. Congo: the situation remains stable with 256 and 261 cases reported at weeks 19 and 20, despite a slight increase in North Kivu.
Liberia: 7 suspected cases were reported at week 20. The 20 samples collected since W1 were all tested negative to Vibrio cholerae.

30 May 2018 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

In September 2017, continuous torrential rains during the third to fourth week left 42 communities inundated with water in Lower Margibi and Montserrado Counties of Liberia. According to rapid assessments by the local Red Cross branch and the office of the City Mayor of Unification City along with local communities leaders, 21 villages/communities and close to 10,000 people or 2,000 families had been affected by the rainfall.

28 May 2018 description

5 New events

59 Ongoing events

54 Outbreaks

10 Humanitarian crises

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 64 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

26 May 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 128 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 15 deaths were reported

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

  • One confirmed Lassa fever from Nimba County

  • Ongoing outbreaks for Lassa fever and measles

21 May 2018 description

This 21-page document provides presentation slides from a course to help participants describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission of Ebola disease; list preventive and control measures; and describe main public health concerns during an Ebola disease outbreak. It also discusses the geographic distribution of Ebola, and Ebola disease laboratory diagnosis.

21 May 2018 description

4 New events

59 Ongoing events

52 Outbreaks

11 Humanitarian crises

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Monkeypox in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

21 May 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance
- A total of 132 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 27 deaths were reported.
- Completeness and timeliness of health facility reports were 97% and 96% respectively.

18 May 2018 description

Key messages

  • The European Union, together with its Member States, provided close to €2 billion in financial aid to help West Africa contain and recover from the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that devastated the region in 2014-15. The following year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end of transmission in West Africa.

18 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • D. R. Congo: The situation remains stable across the country with 271 cases reported at week 17, and 321 cases at week 18, from 13 Provinces. However, several localized outbreaks persist calling for continued community control efforts.

  • Nigeria: At week 17, 527 cases were reported from 6 States especiqlly Bauchi, Ebonyi, and Yobe.

17 May 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

17 May 2018 description

While Africa has seen tremendous progress towards access to immunization, one in five African children still lack access to all the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended life-saving vaccines, a threat not only to the health of families, but also to the strength of economies and equity in African societies.

16 May 2018 description

32 Education staff supported by UNHCR in Bahn High Extension School, Tchien Public School and Little Wlebo Extension Elementary School

407 Birth certificates have been shared with refugee parents from January-April 2018

11,263 Total number of refugees remaining in Liberia

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