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21 Sep 2018 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 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

Lake Chad Basin: voir page 2
D. R. Congo: general increase at the country level. Five provinces gathered up to 90% of the cases and deaths. These are the epidemic provinces of the Great Kasai, and the endemic provinces of South Kivu and Tanganyika. The Great Kasai region reported more than half of all the cases and deaths. The persistent outbreak is related to a lack of access to safe water, difficulties in case management (lack of medical supply), and a general lack of community interventions.

18 Sep 2018 description

I. APERCU DE LA SITUATION

La situation sécuritaire dans la bande nord de la région de Tahoua reste instable et préoccupante avec la poursuite des opérations militaires de part et d’autres des frontières Niger-Mali. L’état d’urgence décrété par l’État du Niger depuis mars 2017 reste toujours en vigueur. En effet, depuis janvier 2018, les incidents sécuritaires et de protection se sont multipliés dans la bande frontalière Niger-Mali.

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:

17 Sep 2018 description

I. APERCU DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT SECURITAIRE ET DE PROTECTION DANS LA REGION DE TILLABERI

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de Tillabéri est restée très instable entre le mois de janvier et le mois d’août 2018 car les zones frontalières du Niger avec le Mali et le Burkina Faso sont toujours en proie aux attaques des éléments des groupes armés non étatique. L’activisme des groupes armés qui opèrent sur la frontière poreuse du Niger et le faible déploiement des FDS pour la sécurisation de la bande frontalière concernée est la principale cause de ces menaces.

13 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

The second 2017 meeting of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Offce for Africa took place at the Protea Balalaika Hotel Sandton, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5–7 December 2017. The meeting focused on progress towards regional immunization goals, maternal & neonatal tetanus elimination, polio eradication & end-game strategy, challenges facing middle-income countries, cholera control and immunization research in the African Region.

13 Sep 2018 description

Le Niger fait face à une nouvelle épidémie de choléra, qui s’est déclarée dans le district sanitaire de Madarounfa dans la région de Maradi, et s’est étendue aux régions de Dosso, Tahoua et Zinder.

Les trois premiers cas ont été admis au Centre de santé intégré de N’Yelwa (région de Maradi) dans la nuit du 4 au 5 juillet 2018, en provenance de Jibiya, au Nigéria voisin. Le 12 juillet, une analyse biologique a confirmé l’épidémie de choléra.

12 Sep 2018 description

The cholera outbreak in Niger is spreading, with six health districts in four out of the eight regions of the country now affected (Madarounfa, Maradi Commune, Guidan Roundji, Gaya, Damagaran Takaya, Malbaza). As of 10 September, 2 752 cases have been registered, including 55 deaths. Cholera patients are treated in the health districts, with strong support from DG ECHO's partners and other humanitarian actors.

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.

10 Sep 2018 description

The eighteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 15 August 2018 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States attending via teleconference.

07 Sep 2018 description

Aperçu

La province du Lac est une zone avec de défis importants de développement, enclavée et confrontée aux effets du changement climatique. A cela s’ajoute la crise du bassin du Lac Tchad qui a conduit à une profonde crise humanitaire et de protection depuis 2015. Toute la population de la province du Lac estimée à 575 876 personnes est diversement affectée par cette crise.

07 Sep 2018 description

Situation

  • Extreme poverty, limited livelihood opportunities, recurrent environmental shocks and conflict contribute to hunger in Niger. The UN’s 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for the country identifies 1.4 million and 1.7 million people in need of food and nutrition support, respectively.

07 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

D. R. Congo: overall increase in the number of reported cases at W33 and W34. The situation is still precarious in the Great Kasai region which reports shortages of supply and lack of community activities.