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16 Apr 2007 description
report IRIN

OUAGADOUGOU, 16 avril 2007 (IRIN) - Alors que l'épidémie de méningite continue de faire des morts au Burkina Faso, la famille d'Adèle Kaboré est encore confrontée aux séquelles de la maladie qu'elle a contractée il y a cinq ans.

« Elle semble normale, mais tous ceux qui vivent avec elle savent qu'il y a parfois quelque chose qui ne va pas », a expliqué son père Alexis Kabore. « Elle est nerveuse et a des réactions imprévisibles et violentes ».

Agée aujourd'hui de 18 ans, Adèle était autrefois une bonne élève destinée à un brillant avenir.

10 Apr 2007 description

Regional Team: SWAN

Disaster Declared: 04/10/07

Brief Description: Between January and April 2007, Government of Burkina Faso (GOBF) health authorities reported more than 19,500 cases of meningitis in the country, causing 1,337 deaths as of April 4. From January to March 2007, the number of reported cases exceeded 19,000, which equaled the total number of reported cases during the last major meningitis outbreak in Burkina Faso in 1996. According to the U.N.

05 Apr 2007 description


The ongoing meningitis epidemic in Africa is of great concern to regional health partners. A total of 11 countries in West, Central and East Africa have so far been affected: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo. As of 25 March 2007, WHO’s Multi Disease Surveillance Center has received reports of over 19,000 cases causing over 1,600 deaths since the beginning of the year in these countries.

Burkina Faso

26 Mar 2007 description

"The vaccines are there, the logistics are in place, the vaccination is underway, but the funds are missing," explains Meinie Nicolai, MSF's Operational Director.

25 Mar 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

23 Mar 2007 description

Meningitis is highly contagious, and in view of the seriousness of the disease the health authorities have made public appeals for people to report to health centres as soon as any symptoms appear.

MSF and MSF Podcasts: Luxembourg, Ouagadougou - The meningitis epidemic that started in Burkina Faso at the end of February continues to spread.

The most recent statistics issued by the health authorities in mid-March show around 801 deaths and some 10,796 suspected cases since the beginning of the year.

23 Mar 2007 description

(Dakar and New York: 23 March 2007): A meningitis epidemic has erupted in Burkina Faso, while eight other West African countries have been affected by the highly contagious disease to varying degrees.

In total, 8,557 cases of meningitis, with 798 recorded deaths, have been reported across nine affected countries, including Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Chad and Togo, since the beginning of 2007.

23 Mar 2007 description

Dakar, 23 mars 2007 : Une épidémie de méningite sévit au Burkina Faso alors que 8 autres pays d'Afrique de l'ouest sont touchés à divers degrés par cette maladie très contagieuse. 8 557 cas dont 798 décès ont été notifiés en Afrique de l'ouest depuis le début de l'année.

Les 9 pays concernés sont : le Burkina Faso, la Côte d'Ivoire, le Niger, le Bénin, le Mali, le Ghana, le Nigeria, le Tchad et le Togo.

Selon l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), la méningite est une maladie hautement contagieuse et se propage à grande vitesse si rien n'est fait pour …

22 Mar 2007 description

In addition to the planned vaccination of a further 600,000 people in the West African state of Burkina Faso, assessments are being carried out in a number of areas and teams are on alert in other countries where outbreaks are feared.

MSF and MSF Podcasts: During the past weeks, teams from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) assisted in the vaccination of over 860,000 people against meningitis, a contagious and potentially fatal infection of the brain membrane.

These mass immunisation campaigns …

22 Mar 2007 description


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

21 Mar 2007 description


RAPPORT DE SITUATION AU BURKINA FASO

1. SURVEILLANCE EPIDEMIOLOGIQUE SEMAINE 11 (12 au 18 mars 2007)

NOMBRE DE DISTRICTS : 55

Population totale : 14 343 283

NOMBRE DE DISTRICTS EN EPIDEMIE : 26

Population concernée : 7 106 986

NOMBRE DISTRICTS EN ALERTE : 11

Population concernée : 2 046 454

NOMBRE DE CAS : 3463

NOMBRE DE DECES : 218

LETALITE : 6,3%

Total des cas cumulés de S1 à S11 : cas : 10 796 ; décès : 801 Létalité : 7, 4 %

19 Mar 2007 description

Du 1er janvier au 11 mars 2007, le Ministère de la Santé du Burkina Faso a notifié 7 333 cas suspects, dont 583 mortels (taux de létalité de 8 %). Le seuil épidémique est dépassé dans 22 districts actuellement, dont trois de la capitale, Ouagadougou. Des échantillons de liquide céphalo-rachidien de toutes les zones ont donné des tests positifs au latex ou en culture pour le sérogroupe A de Neisseria meningitidis.

La première phase de la campagne visant 1 million de personnes s'est achevée dans 6 districts et se poursuit dans deux autres.

19 Mar 2007 description

From 1 January to 11 March 2007, the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso reported 7 333 suspected cases including 583 deaths (case-fatality rate, 8%). Twenty two districts are currently over the epidemic threshold including three districts in the capital, Ouagadougou. Cerebrospinal fluid specimens from all affected areas have tested positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A by latex test and/or culture.

The first phase of a vaccination campaign targeting 1 million people has been completed in 6 districts and is on-going in a further 2 districts.

16 Mar 2007 description
report UN News Service

15.595 cas de méningite, faisant 1.670 morts, ont été recensés par l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) depuis deux mois dans quatre pays africains, le Burkina Faso, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), le Soudan et l'Ouganda.

La RDC et l'Ouganda sont situés à l'extrémité sud de la zone appelée « la ceinture de la méningite » qui s'étend du Sénégal à l'Ethiopie et o=F9 vivent plus de 300 millions de personnes.

Dans le nord de l'Ouganda, 2961 cas, dont 105 décès, ont été enregistrés dans plusieurs zones.

16 Mar 2007 description

- Hundreds of thousands vaccinated in mass campaigns -

Geneva - Two months into the dry season in the African "Meningitis Belt",15 595 cases including 1670 deaths have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from four countries: Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Uganda. Two of these countries, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are at the extreme south of the "Meningitis Belt," which stretches from Senegal in the West to Ethiopia in the East, an area with an estimated population of 300 million people.

02 Mar 2007 description

Highlights

The nomination of Mr. Lansana Kouyaté as Prime Minister in Guinea on 26 February led to an end of the general strike which first started on 10 January. The overall humanitarian consequences of the crisis in Guinea include at least 139 dead and over 1,700 wounded according to the Government of Guinea.